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Ocean Bangkok is in fact much more than just a bar. The place bills itself as a gastro tapas bar, urban lounge, and boutique resort, and does feature eight guest rooms, a very chilled out indoor tapas... Read More
Ocean Bangkok is in fact much more than just a bar. The place bills itself as a gastro tapas bar, urban lounge, and boutique resort, and does feature eight guest rooms, a very chilled out indoor tapas bar and club, and then of course the prime poolside area. By day, your best bet is to lie back on a sun bed and slurp down several Ocean Club cocktails (made with local spirits, lime, hibiscus, green peppercorns and egg), or perhaps indulge in an aptly named Poolside Passion, which mixes gin, pineapple and passionfruit together with palm sugar and lime. The drinks here are all courtesy of Bangkok's master mixologist, New York alcohol guru Joseph Boroski, and in addition to the cocktails, there are also flavourful mocktails, an extensive wine cellar, and plenty of gourmet craft beers to choose from. At night, plenty of blue ambient lighting gets lit up, and the indoor area turns into a chic club, offering DJ pumped tunes and live music as well. If all the chilling out makes you hungry, the food at Ocean Bangkok is no slouch either. Head chef David Astray did a stint at the famed El Bulli's in Spain (winner of several Michelin stars and voted World's Best Restaurant five times!), and there are some real creations coming out of the kitchen such as yellow crab curry or deep-fried eggplant with miso and honey that are served in cones. Besides the elegant tapas, the restaurant also serves up a snazzy barbecue brunch with free flow sparkling wine.