Namsaah Bottling Trust is an Asian gastro bar located on Silom Soi 7 (Soi Sirijullassayvok). The collective brainchild of Chef Ian Kittichai, music impresario Frederic Meyer and nightlife guru Justin Dunne, Namsaah is the culmination of their respective talents to create this bespoke bar and restaurant experience in the heart of Bangkok. Housed in an early 20th century grand villa, the focus is on classic and whimsical cocktails as well as regional Asian bar food and larger sharing dishes.
The name of the venue pays homage to its colorful history. The house has played numerous roles – a residence of a royal aide-de-camp, a soda company’s bottling office, and the headquarters of a bank. The Thai word “namsaah” is an old fashioned word referring to sparkling water or soda water.
The ground floor of the venue features a large bar as the heart of the house. With a selection of 30 plus cocktails, the beverage menu highlights include classic cocktails as well as specialty cocktails that include Asian flavor twists. Classic cocktails such as Negronis, long island ice teas, and whiskey sours are shaken with additional flairs and touches – for example, the Whiskey Sour uses Sangsom ‘whisky’ whipped up with salted caramel, while the Negroni takes on a lighter punch with fresh tangerine juice and roasted mandarin oranges. From the specialty menu, guests will see unique flavor combinations, but still focused on Asian flavor notes. The food menu features a variety of playful bar bites, such as spicy soda-battered shrimp in a Sriracha-aioli glaze, fresh duck spring rolls with a sweet chili dipping sauce, and momo-style Wagyu beef dumplings in a black peppercorn sauce. With a front outdoor garden terrace, the ground floor invites casual lounging and imbibing.
The first floor features a more formal dining area where an a la carte menu of playful comfort classic dishes are featured. Dishes such as crispy tangerine chicken, slow-cooked beef red curry, and “kee mao” drunken lobster in a spicy green peppercorn sauce, tempt diners palates and complement the full range of cocktails, mocktails, wines, beers and spirits on offer throughout the venue.
The colorful jewel box décor of the house adds to the buzzy atmosphere of the Namsaah experience. All of the fabrics and furnishings have been selected from the region and reflect the theme of Namsaah. The music selections are continuously curated to match the feel and tempo of the venue.