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The Water Club at Bangkok’s Sofitel

For a tropical party city with beautiful people, peculiarly, Bangkok doesn’t have that many pool parties. The Water Club Bangkok

So it was with only mild trepidation that KohSpot went to the soft opening of The Water Club, one of several clubs in the new Sofitel SO Bangkok located at the corner of Rama IV and Sathorn Road.

The Water Club is on the 10th floor, and one of the first things you notice is the fantastic view. Peering over Lumpini Park with the Bangkok city skyline in the backdrop, the city seems peaceful. This was probably the best aesthetic choice the designers could have made, and the infinity pool only adds to the vista’s allure. Think of it as a junior-varsity version of Marina Bay Sands.

Unlike many bars such as Long Table that don dope pools but remain empty, partygoers and patrons were enjoying the The Water Club’s swimming tank which created a playful, jovial atmosphere. The club also features a large patio where the most sun-feared can lounge under white umbrellas.

The Water Club has a lot of potential and we hope it continue to improve on its brilliant pool-party concept. Its exactly what we’ve been looking for, actually. Here’s a few reasons why:

  • Pumping sound system churning old school hip-hop
  • Plumeria planting on the side of the pool. So fresh.
  • Girls in Gucci swimwear
  • Vodka pong at the bar
  • Lounge chairs affixed in the water
  • CPR instructions clearly labeled
  • Manicured landscapes
  • Pretentiousness drowned by mid-day drinking

The bar menu hasn’t been finalized yet, but if they take a cue from Mixo on the 9th floor of the Sofitel where customers get to make their own cocktail, The Water Club could just become the best place in Bangkok to spend a sun splashed weekend afternoon.

But it also has the potential to all be ruined.

The Water Club is still very much in the process of deciding what it wants to be. Cocktails are mighty expensive (370++ THB) and we’re assuming Sofitel guests won’t be jiving with Bangkok expats taking over the property’s infinity pools and patios to itch their weekend alcoholism.

But that all remains to be seen. At very best, go enjoy The Water Club for your next weekend pool outing with your friends before they put into place potential policies reducing their awesomeness.

The Water Club
Location: 2 Sathorn Road, a few meters from Rama IV Road, right across the street from LH Bank.
Mass transit: MRT Lumpini
Hours: They’re still sorting it out, but the bar will likely be open from 11 am-9 pm or so, with the pool roughly the same hours.
Phone: 02-624-0000 (hotel, ask for Water Club)
Website: www.sofitel.com/gb/hotel-6835-sofitel-so-bangkok/bar.shtml

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