While it had long fell in the border between an Italian restaurant and a cocktail bar, Vesper has been brought back to life—after two months of renovations. This time, it comes detached from the kitchen and becomes a standalone bar with a more polished look and an even more exciting take on the Modern art-focused cocktail list.
Cutesy, delicatessen-inspired Meatchop has been drawing steak lovers to Saladaeng for wallet-friendly meat cuts, but what many don’t know is that the second floor of the pastel-colored steakhouse houses a cocktail bar that also doubles as a bistro serving Vietnamese-style comfort fare.
You probably think you can get mashed potato and other American bites at Mash. But beer geeks will probably relate it to “mashing,” an important step in the beer-brewing process. Neither notion is wrong. This tiny venue, located next to Vesper, fills in what Soi Convent has been missing all along: decent craft beer and American food. A shophouse where an Isaan restaurant used to stand has been converted by a group of food and booze enthusiasts into a cool black-and-white space where you can chillax with beers and comfort bites. Mash’s selection of craft beer on tap numbers 16—impressively beyond our expectations—and that number is increasing. Expect to sip rotating brews from big international names like Ballast Point, Stone, Flying Dog and Modern Times. (At least one cider is available to please every preference.) The Silom crowd can also find (legally crafted) Thai brews here. On our last visit, the taps held Changwon’s latest Chaopraya stout and Devanom Ippo Pale Ale. The food menu includes staple bar snacks like calamari served with roasted tomato salsa (B195) and chicken wings with tom yum glaze (B185). Mash’s deep-fried, homemade pickles (B155) is a must-try—we need to confess that they can be quite addictive. Burgers, sandwiches and ribs are also options for a solid meal. Their Beef Classic Burger with housemade brioche bun and caramelized onions (B265) is an unbeatable choice, as is the American Burger with cheddar, bacon and pickles (B295). Groups can opt for the
Nestled on the 52nd floor, adjacent to Banyan Tree Bangkok’s renowned Thai restaurant Saffron, the lounge is the latest on our list of favorite outdoor drinking venues, enticing with funky furniture, loads of greenery, and panoramic views of downtown Bangkok on one side and the Bangkrajao reservoir on another. The drinks list is packed with refreshing blends, which you can pair with delightful dishes from Saffron.