Above: Waldorf Astoria Bangkok’s main staircase that links their top floors of bars and restaurants.
Above: The view of Bangkok CBD from Waldorf Astoria Bangkok’s 56th Floor, The Loft Bar.
Now in Bangkok, most bars function with good backgrounds or concepts. But here is a bar with good, fun and legendary stories and the equally great view of the inner Bangkok. Perching on the 56th floor of Waldorf Astoria Bangkok, The Loft serves American cocktails and drinks inspired by the Old Waldorf Astoria Bar Book written by historian Albert Stevens Crockett from the time when the Waldorf Astoria Hotel was just The Waldorf and stood where the Empire State Building stands now on the Fifth Avenue of Manhattan, New York City.
Above: Left: Florodora (Iron Balls Gin, Mulberry Syrup, Cassis Liquor, Lime Juice and Ginger Ale, Bt420++), Right: Waldorf Claret Cup (Martell Cognac, Bordeaux Wine Reduction, Dry Curacao, Maraschino, Tropical Fruits, Lime, Soda, Bt480++). In green cover is the new edition of the Old Waldorf Astoria Bar Book.
Above: Whiskey Smash (Chivas 18, Chrysanthemum Tincture, Tangerine Sherbet, Mint Leaf, Lime Juice, Bt520++)
Above: Half a dozen of Flapjack Point (XS) from the United States, Bt840++
Above: Charcuterie Selection with foie gras pate, Galet de Provence, Bullion Cecena and Duck Rillettes, Bt1,350++
Above: Lobster roll with Tabiko Aioli, Bt1,250++
Above: The Loft’s ambience with a concept of being an artist’s loft.
Above: Mine is the Claret Cup – a reinvention from the old recipes from the Old Waldorf Bar Book. What’s yours?
The Loft, Waldorf Astoria Bangkok, Ratchadamri Road, Bangkok. DAILY: 17.30 – midnight, T: (+66) 02 846 8888.