BKK Social Club


50Best Accolades
  • The Best Bar in Thailand 2024, sponsored by Scrappy's Bitters

Inspired by the parallels of Buenos Aires and Bangkok, BKK Social Club, in the Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River, is helmed by industry veteran and Berlin native Philip Bischoff, previously of Manhattan in Singapore. The focus is on glitz, glamour and good times, set in garden-like surrounds in which plants tumble from chandeliers and semi-outdoor courtyards provide a space to enjoy a cigar. The bar’s emphasis on conviviality is clear from the moment you walk in the door, and the engaging hospitality is equally fantástico.

The menu draws inspiration from Argentina, employing Argentinian craft spirits – like premium gin brand Principe de los Apostoles – to represent the notable places, people and celebrations from Buenos Aires and its vibrant bar scene of the 1970s and 80s. Ingredients such as yerba mate, apple guava (try the Jardin) and mint cola are inspired by personalities like Maradona, of soccer’s ‘Hand of God’ fame, or the first lady of Argentina herself, Evita Perón. The new food menu expands further afield with Mexican fare sitting alongside Thai cuisine – spicy, sour, fresh, and rich. Bischoff aims to bridge these similarities while simultaneously introducing the Bangkok drinking crowd to agave-based spirits.

The libation lineup – largely made up of proprietary infusions and macerations – also has a dedicated bottled section and a hefty collection of champagne. It is one of the many reasons BKK Social Club earned the Michter’s Art of Hospitality Award and scored the prestigious spot as Asia’s best bar on The World’s 50 Best 2023 ranking.