Jack Bain’s Bar
Much thought has gone into 137 Pillars House’s new bar, Jack Bain’s Bar. Built in the late 19th century by the Borneo Company, Jack Bain of Scottish descent was one of the house’s last inhabitant before it was turned into the five star hotel it is today. Tartan fabrics and accents, original golden teak wood and motifs, black and white photos of glorious colonial days gone by, copper sheets and rich leather accents offer an homage to those traded during Bain’s days. Premium spirits, from gins, to single malts, line the wall behind the bar and even the cocktails are crafty colonial chic (apparently, this is a thing!) in name, concoction and presentation. Try the signature cocktail, Aged Teak, an exotic blend of Monkey Shoulder blended single malts, vermouth, and fresh grapefruit juice, served in a glass dome filled with aromatic charred cinnamon. One can almost see the ghost of Jack Bain, strong gin in hand – medicinal quinine, dear boy – talking teak and elephants as he twirls his finely waxed moustache.
2 Soi 1, Nawatgate Road, Wat GateCategory Bar Venue Type Bar Entertainment Type Bar, Nightclub Hotel Type Luxury Opening Times 5 – 7pm