Tue-Sun : 6pm-1am, Closed Monday
19,9 Novotel Bangkok Hotel, Sukhumvit Soi 20 8th Floors, Klongton Khong Toei Bangkok 10110
Though Japanese litter Bangkok’s bar scene, the Korean bar scene has been sadly unrepresented until recently when a handful “ bars” quietly sprouted up seemingly overnight like pyogo mushrooms.
Sot Soju Bar is one of the newer inspired bars to open that has quickly made a name for itself for its high quality, sophisticated drinks, and hip drinking atmosphere. With minimal decor and behind simple wooden doors you will find Sot Soju Bar on the 8th floor of the Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20.
The name “Sot” is derived from the Korean rice pressure cooker, but you can leave your pressures behind once you enter Sot Soju Bar. With a sunken bar area you can relax in low cushioned chairs behind the bar and still observe the maestros at work—making amazing based drinks.
Sot Soju Bar has the distinction of being the exclusive importer of Hwayo. The Hwayo distillery only uses the finest organic rice and pure spring water drawn from 150 meters underground. Their low-temperature distillation and maturing processes have been handed down over a period of 700 years with little change, and Hwayo’s is praised for its pure, clean taste that rivals the finest sakes or vodkas of the world.
Available as either a shot, 125 ml, or bottle you can sample the differences between the Hwayo 25%, 42%, and 53% options. Be careful, though. Those percentages are the amount of alcohol!
But for a truly unique experience, try a couple of their signature cocktails. The With Love From Seoul (390) combines Hwayo 41, orange juice, grenadine, rosemary, lemon juice, egg white, and peach bitters for a slightly creamy drink that balances sweet and savory.
For something a little more familiar, and a possible hangover preventative, try the Kimchi Mary (420) made with Hwayo 41, tomato juice, cucumber syrup, lemon juice, a pinch of salt and pepper, bay leaves, and bitters.
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