Bronx Liquid Parlour
Run by Hideyuki Saito, the award-winning Japanese bartender who previously manned Vogue Lounge, Bronx Liquid Parlour is not only one of the hottest new openings in Thonglor, it’s also one of the best cocktail bars in town after just a month on the scene. Here, a variety of high-quality spirits sweeten Saito’s creations, including some housemade infusions, such as butter-infused American whiskey.
Prestige Recommends: Go here for 21-year-old Suntory Hibiki and the limited-edition Nikka Yoichi Peaty & Salty, as well as a variety of bottles from the likes of Yamazaki and Hakushu.
Silom’s stunning London-inspired cocktail bar ups the ante with its barrel-aged cocktails, available by the glass and bottle.
Prestige Recommends: Check out Vesper’s barrel-aged Vieux Carré, featuring Bulleit Rye Whiskey, Hennessy VS Cognac, Benedictine, and La Quintinye Royal Rouge, Angostura, and Peychaud’s Bitters.
This three-storey Thonglor bar, inspired by Singapore’s 28 HongKong Street, specialises in spirit-forward cocktails. Many feature housemade mixes, such as truffle oil-infused Tanqueray. But along with these backroom creations, Rabbit Hole also offers dozens of exclusive spirits.
Prestige Recommends: Jack Daniels No. 27 Gold Tennessee Whiskey, and a shelf full of Japanese single malts.
Teens of Thailand
G&Ts, Aviations, and other gin-centred specialties are the focus at one of the city’s coolest cocktail bars, run by some seriously unruffled owners. But it isn’t just Hanami, the house pour, at Teens of Thailand. The bar stocks over 50 bottles of gin from across of the world.
Prestige Recommends: No.3 London Dry and locally made Iron Balls.
Besides the boast of having Bangkok’s most expensive cocktail—the Grey Goose L’Aristocrate, a lavish mix of Grey Goose vodka, Noilly Prat French vermouth, and Dashfire bitters, presented to you in a Moser limited-edition Lady Hamilton glass—Bamboo Bar offers an enticing range of exclusive bottles.
Prestige Recommends: Try the Talisker 10 Years Old single malt Scotch whisky or the aforementioned Noilly Prat vermouth, a particular claim to fame, as it’s available nowhere else in town.
A slick, speakeasy-style space, revamped by some of the city’s most celebrated bartending stars, Backstage Bar mostly, and justifiably, specialises in cocktails. But you can expect premium spirits in every build such as Grey Goose VX and Elit Stolichnaya.
Prestige Recommends: Plantation Pineapple Rum, a tribute to the favourite drink of Charles Dickens’ Reverend Stiggins, with subtle, underlying pineapple notes.
For relatively rare rums, no place tops Havana Social. At Sukhumvit 11’s Cuban-leaning hideaway, designed to reflect the aesthetic stylings of the island pre-Revolution, you can order a trio of rums that have been aged for 12 years, including Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva 12 Year Old, Nicaragua’s famous Flor de Caña 12-Year, and Dictador 12 Year, a Colombian rum partly distilled in a copper alembic and aged using the Solera system.
This distinctly Japanese bar and restaurant is a whisky drinker’s paradise. Most single malts at Yoichi Nikka represent Hokkaido’s Highlands-esque terroir.
Prestige Recommends: Its stock is highlighted by Taketsuru Pure Malt 25-year old, Kagoshima 1984, and La Gavulin 12 Year, among others.
The Johnnie Walker Blue Label Room
Johnnie Walker Whiskey
Besides the exquisite Blue Label, at perhaps the most exclusive whisky lounge in town, tucked away in a refurbished wing of Decanter at The St. Regis Bangkok, you can also enjoy Johnnie Walker Platinum Label and Gold Label Reserve, as well as John Walker & Sons King George V and John Walker The Commemorative 1920 edition.