Bangkok’s drinks industry is thriving more than ever, and as your trusted insiders and late-night sippers at all of the city’s trendiest bars, we’re always on the lookout for where to enjoy the next best tipple. Yet whilst we list new bars and new cocktail menus for you on the monthly, we couldn’t possibly fit all of our findings into one merry round-up. That’s why we’ve created Thirsty Thursday: a one-stop one-drink solution to where (and what) you should drink, every single week of the year. Featuring new standouts or old favourites, consider it a bit like your calling for when you don’t know where to go; served like a shot, but, well, in writing. See you at the bar.

Granted, this is the first edition of this series, but it is only the second day of the new year, and we’re still somewhat clinging to the idea that we’ll be better and healthier this 2020 — so our first feature doesn’t actually come from a bar. 

This Thirsty Thursday we’re sipping health shots at Vistro. 

The vegan cafe made quite some vegan waves last year when it opened on Sukhumvit Soi 24, serving up healthy but not overly healthy, and interestingly indulgent vegan and plant-based dishes. Their drinks too are made with 100% natural ingredients, and use no refined sugars, artificial colourings, or preservatives. As we aim to be more sustainable and better to our bodies in 2020, it’s the perfect fit. 

[Featured image credit: Vistro; Hero image credit: Luke Michael/Unsplash]

Thirsty Thursday Hangover Cure: Vistro
Image Credit: Vistro

We’ve always been big fans of a health shot, and at Vistro the ‘Wake Up’ (THB 80) made with ginger, lemon, lime, and Thai chili is absolutely our fave. For those who are (still) suffering from some post-NYE regrets, try the aptly-named ‘About Last Night’ (THB 80). It’s made with aloe vera, beetroot, coconut water, and lemon. 

Thirsty Thursday Hangover Cure: Vistro
Image Credit: Vistro

All shots come in glass bottles because #environment, and make for cute gifts to give your fellow hungover or adventurously health-centric friends too. We’ve enjoyed these post- a cold caught in Chiang Mai and pre- a long day of meetings and mania. A health shot: it’s easy and it’s simple, and if the ginger burns your throat a little, its a sign that this 2020 you’re sure to bring the fire. 

(They also serve great cold pressed juices, if you chicken out). 

Vistro, 46/1 Sukumvit 24 Klongton, Klongtoey, Bangkok; +66 06 5998 2201. Open Mon-Fri 11am-10pm, Sat-Sun 10am-10pm. 

Lisa Gries
Managing Editor, Bangkok
Lisa loves to travel, and is always on the lookout for the world’s best nap spots. She’s a serious Asian art history nerd, and has a knack for languages and coffee table books. She hopes to publish her own novels one day, one of which will likely be called ‘All The Great Conversations I Had In A Bangkok Speakeasy.’ It’s a work in progress.