125 Sukhumvit, Klongtonnuea, Wattana, Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok might have been a little slow in starting up, but it has finally entered the continent’s bar scene in a big way. Rabbit Hole adds fuel to the growing fire. Championing the city’s growing love affair with well-made craft cocktails and specialty spirits, the three-storey space has all the hallmarks of a modern, stand-alone Bangkok bar – it is dimly lit, fairly difficult to find and showcases the best local produce – but manages to stand out from the crowd due to the innovation in the drinks on offer. Manning the bar is Suwincha ‘Chacha’ Singsuwan, whose cocktails are categorised not in terms of ubiquitous ‘classics’ and ‘signatures’, but according to their nose and fragrance. From the savoury section, the 9.45 with bourbon, coconut shrub, combu dashi vinegar and citrus comes highly recommended, as does Cry Me The Moon with white truffle gin, apple juice, pandan syrup and citrus. Late at night, it’s not uncommon to see people getting up for a little shimmy around the bar.