Behind doors forced shut, Charoen Krung’s tiki bar shifts to squeezing juice

Photo: Tropic City / Courtesy
Photo: Tropic City / Courtesy

With Bangkok bars closed yet again – and no reopening date on the horizon, or even a government stipend to compensate them — rum-oriented tiki bar Tropic City has come up with a fresh way to make a living: Instead of shaking drinks, they’re squeezing juices. 

The Charoen Krung bar’s new juice delivery service, dubbed Juicy, sees the bar crew making fresh, hand-pressed juices without added sugar.

There are six juices on the menu: orange; pineapple; watermelon; apple; carrot, orange and turmeric; and pineapple, apple and ginger. They are available in two sizes, To-Go (300 milliliters) and To-Share (1 liter), and can be delivered citywide. 

Orders can be made one day in advance via direct message to Tropic City’s Instagram and Facebook. They deliver every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Delivery is free for those living in the Chinatown, Asoke, Sathorn and Ari areas. 

Photo: Tropic City / Courtesy
Photo: Tropic City / Courtesy

 

Tropic City is located on Soi Charoen Krung 28, one kilometer from MRT Hua Lamphong. It opened in 2017 inside a renovated shophouse under the direction of Swedish duo Philip Stefanescu and Sebastian De La Cruz.

Bars throughout Bangkok have undergone fundamental changes since the pandemic started, with several venues and their bartenders shifting to selling tofu, dim sum and coffee to stay afloat.

Photo: Tropic City / Courtesy
Photo: Tropic City / Courtesy

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