This newly opened gin bar, Just A Drink (Maybe), makes Thonglor Soi 1 finally worth checking out
In case you have no idea where Soi Thonglor 1 is, Just A Drink (Maybe) makes for a good reason to explore this mysterious alley hidden within Bangkok’s nightlife capital.
The playfully named bar is set in a casual, laidback atmosphere that easily convinces the post-work crowd to get “just one drink” before going home. But that’s not gonna happen here. Once you set your sights on their extensive selection of gin, combined with a vast range of tonic variants, it’s more likely you’ll end up with more than you bargained for.
Grab a seat by the bar and start your cocktail journey by exploring more than 50 labels of gin, ranging from the classics—Plymouth, Sipsmith and Martin Miller’s—to new-in-town choices—London No.3, The Botanist and Four Pillars. You can also find local gin brands such as Grandma Jinn’s, Krystall and Iron Balls. For optimum enjoyment of your gin, the bar also stocks up on a variety of tonic mixers, from East Imperial to Fever Tree to Thomas Henry. Housemade infusions are also on hand to jazz up drinks. Feel free to ask the barmen for recommendations. Those new to gin can try one of the signature blends such as Beauty and Hendrick (Hendrick’s gin with Aperol, a bit of lemon juice and Thomas Henry Blossom Tonic, B350), Old Broker (Broker’s gin, elderflower liqueur and Fever Tree Premium Indian Water Tonic, B280) or Bee’s Knees (gin, lemon, and honey served in a Japanese ceramic mug with yogurt, B380). If you want your gin straight up, they’re planning to offer gin-tasting flights in the near future.
Food won’t be served in the first month of operation so make sure to fuel up before popping in for a visit. But the venue does plan on serving Asian-inspired casual bar snacks soon. (Stay tuned for updates.)
Our verdict: Just A Drink (Maybe) won’t erase hankerings to visit much-loved gin institution Teens of Thailand but it is a good alternative for gin lovers living in the Thonglor area. The vibe may be fun and easygoing, but their selection of gin and cocktails ain’t no joke.
|Venue name:||Just A Drink (Maybe)|
Soi Thonglor 1
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sun 17:00-1:00|