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Let's Get Funky with Sarnie's New Funky Cocktail Bar in Bangkok, Funktown

Updated: Jan 18

Funkytown, a funky cocktail bar in Bangkok
Sarnies Group's new cocktail bar Funkytown

Funkytown is a cosy and funky cocktail bar located on Sukhumvit 37, Bangkok, which is part of the Sarnies Group. The bar is situated on the fourth floor above Sarnies Café Sukhumvit and Chow Social. It features a warm vintage colour scheme that creates a relaxing atmosphere for patrons. Funkytown serves food-inspired cocktails that are perfect for those looking for something comforting and unique.

Funkytown, a funky cocktail bar in Bangkok
John Villanueva making a cocktail

Pae Ketumarn, an expert Group Beverage Manager with an eye for detail, and John Villanueva, an experienced Group Head Bartender known for his innovative cocktail recipes, have worked together to create a new cocktail menu that features unique and locally sourced ingredients. They have taken advantage of Sarnies' kitchen surplus, skillfully incorporating ingredients that might otherwise go to waste into the menu. The result is a range of delightful and sustainable cocktails that are sure to impress even the most discerning of customers.

Funkytown, a funky cocktail bar in Bangkok
Pain au Matcha

Pain au Matcha is a cocktail made from the bar's orgeat syrup infused with Sarnies' sourdough croissant, adding sweet, buttery and baked pastry character to the drink. Dark rum with a hint of peppercorn, spices, cherry, dried fruit and pineapple goes with the sourdough croissant orgeat syrup and seaweedy and bitter matcha from Kyoto. Egg yolk adds extra richness and butteriness.

Funkytown, a funky cocktail bar in Bangkok
Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake is a rum-based cocktail mixed with luscious carrot caramel and brown butter. To give the drink a creamy texture, a scoop of velvety vanilla ice cream is added to the mix. Finally, the cocktail is topped off with a generous pour of sparkling wine, which adds a refreshing and effervescent finish to the drink.

Funkytown, a funky cocktail bar in Bangkok
Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad is a Gin and Tonic-style drink with extra flavours and textures. The drink features Caesar cordial, a savoury syrup, and romaine lettuce syrup, which provides a crisp and refreshing taste. At the same time, tomato and lemon juices add a tangy and acidic flavour to the mix. Additionally, the cocktail is topped with a layer of Parmigiano foam, which adds creaminess and a cheesy taste. For an extra crunch, a dried rolled prosciutto.

Funkytown, a funky cocktail bar in Bangkok

The Oyster cocktail is a unique Martini-style drink that packs a flavorful punch. It is crafted using only the finest ingredients, including premium Japanese gin, upcycled violet wine, and house-made mignonette wine. To achieve a distinct and unforgettable taste, the cocktail is garnished with a single oyster leaf. This garnish adds a subtle yet noticeable flavour that rounds out the drink perfectly.

Funkytown, a funky cocktail bar in Bangkok
Chicken Dinner

Chicken Dinner is a drink patrons get to choose to have it served cold or hot. This intriguing drink is made from a combination of chicken consommé, rum, riesling, and scallion oil, giving it a distinct flavour profile that will tantalise taste buds. The consommé provides a savoury, meaty base, while the rum adds a touch of sweetness and a bit of warmth. The riesling gives the cocktail a subtle fruity flavour, and the scallion oil provides a delicate herbal note that complements the other ingredients perfectly.

Funkytown, a funky cocktail bar in Bangkok
Liver Pâté

Liver Pâté is duck fat-washed old-fashioned consisting of bourbon, wild honey, Moscatel and onion brine. This old-fashioned recipe is a true feast for the senses, with its smooth texture and complex yet harmonious blend of sweet and savoury flavours.

Funkytown, a funky cocktail bar in Bangkok
Off-White Negroni

Food-inspired cocktails aren't the only drinks guests can enjoy from the menu. There are classic cocktails with a twist lying on the menu as well. Cocktails such as Off-White Negroni. The cocktail is based on Japanese gin infused with cherry blossom mixed with tequila, pomegranate shrub and blended vermouth.

Funkytown, a funky cocktail bar in Bangkok
Funkytown's eating

As the night progresses, guests may find themselves feeling peckish after indulging in a few drinks. In such cases, they can count on this funky cocktail bar's kitchen team to whip up scrumptious food that is sure to satiate their hunger pangs. With an emphasis on quality ingredients and expert preparation, each dish is carefully crafted to provide a sensational dining experience that leaves guests feeling satisfied and content. Whether it's a savoury entree, a refreshing salad, or a decadent dessert, there is something for everyone to enjoy at this bar.

Funkytown, a funky cocktail bar in Bangkok
Hamachi Crudo Tart

Hamachi Crudo Tart is a flavourful snack comprising small, diced, sweet, buttery, rich raw hamachi. Salty and sour pickled melon creates a perfect balance, while marinated cucumbers enhance the flavours with refreshing and tangy tastes. The dish is crowned with a crispy Malaysian pie tee tart that provides a delightful crunch and texture to the dish.

Funkytown, a funky cocktail bar in Bangkok
Chilli Crab Empanadas

Chilli Crab Empanadas are a unique fusion of Spanish and Chinese cuisine, where the pastry shell is made with flaky puff pastry, and the filling is a delicious mixture of blue swimmer crab and XO sauce. With its sweet and nutty flavour, the blue swimmer crab is enhanced by the smoky, sweet, and salty XO sauce. The result is a complex and flavorful filling that is both savoury and satisfying.

Funkytown, a funky cocktail bar in Bangkok
Funky Smash Burger

Funky Smash Burger is a dish that can put a smile on someone's face. It literally can, with a smiley face stamped on the top sourdough croissant bun. The burger patty is made from premium wagyu beef that has been grilled to perfection and then smashed to achieve a juicy and flavorful texture. The melted cheddar cheese adds a rich and creamy flavour to the burger, while the bacon jam and pickled sauce provide a sweet and tangy flavour, making the combination of flavours truly irresistible.

Funkytown, a funky cocktail bar in Bangkok
Jasmine Wagyu

Jasmine Wagyu is made from grain-fed Thai wagyu striploin and grilled to customers' liking. The juicy and tender beef comes with miso-yuzu béarnaise sauce. The sauce is a perfect blend of umami flavour and refreshing notes that complement the rich and savoury meat.

Funkytown, a funky cocktail bar in Bangkok
Lava Cheese Tart

Lava Cheese Tart is an adult dessert. The tart is made from three cheeses, namely comté, grana padana and gruyère. The tart is baked until the cheeses melt and become gooey, creating a luxurious and creamy texture. To balance out the strong cheesiness, it is recommended to pour some coffee honey on top of the tart before enjoying it. The coffee honey adds a sweet and slightly bitter note to the tart, which helps to cut through the richness of the cheeses and create a more balanced flavour.

Funkytown, a funky cocktail bar in Bangkok
Funkytown's rooftop

Funkytown beckons those who crave a snug, secluded and expansive haven, coupled with scrumptious food and refreshing drinks.


Hours: Daily, 17:00 - 00:00 Hours

Tel: +6663 845 1844

Location: 39 Sukhumvit 37 Alley, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110


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