Another hot bar in Bangkok
that harnesses a retro aesthetic is Smalls. Located in the increasingly hip enclave of Suan Phlu in Sathorn, the bar feels like a cross between a Parisian bistro and a smoky jazz club. Indeed, resident blues and jazz combos provide live music several nights a week. Run by David Jacobsen, a long-term face on the Bangkok bar scene, the high-quality cocktails, selection of absinthe and general air of sophistication are testament to his experience.