Anyone who is in Bangkok should celebrate the nightlife here. The offer is crazy and there are bars that are worth praising, not only just a visit. One of these special bars in Bangkok is Liberation bar. To be exact it is a hidden bar or speakeasy if you like. As you know we are huge fans of hidden bars, and if you will read our Liberation Bar review, you might become one too.
About Liberation Bar
The award-winning team at the Liberation cocktail bar has been reaping success after success. Their latest triumph is sowing joy with new flavors that come from modern techniques. That state-of-the-art equipment is just a tool to achieve the wildest mixology dreams. To make everything more excited, Liberation Bar is hidden and has a speakeasy character.
The Machine: Rotary Evaporator
Rotary evaporator, or rotovap, looks complicated, but the procedure is simple. In a nutshell, the process could be called a reduced pressure distillation. The rotovap is used for removing solvents from the mixture at low temperature while under pressure or vacuum. That can be done once the mixture is heated in the rotary bulb. When the solvent evaporates from the mixture through the cold finger, it gets trapped in a separate flask. That flask catches the concentrated clear liquid packed with flavor.
Mixologists at the Liberation bar Bangkok are pushing the limits of the contemporary mixed drinks. They extract flavor from edible plants, liquids, and even one special waterbug. In the end, the crystal-clear extractions form a delicious “library” that pushes modern mixology to the limits.
The gloomy minimalist interior design puts the heart of the Liberation bar into focus. Nevertheless, a stylish black interior with a few shiny elements sets the mysterious atmosphere in place. Things get even more exciting once you see the high-tech gear on your way to the bathroom. Chances are you’ll also get distracted by the large display of spirits at the end of the bar. Let’s not leave out the upbeat DJ performance. Can you ask for more?
Liberation Drinks Menu
The liberation drinks menu is divided into four parts. The first half covers innovative cocktails, inspired by the Propaganda-era posters. While the second half of the menu is offering a bounty of Gin, Vodka, Rum, Mezcal, Tequila, Whiskey (Single Malt, Blended and Asian Whiskey), and Borbon.
If you have trouble deciding, then check the menu ahead of your visit to the Liberation bar. Their cocktail selection is plentiful, and many include unexpected ingredients. Once you take that into a count, you know you’ll be amazed. If you still aren’t prepared for the wild adventure ask kind staff for friendly advice.
Girls might be attracted to the color of a pink gem, but this drink isn’t just for them. Nevertheless, it is a must for all lovers of holy basil (Tulsi or Thai basil). Its sweet aroma goes well with carrot cordial and tomato’s sourness. On the other hand, the red cabbage supplies the depth. Our first thought was about a refreshing healthy drink, with a strong scent of holy basil.
Inspiration: Dig on for victory 1939
Britain’s hugely successful propaganda campaign persuaded people to grow their food in the time of WWII. Growing your own food reduces the imports and as we know, it is also more sustainable. Maybe after growing some vegetables people could start respecting food, instead of throwing it into the garbage without a second thought. In addition to that, we all know that fresh is the best, and farm to table is the only right way to go.
Yellow Union Flag
Strength and unity in a single glass deliver mouth-watering pleasure. At first, it is about a fruity combination of re-distilled green apple peel, apple juice, and coffee cherry kombucha. Yet, the presence of Monkey Shoulder whiskey and oolong tea provides the welcoming depth. Both sides come together with the addition of the Osmanthus honey and soda. We especially liked the fizz and caramel sweetness in the aftertaste.
Inspiration; Chinese 1947
During the Second World War, the governments used propaganda posters to influence mass opinion in their favor.
Infused and distilled male water-bug is very fragrant and sweet. To support its characteristics, the mixologist added gin and re-distilled vodka as a base. Bedsharp bitters and lemon took care of the gentle counterbalance at every sip. The addition of egg white smoothens the drink and also bonds very well with honey almond syrup.
Inspiration: Nature is the Real Treasure
Half of the world is still grossed out when insects are put on the table. The other half is enjoying its peculiar delights. Hopefully, a negative mindset is soon going to change with sustainable solutions and processing. If you don’t see what you are eating, it is easier to swallow it, if you like the taste then the prejudice is long gone. Propaganda posters changed people’s minds many times, so accept some changes in the near future. We really loved the somewhat dried mouthfeel of the Liberation waterbug cocktail.
Cacao and chocolate are trendy in Bangkok and we checked some chocolate bars before. Afterall, cacao is growing successfully in Thailand, so why not highlight these delights! Here at Liberation bar, we have tried their cacao inspired cocktail and it was outstandingly delicious. All that chocolate flavors combined with Thai Issan rum are on point. The only trouble is putting the drink down! Not only is delectable but holding the cocoa husk feels pretty good as well. Maybe it was even more special due to the resemblance of our dessert at Le Normandie. Yummy.
Thailand is rich when it comes to ingredients, and cacao is one of the tasty treasures. When we were at Kad Kokoa we tried a bunch of Thai chocolate samples, and it’s hard to tell the winner.
It feels lightyears away when the invention of fire changed food and drink forever. Scientists say it was about 400,000 years ago, but agree it might be much earlier than that. Less than two hundred years ago, modern science started supplying kitchen appliances that revolutionized modern cuisine. Now we are a step closer to the alchemy and can see what mother nature is offering us in the detail. At the Liberation bar Bangkok they celebrate the modern science and natural treasures hand in hand. That policy and creative team list the Liberation bar on the list of the best bars in Bangkok.
Liberation Bar Review Card
- ATMOSPHERE – 9.4/109.4/10
- SERVICE – 9.8/109.8/10
- DRINK SELECTION – 9.6/109.6/10
- PRESENTATION – 9.4/109.4/10
- OUR DRINKS – 9.7/109.7/10
- VALUE – 9.4/109.4/10
Price and Location
Liberation bar Bangkok is not in plain sight, but it is easy to find. Once you reach the Piman 49 complex, on Soi Sukhumvit 49 enter the building and walk to the fourth floor. There you can taste the Liberation signature drinks for a little under the 13 USD daily from 7 pm to 1:30 am.