Bangkok’s Sarnies Group launches new Cocktail Bar Making Waves with Funk-forward Drinks

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January 29th, 2024


F*nkytown (pronounced Funkytown), the Sarnies Group’s first cocktail bar concept, is now open on Sukhumvit 37 in Bangkok. It is nestled on the 4th and 5th floors with a rooftop alfresco, situated in the same building that houses the successful cafe Sarnies カフェ Sukhumvit in the heart of Bangkok’s bustling Phrom Phong.

At F*nkytown, guests experience flavours rooted in locality & seasonality — developed with takes on close-looped techniques, sustainable practices, and diverse ingredients sourced across the region. Set to elevate the Bangkok bar scene and expand on the Group’s expertise in dining, F*nkytown will serve up a creatively curated food menu alongside its signature drinks.

The F*nkytown beverage programme is led by Group Beverage Manager Pae Ketumarn, previously from prominent establishments in the World’s 50 Best Bars, such as Sober Company in Shanghai and The SG Club in Tokyo. Developed on a funkiness scale of 1 to 5, where guests can work their way through the list and get more adventurous with big flavours — the programme aims to be inclusive yet innovative through its unconventional expressions of familiar flavours in food.

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(L – R: Umai! / Pain Au Matcha / Foie Gras)


Stand-out cocktails include the Tokyo Banana (funk level: 2,); the refreshing appetiser Caesar Salad (funk level: 4);  and inspired liquid street food supper with Som Tum (funk level: 5). Around half of the signature cocktails are also available as mocktails –  while retaining their funkiness flavour profiles.

In the kitchen, Chef Theo Tomasa, previously from The Connaught and Annabel’s in London, alongside Group Head Chef of the Sarnies Group, Luqman Hakim Hamzah, have created a menu guided by a similar funkiness scale as the cocktails. Menu highlights include bite-sized snacks like the Hamachi Crudo Tart inspired by the classic Kueh Pie Tee; Crispy Pig’s Ears with fermented durian sambal; and Bone Marrow Canele, a savoury spin on the usual sweet. Larger plates to share include Jasmine Wagyu from N.Nuea, which specialises in crossbred Thai-Tajima cows.

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(L to R: Hamachi Crudo Tart / F*nky Smash Burger / Naem Stuffed Chicken Wings)


And true to its name, F*nkytown spins the funkiest music. Playlists cover funk, soul, R&B and 80s disco, with some of Bangkok’s hottest vinyl and digital DJs spinning from Thursdays to Saturdays, making it one of the hottest destinations to unwind in Bangkok.

F*nkytown is now open to the public and available for bookings online.

Entry is through Sarnies カフェ Sukhumvit – take the stairs up a few levels until F*nkytown is revealed.



(images credit F*nkytown)

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