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Over my past visit at Bangkok, there are some recommendations from my friend also also some recommendations over blogs from Thailand. Therefore I have only pick and come out with Top 4 Cocktail Bar at Thonglor, Bangkok.

  1. The Iron Fairies

The Most talk about cocktail bar in town is them. The Iron Fairies & Co at Thonglor turn out to be one of the most famous cocktail bar for 3 reasons. One for their spiral staircase, ambiance and their jazz band. So those of you who love jazz band, you would fall in love with them.

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As you walk in after the huge wooden door, the place in there is quite dim where is filled with mining lights. I am memorize by the interior decor itself. It gives me the feeling that I have entered into a Dracula or Frankenstein mansion. Cocktail is decent too, but you will be digging slightly deeper for it with the ambiance that you are enjoying.

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Location:
The Iron Fairies
402 Soi Thonglor
Sukhumvit 55 Rd
Bangkok, Thailand
www.facebook.com/ironfairiesbkk
www.theironfairies.com/


2. The Commons @ Thonglor

Surface up with their current trend, with its eco friendly building have attracted some good F&B players into the building. You will be spoil for choices where they have four levels of eateries for you to hunt for, with Roast a famous brunch place and my personal favourite is their Market place, housing variety of food and love their boutique beer bar – The Beer CAP.

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Location:
The Commons
335 Thonglor Soi 17, Bangkok, Thailand
(Near Thonglor BTS)
ซอย สุขุมวิท

Tel: +66 89 152 2677

Opening Hours: 8am – 11.30pm

https://www.facebook.com/thecommonsbkk


3. Shades of Retro

A hidden cocktail bar in one of the streets of Thonglor, that sets their interior like a boutique second hand classic furniture shop.

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Well known for their cocktail and the super-catch for the night – do try their Ko-Kaine cocktail. Ol-Bitch. Smooth creamy finishing with a touch of sweetness in it. Girls would love it.

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One of a recommended drink is this Smoke On the Water. Smokiness of the drink to be capture for at least 3 minutes then only you are allow to drink.

Location:
Shades of Retro
808/12 ซ.ธารารมณ์2 ถ.สุขุมวิท55 แขวงคลองตันเหนือ Watthana/
Thonglor Soi 18, Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Phone: +66 2 714 9450

Operating Hours:
Daily: 4pm – 2am


4. Dusk Rooftop Bar @ Soi 13, Thonglor

Dusk rooftop bar is one of a new player in the area that you need to find an alley to hit up here.. I got attracted to their bar interior, small cozy rooftop which will be hot at night if there are no wind factor. They do have live band over weekend that plays unplugged music.

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You can check out their menu here. They are well known with their craft cocktail by mixologist with seasonal ingredients.

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Others top 10 choices of cocktailbar or bar refer by other website: to refer here or here

Location:
Dusk Rooftop Bar
6 44/5-6 Soi Thong Lo 13 Khlong Tan Nuea,
Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

(an alley right behind DYM International Clinic)

Tel: +66 96 860 7690

Operating Hours:
Sunday – Thursday : 6pm – 12am
Friday & Saturday : 6pm – 2am
(Closed on Monday)

The Iron Fairies & Co at Thonglor would turn out to be one of the most famous cocktail bar for 3 reasons. One for their spiral staircase, ambiance and their jazz band. So those of you who love jazz band, you will fall in love with them.. It is easy to locate this outlet as The Iron Fairies is facing main road with well light up neon lights. The only set back or point that you might miss out is the tree at the front walkway might be blocking.

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As you walk in after the huge wooden door, the place in there is quite dim where is filled with mining lights. I am memorize by the interior decor itself. It gives me the feeling that I have entered into a Dracula or Frankenstein mansion.

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There are many hidden dark corners where you will see couples are occupying it. It certainly gives you the privacy that you need and jazz music is not too loud.

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Many ladders point that guide you to different floors.

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The stairways right behind will or right at the main entrance will lead you up to first floor and mezzanine floor where you will see where the live band is situated.

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Since my friend could not drink, where we still have third and fourth bar to go, so we ordered one to share. Smoke in a Bottle #1 @ 330 Bhat comes as a red liquid with captured smoke in it. A glass of ice and blueberries is place in it as a stirrer. It is a bit strong for me with hint of oakiness. Lurving it.

A nice place to chill indeed if you are willing to dig deeper into your pockets.

Location:
The Iron Fairies & co
402 Soi Thonglor
Sukhumvit 55 Rd
Bangkok, Thailand
www.facebook.com/ironfairiesbkk
www.theironfairies.com/

While night hits at Bangkok, what do you do next? Well, this round I did not hunt for clubs as went to search for hidden bar or cocktail place and apparently I found this hidden cocktail bar in Thonglor in one of a road that house this unit like a second hand furniture shop is this Shades of Retro. Coincidentally, this place is also one of a neighborhood cocktail bar that he frequently visit.

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There is a potential that you might miss out this place while you are looking for it as the sign board for the bar is so small and the only way to recognize them is this big white led light.

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Space is quite limited in here as there are only about 5 tables and bar seatings.

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The whole interior is quite interesting as instead of giving me the look of second hand shop, it gives me the feel like I have went into Indiana Jones equipment hunting ground.

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One of a recommended drink is this Smoke On the Water. Smokiness of the drink to be capture for at least 3 minutes then only you are allow to drink.

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Upon opening the glass cap, you can smell the nice aroma of smokiness of oak, follow by the nice alcohol infuse in it.

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For simple oakiness of flavors yet a little strong in taste, then this would be one of your ideal drink. We ended up have 3 glasses each.

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For the girls, they had Ol-Bitch. Smooth creamy finishing with a touch of sweetness in it. Girls would love it.

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What is up in the cheif mixologist is this very interesting shot platter. If I remember correctly – it is called Ko-Kaine. Spill with 3 different types of powder that is prepack in pill form. With one of the capsule is coffee powder

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Then it is divided exactly like you are taking drugs along with a shot of strong vodka (if I am not mistaken). Serve in a platter of 3 shots.

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You will be given a short straw and you have to suck hard on the powder follow by a shot of vodka. It is a great mixture as it instantly do hit your head but the after taste of it is very aromatic and follow by hint of coffee taste after it. Indeed a platter highly recommended.

We ended up had 2 platter.

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After those drinks, my friend ordered their beef burger, that he mention is one of his favourite but on that night, it was a let down where taste is not like what he have usually tasted, only realise that the main chef to cook on it taste much better.

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For a side note, their Basil Chicken Rice is indeed a bomb. After some whisky and shots, this dish taste amazingly good. Chicken filled with wok hei, where the sauce is just nice that did not over powering where you can taste the fragrant of fried leaves too.

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We had alot of drinks that night and thanks to the cheif mixologist for making all our drinks. Our bill was estimated 6500 bhat.

Location:
Shades of Retro
808/12 ซ.ธารารมณ์2 ถ.สุขุมวิท55 แขวงคลองตันเหนือ Watthana,/
(Soi Tararom 2, Sukhumvit 55 Road)
Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Phone: +66 2 714 9450

Operating Hours:
Daily: 4pm – 2am

Foodies travelers will fall in love with this new place – The Commons at Soi 17, which is just a minute walk away from main street that just open its door beginning of Feb 2016.

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Design with its eco friendly area with intention to make it a community hang out space which regard as Thonglor’s Backyard.  

The Commons is divided into 4 sections – Market lvl 1, Village lvl 2, Play Yard lvl 3, Top Yard lvl 4.

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Foodies with sweet tooth, level 1 might be your direct level as it is filled with a few dessert players such as  Brix a dessert bar,  Jona Waffles (for Waffles hunter).

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Maygori (specialising in “Kakigori” – Japanese shaved ice), and Track 17 (beverages, spirits and wines from overseas) which have yet open in the lunch hours.

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IF you are looking for awesome brunch and coffee then, head direct to Roast which is located all the way up at Level 4.

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The Market is actually quite an interesting concept where they house many small eateries with their own specialty at this level. It is like a huge modern hipster food court, where all the kiosk are nicely built up.

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Then at night, my friend brought me back to one of his current hang out spot for drinks which is TBC – The Beer Cap that offers many different types of boutique beers.

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We had a lot of drinks that night, where we nearly tried the whole taps. Ace Pineapple Cider would certainly suits for girls palate.

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All the boutique beers have their own distinctive taste. My personal favourite is no.6 , 8 & 9 at the menu board.

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If beer is not your thing then you can order wine at The Barrel.

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Coincidentally, bump into my Malaysian friends here too.

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This is highly recommended by my best friend- Dan Dan noodle which is his personal favourite that he will drop by at least twice a week to have this. Indeed the noodle is fragrant with special marination of pork and their sauce is indeed very unique. Should not miss out too.

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One of the place that many of you will enjoy for food and desserts. You will be spoilt for choices under this one roof.

Location:
The Commons
335 Thonglor Soi 17, Bangkok, Thailand
(Near Thonglor BTS)
ซอย สุขุมวิท

Tel: +66 89 152 2677

Opening Hours: 8am – 11.30pm

https://www.facebook.com/thecommonsbkk

Maygori is a new kakigori dessert cafe set at the new hit spot theCOMMONS. Some travelers like us may know this brand After You Dessert Cafe whereby Maygori is actually one of their latest new expansion concept.

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This dessert cafe do resembles space from Japan where it is a small tight space with limited seating inside the shop. It indeed give you the feeling that you will be squeezing with other dessert diners.

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Kakigori is actually a Japanese shaved ice dessert flavoured with syrup with added colour ingredients such as fruits, sweet red bean and mochi.

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As we were stuff from Brunch at Roast and a few more other cafe to hunt by, we decided from 3 choices down to only one.

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Ume Japanese Plum @ 185 Bhat

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It is well presented that with cotton candy type of ice on the top where it look so soft and fluffy.

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As we pour on the ume syrup given, we can even smell the sourness of it that already entice on our taste bud.

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As all of us dip into the ice, we instantly fell in love with it. Sourish enough that can give you a quick smirk, where ice is so soft yet instantly melt in your mouth and the base is filled with ume jelly. It is a great dessert for such hot weather.

If you are at The Commons, worth to pay a visit for this Japanese Dessert Cafe.

Location:
Maygori, The Commons,
Thonglor Soi 17, Bangkok, Thailand

Telephone: +66(0)2-185-2519

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12:00-22:00
Website: https://www.instagram.com/maygori

Bake Cheese Tart is one the famous trend at the moment that it was kick off in Bangkok early this year before the crazy hype landed in Malaysia over a month ago. BAKE is a well know brand from Japanse tart from Hokkaido. It is  freshly baked cheese tarts have their origins in Kinotoya, a long-established Western confectionery store in Sapporo, Hokkaido. Our tarts started out as delectable chilled blueberry cheese tarts. (source from Bake)

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Went to check em out at Emquatier at Ground Floor

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What is unique about their tart is they have 3 different types of cream cheese, i.e. Hakodate (mild flavoured), Betsukai (full-bodied) and French (saltish). With their hard shell base at the bottom that explains it where it is made from cookies.

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Per piece is 80 bhat & 6 pieces for 480 bhat. Certainly not cheap as we decided to get a box where so many of us. 

Their cookie base pastry is nice, where it crack nicely, smooth cream with a little crack cheese taste from the top and a hint of salty end. The cream did not taste too heavy where it is just nice to my liking.

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There are 4 ways to enjoy the cheese tart, and I have only tried the room temperature version. I find the cheese mouse too soft for my liking. Can’t wait to try the rest, especially the Cold and Iced version:

  1. Room temperature
  2. Cold : You can enjoy smoother texture when you put into refrigerator
  3. Iced : You can enjoy the silky texture of cheese tart like an “Ice cream” after put in freezer
  4. Oven hot : You can enjoy “freshly bake cheese tart” when you reheat it by using a toaster oven

My verdict to compare with our Malaysian 2 cheese brand (click here)this stand in the middle where their taste is not too strong, with in order as below:

  1. Toyko Secret – strong and pungent in cheese taste
  2. BAKE – all the taste is just right, mild, fragrant and just perfect
  3. Hokkaido bake cheese Tart – (I believe is a copy cat of BAKE or I might be Wrong) – well they have their own fans  and I am not one of them.

First outlet:
Bake at Emquatier
GF, The waterfall Quartier,
The EmQuartier, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana,
Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Operating Hours:10:00am-22:00pm

BTS: Exit 1 of Prom Phong station

SEcond Outlet:
Bake Central World
7th Floor CentralWorld 999/9 Rama I Rd

Operating Hours:10:00am-22:00pm

BTS : Central World

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