One of Sukhumvit Road’s most magnetic sois for expats and tourists has added a new place on the map with a cocktail bar-slash-music club.
The latest brainchild from the founders of two capital city watering holes – the rum-obsessed Tropic City and speakeasy Sugar Ray – Konkord has been hosting sizable crowds since opening earlier this month up Soi Sukhumvit 11.
Out front, a porch offers al-fresco drinking tables, but drinkers can push through a dark-colored door and find a much more spacious venue within comprised of neon-lit cocktail lounge, DJ deck and dancefloor. The space can accommodate more than 100 patrons.
Defining the venue as a “cocktail club,” Konkord is equally focused on cocktails and music. Tropic City co-founder Sebastian De La Cruz, who is also a half of DJ duo Mumsfilibaba, curates music programs that feature everything from electronic, house, to soul and hip-hop.
DJs will spin Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Since Tropic City and Sugar Ray are known for their serious cocktails, Konkord also executed in creating quality concoctions, but also with a concept of minimalist and refreshing menus. All signature drinks are named after songs of varied genres.
It’s best to start the night with Young Folks (THB330), a simple and fun cocktail named after a song of Swedish indie band Peter Bjorn and John. The bubbly whiskey glass can all of a sudden turn festive after a sip, thanks to the spiced apple cordial that’s filled with cinnamon, black pepper, cardamom and chili.
Another popular drink is the outrageously named SpottieOttieDopaliscious (THB350) which brings vanilla-infused vodka together with mint, honey, lemon, pineapple juice and peach liqueur. The result is a super easy-to-drink, citrusy cocktail that could be a favorite for many, especially with summer about to hit.
But cocktail snobs who demand strong booze to get their heads spinning faster should opt for Poetic Justice (THB390). While the drink blends caramelized pear-infused whiskey, fruity eau de vie and raspberry cordial, it however gets a kick with characteristic anise smell and flavor from an absinthe. The glass is finished off with chocolate bitters and a garnished apple slice.
Konkord is located on Soi Sukhumvit 11 and can be reached on foot or a short ride from BTS Nana. It’s open 8pm to 2am daily, and stays open until 3am on Friday and Saturday.
The front bar will be open during the day in the future for coffee and cocktail service.
Soi Sukhumvit 11, Bangkok
Opens 8pm – 2am (Sunday – Thursday), 8pm – 3am (Friday and Saturday)