May 11, 2018
Bringing a sophisticated slice of the Big Apple to Bangkok, Manhattan Bar is both a swanky drinking den and a spot to simply unwind after day taking in the sights or doing business in dizzying Bangkok.
Located in the JW Marriott, Manhattan Bar is as suave as the hotel, impressing from the moment you walk in with dark wood floors, black-and-white tiles, furniture in a range of rich colors (think palettes of purple, grey, and black), and dazzling vintage lighting fixtures. The star of the show, however, is the dazzlingly-lit liquor cabinet, stocked with shelves of fine spirits, all sparkling under a brilliant light. The bar is overseen by the esteemed outfit behind the New York Steakhouse (also located inside the hotel), and they bring the same flair for food to the cocktails at Manhattan Bar.
Martinis are far and away the most popular pour here, with both classic ‘vodka or gin’ renditions or fantastic variations like the Rolls Royce Martini – premium gin, dry vermouth, and French herbal liqueur – concocted with precision. As far as its namesake, Manhattan Bar has also put together a collection of fantastic manhattans, inspired by the cosmopolitan composition of the Big Apple itself. Whiskey and wine lovers are also looked after, with a fantastic selection of single malts and a collection of wines from around the world, including a classy collection of champagne.