1919: New Italian-style cocktail bar in Silom centered on the Negroni

Photo: 1919 Italian & Restaurant / Courtesy
Photo: 1919 Italian & Restaurant / Courtesy

Italian liqueur brand Campari, in a joint project with award-winning Bangkok bar Vesper, has opened a new cocktail bar in the Silom neighborhood. 

The new concept is called 1919, and is named after the year that the Negroni was believed to be invented in Florence, Italy. The cocktail bar, which is dedicated to the much-loved classic cocktail, as well as the “Italian art of having a good time,” opened last week next door to Vesper, the cocktail lounge that’s ranked No. 26 of the Asia’s 50 Best Bars this year. 

Photo: 1919 at Vesper / FB
Photo: 1919 at Vesper / FB

The drink menu is dedicated to cocktails of Italian origin, and are crafted by bartenders led by Supawit “Palm” Muttarattana, a mixologist who was crowned the winner of the Campari Bartender Competition Asia earlier this year.

Among seven types of Negroni offered at 1919 are the Classic Negroni (THB360), Barrel-Aged Negroni (THB400), a red-hued Truffle Negroni (Campari, Bulldog gin, Cinzano 1757 Rossi, Mancino Secco and black truffle for THB490) and a French-inspired White Negroni (Bulldog gin, Luxardo Bianco Bitter, Cinzano Bianco, extra-virgin olive oil and thyme leaves for THB360).

Truffle Negroni. Photo: 1919 at Vesper / FB
Truffle Negroni. Photo: 1919 at Vesper / FB

Aside from Negronis, the bar also offers other cocktails inspired by Italian ingredients, classic Italian coffee, wines and more. The drinks can go together with Italian dishes such as pasta, steaks and cold-cuts served at the bar-turned-trattoria. 

1919 Italian Bar & Restaurant is open from 11am through midnight on weekdays, and 5:30pm until midnight on weekends. It’s located on Convent Road and can be reached from BTS Sala Daeng or MRT Silom.

1919 Italian Bar & Restaurant is at Convent Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok
Open Mon-Fri 11am-midnight, Sat & Sun 5:30pm – midnight
BTS: Sala Daeng
MRT: Silom

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