March 29th, 2012

The banks of the Chao Phraya River in central Bangkok are home to a number of the leading luxury hotel properties for which Bangkok is famous. A broad expanse of fast flowing water, the river winds its way through the heart of Bangkok and is an essential element in the daily commerce of the city. Occupying one of the largest waterfront sites on the riverbank, the Shangri La Hotel, Bangkok takes full advantage of this prime location with a number of dining venues directly overlooking the busy river. The NEXT2 Restaurant is on the ground floor of the main Shangri La Wing, and features an impressive buffet of both regional and international cuisines, together with a la carte menus of Asian and European cuisines.

The main restaurant features a large indoor seating area, and additionally, tables outside on the open-air deck directly overlooking the river. Adjacent to the restaurant area, is the Upper Deck lounge- a contemporary, timber decked outdoor setting for relaxing evening drinks and live music entertainment. The design draws on traditional Thai building materials – with teak timber tables and chairs, earth-tone fabrics ,and  ”sala” style open-air pavilions offering protection from sun and rain. The combination of riverfront setting, and understated sophistication, makes NEXT2 Upper Deck an ideal venue for a relaxed, chill-out session with friends- the evening sunsets are a particularly popular time.

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River-front tables at the Upper Deck 

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The entrance to the river-front terrace of  NEXT2 Cafe

The outdoor bar at NEXT2 Upper Deck serves a full range of drinks including wines and champagnes, beers, premium spirits, cocktails and healthy fruit juices and soft drinks. Currently Next2 Upper Deck are featuring a promotion on tropical flavours of Mojitos- with 10 flavours available by the jug at the special price of THB650++  The sumptuous flavours include-  mango, strawberry, orange, raspberry, melon, blueberry, coconut, apple, Island and Shiso-Jito. The promotion runs from 7:30pm to 10pm nightly- and is current until the end of April 2012.

Complementing  the temptations of the tropical flavoured Mojito jugs are the live tunes of guest Filipino artiste Joemar Bitong. Performing nightly (except Sundays) from 7:15pm ~ 11:00pm, guitarist and singer Joemar Bitong  performs the tropical vibes of Cuba, plus a repertoire that ranges from country to folk, alternative, rock & roll and oldie love songs.

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The bar area and lounge settings at the Upper Deck section of NEXT2 

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The river-front seating at Upper Deck section of NEXT2 Cafe

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Mango Mojito- Bacardi Rum, mango slices, lime, sugar syrup and soda 

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Blueberry Mojito- Bacardi Rum, blueberries, mint leaves, sugar syrup, lime juice, soda & sprite

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Island Mojito- Bacardi Rum, Malibu, pineapple juice, coconut juice, triple sec, lime, sugar syrup, mint leaves, soda and garnish with pineapple 

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NEXT2 Upper Deck @ Shangri La Hotel, Bangkok

Address: Riverfront at Shangri-La Wing, Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok , 89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500 Thailand
BTS: Convenient direct access from Saphan Taksin BTS Skytrain Station to Shangri-La Hotel
Telephone: +66.2.236 7777
Opening Hours  Daily  06:30am ~ 12:00 midnight
Promotions:
Mojito by the Jug: 10 flavours of Mojito served by the jug at special price of THB650++  nightly from 7:30 pm ~ 10 :00 pm .  Promotion ends end of April 2012
Live Music:   Monday to Saturday 7:15 pm ~ 11:00 pm
Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok website
Shangri-La FaceBook Page
asia-bars.com review article on The Long Bar at Shangri La Hotel, Bangkok