Mahaniyom Cocktail Bar


From the creators of seminal Bangkok venues Backstage Cocktail Bar, #FindTheLockerRoom, and #FindThePhotoBooth comes Mahaniyom Cocktail Bar. Playfully riffing on the Thai proverb ‘two tigers cannot share the same den,’ Ronnaporn ‘Neung’ Kanivichaporn and Chennarong ‘Jan’ Bhumichitr shatter that notion with their collaboration, which is represented through a neon two-headed tiger greeting guests on arrival. It’s a symbol of the union of their creative bartending styles coming together under one traditional wooden Thai roof. Since opening in 2022, Mahaniyom has been awarded a slew of accolades, including snagging the No. 19 spot on The World’s 50 Best Bars 2023 list.

With the theme Resourceful Cocktails, the current menu pays homage to a series of local tastes, each drink honing in on just one ingredient in all its derivative forms. For example: Cow features brandy and red wine alongside brown butter, beef fat, clarified milk and blue cheese air, rounded by bright Thai mulberry; Squid sees a blend of vodka, mezcal, and sake with dried squid, squid ink, clarified tomato juice and pickled ginger cordial – the latter an ode to Southeast Asian flavours that is a common thread connecting all cocktails. Mahaniyom sits atop popular nose-to-tail restaurant 100 Mahaseth, which serves Northern Thai Isan food, and the two venues share materials wherever possible. Think papaya fritters, pulled beef jerky and grilled pork with sticky rice – savoury snacks that beckon visitors in for another sip.