Missed last month’s bartender flea market? No worries, it’s coming back this month.
On Oct. 24, a group of Bangkok bartenders – out of work for over half a year – will again host a booze-free flea market inside a new Thonglor cocktail bar to sell things they make best apart from shaking cocktails.
Named for the bard’s most famous comedy, the Midsummer Night’s Dream bar on Soi Thonglor 1 will host a second edition of the market one month after the first.
Drop by from noon until 8pm to check out and purchase homemade snacks, drinks and collectible items created by folks from 20 bars and alcohol brands — including Oil Wareewan and Peerapath “Arm” Boonprasith, hosts of the Midsummer Night’s Dream Bar.
Among many fun products and brands on display will be Mimosaba’s champagne-cured mackerel — a nod to mimosas. The brand was created by Backstage Bar’s Kittibodee “Gov” Chortubtim and Find the Locker Room’s Suchada “Fahbeer” Sopajaree,.
Rabbit Hole’s Suwincha “Cha Cha” Singsuwan will sell milk tea, cookies, and brownies (her brand is called Chai Chai).
Visitors can also sample creative sodas from nomadic bar Wasteland, donuts and pastries from Spot Dough by the Rabbit Hole group’s Noppasate “Depp” Hirunwathit, fermented shrimp from Eat Me’s Buntanes “Pop” Direkrittikul, spicy chili paste from Oraphin “Dutch” Chaopramong of the Bootleggers team, and more.
Pik, the bartender at Ekkamai’s Playroom, has been practicing her fortune-reading skills during lockdown. She will also sell scented candles at the market.
Midsummer Night’s Dream Bar is located on Soi Thonglor 1, best accessed from BTS Thong Lo.