Accomplished mixology from six talented Bangkok bartenders at theatre-themed cocktail salon
July 28th, 2016
Bangkok’s Backstage Cocktail Bar is home to some of the city’s most celebrated bartenders and industry influencers. Serving an irresistible menu of signature and bespoke cocktails, the vibe at Backstage is exuberant, informal and without pretension. Tucked away in a discrete space adjacent to the lobby of the design-themed Playhaus hotel located in the heart of the upscale and ever-popular Thonglor precinct, Backstage is the realisation of a serendipitous collaboration between a group of celebrated and influential local bartenders. Expect top-shelf drinks, creative cocktails and friendly service from the all-star bar team, while guest sessions from international bartenders are regular highlights.
The Bar Revealed behind plush red curtains, the characterful bar space features a long solid timber bar counter, with a series of semi-private booths opposite. Designed in harmony with the retro-theatrical theme of the hotel, Backstage evokes a playful interpretation of glamour and celebrity partying. Bulb-lighted mirrors behind the bar reference theatre dressing rooms – with daily cocktail and drink specials are handwritten onto the mirror glass.
Cocktails Showcasing their well-credentialed mixology skills, the Backstage team have created a signature collection of sophisticated cocktails made with premium spirit infusions and advanced techniques – appropriately served in exquisite crystal cut glassware. Referencing Thai culinary flavour profiles, fresh seasonal ingredients are incorporated into the concise selection of Backstage Signature Cocktails – exemplified by the SIAMESE WISE RICE – made with Ketel One Vodka, fennel, momemade rice water, pandan syrup, lime, Thai sweet chili oil, and rice powder. In addition to offering reinterpreted classic cocktails with creative twists, the bartenders are also adept at creating bespoke cocktails.
Backstage Cocktail Bar opens nightly from 6pm, with limited seats available, reservations are recommended. Check the Backstage Facebook Page for details of upcoming events and guest bartender sessions.
Backstage Signature Cocktails
The Backstage Boyz
Watcharapong “Bank” Suriyaphan – previous Brand Ambassador Bacardi Thailand, currently with Monin Regional
Supawit “Palm” Muttarattana – Diageo World Class Thailand Champion 2012, Brand Ambassador Diageo Moet Hennessy Thailand
Chennarong “Janz” Bhumichitr – bartender in Bangkok and London – Senior Brand Ambassador Diageo Reserve Brands Thailand
Anakin “Ton” Wongsala – Co-Founder “PLAY” Beverage Bar catering and consulting
Kitibordee “Gov” Chortubtim – Co-Founder and head bartender of Backstage & one of Thailand 4 Finalists Diageo World Class 2016
Ronnaporn “Neung” Kanivichaporn – Diageo World Class Thailand Champion 2014