With its grand opening just occurring on 8 and 9 June 2017, this is (for the moment) Bangkok’s newest craft beer bar. It is about a six or seven minute walk from Sala Daeng BTS Station – take Exit 2 to street level double-back 180 degrees to your right, walk maybe 150 meters to Convent Road – cross Convent and the turn left down that street for maybe another 150 meters. Mash will be on your right – and you will be able to see the sign for Vesper cocktail lounge about 30 meters ahead.
Mash looks like this (empty):
It is on two levels, with the main bar and all beer taps on the ground level.
Entering, it looks like this:
A view looking out, from the area near the beer cooler above:
The bar has 16 draft craft beers on tap:
It also has a small beer cooler for bottled beers – mostly Thai expatriate beers, at the moment:
There is a mezzanine level upstairs, overlooking the main bar – that can seat maybe eight to ten persons:
The lady bartender in the lower left corner of the photo above is Eloah, from Brazil.
There are nine seats at the bar, and two four-person tables and two two-person tables in the room leading to the street. There is also a counter running along the wall opposite the bar – perhaps six or seven people could stand at that rail comfortably.
At the rear of the ground floor are tables that can be arranged to seat perhaps ten to twelve persons.
Outside the bar, in an alcove that has overhead protection from rain, there are two chest-high “standing” tables (no seats) for smokers – maybe 25 cm squared – positioned so that three persons can comfortably use each table.
At the far rear of the bar, thee is one sit down toilet is small room, and one urinal in a one-meter square alcove at the very rear.
The owners are three Thais – Gunny, Sam, and Danny – all of whom are graduates of a culinary institute located alongside the Hudson River, north of New York City. So – they speak English well – and they are serious about food. The kitchen is on the 4th floor. I visited ahead of their grand opening, so I’m not sure what their final menu will look like, but at start-up, it looks like this:
The bar has one large video screen – at the time of my visit, it was showing a program about a US craft brewery.
Each customer is served a complimentary small glass cup full of salted peanuts – with free refills.
The bare walls give this space some harsh acoustics – voices reverberate, making the whole place quite noisy.
The night that I visited, of 35 customers, only myself and three others were foreigners.
Limited parking is available in an alley that runs between this bar and Vesper.
The owners and bartenders were very friendly.
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