200 Queen's Road East
Photo by Michael Perini and David Hartung
Ophelia If you like flamboyance and whimsy with your cocktails, this spot is for you. A concept bar created by Ashley Sutton, the guy behind some of Bangkok’s hottest hangouts, Ophelia follows an "exotic East" theme and features, in particular, images of peacocks and the rich colors of their plumage, creating a mood reminiscent of an upscale opium den. Waitresses dressed in cheongsams glide past plush furniture, bouquets of peacock feathers, and velvet curtains, and scantily clad women perform on swings inside cages or recline on platforms behind the bar. The presentation, color, composition, and names of the cocktails (Scandal Rhapsody, Bloody Bullet, The Muse) match the decor—over the top and unforgettable.