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“Best Cocktails in town” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Water Library Thonglor

Water Library Thonglor
The Grass,Thonglor Soi 12 | Sukhumvit 55, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
+(66)027149292
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Ranked #72 of 8,056 Restaurants in Bangkok
Cuisines: Contemporary, International, Fusion, Wine Bar, Asian fusion
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Water Library Thonglor, the second outlet of Water Library after Chamchuri, offers an entirely new concept for food, cocktail and wine lovers in Bangkok. Water Library Thonglor features an exclusive 10 seat fine dining restaurant, a wine room available for private events and dinners, as well as one of Bangkok's best cocktail bars. Step into an oasis in the heart of Thonglor.Bar:Extravagantly designed atmosphere, luxuriously toned in wood and leather.At this popular meeting place locals and international guests alike enjoy the exceptional creations from multiple Award winner Mixologist and Corporate Bar Manager, Mirko Gardelliano.Together with his experienced and passionate team, Mirko Gardelliano hails a repertoire of over 50 award-winning cocktails (priced between 280.- to 350.- thb), with 45 homemade infusions, including Gummy Bear Haribo, Truffle D`Alba, Pandan, Ferrero Rocher, Tamarind, Wasabi and many more. Besides these creative explosions for your taste buds, the bar menu also includes classic original cocktails, nitrogen cocktails along with premium spirits from around the world, beer as well as a large wine selection for every taste.We also offer food – from tapas and bar snacks, to full dinner dishes prepared from our Swiss Chef Urs Lustenberger (bringing with him classical training from his teacher, 3* Michelin chef Juan Amador).On Tuesday until Saturday come hear live music and Djs inviting our guests to swing and party.For those who enjoy outdoor relaxation and maybe a nice cigar, choose from our selection kept in our humidor, the comfortable terrace Lounge, equipped with noble sofas. It is the perfect place to spend time with friends and unroll the day in good company.“ Just tell your best friends”Wine room:Our wine room at Water Library Thonglor welcomes you to a winery path of more than 300 of the finest red, white, and of course sparkling wines and champagnes. Enjoy your favorite labels, or follow the recommendations of our Sommelier to discover new wines!Our wine room can also be booked for private events, tastings and dinners for up to 20 guests (sit down dinner), or 40 guests (private cocktail party).Restaurant:10 chefs from 4 different countries, follow the lead of Executive Chef Haikal Johari, prepare dinners for an exclusive 10 guests-per-night dinner. Offering a set-menu of 9 courses with a strong focus on high-end seasonal produce and creative preparation and presentation, the chefs of Water Library Thonglor want to take their guests on a culinary journey. It is not only a dinner but an experience you will never forget.The set menu can be enjoyed according to your preference, or with two different wine pairing options chosen by our Head Sommelier Khun Peach.All this in the heart of ThonglorSee you tomorrow
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“Best Cocktails in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Always a blast trying new cocktails created by mirko, food was excellent aswell. Very good for a hangout with friends. Overall service is really outstanding for thailand!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Paradise for wine lovers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I came there because my friend recommend me there are the best mixologist in Thonglor. And we are not disappointing. They re so excellent with offer depending on what the customers ask. We have a chance to try many variety of cocktails. The atmosphere s so good with luxury design Especially they have wine room for private dinner which is suitable with couples or parties. I ensure I wont miss this place3 when I come back

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Bar in Bangkok!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Stopped by for some drinks and we were very impressed! Boi and his bar staff made amazing drinks ranging from dry ice chocolate ice cream served with vodka to their private label liquor. Best drinks I've ever had in the world! The hospitality was spectacular and we didn't want to leave. This is worth a stop while you are in Bangkok! Nice private feel.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oslo, Norway
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“The best drinks & food, and the finest service by an excellent host!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Water Library Thonglor is one of my absolute favorite lounges/bars in the entire world. I first went to WL in May 2012, when we hosted an event there, receiving not only great service, but also great feedback from our guests. I have been there a million times since. There is a small outdoor sofa-area where there sometimes is live-music playing. From the outdoor-sofas you can look into the bar, where there are a whole wall of the excellent infusionized liquor displayed one by one - yes, just like a library!

Food
I have been there for the private dinner for 10 guests on the second floor. We were served the summer menu (2013), which was very creative, different (and different is good), tasty with a very good wine pairing. It is a good price, and worth trying if you are a foodie and enjoy meals with wine pairing. Bring your friends and reserve your seats!

I also attended a Michelin-chef event with different cooking stationes, wines, champagne and cocktails - and I had the pleasure of having the WL Thonglor team serving me dinner at a private home - fantastic!

Drinks / Cocktails
No doubt the best drinks I have ever had in my entire life - and let's face it, I had a few. I have traveled a lot in Asia and Europe, and in Asia, there are plenty of venues that have no idea what they are serving their guests - Water Library Thonglor passed their exam with excellent grades! If you tell Mirko to serve you something with Champagne, not to fruity, he surely won't disappoint you. If you are more of a gin-drinker, the guava infusionized gin-cocktail, or the Gummibear Gin Tonic are absolutely to recommend. The drink that is fun to look at when being prepared is the nitrogen Long Island Ice tea - and this is of course, terrific!

Bring your partner, friends or business partners - or someone you would like to show the absolute best of Bangkok! Enjoy & let Mirko and his team do what they do best; serving you excellent cocktails!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“very nice place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

the tapas are really good and very refreshing cocktails. The personal friendly service, fast. we got as waitress: sansita which was very nice and efficient in her work

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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