Start Your Engines
In the beginning there was Q Bar – the city’s hip-hang haven held sway for years before 2004 saw the mothership of glam Bed Supperclub landing on an unsuspecting Bangkok soi and causing an event horizon of urban partying that was swiftly followed by the arrival of rooftop sandstorm Nest and latterly levels.
Into this hedonistic ring, Bed Supperclub’s resident king of spin DJ Fred Jungo has thrown his cap (and earphones, no doubt) by opening his own bar, restaurant and lounge – and a surprisingly good one at that.
In view of the locale and his pedigree, you’d be forgiven for thinking Jungo’s schtick would be more of the same high-heels-and-heaving-beat hootenanny, but in fact Marshmallow, as its name suggests, is a soft and mellow affair, its low-level, gentle house beats matched by its sultry lowlit, rich and resonant timber fitout and scarlet accents.
Nestling on its prime corner with front row, plate glass views of the drag, and spread over two floors with outdoor seating too, Marshmallow is cleverly positioned as both a pre-evening venue for drinks and dinner, as well as a welcome respite from the late-night clubs.
The fun and fruity cocktail list is never going to win the Colin Field lifetime achievement award, but the classic comfort menu of steaks, seafood, pastas and salads, and the insulin-busting sugar buzz signature dessert of whipped cream and caramel stuffed marshmallows, certainly make this a crowd-pleaser and a great place to rev your throttle for the fun to come. Ladies, start your engines.