Bringing new life to Bangkok’s rooftop bar scene with its vibrant social sanctuary, Paradise Lost celebrated its grand opening with freeflow innovative cocktails, and great beats amidst its daring, pink-hued space.
Spanning across the 25th floor of Siam@Siam Design Hotel Bangkok, the highly-anticipated Paradise Lost finally opened its doors on August 6, welcoming an enthusiastic sea of guests into its vibrant social sanctuary. In many ways, the new venue offers a new approach to the classic Bangkok rooftop bar experience, with a pretty immersive concept that whisks visitors away into a future era, where the world is recovering from environmental calamity.
Paradise Lost: The Hype
Brought to life by a team of experts, Paradise Lost is centered around local, sustainable ingredients and eco-friendly processes. A look around the space, and it isn’t hard to see what all the hype is about. Here, visitors can expect front-row, 360 degree views of Bangkok’s stunning skyline, flanked by neo-tropical interiors bustling with lush greenery.
These eye-catching elements are juxtaposed against striking yellow and neon pink hues — a shade perfect for those social media snaps. The brains behind the rather novel concept is Singapore-based Proof & Company, who are also behind multiple establishments that are recognised on both the World’s 50 Best Bars, and Asia’s 50 Best Bars lists. Interior-wise, Paradise Lost gets its signature palette and surreal styling from Australian creative agency MASH, who many will recognise for having designed Bali’s much-hyped nightspot Motel Mexicola.
Behind the bar of Paradise Lost, guests can expect to meet San Francisco native Gabriel Lowe, who brings his innovative cocktail concoctions to the city for the very first time. The drinks are designed to be like mini escapades served in glasses, and range from a sweet boba-like drink (mind you, this one does get you pretty tipsy), to a fascinating glass called The Cola Memoirs, where coca cola is completely deconstructed and recreated from scratch. These are joined, of course, by a creative international food menu courtesy of chef Monthep “Thep” Kamolsilp from TAAN restaurant.
The Party: Who Was There?
With great music and a bustling party atmosphere that brings up nostalgic memories of pre-Covid times, the opening party was warmly attended by a list of exclusive guests, most of whom are close friends of Managing Director Pranai Phornprapha. In the crowds we spotted familiar faces such as Prakarn Raiva, Tharaphut Kuhapremkit, Pavarisa Phenjati and more. Scroll through the gallery below to see more of who was there.
To find out more about Paradise Lost, visit paradiselostbangkok.com.