Say it’s a Friday evening. You want to have a little get-together at home but you also kind of dread all the effort of hosting. We feel you. Who needs all that organising, cooking, and cleaning up afterwards? Luckily, there’s a way around this. Meet Siri House — the latest “at-home” hangout spot where you don’t have to lift a finger.
The brainchild of the home-loving Sansiri group, Siri House opened just last Friday and sits opposite Nai Lert Heritage Park. From the outside, it looks like a house — well, in the inside it looks like a house too — but look closely, and you’ll find that all the joys that are available at home are made a little more fun here.
Step into a chill living room area and you’ll find your coffee will be brought to you by none other than an on-site Luka, the beloved café originally from Sathorn. The pleasant coffee shop/artsy homestore brings their fresh brunches and homemade baked treats to Siri House, along with the same highly-trained and well-travelled baristas who make serious coffee. Sip on their house-made cold brews or tuck into some pancakes and your morning meetings might not be so bad anymore.
The Shop at Siri House is a place where you can lounge away the afternoon just like you do at home. While you’re sipping on that coffee from Luka, there’s a delightful curation of books, music, and art available to browse and buy. The titles on the shelves aren’t stocked so much as inherited by reputable collectors such as the vinyl-experts Olympic Digger and Booksmith. You’re bound to pick up something here that you probably won’t find anywhere else, and you can ask for special requests or recommendations. Holding book launches, guest editors’ picks, and other literary events, this is the place to be for any Bangkok bookworm.
While you’re browsing, you may get a whiff of gorgeously floral scents. That would be coming from the in-house flower boutique, Heartmade. From gorgeous bouquets to DIY vases and floral workshops, this is a real home for all you flora fanatics.
On a breezy afternoon, kick off your shoes on the Bimini. Siri House’s colourful, airy, fairy-lit backyard really is the mythical Bahamian paradise its name suggests. Open from 8am-midnight, there’s plenty of time for some morning yoga on the lush green grass, a barbecue lunch on the patio, and even a cheeky late-night dip in the 10-metre serviced pool.
If you’ve got a special occasion or just want a more private place to meet, you’re looking for The Lounge at Siri House. A multi-functional place complete with a bar, you can hire out the space for events, functions, and meetings. At the moment, this is only available for Siri Priority members.
When hunger sets in, enjoy a homey dinner at Quince, the kitchen and dining room of Siri House. Serving their familiar Mediterranean-inspired modern and hearty fare, they’ve also got a cosy woodfire oven for viewable roasting, grilling, and of course, pizza making.
Once the sun’s really down, head over to Jacqueline. This brand new bar is named after the iconic Mrs Kennedy, who brought not only a woman’s touch and fashionable style to the White House but also a well-stocked bar and intimate parties. With sink-in sofas and a bar that goes through the wall to extend to the outside terrace, the classy but cosy Jacqueline takes its style and hosting cues from the ultimate woman of the House. At the helm we have the commanders of Bangkok’s drinking scene, with bartenders from Maggie Choo’s, Cactus, Sing Sing Theatre, and Iron Balls. These leading mixologists gather here to recreate American martini culture with a touch of modern femininity and homey atmosphere. It’s all the fun of a night out with the ease and comfort of a night in.
Siri House is open daily for everyone, with onsite parking facilities. Sansiri Family members receive 10% off food and drinks. If you’re a Siri Priority member, you get 20% off as well as a THB 3000 voucher and one free hire of the Lounge every year.