TRAVEL FROM HAVANA TO SHANGHAI IN ONE NIGHT

BANGKOK

  • Hang out in a Cuba-loving cocktail and tapas bar
  • Listen to live music in a glam Shanghai-inspired drinks den
  • Catch the act of the country’s most outrageous drag queen




Back in the day, Western food was only found at sports bars, and “cabaret” was code for X-rated. These days, Bangkok is bursting with authentic and above board options on both fronts. Grab a taxi down the road to Revolucion Cocktail, a buzzing tapas and drinks hotspot adorned with portraits and graffiti of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro. Commandeer one of the velveteen couches and order a G&G (gin, fresh grapefruit, grapefruit syrup, and tonic). Then, it's on to the sexy 1920s-colonial-Shanghai throwback Maggie Choo’s for another cocktail and some cabaret. There’s no cover charge at the door, but be advised: men must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Inspection passed, descend to the glam den where women in traditional Chinese dresses float on swings and laze above the casino-like bar. Most nights host live jazz, soul, or blues, though Sunday is a full take-over by the country’s most famous drag queen, the bombastic Pangina Heals. If you take a front-row seat for her show, be prepared to blush.


















Revolucion Cocktail is 15 minutes by taxi from the hotel. Maggie Choo’s is a 15-minute stroll or quick taxi ride from there.

​​REVOLUCION COCKTAIL:Sathorn Soi 10, Silom; +66-2235-4823; facebook.com/Revolucion-Cocktail-Bangkok; Open daily 5:00pm - 2:00 am.

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​​MAGGIE CHOO’S: 320 Silom Road; +66-9177-22144; facebook.com/maggiechoos; No cover charge but men are not permitted in wearing tank tops, shorts or sandals.





TRAVEL FROM HAVANA TO SHANGHAI IN ONE NIGHT

TRAVEL FROM HAVANA TO SHANGHAI IN ONE NIGHT

BANGKOK

  • Hang out in a Cuba-loving cocktail and tapas bar
  • Listen to live music in a glam Shanghai-inspired drinks den
  • Catch the act of the country’s most outrageous drag queen




Back in the day, Western food was only found at sports bars, and “cabaret” was code for X-rated. These days, Bangkok is bursting with authentic and above board options on both fronts. Grab a taxi down the road to Revolucion Cocktail, a buzzing tapas and drinks hotspot adorned with portraits and graffiti of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro. Commandeer one of the velveteen couches and order a G&G (gin, fresh grapefruit, grapefruit syrup, and tonic). Then, it's on to the sexy 1920s-colonial-Shanghai throwback Maggie Choo’s for another cocktail and some cabaret. There’s no cover charge at the door, but be advised: men must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Inspection passed, descend to the glam den where women in traditional Chinese dresses float on swings and laze above the casino-like bar. Most nights host live jazz, soul, or blues, though Sunday is a full take-over by the country’s most famous drag queen, the bombastic Pangina Heals. If you take a front-row seat for her show, be prepared to blush.


















Revolucion Cocktail is 15 minutes by taxi from the hotel. Maggie Choo’s is a 15-minute stroll or quick taxi ride from there.

​​REVOLUCION COCKTAIL:Sathorn Soi 10, Silom; +66-2235-4823; facebook.com/Revolucion-Cocktail-Bangkok; Open daily 5:00pm - 2:00 am.

​​
​​MAGGIE CHOO’S: 320 Silom Road; +66-9177-22144; facebook.com/maggiechoos; No cover charge but men are not permitted in wearing tank tops, shorts or sandals.