Want to find the best new places to go for drinks in Bangkok? The choices are diverse, Mikys is everything you loved about modern cocktails hotspot. If you’re looking for a good cocktail, you’ve come to the right place.
Story by Posh Wattanaporn
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The Place: Sathorn welcomed a new charming speakeasy, Mikys Cocktail Bar on Pan Road, thanks to mixologist Michele Montauti, former head mixologist at J. Boroski and House on Sathorn. The name Mikys comes from the nickname that Michele got when he moved to Bangkok, where people found it hard to pronounce his name. Mikys is a place where Michele and his partner want everyone to immerse himself or herself, and enjoy, their signature drinks. The décor has a cosmopolitan lounge feel with high rich dark leather chairs and a marble bar to create a genuine ambience. The design concept is simple with one exception, the painting of an imaginary creature by the popular Bangkok street artist, Muay.
The Drink: Do you love unexpected flavors? Try “Julie” (THB340), a sweet flavorful garnish with pure white flower, and a mix of Broker’s gin, Mancino Bianco, earl grey tea, jasmine syrup, lime and egg white. It has become the most popular drink at Mikys so far. For the stronger cocktail with whiskey base, “Meticulous” (THB340) is a good choice for you. It’s a mix of Evan Williams Whiskey, fresh watermelon juice, cinnamon syrup, lime and chocolate bitters. “In Pan Road” (THB340) is named after the road where the bar is. Michele sees Bangkok as a land of fresh fruits and so, he creates drinks with Don Julio Reposado tequila, elderflower liqueur, pomegranate juice, rosemary syrup, lime and celery bitters.
The Food: The cuisine is presented in bite-sized servings created by Chef Davidé Calo, the executive Chef from OPUS. The menu is small but perfect for the place. For appetizers, be sure to try the Fin de Claire
(THB490), fresh oysters imported from France and topped with shallot and vinegar dressing. You’ll love the very fresh, rich flavor and with a slight sweetness. Another comes in small pieces, Salmon Cubes (THB 290), which is marinated salmon, caramelized onion, orange, strawberry and balsamic caviar. With only four pieces per serving, you will probably want to ask for more. Next up, Beef Fajitas (THB490) packed with Australian beef tenderloin, peppers, tomato confit and honey mustard sauce. The quality of meat is taken very seriously here. The premium 42-month seasoned Iberico Bellota Ham (THB790), is perfect for any company gathering.
Why go: Michele will impress you with his fine drinks and great hospitality. Food, created by Chef Davide, the executive Chef from OPUS, is fantastic.
Mikys Cocktail Bar
64 Pan Rd, Silom, Bangkok
Open: Monday–Saturday, 6 p.m. till late
Tel: 02 637 8368