A wood-heavy craft spirits bar within Harvest restaurant
Harvest has secured its reputation among the city’s gastrophiles for its delectable preparation of meat and seafood. Now, the cottage-themed eatery is stepping up its game and hoping to become a contender in Bangkok’s nightlife scene with The WoodShed, a separate cocktail bar adjacent to its dining room.
Keeping to the pastoral feel that dominates the restaurant, The WoodShed is beautifully dressed up in refurbished old wood and dainty fairy lights. The seating area is scattered with low wooden tables and leather couches. The pervading simplicity is dramatically obstructed by a tree that grows through the roof.
The bar is pretty selective with their liquor and stocks only craft items, some of which are rare even for well-established cocktail institutions. These craft items are turned into well-executed cocktails such as the savory Gintichoke (B365), which reminds us of the classic cocktail Gibson but served in ice. The drink mixes Whitley Neill gin, which has botanical notes from the baobab fruit and gooseberry, with vermouth and pickled artichoke brine. A smoky coffee flavor from espresso and house-made coffee syrup permeates in The Smoke Lingers (B450), a drinks that benefits from the heady kick of Laphroaig 10 Years single malt and Ocho tequila. If you like sipping cocktails, try The Deadly Invitation. As the name suggests, the drink is a head-spinning mix of Plantation 3 Stars rum and herb-flavored Zubrowka Bison vodka.
The whole experience is elevated by old-school jazz tunes performed by a live band (only on Monday and Friday). We’re not usually fans of restaurant-bar cocktails, but The WoodShed team proves they are serious about their drinks, making this bar one to watch.
|Venue name:||The WoodShed|
Sukhumvit Soi 31
|Opening hours:||Open daily 17:30-24:00|