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F*nkytown, Bangkok’s Funk-Focused Cocktail Bar, Embarks On An Asia Tour

F*nkytown (pronounced Funkytown), the Sarnies Group’s cocktail bar concept, is poised to make waves globally as it sets out on an exciting journey across Asia. Group Beverage Manager, Pae Ketumarn, renowned for his innovative approach to cocktails, will lead the charge, bringing F*nkytown’s unique blend of creativity and funk to cocktail enthusiasts across the continent.

 

Group Beverage Manager, Pae Ketumarn, draws from his renowned tenure at World’s 50 Best Bars, including Sober Company in Shanghai and The SG Club in Tokyo

 

F*nkytown’s journey across Asia will be marked by a series of exclusive guest shifts and collaborative events, showcasing the bar’s commitment to pushing boundaries and delivering exceptional experiences. From the pristine beaches of Danang to the vibrant streets of Singapore and the bustling nightlife scene of Bangkok, F*nkytown will leave its mark on some of Asia’s most iconic destinations.

Crafting Experiences Across the Continent

The tour kicks off at The Long Bar, located within the prestigious InterContinental Danang, Vietnam on 23 February from 6pm to 10pm. Guests can indulge in F*nkytown’s signature cocktails, including the Long Island Thai Tea, Pain Au Matcha, Dirty Mango, and Green Curry on this exclusive one-day guest shift.

F*nkytown will then head to The Elephant Room in Singapore on 6 March from 8pm till 11pm, where Pae will showcase not only F*nkytown’s signature cocktails but also its culinary prowess, with a kitchen takeover led by Luqman Hakim, the Group Head Chef of Sarnies Group. Cocktail highlights include the Oyster, Tom Yum and Pain Au Matcha, paired with delectable dishes such as Sai Oua Corn Dog, Naem Stuffed Chicken Wings, F*nky Smash Burgers, and Crispy Pig’s Ears.

 

Luqman Hakim Hamzah – Group Head Chef

 

 

The Asian journey returns to Bangkok on 12 March, where F*nkytown will celebrate Espresso Martini Day with a coffee-themed guest shift at Penthouse Bar + Grill, Park Hyatt, Bangkok. Set from 8 pm to 11 pm, this collaboration will merge the expertise of Head Bartender John Villanueva with the funky flavours of F*nkytown, offering guests a refined twist on classic coffee-inspired cocktails in the luxurious setting of Park Hyatt Bangkok.

F*nkytown is also set to embark on additional guest shifts across Asia, including in North Asia, with more details to be shared soon.

Guest Shifts at F*nkytown

On 10 March, F*nkytown will host its first food-driven activation on the venue’s rooftop. Transforming its rooftop into a culinary haven, F*nkytown will be teaming up with Michelin-starred chef Brad Carter, a Gozney Ambassador from Carters, and Feng Chen, also a Gozney Ambassador from Leopard Crast, to craft an array of mouthwatering pizzas using Gozney Pizza Ovens. Meanwhile, Pae will be shaking up a selection of cocktails to complement the evening’s flavours. Set from 5pm to 9 pm, this exclusive event will showcase the debut of Gozney’s latest innovation and the world’s most advanced compact pizza oven, the Gozney Arc & Arc XL.

“We’re thrilled to embark on this culinary and cocktail adventure across Asia,” said Group Beverage Manager Pae Ketumarn. “Each event presents a unique opportunity to push boundaries and craft unforgettable experiences for our guests. We can’t wait to share our passion for serving up great food, exceptional cocktails, and a funky good time with everyone from around the region.”

F*nkytown is now open to the public and available for bookings online. Enter through Sarnies カフェSukhumvit and take the stairs until you see F*nkytown.

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