After a three-year absence (due to reasons that I am tired of mentioning), the Bangkok Bar Show is back, albeit bigger and better. Founded by Niks Anuman of Teens Of Thailand, Asia Today and Independence, and Colin Chia of Find The Locker Room, BKK Bar Show is about celebrating Thailand’s and the region’s bar industry. The event takes place from Nov 4-6.
This year’s venue will be the Royal Bangkok Sports Club, where Henri Dunant Hall will be transformed for seminars and events. The BKK Bar Show will provide a one-of-a-kind experience, showcasing fine spirits with regional industry icons serving them up at various guest shifts around the city. Besides the fun element, there will also be a series of seminars, focusing on education and fine drinking.
Monkey Shoulder will host the opening party at Zumba on Nov 3 from 6-9.30pm, with Suwincha “Chacha” Singsuwan of Villa Frantzén Cocktail Bar and Tor Vipop of Sugar Ray kicking off the event at 6.30pm. Tamaryn Cooper from Asia Today, Ong Thanachot of Locker Room and Macc Saharat of Vesper take over from 8pm.
Get educated at these seminars:
“Changing The Drinking Culture Of A Traditional Market” by Demie Kim from Zest Bar, Korea.
“Past, Present & Future Of Coffee Cocktails” by Martin Hudak of Maybe Sammy, Australia.
“Cocktail And Food Pairing” by Seven Yi of The Room by Le Kief, Taiwan.
“Translating and Transforming Creative Space” by Jerrold Khoo of Stay Gold, Singapore.
“Make Your Menu Work” by Jesse Visa and Gabriel Lowe of Cat Bite Club Singapore.
“An In-Depth Look Into Freezing Techniques” by Iain Mac Pherson of Panda & Sons, UK.
“How to Build a Rubbish Bar” by Matthew Whiley of RE, UK.
“The Journey From Bartender To Bar Owner” by Louis Eom, Jae Jin Lim and Soko Son of Le Chamber, Korea and Soko Bar, Korea.
“Tales From The Gin Tower: Curating One Of The World’s Largest Gin Collections” by Lidiyannah “Lana” Kamaruddin of Atlas, Singapore.
“Overcoming Adversity in Hospitality” by Joe Hong, Pat Park and Terry Kim of Pine & Co., Korea and Alice Cheongdam, Korea.
“Celebrating Plant-Based Ingredients And The Future We Are Heading” by Sasha Wijidesa and Christina Rasmussen of Mallow, Singapore.
“Renewed Philosophy Of Cocktails” by Aki Wang of Indulge Bistro, Taiwan.
Party at these places:
Official Bangkok Bar Show Opening Party at Zumba from 6-9.30pm.
Join the “Cheeky Unofficial After Party” from 9pm to midnight with the Tess Bar Singapore takeover at Mahaniyom.
♦ Find a K-Pop Bar takeover featuring Joe and Pat from Pine & Co and JJ and Louis from Le Chamber at Find The Locker Room from 7-11pm.
♦ Matt Whiley from RE will do a guest shift at Zumba from 8-11pm.
♦ Aki Wang & Grace Tsai from Indulge Bistro will be at Untitled from 8-11pm.
♦ Iain Mc Pherson from Panda & Sons will be in the Crimson Room from 7-10pm.
♦ Join Martin Hudak from Maybe Sammy at Vesper from 9pm to midnight.
♦ Spend an evening at Bamboo Bar with Jesse Vida from 7-10pm.
♦ In case you miss the first K-Pop bar takeover, there’s another one at Find The Locker Room featuring Soko Son from Soko Bar, Terry Kim from Alice and Demie Kim from Zest from 7-11pm.
♦ Join Sasha Wijidesa and Christina Rasmussen at Mahaniyom from 8-11pm.
♦ Seven Yi from Le Kief guest shifts at Asia Today from 9pm to midnight.
♦ Jerrold Khoo from Stay Gold Flamingo will be pouring potions at Teens Of Thailand from 9pm to midnight.
The official Bangkok Bar Show closing party will headline Yana from Atlas at Tropic City from 9pm.
Get you tickets from Ticket Melon; early bird tickets at B300 a day and include two drinks from any booth of choice. At the gate, the tickets are priced at B500 per day and include two drinks from any booth of choice. Visit ticketmelon.com/event/bkkbarshow2022.