Address: Paintbar Bangkok, Piman 49, 46/4 Sukhumvit soi 49, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok, 10110.
Phone Number: +66816126105
Opening Times: Tuesday – Friday: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Saturday: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm // 7.00 pm – 10.00 pm, Sunday: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Prices: We paid 649 Baht for the session. Prices vary depending on the painting chosen, the day of the week and promotions available. For up to date prices check the booking page on their website. Tapas 119 baht, Glass of Wine 239 Baht, Glass of sparkling wine 235 baht, popcorn 80 baht, mixed nuts 60 baht, beer and cider also available.
BTS: Thong Lo/ Phrom Pong (You will need to get a taxi down soi 49 as it is quite a distance to walk. Piman, where the bar is located, is easily spotted and is a complex of bars and restaurants.
Perfect for both budding artists and those who don’t have a clue, paint bar provides for a very different evening out. You can indulge in some delicious wine, graze over some tapas, converse with your easel neighbour while learning a thing or two about how to re-create a Picasso inspired piece of art work (or whichever artists is the pick of choice that day).
The bar itself has a very cool vibe with cement walls and art work examples displayed around the venue. As you enter the main part of the bar there are two rows of easels allowing you to seat up to 24 keen painters.
Upon arrival you can order your food and drinks at the bar then take a seat at an easel of your choice. An instructor stands at the front and models step by step what you need to do giving clear instructions, including why there are 5 paintbrushes of different sizes and when to use each one! This allows for even the most creatively challenged to produce a piece of ‘Art.’ The instructor spoke both English and Thai fluently, and we were told you can also book the lesson in Japanese.
As you paint, table service is provided. The food and drinks are brought over to you and you can sip and eat as you paint. There are four tapas options: meatballs in tomato sauce, tortilla chips and salsa, prawns in garlic butter and liver pate. Although all food was tasty, we did feel the choice was limited if you were heading there for a meal. We would definitely advise you eat beforehand and snack whilst there. There are plenty of dining options within the Piman complex to choose from.
The class itself takes 2-3 hours depending on how much of a perfectionist you are. The canvas, paints, paintbrushes and apron are all included and you even get to take your master piece home at the end of the day. On the Paintbar website you can find a useful timetable showing which paintings will be painted on which day. There is a large selection to choose from, but the whole class have to complete the same painting on the chosen day (although adding your own personal touches is encouraged).