Curfew and social-distancing may have put cocktail culture on ice, but now Bangkok boozehounds can recreate some of their favorite bars’ magic at home.
While the pandemic made us panic buy shelves full of alcohol, those missing the proper cocktails served at their favorite watering holes can now get them delivered to their door.
Of course, archaic laws forbid the sale of “pre-mixed drinks,” so that’s resulted in some creative solutions not to do so illegally. Check’em out below.
This live music venue and bar in the Phra Khanong area has launched a delivery service for its bar as well as its kitchen. It includes promos on some new, topical drinks: Apple Distancing, Passion with Quarantine and Escape the Crisis.
It’s also selling vouchers for patrons to invest in future hangovers. Patrons can save hundreds of baht when the bar reopens by buying THB1,500 vouchers that will be worth THB2,000, or THB3,500 worth THB5,000, for example. The vouchers are valid until the end of 2020. Hit Black Cabin’s Facebook or @Blackcabinbar via Line for more deets.
Anyone who’s wanted to check out this bar located below Thonglor-adjacent The Racquet Club and savor its signature concoctions such as Alice in Wonderland and Spring Teen can now order them online. The place’s in-house pizza and snacks are also available.
They note that cocktails will be made immediately upon order “so there will be no pre-made cocktails here.” Fair ‘nuff.
Jazz bar Smalls in Soi Suan Phlu now has free delivery service of its food – Smalls burgers and quesadillas – and drinks to doorsteps of residences in Silom, Sathorm and Yen Akart areas. As for the alcohol, Smalls is delivering a variety of bottles – but no cocktails. Apart from these areas, patrons must pay for delivery charges. Contact Smalls’ Facebook page or call 06-3396-8262.
Sake by glass for tonight by bottle for the whole week? One of the top spots for sipping sake offers delivery service not only for sake but everything boozy from wine, whisky, beer and shochu. The venue’s Japanese goodies like bento boxes, katsu sandos and yakitoris are also available.
Find out more about it by hitting Jua’s Facebook, calling 02-103-6598, or adding @Jua.bkk on LINE.
Doing good deeds, old quarter speakeasy Ku Bar offers its booze – saffron-infused gin, house plum wine and house nutmeg liqueur – with “100% of proceeds” going to relief funds for COVID-19 crisis and the Chiang Mai Fire.
Customers can contact for pickup or delivery via Ku Bar’s Facebook.
Teens of Thailand
Chinatown’s bar known for its speciality gins launched its delivery service where patrons can order premium gin and/tonic and mix some drinks at home. Those who order more than THB2,000 will be waived delivery charges. Contact Teens of Thailand’s Facebook or @Yologroup on LINE.
After recently launching its “contrast-themed menu, Silom cocktail lounge Vesper has also begun selling vouchers ranging from THB500 to THB25,000 for customers to use when the bar reopens, as well as other venues in the same group: the Michelin-starred 80/29, Thonglor pasta house La Dotta and Italian-style cocktail bar 1919. More information is available online.
The Thonglor cocktail bar recently introduced delivery service of bottles and cocktail kits. Order everything needed (except the liquor) for some home-mixed craft concoctions, as well as bottles of spirits and wine. All are delivered by actual bartenders, and the bar is offering to serve 20% more of whatever for those who provide their own cups or bottles when delivery is made. See more details on Rabbit Hole’s Facebook or contact @Rabbitholebkk via Line.
Finally the popular Charoen Krung bar known for its tropical rum focus has launched its own voucher program with up to THB1,500 discounts on the table. As they put it: “Buy a 5,000THB Gift Voucher now | Enjoy 6,500THB later!” Can’t argue with that logic.
It is not delivering cocktails though, so this is solely a pay-to-drink-it-forward way to show some love and recuperate some value when this whole mess blows over. The vouchers will be valid for 12 months from the purchase date. More details are available on Tropic City’s Facebook.