The bar opens at 5pm and one of the bars at the Arlequin Hotel is not very big but very popular with lots of guests and drinks and light music
The whole bar makes me lingering, the decor and the dull elegance of the environment and friends to have a pleasant evening, taste delicious western food and listen to the music of the rhythm is very enjoyable, the waiter is very kind to us, the bar is recommended.
The molecular cocktails here are interesting. My favourite was their signature Heaven on Earth. Their B52+1 is also another favorite of mine. "Good Morning," which came with a toothbrush, was strange tasting but it could be a matter of preference.
By design and feel, follows the same kinda template as other W/ Starwood bars. It just didn't work here for a couple a reasons. 1. Stupid expensive. For example, you can buy a beer anywhere in town between 65 and 120 Baht. Here is was 250+. 2, they had a couple different specialty drinks that weren't executed well either due to lack of experience or language barrier between us. After having a double scotch and beer for 900ish baht, I crossed the street and had the same thing for 400 Baht.
We walk in about 8pm, the place isn't busy at this time, there are about 4 other tables occupied so the bar is about 20% full. I ask the first member of staff I see if we can take advantage of their offer which is doing the rounds on Groupon and social media - this is how it's advertised: "Three hours of unlimited supply of cocktails, spirits, and beer accompanied by appetizers that vary by days of the week." 549 baht per person. They have this same advertisement advertised on the bar counter itself by the way, on display leaflets, it's not just an online thing. The guy is friendly and speaks good English and says sure; so you don't have a voucher and want to pay now? I say yes. We go to sit at a table and my friend goes and orders drinks. After the third round of drinks one guy behind the bar tells us that we are accumulating a bill which currently stands at 980 baht, because apparently we "don't have a pink wristband on", so the staff have been billing us per drink rather than as part of the 549 baht offer. Well no, we don't have a wristband because you didn't give us one. The manager insists that we pay 980 baht and then pay 549 baht each if we want to take advantage of the offer. So over 2000 baht when the bill should be 1100 baht. I ask why? He says because some of our drinks "contained a more expensive whiskey" which they don't use in the drinks in the promotion. Well great, but I don't really care, how is that my problem? I wouldn't be able to tell the difference anyway. The manager says you didn't ask for the promotion, I said I did, I pointed them to the guy I spoke with and he denied it. I said check the CCTV and the manager said "I don't have time". Anybody with common sense should realise that what they are effectively accusing us of doing is a pretty unlikely set of circumstances... Who walks into a (fairly high-end) bar, has 3 drinks then demands a back-dated promotion and makes up a conversation with a member of staff, all to scam the owner out of a f