The real sweater weather is yet to arrive but the slightly more chill air of December is already giving us life and freshness.
And as winter begins to creep in slowly, Bangkok’s fun-filled and festive happenings for December are already filling us up with Christmas spirit, and getting us ready for the festive season.
From a pizza brunch party and a music festival to a dashing cocktail night, there’s something to stir a little emotion in everyone. Read on for our hand-picked selection of things to do in the next two weeks and don’t forget to click “add to calendar” for the ones that catch your eye.
Come eat, chill, and play at Grab Urban Night Fest over at the Canapaya Riverfront. Hosted by Grab, here’s an end-of-the-year celebration of food, music, and art, featuring over 40 stalls from Bangkok’s coolest restaurants, an art installation by Gongkan, and the pop-up of The Cassette Music Bar from Ekkamai.
Grab Urban Night Fest: Eat / Chill / Play
The Grand Gelinaz! Shuffle is full of surprises and all things nice. Now hosting at Eat Me by Chef Tim Butler, the event, which is a collab among 148 chefs from 138 restaurants across the world with over 2,200 recipes in total, will serve up 8-course meal cooked on the spot picked randomly from the lottery of recipes. There’s no guest chef involved but you could even be gorging on Massimo Bottura’s signature dish without him having to really be there.
Weaving together Izakaya, Indian food, sake and cocktails together, the four-hands dinner “Charcoal X Series” in collaboration with San Pellegrino will have your mind blown through 9-course dinner curated by Chef Vaibhav of Charcoal and Chef Chet of JUA. The menu includes scrumptious dishes like Paneer, Maitake Mushroom, Lamb Cutlet and Gulab Jamun along with cocktail or sake pairing.
Partake in a session of sipping and mingling at The House on Sathorn. Collaborating with Tanqueray gin, the event promises to delight you with jazz tunes and special cocktails curated specially for the occasion by Kitibordee “Gov" Chortubtim. The guest mixologist was recently awarded the DIAGEO World Class Thailand Bartender prize of the year 2019, no less.
Burgers and jazz: you just can’t go wrong. As per the regular "Burgers & Jazz Wednesdays” ritual at Smalls, the Suanplu bar will time twos the fun this upcoming Wednesday. Fuelled by jazz and big buns crafted by the burger guru, Chunky, the night revelry at Smalls will keep you physically and mentally satisfied -- as always.
Brunching on eggs benedict and syrup-laden pancakes is getting a little old. Let’s switch to a New York slice for a more delicious change of scenery. Soho Pizza organises a pizza brunch this month, with a special free-flow food and drink package. Priced at THB 999++, foodies get ready to tuck into a pizza buffet, which includes all seven of their highly addictive pizza toppings, salad, pasta, bruschetta, and desserts along with beverages.
Pop-indie lovers who absolutely fall head over heels for melodic, laid-back tunes shouldn’t miss out on a mini-concert by Good Morning, a duo band led by Blair and Parsons, with hits like Warned You and Oppsie. Throughout the night, the two will serve up nothing but the best emotion-packed songs, along with live performances from special guests: Wave And So + Soft Pine.
Siam Music Fest 2019, co-organised by Coca-Cola, NYLON Thailand, and Siam Square One is ready to shake up the city with waves of cool music, featuring over 6 stages with a lineup of over 80 artists to be performing during the two-night festival. Show up and fully luxuriate in the beats as well as the gourmet fare from vendors from the food zone.
A campaign working against all forms of violence across Asia, One Love Asia is using music to unite and get rid of violence this month over at NOMA BKK. The Folk Night will crank up peace-making hits performed by talented folk musicians. It’s time we choose music over violence.