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 generously portioned 20-hour, slow-cooked pork spare ribs (B395) or beef brisket with barbecue sauce (B550). Daily specials are also available—ask the staff before placing your order.
Soi Convent, Silom