When a thick, crisp cube of ice tinkles into a glass to find cooling company with gin, vermouth, and Campari (and an orange peel for garnish joins the party), it can only mean one thing. Bangkok Negroni Week is here.
Now in its seventh year running, the festival is coming back to town this 24-30 June to celebrate one of the most beloved contemporary classic cocktails in history. A collaboration between Campari and drinkers’ bible Imbibe Magazine, the worldwide event takes place at over 10,000 venues across the globe, aiming to celebrate the iconic cocktail whilst raising awareness with a glass for a special cause.
A wonderful excuse to paint the town crimson red as always, this year sees a doubly exciting raison to cheer. The Negroni turns 100 years old in 2019, kicking off Negroni Week with a special sipping centenary of sorts.
All images via Imbibe/Negroni Week
Bangkok Negroni Week 2019
In Bangkok, the 2019 rendition sees a refreshing list of venues and guest shifts across the city, with proceeds donated to the respected Foundation for the Deaf under The Royal Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen. The festival will take place over the course of the full seven days, with a number of honourable hosts about town. Ready to cheer to a good cause and with a good drink? Here’s what you can expect.
24 June: Negroni Week Launch Party
Bangkok Negroni Week 2019 gets what is quite possibly the most elegant launch party it has ever received this year, with an exclusive event held at The Bamboo Bar at the Mandarin Oriental. The bar is listed on the World’s Best Bars list, and is renowned for being the Best Bar in Thailand (but you already knew that), and will be the set for legendary jazz, passionate dance performances, and an array of Campari cocktails prepared by the country’s very best. The dress code is ‘Elegant Red’, and a donation of THB 1000 is required at the door.
More information here.
25-29 June: Negroni Week Bangkok Bar Tour
Here’s where bar hoppers find their time to shine. From 25-29 June, Negroni Week takes on an exclusive Bar Tour, covering five days and five routes, hosted by Campari and Alchemy Wines & Spirits. Routes include Thonglor, Sukhumvit, Convent, Sathorn, and Sukhumvit 11, highlighting the best bars in each neighbourhood, with tickets inclusive of a Campari cocktail at each venue. It’s a really great opportunity to go exploring (or say hi to your regulars), with tickets priced at THB700, and only 20 tickets available per route per night.
More information on participating bars and routes here.
30 June: Negroni Week Closing Party
Ending Bangkok Negroni Week 2019 with a stylish bang, the closing party will take place on 30 June at the idyllic The House on Sathorn. Special guest bartenders Symphony Loo, Worawut Changkrom, and Dennis Thurner will be behind the bar, in what is likely to be a fun-filled evening in a Bangkok favourite location. Again, the dress code is ‘Red’, and a THB 1,000 donation is required of the door, which comes inclusive of a free flow of Campari cocktails. Time to get clinking, toasting, and sipping.
More information here.