13 events you don't want to miss in Bangkok this weekend (Mar 24-27)
Doggie brunch, craft beer blind tasting, Broken Souls IV, and one last party at Sway.
Sway is over, Arena 10 is over. But, never fear, there is one last, wild time to be had at Bangkok’s favorite hip-hop venue. After that, it’s all condos. March 27 will feature lyrical innovator Twopee and DJaybuddah. This is it folks, this is not a drill.
Mar 27, Arena 10, 225, 11 Soi Thong Lo 10
SO/ Bangkok is known for their plush digs and their insane cheese nights, but they also put on one heck of a pool party. Pick the chill techno or hip-hop side of the party; early bird is B938++ and B1,104++ at the door. If you really want to lush it up, there’s a platinum package for eight people for B15,973++.
Mar 26, 1pm-9pm, 2 North, S Sathorn Rd, Bang Rak, 02 624 0000
Fill your Friday night with comedy, tunes, and the Broken Souls experience in On Nut. Starting at 8pm in the hip surrounds of the Custard Studio on the Brownstone’s second floor, B300 at the door will get you in for the musicians, poets, and jokesters, B200 online. The venue fills up fast, so book online.
Mar 25, 8pm, 1395, 2 On Nut Rd., Suan Luang, tickets here.
Saturday is the big Toucan Party with Bangkok Island, but if you want something a little more chill for Sunday, check out Molam to the World where the boat will be having a dock party. With a lineup of Selecta Rainny and Bangkok Riddim Syndicate, the world music event will be going to 11pm, Monday be damned.
Mar 27, 5pm-11pm, Bangkok Dock Yanawa (opposite Soi 57), Charoen Krung
Are you techno nerds ready to get loud? Really, really loud? Well, Never Normal Bkk in Ladprao is bringing Swiss Charlie Kwenta around for some deep house and electro madness and underground electronica maven Mae Happyair to round out the night.
35 37 Lat Phrao 18 Alley, Lane 10, Chom Phon
Here comes the cougar of the wild: Meet DJ Dee Iris—the sexiest man behind the turntables, or so claims Opmbkk, formerly Opium Bar, in Chinatown.
Mar 24, 422, Soi Vanich 1, Samphanthawong, Reservations here or call 0829793950
Starting from this Mar 24, JW Marriott’s Manhattan Bar is teaming up with some of Bangkok’s best bars to host their co-cocktail creation experience. The first one on the list is the Shanghai-born Revolucion Bar which will be serving creatively twisted cocktails like the Yuzuri Sunset, a vodka-based glass with yuzu, kachai, and lemon juice topped with sticky mango rice syrup.
Mar 24, 8pm-11pm. Manhattan Bar. JW Marriott Hotel, 4 Sukhumvit Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Toei
Running for more than a month now, Gigi Dining Hall & Bar is featuring their aperitivo club for Sunday brunch, including B1,200++ free flow for two hours and Italian bites for B100++.
Mar 27, 5pm-8pm Gigi Dining Hall & Bar, 4 Sukhumvit 45 Alley
It seems like there is an event for cheese lovers every week, these days. This time, it’s Brasserie 9 on Friday. With cheese and oysters from connoisseur Patrice Marchand from Les Les Frères Marchand, B990++ includes free flow wine.
Mar 25, 5:30pm, 27 Soi Sathon 6, Silom, Bang Rak, 02 234 2588
Is your dog a good dog? Then maybe it deserves a brunch. Along with treats for the furry friends, humans get a four-course brunch at B1,500, and for every Tito’s drink purchase, 50% will go to the Soi Dogs Foundation.
Mar 27, 11am-6pm, 19 Yenakat Rd, Chong Nonsi, 087 765 1919
If cramped space discourages you from going out and drinking, then this Thonglor Italian restaurant has something for you. Every 4pm to 7pm, L’Oliva’s spacious outdoor garden and alfresco second floor terrace are open for happy hours for quick bites and boozy refreshments. Order their party board (B690) perfect for sharing among 2-4 people, complete with cold cuts and cheese variety plus one redeemable drink (starting from B290).
4-7pm, Soi 36 Subsoi 2, Khwaeng Khlong Tan, 094 858 9868
Above the Royal Oak brews a thunderdome of improv yuks on Friday night. Two teams of improvers will be dueling for the World & Universe Super-Double Championship Improv Gold-Medal of Power at 7:30pm. Only the funniest survive. After that, at 9:30pm is The Dark Show for unpopular opinions, bawdy jokes, and dark material.
Mar 25, 7:30pm and 9:30pm, Above The Royal Oak, 10 Soi Sukhumvit 33/1, tickets here
If you’re a craft beer aficionado, then you already know Hair of the Dog for its unusual brews and stranger decor. Well, on Saturday the brewmasters are taking it up a notch with a private beer blind tasting. B1,300+ baht gets you the very best in beer and a dinner break for what is sure to be the exclusive craft beer event of the month.
Mar 26, 4pm-7pm, 593 27 Sukhumvit Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, 020302538