672/65 Soi Charoen Krung 28, Bang Rak, Bangkok, Thailand
A true oasis within Bangkok’s up-and-coming Charoenkrung neighbourhood, this cool joint reinterprets “tropical” in its widest sense, with inspiration coming from Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and even the Bahamas, and a strong focus on rum. Open since September 2017 and a new entry to the Asia’s Best Bars list for 2019, it attracts a young crowd that feels at home among colourful Portuguese azulejo tiles and flower motifs. Even though the décor feels footloose and fancy-free, the drinks are taken very seriously indeed, featuring fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices and advanced techniques such as fat washing and clarifying. Signatures include the Trippic Thunder, Tropicopop and Chronic Iced Tea.