Zoom to the top
With a rash of new restaurant openings in the area around Naradhiwas, Yenakart, and Chan roads, this area is definitely undergoing a surge in popularity—which will no doubt lead to a surge in the popularity of ZOOM SKY BAR & RESTAURANT located on the 38th floor of the ANANTARA SATHORN BANGKOK hotel (36 Naradhiwas-Rajanagarindra Rd). And while this rooftop bar has been open for a while, earlier this year they unveiled their new ZOOM SKY LOUNGE, an uber-swanky urban den with expansive windows, perfect for taking in the sprawling metropolis below. Kick back to the sounds of the resident jazz band (three nights a week), and savour gastronomic delights, sophisticated cocktails, and fine wines.
Saturday fun from noon till night
If the incredible river views aren’t enough of a reason to visit ATTITUDE, the 26th floor rooftop restaurant and lounge at the AVANI RIVERSIDE BANGKOK HOTEL, their new monthly Saturday promotions should do the trick. On the first Saturday of every month music lovers and party people can check out GROOVETOP, a DJ event running from 7pm till midnight (launching September 2nd). In addition, every second and fourth Saturday of the month enjoy a chillaxing afternoon brunch event with some twists, including freeflow beverage packages, live food stations, a DIY Bloody Mary bar, and more. The next ones are scheduled for September 9th and 23rd, and hotel staycation packages for these weekends start at B9,500. Call 02 431 9100 for bookings.
Check out the new check in
When Bangkok’s venerable nightlife institution CHECK INN 99 was forced to shut its doors last year, a piece of the city’s history disappeared along with it. But this month will see the re-opening the beloved bar on Sukhumvit Soi 33 (next to the Lotus Hotel). The new multi-storey venue is a full function bar and restaurant with its own theatre space capable of seating over 200 persons. Owner CHRIS CATTO-SMITH says we can expect the same good times, nightly entertainment, and weekend jazz and blues jams that made the old Check Inn 99 such a cherished favourite.
Disco down at Dusit
To celebrate the DUSIT THANI BANGKOK hotel’s 48th anniversary, a MASQUERADE DISCO PARTY, dedicated to its late 70s era pub and discotheque, will be held on the last Friday night of the month, from now until the end of 2017 (Sept. 29th this month). Entitled ‘Return to Bubbles’ this retro-centric event promises guests—those old enough to remember, anyway—a glittery, booty-shaking fun-filled trip down memory lane. Keep in mind that time is running out to visit this iconic property, as the entire building is scheduled for demolition, followed by a complete reconstruction, beginning in April of 2018 (see pg. 50).