Bangkok Bar Show: New three-day cocktail event with mixology talks, celeb bartenders, booze booths

The exteriors of Lhong 1919. Photo: Bangkok Bar Show / FB
The exteriors of Lhong 1919. Photo: Bangkok Bar Show / FB

Several venues in and around Bangkok, including lifestyle complex Lhong 1919 on the Chao Phraya River, will host the city’s first-ever Bangkok Bar Show.

Organizers of the three-day event say they’ll bring a “one-of-a-kind experience” for the city’s cocktail enthusiasts with a program packed with mixology-themed seminars, master classes, guest bartender stints, and lots of spirit-ed tastings. 

On the weekend of June 29 and 30, Lhong 1919 will be the base for Bangkok Bar Show, with booths featuring dozens of beverage brands (alcoholic and non-alcoholic).

There will also be talks covering a range of booze-related topics on both days. The highlights include The Art of Aperitivo, held by Sydney-based mixologist Andrea Gualdi, and Agave Love by Jay Khan, owner of Hong Kong cocktail bar COA.

Photo: Atlas Grand Lobby & Bar
Singapore’s Atlas Bar. Photo: Atlas Grand Lobby & Bar

Jesse Vida from Singapore’s ATLAS will talk The Art of Martini while Matt Whiley – the bartender, cocktail consultant, and owner of Scout London – will speak about The World of Foraging.

Guest bartenders will take over several bars in town, too, hosting stints at venues including Vesper, Q&A, Teens of Thailand, Asia Today and Rabbit Hole. More details and updates about these guest shifts will be made available on Bangkok Bar Show’s official page as the event date draws nearer.

The Bangkok Bar Show will run three days starting June 28. The opening night starts at 7pm on June 28 at speakeasy-themed bar Find the Photo Booth on Soi Sukhumvit 11.

The party ends at rum-focused Tropic City, where COA, a Mexican-inspired craft cocktail bar from Hong Kong, will hold a temporary pop-up.

Tickets can be purchased online and cost THB200 per day, which includes one drink. That prices gets slightly jacked up to THB300 at the door.

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