By Morgan Thanarojpradit
INSPIRED by a fairytale book written by the designer, Ashley Sutton, the Iron Fairies, along with several other of his madcap establishments, has achieved local fame.
Originally opened in 2010 and moved to its current location in 2013, this moody bar featuring exposed pipes and atmospheric décor is a maze of staircases, hidden rooms, secret doors, and dark alcoves.
While it is still a tight squeeze, the new location offers much-needed breathing room where guests can enjoy the enchanting evening with friends.
Tables are hard to come by, even the hidden lone table on the third floor only reachable by the secret door must be reserved.
While the food menu is limited it has gathered fame across the city for taste and quality. The signature dishes include: Fat gut’z beef burger (B370) – homemade beef patty with brie cheese, bacon, tomato, green & red oak lettuce, red onions, and homemade sauce; Tia’s tuna avocado salad (B320) – fresh Saku tuna, avocado, rockets, and homemade salad dressing Iron Fairy’s style; Crispy pork knuckle (B450) – crunchy deep fried pork knuckle served with BBQ sauce, homemade honey mustard sauce, and Thai-style seafood sauce.
The drinks, however, attract people from across the city. The cocktail menu offers excellent selections, while the beers list has a standard choice of Thai and international labels to choose from. Recommended signature drinks include the Smoke in the bottle No. 1 (B330) and No. 2 (B340) of which the ingredients cannot be revealed. Another must-try in all its flaming glory is Absinthe (B380). Also available upon request, bartender’s special ‘personality drinks’ in which you can request the bartender to craft up a drink he thinks will suit you best from looking at you (price may vary).
The live band starts nightly from 9pm onwards playing jazz and soul numbers with many best-loved tracks. The place is known to be packed especially on weekends, so plan to arrive early to enjoy a night in the fairy land.
Parking is available at Homeplace building opposite from Iron Fairies (paid parking).
The Iron Fairies. 402 Soi Thonglor (between Thonglor Soi 12 and 14), Bangkok.
099 918 1600. facebook.com/ironfairiesbkk