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#73 of 584 Bar in Bangkok
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Bar, European, Gastropub
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Reviewed February 27, 2020

Good lunch deals, great Happy Hour between 5pm-6pm, great choice of carefully made cocktails by a mixologist who really knows his drinks, and superb friendly and welcoming staff. Have made it a regular when in Bangkok, and glad to see it retain its usual high...standard. Will be back!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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WaterLibrary, General Manager at 1881 by Water Library, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2020

Dear Jimmy, thank you so much for your kind review and feedback about our staff & deals. i'm very happy to see that you had a great time with my team and that you especially liked our drinks. I will share in today's briefing with...More

Reviewed January 18, 2020

I always have a great time whenever I spend my weekend nights here to chill after a 5-6 days work (going 4 years now as far as i can remember). One thing that amazed me the first time i saw this bar was the interior...design.(hundreds of dimly-lit bulbs adorn the ceiling) Next, the friendly bar staff/crew, especially Nook ( who would always tells jokes like we’re close friends. 😂) i’m not a fan of cocktails (since i like beer and gin) but whenever I ask to have some, even if it’s not on the menu, they could just make it, and it’s usually well-presented. I also get to have some bar snacks (free for regular guests, i think), so that’s a plus; yet when im that hungry id go for their ‘chicken wings’ with thai sauce. It’s a must try beer-match. Prices are reasonable too. ^^More

Date of visit: January 2020
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WaterLibrary, Manager at 1881 by Water Library, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2020

Dear Mr. Li Sirinya, thank you very much for your detailed review, we are very glad that you always had a pleasant stay with us. i'm looking forward to welcome you again that you can enjoy more creations from our Bartender Khun Nook. Until than...More

Reviewed December 28, 2019

This is a nice place in Central world with live music and good food. The chicken wings with Mexican sauce, Thai style barramundi and grilled salmon were very good. Service is good and ambience is lovely. Nice place to chill after a long day of...shopping.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 27, 2019

Nice drinks and snacks but the happy hour just an hour for the 50% discount. Cosy diner. Could have been better if happy hour with ''happy'' people working. Lack of happy vibes.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed December 7, 2019 via mobile

Came to this by chance and was pleasantly surprised by its services, food quality and selection, and good value for money. Great pasta, seafood stew and burger! Must visit!

Date of visit: December 2019
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WaterLibrary, Manager at 1881 by Water Library, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2019

Dear SebTan, thank you so much for your kind review which i will share for sure with our Staff as well as with our Chef. Hope to welcome you again at 1881 Kind regards Sven

Reviewed November 17, 2019 via mobile

in this area the restaurants in big business hotels and in luxury mall are far expensive. here you find good choice of beers and various food at reasonable price. several dishes are rather spicy or with strong taste (garlic, onion, truffle, together with chili peppers)....Italians will better avoid local interpretation of pasta recipes, rather far from originals.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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WaterLibrary, Manager at 1881 by Water Library, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2019

Dear Francesco, thank you very much for your feedback. As a western food and asian fusion style Restaurant we are always working on quality and taste improvement and will take your feedback to work harder on our recipes for the perfect taste. Of course it...More

Reviewed November 6, 2019

This new cocktail from Sven makes you think he is just being too clever and it cannot be good. BUT it works! It has layers of interesting complexity that all blend beautifully on the palate. A very surprising success. I will be in for another...later today.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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WaterLibrary, Manager at 1881 by Water Library, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2019

Dear Gary, thanks a lot for your kind feedback. i'm glad that you liked my new creation. See you very soon ;) kind regards Sven

Reviewed May 17, 2019 via mobile

Popped in for a quick bite and since it was Buddha day tried one of the mock tails: absolutely delicious! 1881 never disappoints I'm coming here for many years since they opened and always lives up to the expectations. Food is top notch and regarding...the beverages ask Sven for a tailored cocktail he's very serious about his mixology creations. ;)More

Date of visit: May 2019
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WaterLibrary, Manager at 1881 by Water Library, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2019

Dear Ben, thanks a lot for your honest feedback and the trust to always coming back to us. We at 1881 by Water Library trying to develop all the time new Food and Drink items to have something new for the next visit. We just...More

Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

At the nearby Novotel for two weeks and had opportunity to explore area several times. The Groove has best restaurants and bars. In there, 1881 was the most comfortable. Good staff w suggestions. Try the Iron Balls local Thai gin.

Date of visit: March 2019
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WaterLibrary, Manager at 1881 by Water Library, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2019

Thanks a lot for your review, we are very glad that you had a great time at 1881. Hope to see you again kind regards

Reviewed February 25, 2019 via mobile

19 of us dined at this Restaurant cebrating our success at work, food items were interestingly presented, apetisers to share & a main course each, drinks were aplenty. I had fried fish in thai chilli which was very filling for 1 person. Ambience was great,...chats were undisturbed & private. Service staff were all friendly and very attentive. Will visit again!More

Date of visit: January 2019
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WaterLibrary, Manager at 1881 by Water Library, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2019

Thanks a lot for your kind review and we are very happy that you had a great time with us. We hope you will try more from our new dishes as we just launched a new food menu few weeks ago. See you next time....More

Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Went for dinner at 7.30 pm and missed their happy hour from 5-6 pm. Any good wine selection and drinks were good too. Ordered the chicken burger and pasta , both turned out to be good . Their desserts are very limited . Service is...good.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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WaterLibrary, Manager at 1881 by Water Library, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2019

Thank you very much for kind review, we are glad that you did enjoy our food and service. We hope to welcome you back very soon. Maybe for Happy Hour where you have the choice to taste our delicious Cocktails for the half price. kind...More

Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Pretty good atmosphere, good drinks, nice design, food pretty okay specially the burger is good my favorite. Just music a bit too hardcore should be more chill.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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WaterLibrary, Manager at 1881 by Water Library, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We are very glad that you enjoyed our burgers, we just developed an angry burger with chipotle shrimps and a delicious pulled pork burger for the new food menu "you should give it a try". We would be very happy...More

Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

Wagyu Beef burger is not good. The wagyu itself is too oily and there is too much cheese on top. The sauce is not special and unique. The sauce also make the burger bun to be wet which lead to the bad texture. The first...bite, it is ok, but eating half of it, it’s not ok anymore. I think it’s not worth to pay more than 300baht for this taste.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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WaterLibrary, Manager at 1881 by Water Library, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2019

Thanks for your feedback We apologize at this point if our Burger wasn't your taste, I've shared your review with our Chef to further improve our standard. Anyway we would love to welcome you again at 1881 by Water Library to share with you some...More

Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

We visited this place and got 30% discount from eatigo.com. Price is slightly pricey if you do not get the discount. Most of dishes are salty, good if you have it with beer. Service is impeccable.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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WaterLibrary, Manager at 1881 by Water Library, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2019

Thanks for your feedback We are very pleased that our service was good. We apologize at this point if the food was a little to salty, I've shared your review with our Chef to further improve our standard. Anyway we would love to welcome you...More

Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

went there for Lunch and we were in for a treat. Decor and service were top notch. Food came on time and was a treat. We had cheese grilled sandwich and a pasta and one appetizer, everything was well cooked and presented. Must go place...if you are in central world mallMore

Date of visit: June 2018
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WaterLibrary, Manager at 1881 by Water Library, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2018

Dear Rahul, thank you very much for your kind feedback about 1881 and our Food. We hope to welcome you again very soon. kind regards

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1881 by Water Library is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5