Weekender Guide Bangkok: See, Do, Eat on Nov. 18-20, 2022
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The Beat Bangkok’s Weekender Guide: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Nov. 18-20, 2022

Ahh, another weekend is upon us and you’re looking for cool things to get up to in the city! We’ve saved you the hassle with The Beat Bangkok’s rundown of the best places to hit up and things to do this weekend—from blink-and-you'll-miss-it pop-up sights and new restaurant openings, to the hottest activities that you shouldn’t miss. To keep your finger on the pulse of the city, follow The Beat Bangkok to see what’s best in store for the weekend. 

1. BKK Social Club

Toast to the weekend and party like what the vacationers of Buenos Aires do at BKK Social Club, Bangkok’s premium bar in Four Seasons at Chao Phraya River. Recently recognised as one of the world’s best 500 bars, BKK Social Club curates a glamourous ambiance that mirrors the elite party scene in the Argentine capital. Order their signature cocktails like Jujuy (THB280), mixing popcorn cordial, berry shrub, and strawberry; La Pampa (THB450), a combination of apostle’s gin, eucalyptus honey, and citrus; and Caminito (THB790), a potion blending lemon curd vermouth blend, cherry, orange bitters, and Jacquesson 742 Champagne.

When: 5 PM-12 MN, Tuesdays thru Sundays

Where: Bangkok Social Club, Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River

How much: Price varies

2. India Meets Greece

Bangkok’s kebab king Charcoal is teaming up with modern Greek resto Aesop’s for a Bollywood-meets-Greece dining experience. Whet your appetite with a six-course set dinner that plays with fragrant rubs and unique marinades, and comes with a free-flow of drinks. And to top off the experience, Bollywood and Greek dances will ignite the ambiance along with a fire show and plate smashing. Brace yourself as this will be a memorable weekend. To secure a table, visit this page.

When: 6 PM, Nov. 19

Where: Charcoal Tandoor Grill & Mixology, 38/8 Sukhumvit 11 Rd., Fraser Suites Hotel, 5th Fl. Bangkok

How much: THB1,500 (set dinner only), THB2,500 (set dinner plus free-flowing)

3. Beauty in the Pot

Mixing juicy broth with collagen is the secret behind Beauty in the Pot, a hotpot chain from the Lion City. The brand recently added Bangkok to its list of outposts in Asia, delivering its signature soup bases to Bangkokians. Choose from six soup bases, each containing healthy ingredients that will not only satiate your hunger but keep you loaded in the nutrients department as well. As of writing, Beauty in the Pot accepts walk-in diners only as its reservations system needs to be halted due to a surge in demand. Be prepared to queue as many are eager to get a taste of this piping hot broth!

When: 11 AM-11 PM

Where: Somerset Rama 9 Bangkok, 22 Ratchadaphisek Rd., Huai Khwang

How much: Price varies

4. Wine Tasting in the Garden

Indulge in free-flowing Italian wines and a tapas pairing this weekend courtesy of Siam Brasserie. The selection includes the sought-after Massolino Barolo Margheria, a 2017 vintage from Piemonte boasting a 95 rating from The Wine Independent. This vino is known for its wild berry and cedar notes with hints of spice.

A saxophonist and DJ will take care of the ambiance, transporting you to a tropical backyard garden experience as you sip on good wine. Message Siam Brasserie on Instagram to know more.

When: 5 PM-8 PM, Nov. 18

Where: The Garden @ Siam Brasserie

How much: THB999 per person

5. A Sustainable Christmas

Sure, Christmas is a time for reunions and being extra generous. But admit it, retailers are some of the happiest during this festive season as their sales go north with every ding of the cash register. With discounts and coupons cajoling us into spending, we may not be noticing how our harmless purchases add up to community waste. This Christmas, do something different by injecting a sustainable approach into your celebrations. As a headstart, Bangkok Recycling Chain is partnering with La Mesa Coffee for a meet-and-swap event. This is a great way to find a new home for your preloved Christmas decor. Before they gather dust in your shelves, join this event and lease a new life to your used baubles and garlands in exchange for preloved items for your space. Visit this link for more information.

When: 1 PM-5 PM, Nov. 19

Where: La Mesa Coffee Co. 2 Sophon Alley #7 Khet Bang Na, Bangkok

How much: THB350 (early bird), THB400 (door price)

6. Weekender Buffet at Shangri-La Bangkok

You have until this Friday to score Shangri-La Bangkok’s 11.11 Super Deals — ranging from lunch and dinner buffets and spa sessions to a private yoga. Lock in a deal and you can redeem it anytime until Jan. 31 for dining vouchers and March 31, 2023, for spa and yoga. To tempt you further, their Saturday lunch buffet at Next2 Café is now only THB2,245. But if you buy a bundle of five, you get one free, making it a deal perfect for your family! Click here to know more about this deal!

When: Until Nov. 18 (selling period)

Where: Shangri-La Bangkok, 89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Road, Bangrak, Bangkok

How much: Price varies

7. Siri House’s Mindful Flower Arrangement

Looking for a place to insulate you from the humdrums of city living? This therapeutic event by Siri House is right up your alley. Learn the art of flower arrangement from Khun Sakul Intakul, a respected expert in Thai flower culture. Each ticket comes with a booklet, as well as complementary afternoon tea and light refreshments. This is the first of Siri House’s Master Class series, which aims to improve the wellbeing of participants through relaxing and engaging learning sessions. Only 12 seats are available so secure your slot fast. For bookings, dial 094-868-2639 or send them an inquiry via Facebook.

When: 2 PM-4 PM, Nov. 20

Where: Siri House, 14/2 Soi Somkid, Pleon Chit Road, Lumphini, Pathumwan, Bangkok

How much: THB2,500

8. Maho Rasop Festival 2022

Bangkok’s entertainment scene is ending the year on a high note with the country’s biggest international music fest. Get your tickets ready as Maho Rasop Festival filled its two-day event with an impressive line-up. Cornelius, DIIV, Mild High Club, Moonchild, and Dry Cleaning are among the headliners on Day 1, while Mono, Yussef Dayes, Last Dinosaurs, Se So Neon, and Death of a Salesman are in charge of Day 2. The artists will conquer three stages, with fun activities like merch selling and art installations plotted in between. This is the post-pandemic concert revenge you’ve been longing for, so don’t miss out! For last-minute ticket bookings and other details, go here quick.

When: Nov. 19-20

Where: ESC Park Rangsit, Khlong Nueng, Khlong Luang District, Pathum Thani

How much: THB3,890 (door price for one-day ticket), THB4,890 (door price for two-day pass)

9. Keller x Wine Garage

Clink your glasses and indulge in four thoughtfully selected wines, thanks to this collaboration between Keller and Wine Garage. This vino experience is made more exquisite with a six-course dinner that includes our personal fave, Royal Oscietra Caviar. This wine tasting and dinner is set in a hidden villa in Suan Plua Soi 2. For reservations send an email via [email protected] or dial 02 092 7196.

When: 5:30 PM, Nov. 18

Where: 31 Soi Suan Phlu 2, Suan Phlu Road, Thung Maha Mek Sub-District, Sathon District, Bangkok

How much: Starts at THB4,500 per person

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