Feb 12, 2020
CALLING THE GLITTERATI. There’s a gilded perch for you up in the clouds above the City of Angels. Actually, three perches: the jewels in the crown of the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok, a trifecta of our favorite dining-drinking-entertainment spots connected by a dazzling spiraling staircase Gatsby himself (and certainly all your IG followers) would’ve envied.
With its live raw bar serving up classic New York class on ice, and custom-made grill turning out palate-piquing steaks and the best Atlantic lobsters in town, it’s hard for Bull & Bear not to throw its weight around. Settle into a banquette in the sultry dining room where the Wall Street icons share the spotlight with the dueling mythological Naga and Garuda, survey the city over your dry-aged Wagyu: you’re a master, or mistress, of the universe.
Bangkok puts on a stellar sunset, and the best place to catch the show is The Loft, a classed-up throwback to those cavernous artists’ residences in Soho. Gazing out its floor-to-ceiling windows, a Habanero Whiskey Punch in hand, we always feel like the magenta and tangerine sky was painted a watercolor mural just for us. After dark, the bar is abuzz with the diamonds and pearls of the city’s social scene.
But if you’re looking for divine effervescence, ascend to the uppermost floor to The Champagne Bar. Part speakeasy, part sexy boudoir, this glam temple to bubbly seduces with its Art Nouveau aesthetic and its tasting trove of champagnes and whiskies. It’s the only way we want to end the night.
With their next-level cool, the jewels in the crown have a devoted fanbase of smart, sophisticated regulars—perhaps the highest recommendation we can convey to this set of hot spots that has you sparkling above brilliant Bangkok and yet fully at one with it.