Writers, reporters get discounts at Soi 33’s ‘Propaganda Bar’

With walls lined in 20th and 21st century images of patriotism and nationalism, Propaganda Bar patrons are treated to the art of agitprop.

Established by Tom Athey, owner of Bangkok-based PR group Spark Communications, Propaganda is a stark reminder of the power of TV, radio, newspapers, and advertising. On the walls, patrons will find conversation-starters like Winston Churchill murals, Donald Trump magazine covers, Che Guevara posters, Soviet-era adverts, and more.

Cocktails are also inspired by propaganda around the world — like The 1984 (gin, Creme De Cassis, Triple Sec, pomegranate juice, lemon juice, syrup, THB275) inspired by the George Orwell novel; or the WWII-inspired Loose Lips Sink Ships (vodka, sour apple liquor, Triple Sec, apple juice, lemon juice, syrup, fresh mint, THB275).

Journalists, writers, publishers are promised a 10% discount at the bar. Others professionals that will get the same treatment are advertising companies, radio stations, television productions, and media buyers. 

Propaganda Bar is located in Soi Sukhumvit 33, reachable by a short walk from BTS Phrom Phong. It’s open 3pm to 11pm every day. 

This story originally appeared in BK.

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