72 Courtyard loyalists may have had their hearts broken after popular establishments, Lady Brett and U.N.C.L.E, departed the upscale dining and entertainment complex. Bar Savoy, a one-of-its-kind hotspot (it has nothing to do with London’s exquisite Savoy Hotel), is hoping to live up to the standards of the space’s former occupants by drawing tipplers who like their alcohol-fuelled concoctions served in elegant bowls and paired with karaoke tunes.
Bar Savoy maintains U.N.C.L.E.’s dramatic setting—elegant black marble, over-the-top bar—but adds tribal African portraits and more tufted leather couches. Deejays are still on hand to liven up the vibe, but if you’re in the mood for The X-Factor moment, make your way downstairs to one of the private karaoke lounges, each of which caters to groups of different sizes.
Known for being the first punch bar in Bangkok, Bar Savoy’s take on punch is loaded with juice, does not stint on booze and comes with herbal add-ons. Here, the drinks are served in luxurious bowls (starting from B1,250) that look like they belong in famous London bar Punch Room. Standouts include Cargo No. 7, Savoy’s twist on Aperol Spritz, which combines rosemary-infused Aperol with sparkling wine, bourbon and honey. For an extra kick, go for Stormy Ride, a piquant concoction that blends jalapeño-infused tequila with Chartreuse, sea salt and celery bitters. For small groups, punch in single serving is also on offer. If you feel peckish, Bar Savoy has a finger-food menu that was created in collaboration with five food venues.
The massive song list in the karaoke rooms offer contemporary pop hits, classic Chinese songs and catchy Thai country tunes. There are only four rooms available, so advanced reservation and a minimum spend are required to secure a space (starting from B1,000 from Sun-Thu/B2000 on Fri and Sat for one hour). If you happen to be a Thonglor regular and long for after-school karaoke sessions like the good day a more polished setting, Bar Savoy might be just a place for you.