While the rare, sweet spell of sweater weather seems to have passed, it’s still just a bearable 30 degrees outside. As temperatures haven’t yet hit unreasonable, Bangkok dwellers can rejoice (but be quick about it, we know such joys don’t last long). Since it’s still passably nice out, why not fit some outdoor happenings into your weekend plans. Here we’ve rounded up the best spots in the city to enjoy the last remnants of January weather.
Go for a picnic: ‘Pink Picnic’ by The Bar Upstairs
Bangkok’s chic wine bar The Bar Upstairs is throwing a pink-clad picnic bash this Saturday at Fraser Suites Sukhumvit Garden. Bring your buddies or a good book to join you as you lounge, eat and rosé the afternoon away. Food-wise, expect picnic basket goodies and delights ranging from burgers and oysters to sweet cotton candy. Once the sun sets, special DJs take the stage, along with live music performances to get you up on your feet and dancing. It is a pink-themed party, so don’t forget to ready your pink/white outfits to really join in on the fun. Adding a touch of do-good to your weekend, part of the proceeds will go to support the Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer Foundation.
From 12-10pm, January 12. Free entry from 12-3pm, THB300 per ticket after. Fraser Suites Sukhumvit Garden. For more information, visit the official Facebook event page.
Or afternoon tea: ‘TWG Afternoon Tea Party’ at The House On Sathorn
If you’re looking for more laid-back vibes over the weekend, The House on Sathorn is hosting a special afternoon tea party. Indulge in the their signature afternoon tea set in the refined outdoor garden, to a soundtrack of pop jazz performances from Alis’s Band. The special TWG Tea cocktails included in the set are sure to take your tea drinking experience to a whole new level. Not only will you get to relish in delectable — and photogenic! — sweet treats and some of the best teas in the market, you’ll also get a chance to meet the TWG Tea Master.
THB1,950++ per set (includes two pots of TWG tea and two TWG welcome cocktails). 2:30-5:30pm, January 12. The Courtyard, The House on Sathorn. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2344 4025, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Official Facebook event page.
Join a Greek-style party brunch: ‘Big Fat Greek Sundays’ at Aesop’s
Our beloved plate-smashing venue down at Saladaeng soi 1 recently launched their new open-air ‘Island Bar’. Go enjoy the easy-breezy vibes by joining their weekly Sunday party brunch! A new thing they’ll be hosting every Sunday from noon onwards, expect some of the best Greek dishes in the city — cue all-time favourites Gyros, Souvlaki and Moussaka — along with free-flow bubbly and live music. The event is also pet friendly, so feel free to bring all your friends and family along.
THB850 gets you either two hours of free-flow Prosecco, or a pitcher of Greek Sangria. To book your seats or find out more, call 06 2567 7751. Official Facebook event page.