All aboard Marche Thonglor’s futuristic train-themed Echelon bar

Photo: Echelon
Photo: Echelon

Much ado has been made of the recently opened 60,000 sqm, 24-hour outdoor mall at the half-finished Marche on Thonglor. Now, the space is welcoming the neighborhood’s next big cocktail and club experience: Echelon. 

The new space is inspired by Snowpiercer—but not the Chris-Evans-roach-eating-bit. No, this space is meant to be a first-class train car from the future, filled with plush reds and sleek silver, emblazoned with the neon, “Too alien for Earth, too human for outer space.”

Expect low lights and art deco style. Starting at 6pm, this stylish new spot acts as a cocktail bar serving wild, sci-fi drinks like the Chemical X (THB390) featuring gin, midori and tonic. For something more upscale for your sweetheart, there’s the Goddess of Love (THBB790) with Lillet, Cointreau, rose tea and lychee foam, garnished with an actual rose.

With a DJ booth at one end, the space turns into a nightclub after 10.30pm, complete with a space for dancing and almost theater-in-the-round style seating. 

Echelon is one of the many new spaces the local Thonglor crowd can look forward to as part of the new offerings the sprawling Marche complex, which currently features Tops Market, three food trucks outside, wellness clinics, and a lot of room for growth in a space that will remain half-finished for some time to come. Go now before it gets crowded. 

Marche Thonglor, 148, Thonglor Rd., 092-535-6558. Open 6pm-late.

A version of this story originally appeared in BK Magazine.


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