Where the foxes prowl
Midweek ladies' nights keep Bangkok's bars howlingThe fairer sex always gets special treatment, and more drinks! All over town from Tuesday through Thursday, there are several prime spots for the ladies to drink, dance and get more drinks. Here's a look at some of them.
Every Tuesday night at Leapfrog on the rooftop of the Ramada Encore on Sukhumvit Soi 10, there's Bt99-net red wines, mojitos and martinis from 7 to 10. Lounge around on the comfy cushion sofa, or enjoy the cool wintry breeze outdoors on the balcony, overlooking bustling Nana district. The kitchen serves delectable international menu as well as savoury and very affordable tapas. Call (02) 615 0999; www.LeapfrogBKK.com.
Wednesday is the day that ladies should all head to Sukhumvit Soi 11, as the whole strip is offering great deals for girls.
One destination for the ultimate mid-week party is Q Bar, where ladies get free entry all night and two complimentary drinks. Party with DJs Toru and Sum-1 on the dance floor and DJ Kimball Collins at Q Up. Expect a lot of hip-hop flavours and funky vibes thrown into the mix.
This coming Wednesday, the party features special guest DJ Shy, the first female on-air mixer at 102.7 KIIS-FM in Los Angeles. As the headlining DJ for Singapore's famous New Year's Eve party at Siloso Beach, Shy is used to performing in front of crowds of 20,000 fans at some of the finest clubs in the world, from LA to Asia and back.
Just across the street at the newly opened Apoteka Lux Bar, they seem to keep it strictly chilled and relaxing. Every Wednesday, the alchemists treat the lady patrons with Bt100 deals on all specially created cocktails and premium house wines from 7 to 10pm. Chill with trendy beats inside, or lounge around on the terrace and watch Soi 11 goes by - a decent spot to have your mid-week fix. Call (090) 626 7655.
Oskar Bistro a little further up the soi lures in patrons with their Bt99 mojito. The popular watering hole for Bangkok's expat community is famous for their extensive selection of fruit-flavoured mojitos that are tasty, strong and addictive. The food here, which is mostly French and traditional pub fare, is also decent. Thought not included in the promotion deal, the prices are nice and affordable. Call (02) 255 3377; www.Oskar-Bistro.com
If you manage to stay on till late, late at night, Bash is one last stop to make. The Superfoxes Ladies Night starts from midnight Wednesday till dawn Thursday with free entry and one complimentary drink. A group of four foxy ladies gets a bottle of Johnnie Walker Red Label or a Smirnoff. The mixers are not included, though. Check out www.BashBangkok.com.
RUN FOR THE BORDER
On the other side of town, Tex-Mex margarita joint Coyote on Convent keeps it simple with a choice of two free margaritas and bowls of Tex-Mex popcorn from 6pm to 8pm on Wednesdays, and from 10 to noon on Saturdays. It's a decent enough deal if you're in the neighbourhood or plan to party or have some dinner near Silom later. Call (02) 631 2325.
FACE THE MUSIC
If Wednesday is somehow too early for you to party, Thursday is not too late to grab some nice ladies night deals.
Every Thursday at Face Bar on Sukhumvit Soi 38 (close to Thonglor BTS), ladies enjoy 50 per cent discounts on all martinis, speciality cocktails and house spirits, with live music by Jimmy Cicero and Suzuki from 8pm onwards. Relax and unwind in an elegant extended Thai family house that was turned into a sophisticated oriental-style bar. If you're hungry, ask for a menu with Thai, Indian and Japanese dishes to choose from. Call (02) 713 6048; www.FaceBar.com.
THE OAK ROOM
The Royal Oak on Sukhumvit Soi 33/1 give the ladies a reason to visit on Thursday with free Chang draft, strong mojito and vodka and coke from 8pm till close. The pub might be packed with gents and sports fans, but it's not that noisy or too testosterone-driven like most pubs. They keep the music low in the background, making it a relaxing spot to chill and converse with your pals. Call (02) 662 1652; www.TheRoyalOakThailand.com.
COSMOS AT 11
Levels on Sukhumvit Soi 11 offers "Too Sexy" deal every Thursday that includes free entry all night, buy one get one promotion on standard drinks and Cosmopolitan before 11pm and free three drinks for ladies all night. DJs Yukie and Birz are manning the deck till close. Call (086) 860 0808 and (082) 3083246; www.LevelsClub.com.