Bangkok, Thailand, August 19, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Globally recognized for its amazing cocktails, Opium Bar Bangkok has received the latest award, named the Winner of the Giffard West Cup ASIA SELECTION 2022 Award. Opium Bar has entered into a global competition entitled Giffard, and among countless participants, only 10 bartenders were selected across Thailand. The competition was won by one of our bartenders, Choann Benyapa (IG: @choann_tender), who was selected across Thailand to enter the Asia competition.
Giffard Liqueurs hosts bartenders from 17 countries around the globe to compete at the Giffard West Cup in France’s Loire Valley.
Opium Bar also hosted a countdown of Asia’s 50 Best Bars announcement. The bar hosted four wizard bartenders over two days of events. Starting with Eric Sabloniere from Blue Bird Paris and Isac Melander, Global Brand Ambassador of Naked Malt, shoulder to shoulder with Lim Jar Jin and Eom Do Hwan from Le Chamber Seoul.
About Opium Bar
Above a busy road in Bangkok’s Yaowaraj and on top of the exclusive POTONG restaurant, lies the secret, “Opium Bar.” At Opium Bar, we highlight a flawlessly curated mixed drink list, enlivened by the concept of “Liquid Surreality,” while instituting an intimate and vibrant bar that is soaked with the memory of the historical building. Located on the 4th and 5th floors of the POTONG building, we combine the concept of opulent New York hangout space and the spirit of late-night Chinatown Bangkok. This place is ideal for an aperitif before a meal, after-dark experiences, or late-night soirees.
Our cocktail menu emphasizes the process of crafting each component and ingredient to perfect one’s drink. We work hard to extract the exceptional soul of the drink and craft everything in-house, from the modifiers, flavorings, colorings, syrups, and garnishes. It is our utmost means to bring guests to the excursion of “Liquid Surreality” through our invented cocktails.
Opium Bar took a little different approach to all of our drinks, introducing the 6 liquid categories: apéritif, sparkle, acid, acid+, solo, and duo. Select and enjoy your path to the journey of liquid surreality. We have launched different zones for Opium Bar named: Bartender Seats, Lounge Seats, Rooftop Seats, Rooftop Garden Seats, and Black Jade.
Together with Chef Pam and her POTONG chef team, Opium Bar offers a Thai-Chinese food menu with a New American twist that pairs well with our cocktail list.