Former adjoining houses turned cute boutique mall, Baan Ekkamai’s handmade looks, indie fashion boutiques, chilled restaurants and antique stores have made the homey hub a magnet for Bangkok hipsters and style mavens, and now there’s yet another moniker to add to its growing list: craft cocktail destination. In collaboration with Caffé What If and the team behind the Made by Legacy flea market, sweet tenants Socrates Delicious Syrup are flinging open their office doors three nights each week to host quirky imbiber-cum-lounge Sugar Ray.
Slip into the rustic-retro space complete with painted exposed brick walls, repurposed metal furniture, pop art posters, and row upon row of bottles and mason jars filled with elixirs, mixers and infusions, and let co-founder and Diageo Reserve World Class 2011 competitor Vipop ‘Tor’ Jinaphan fix you up with one of his classic-with-a-twist cocktails, like an Old Fashioned mixed with Socrates’ house-made orange and cardamom syrup. Look out for seasonal sips such as the Cinnamon Rye Julep (rye whiskey, double chili-roasted cinnamon syrup and a handful of mint leaves), or go virgin with the fun range of Socrates Seltzers made with your choice of the Thonglor-made syrups, a healthy dose of soda water and a complementary mix of exotic garnishes. Sweet!
Baan Ekamai / Ekkamai Soi 21 / +66 9 4417 9898 / Wed, Fri-Sat 8pm-2am / sugarray.com