5 April 2011

AmBar is a newly opened lounge bar on the rooftop of the Four Points by Sheraton hotel in the central Sukhumvit nightlife area of Bangkok

The name of AmBar is derived from the colour “amber” – and reflects the design theme of the warm golden glow of the lighting effects on the rooftop space.

The AmBar compliments the spectacular infinity swimming pool, set into one corner of the rooftop area, with timber decking and lounges for enjoying the daytime sunshine. At night the pool area is highlighted by the LED lighted rectangular “archway” that is set above the pool.

The design style of the lounge bar utilises contemporary furnishings of faux rattan lounge seating and circular day beds with comfortable soft cushions, plus some table seating. There are several discrete seating areas set across the roof top space, with extensive use of tropical plants to divide the spaces.

The main bar area itself is along one side of the rooftop area and features a long bar with high bar chairs, and back bar display of “flying” butterflies. The main bar area is set within a dramatic angular metal framework, with a retractable awning cover that can be extended for protection from rain showers.

The food menu offers a selection bar snacks – combining both Western and Asian cuisines with dishes such as vegetable samosas, prawn & avocado cocktail, chicken wings, calamari, bruschetta, Fish Pakora ( fried fish with Indian spices), Yum Kor Moo Yang (grilled pork neck salad).

The bar serves an extensive range of drinks- signature cocktails (see photos) include “Apple Margarita” (Mexican tequila, apple brandy, sour mix & apple juice), “Kiss in the Dark” ( blend of gin, cherry brandy & dry vermouth), “Day & Night” (whisky, rasberry liquer & cranberry juice) and “Blackberry Mojito” (white rum & rasberry liquer & fresh blackberries with mint leaves). Other classic cocktails, premium spirits, draught & bottled beers, and a quality wine list plus house wines by the glass, complete the drinks options.

There are regular special events, and drinks promotions on selected nights- details are listed below.

Live DJ’s play tunes from Wednesday to Saturday nights.

AmBar is an appealing addition to the nightlife options in the Sukhumvit area of Bangkok- either as a destination for relaxed, casual drinks at the start of the evening, or as a late night lounge bar with a chilled atmosphere.