Glamorous cocktail lounge references the legendary glamour and lifestyle of Buenos Aires
April 8th, 2022
Opened in December 2020, in its first year of operation BKK Social Club was listed as the 90th Best Bar in the World on the respected The World’s 50 Best Bars 2021 list, and more recently was awarded Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022 Michter’s Art of Hospitality Award.
Evoking the golden age of glamour, the BKK Social Club at Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River celebrates the legendary allure of Buenos Aires melded with the energy of today’s Bangkok. The dramatic back bar, displaying an extensive spirits collection, catches the eye. Plants sprouting from chandeliers above and layers of colonnades invite guests to explore in all directions. The cocktail bar features green velvet upholstered banquettes with backrests stretching to the ceiling, while two semi-outdoor courtyards encourage socialising.
At the helm, innovative Beverage Manager Philip Bischoff brings his talents to the bar. Ranked #1 in Thailand and #21 in the world by Drinks International for the Bar World’s Most Influential Figures, Bischoff shares the artistry of mixology with bespoke cocktails that reflect the typical drinking culture of South America combined with local Thai touches.
The craftsmanship of the bartenders is on display through handcrafted cocktails, along with an extensive selection of fine grower Champagnes, expected favourites, artisanal spirits and Cuban cigars.
Designed by international design firm AvroKo, the glamorous cocktail bar is reminiscent of Argentine early 20th Century grand architecture and is framed by two semi-outdoor courtyards. One side is home to Bangkok’s cigar aficionados, while the other offers the perfect space for social gatherings to enjoy bespoke bottled cocktails and Champagnes.
(images credit Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok)