The Bar Awards Bangkok 2017 – The Top 10

29 March 2017, Bangkok – The Bar Awards has ventured to Bangkok for the very first time after three successful years in Singapore and Hong Kong. After a two week long Public Nominations process The Panel of assessors has determined the Top 10 best bars and bartenders of Bangkok city.

The Best Of The Best The Top 10 Bars And Bartenders of Bangkok As Vote By The Bar Awards

The two week long public nominations process, from the 1 to the 14 March, gave Bangkok revelers a chance to give a “thumbs up” to their favourite bars and bartenders.  During this time establishments and individuals are also encouraged to nominate their own bars, bartenders, colleagues and friends. As quoted by Tron Young (a native Thai and one of The Editors of The Bar Awards Bangkok), “Every establishment and F&B professional works so hard behind the scene to prepare the most delicious drinks (and food) for those few hours of service.  A lot of us don’t get to see that.  So we ask people to acknowledge their own efforts and tell the world. After all, nobody knows what you do best except you!”

After the public nominations are tallied it is over to the The Panel to determine the Top 10. This year, The Bar Awards’ panel consists of around 40 industry leaders. The Panel is a balanced cocktail of every aspect of the industry. “We put a lot of effort in choosing who is on The Panel.  We need the results to be as objective as possible and we also need the Top 10 to be the very best that Bangkok has to show.  Balancing The Panel is so important.  We put a lot of time into making sure that every aspect of the F&B industry is represented, as in, we make sure there are bar owners and bartenders on The Panel.  But we also make sure there are chefs, sommeliers, distributors, brand representatives, writers and editors and even members of the public (after all the consumers is why we do what we do).  With all this in mind we have two major criteria for being on The Panel. Firstly, the member understands what it takes to be the very best in the hospitality industry and secondly, the member is well respected in the Bangkok community.  We have a strong philosophy on, you cannot judge a person unless you have walked in that person’s shoe.  The Bar Awards will always be about peers honouring peers!” says Boudy Ghostine (another member of the editorial team of The Bar Awards).

After a week of being locked in a room with only bread and water, The Panel have selected the 10 most exceptional bars and bartenders in Bangkok.  The Bar Awards is proud to bring to you, the Top 10.

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The Lead Panel 

(clock wise from top left)

  • “Aunn” Chanond Purananda (Hyde & Seek)
  • “Chacha” Suwincha Singsuwan (Rabbit Hole)
  • “Ton” Pongpak Sudthipongse (Sorrento)
  • “Neung” Ronnaporn Kanivichaporn (Backstage Cocktail Bar)
  • “Im” Vasachol Quadri (Freelance writer)
  • Knut Randhem (Dictador)
  • Minway Chi (Bootleggers)
  • Niks Anuman-Radjadhon (Teens of Thailand)
  • “Tommy” Suwan Seelee (Cielo Sky Bar)
  • “Milk” Pailin Sajjanit (Zuma)

 

The Bar Awards Bangkok 2017 Top 10

(all candidates are listed in alphabetical order of their first name)

The Rising Star, presented by PERRIER

This award aims to encourage new and young people to join the F&B industry.

  • “Kenny” Dedsakda Thianthong – Vesper Cocktail Bar & Restaurant
  • Jamie Rhind – The Bamboo Bar (Mandarin Oriental)
  • “Kira” Kirataya Yomie – Rabbit Hole
  • “Joey” Krit Parkobdee – Bronx Liquid Parlour
  • Michele Montauti – Miky’s Cocktail Bar By Opus
  • “Wut” Nattawut Jeerasatienkul – Il Fumo Charcoal & Cocktail
  • “Pae” Nont Ketumarn – Morimoto
  • “Depp” Noppasate Hirunwathit – Revolucion Cocktail
  • “Ann” Pinsuda Pongprom – The Bamboo Bar (Mandarin Oriental)
  • Saimai Nantarat – Bunker

Best Restaurant Bar, presented by RESTAURANT PUB & BAR ASIA (RPB)

This award recognizes great restaurants with an equally great bar and beverage program.

  • 1881 by Water Library
  • Bunker
  • Eat Me
  • Fillets
  • Hyde & Seek Gastro Bar
  • Il Fumo Charcoal & Cocktail
  • Sorrento
  • Vesper Cocktail Bar & Restaurant
  • Vogue Lounge
  • Zuma

Best Beer Bar, presented by PERONI

This award recognizes knowledgeable and unique beer experiences.

  • Beer Belly
  • Brew Beers & Ciders
  • Brewski Craft Beer Bar (Radisson Blu)
  • Bunker
  • Hair of The Dog (All locations)
  • HOBS House of Beers (All locations)
  • Taproom Experience Craft Beer
  • Tasting Room by Mikkeller
  • The Beer Bridge
  • Wishbeer Home Bar

Best Bar & Beverage Publication, presented by EAST IMPERIAL

This category awards the best in bar and beverage writing, coverage and publication.

  • BK Magazine
  • Drink Magazine
  • Drinks BKK
  • Drinks World
  • Gourmet & Cuisine
  • Guru Magazine by Bangkok Post
  • Mother Drunker
  • Siam2Nite
  • Time Out Bangkok
  • Vasachol Quandri (Freelance writer)

 

Best Bar Food, presented by SIAM FOOD SERVICES

This award aims to acknowledge fantastic bars with a equally fantastic food program.

  • Bronx Liquid Parlor
  • Bunker
  • Junker and Bar
  • Miky’s Cocktail Bar By Opus
  • Rarb By Escapade
  • Smalls
  • Tep Bar
  • The Bamboo Bar (Mandarin Oriental)
  • Vesper Cocktail Bar & Restaurant
  • Vogue Lounge

 

Best Hospitality Team, presented by PIERRE FERRAND COGNAC

The award aims to encourage the most hospitable and welcoming bar team.

  • Backstage Cocktail Bar
  • Hyde & Seek
  • Miky’s Cocktail Bar By Opus
  • Q&A Bar
  • Rabbit Hole
  • Smalls
  • Teens of Thailand
  • The Bamboo Bar (Mandarin Oriental)
  • Vesper Restaurant & Cocktail
  • Vogue Lounge

Best Hotel Bar, presented by CHOPE

This category recognizes the very best in hotel bar and beverage experiences.

  • Aqua Bar (Anantara Hotel Siam)
  • Char (Hotel Indigo)
  • House on Sathorn (W Hotel)
  • Scarlett (Pullman Hotel)
  • Sirroco (Lebua Hotel)
  • The Bamboo Bar (Mandarin Oriental)
  • The Speakeasy (Hotel Muse)
  • The St Regis Bar (St Regis Hotel)
  • Vertigo & Moon Bar (Banyan Tree)
  • Woo Bar (W Hotel)

 

Most Creative Cocktail Bar, presented by COINTREAU

This award is to recognize those bars that constantly push the boundaries of creativity and innovation in beverages.

  • Backstage Cocktail Bar
  • Bronx Liquid Parlour
  • Eat Me
  • Miky’s Cocktail Bar By Opus
  • Q&A Bar
  • Rabbit Hole
  • Sugar Ray You’ve Just Been Poisoned
  • Teens of Thailand
  • The Bamboo Bar (Mandarin Oriental)
  • Vesper Cocktail Bar & Restaurant

Best New Cocktail Bar, presented by CAMPARI

This award aims to encourage growth within the community by acknowledging the hard work in opening a new establishment.

  • Backstage Cocktail Bar
  • Bronx Liquid Parlour
  • Bunker
  • Charm Eatery and Bar
  • Evil Man Blues
  • Freebird
  • Ku Bar
  • Miky’s Cocktail Bar By Opus
  • Sri Trat Restaurant & Bar
  • Wild & Co

 

The Ada Coleman Awards, presented by GRANDMA JINN

This award aims to encourage more females to join the F&B industry through the recognition of the communities greatest role models.

  • “Bell” Paradee Sahathanasomboon – Sri Trat Restaurant & Bar
  • “Debby” Huei-Yun Tang – Foodie Collection
  • “Kira” Kirataya Yomie – Rabbit Hole
  • “Oil” Wareenwan Yodkamol – Freebird
  • “Milk” Pailin Sajjanit – Zuma
  • “Ann” Pinsuda Pongprom – The Bamboo Bar (Mandarin Oriental)
  • Saimai Nantarat – Bunker
  • “Fah Beer” Suchada Sopjaree – The Owl Society
  • “Chacha” Suwincha Singsuwan – Rabbit Hole
  • “Im” Vasachol Quandri – Freelance writer

Bartender of the Year, presented by DIAGEO WORLD CLASS

This award recognizes the best leaders and mentors in the bar and beverage community. 

  • “Mr. B” Attaporn De Silva – Q&A Bar
  • Hideyuki Saito – Bronx Liquid Parlour
  • Jamie Rhind – The Bamboo Bar (Mandarin Oriental)
  • “Gov” Kitibordee Chartutim – Backstage Cocktail Bar
  • Michele Montauti – Miky’s Cocktail Bar By Opus
  • Niks Anuman-Rajadhon – Teens of Thailand
  • “Milk” Pailin Sajjanit – Zuma
  • “Neung” Ronnaporn Kanivichaporn – Backstage Cocktail Bar
  • “Palm” Supawit Muttarattana – Vesper Cocktail Bar & Restaurant
  • “Chacha” Suwincha Singsuwan – Rabbit Hole

Best Cocktail Bar, presented by STOLICHNAYA VODKA

This category aims to acknowledge the establishment that is constantly working hard to provide the ultimate bar experience.

  • Backstage Cocktail Bar
  • Bronx Liquid Parlour
  • Bunker Bar
  • Q&A Bar
  • Rabbit Hole
  • Sugar Ray You’ve Just Been Poisoned
  • Teens of Thailand
  • The Bamboo Bar (Mandarin Oriental)
  • Vesper Cocktail Bar & Restaurant
  • Vogue Lounge

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To arrange interviews with the Top 10 winners, editorial team, members of the Lead Panel, and past winners, please contact us at As You Wish-Services:

Katalliyah Sujaritpinij Bunnag: kat@asyouwish-services.com

Arrissra (Yhing) Limpisthien: arrissra@asyouwish-services.com

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