The BKK Social Club, located in the Four Seasons near Chao Phraya River, is a great new addition to Bangkok's pulsating cocktail scene, and its Argentinian concept is inspired by the similarities between Buenos Aires and the Thai capital. And recently, received their first-ever award bestowed by Asia’s 50 Best Bars. Having proudly been awarded as the recipient of the Michter's Art of Hospitality Award.
It's been years in the making, but the perfect storm of places, people, and places has finally arrived. Since its 2020 opening under the direction of the charming and distinguished German-born bartender Philip Bischoff, these three “P”s have formed the bedrock of BKK Social Club, and their influence can be seen in every detail, from the decor to the glassware.
In a sophisticated, social atmosphere that recalls the famed glitz and lifestyle of 1950’s Buenos Aires, the BKK Social Club serves handcrafted cocktails, speciality spirits, and the finest cigars to the sound of upbeat music. Guests approach the bar via a walkway that is subtly illuminated with globe lights and concealed strip lighting. Gold cone downlights highlight the patterned stone floor in undulating pools of light. Here, the emphasis is on glitz, glamour, and good times; with low-lit lighting enclosed by slick leather, and dark wood, creating a sensual atmosphere.
The dramatic back bar, showcasing an extensive premium spirits collection, catches the eye. In contrast, The cocktail bar has banquettes covered in green velvet with backrests that extend to the ceiling, and with two semi-outdoor courtyards and tropical living walls, guests feel as if they've stepped into the golden age of Buenos Aires.
All of this transpires in a garden-like setting with plants cascading from chandeliers. Cigar aficionados in Bangkok may be found on one side, while those who prefer their cocktails and Champagne in a more sociable setting can do so on the other.
When viewed from across the hotel's reflection pool, the illumination of feature trees and the usage of glass pendants in these courtyards generate a wonderful ambience and create a stunning perspective.
The menu is inspired by Argentina and Latin America, as well as important sites and individuals from Buenos Aire’s thriving bar scene of the 1970s and 1980s.
With a wide selection of American whiskies, amaro, vermouth, and bitters, as well as a separate area devoted to bottled cocktails, wines and champagnes, and 'Social Club Classics' ( a collection of reworked classics), the Drinks menu goes above and beyond the standard fare of spirit and mixers to elevate the status of bottle service to new heights.
Indulge your tastebuds with the signature drink of BKK Social Club, created especially for the limited-time-only Poured menu, featuring cocktails from six top bars in Asia, and honouring one of the most legendary figures in Argentine history, Evita. The cocktail is made with plantation pineapple rum, Campari, Aperol, a citrous blend, bay leaf, and cinnamon syrup.