We originally spotted this place on the taxi ride to Scene Space when going to Brew Bar. After deciding against Apoteka Thonglor which was jam packed with its ladies night crowd we walked down Thonglor (Sukhumvit 55). We spotted Wine Republic on the corner of Soi 10 and Thonglor and decided to go in – so far we’d only really been to beer places, and haven’t had a chance to visit Wine Connection on a Wednesday yet.
We’d already had a few drinks and food at Brew, but it was now Sarah’s turn to get something she liked. I managed to spot a huge 750ml champagne style bottle of imported Italian craft beer – Birrificio L’Olmaia La 5 which at 600 Baht wasn’t cheap but wasn’t expensive either, which Sarah spotted some French Rose on the house wine list.
I’m not really a wine drinker, so must confess my ignorance to all things involving grapes – but she assures me it wasn’t half bad. If you are looking for something a bit more interesting than the standard house wine list (that consists of about 6-8 choices of wine) they also have a full range of imported wines available inside – for some strange reason there isn’t a menu available, which isn’t exactly convenient, but other reviews seem to suggest that there is a sommelier on hand to give wine advice.
We still weren’t completely full (heck we had to celebrate the end of mid-term exams in style right) from dinner earlier so decided to really pig out and grabbed ourselves a second dinner of Funghi pizza. Generally speaking Pizzas in Bangkok are pretty shit – this was an exception. The base was just right, it had real cheese and fresh mushrooms. I can’t really comment on the other mains, other than the fact that those other people were eating seemed top notch, but the Pizza was great. When you consider that the pizza cost less than a burger combo from somewhere like Burger King, it really is great value.
Then of course we spotted the group on the table next to us pigging out on dessert. We grabbed ourselves a Panna Cotta and a Chocolate Soufflé. These were absolutely amazing and worth every baht. All in all dinner and drinks cost us around 2000 baht, which while not cheap – isn’t terribly expensive considering the fact that all of our booze as imported and the food was of a high quality and customer service was excellent.
Music in the venue was great too, with a couple of the local Japanese expat DJs providing a mixture of deep house, soul, jazz and electronica to give a really eclectic lounge vibe to the place.
All in all we were impressed with the Wine Republic and will definitely be back.
How to find The Wine Republic
Address: Wine Republic, 137 Thonglor Soi 10 Bangkok, Thailand
Wine republic is on the corner of Thonglor (Sukhumvit Soi 55) and Thonglor 10 and is about 1km from the Thonglor BTS. Its probably easiest to take a taxi.