Name: Bon Bon
Address: Bon Bon, Seenspace, 251/1 Thonglor Soi 13, Bangkok, Thailand
Phone number: 02-185-2378
Price: Ice bar 300 baht for 10 minutes (includes all you can drink infused vodka).
BTS: Thong Lo
The place that used to be Mr Jones’ Orphanage has now been transformed into a modern bar including drinks, food, ping pong tables and an ice bar. You can see the original structure of Mr Jones’ Orphanage with the low ceiling upstairs and curved stairs, but it still is an incredible transformation.
The bar is dimly lit with interesting decor such as bird cages and metal wings. There are also gargoyles around the outside of the bar who occasionally emit a cooling, smoky mist.
A fun distraction is the glass ping pong tables available to play for free whenever you please.
The menu consists of tacos, nachos, salads, wings, burgers, burritos and plenty of desserts. There are also lots of cocktail ice creams to choose from including a velvet daiquiri or berry martini. Drinks are reasonably priced with a fair selection of premium spirits, cocktails, beers and wine.
However, the interesting twist is that the bar contains an ice bar. Well, more a transformed walk-in freezer. It may be tiny but it reaches -15 degrees. Coats (although rather feminine) are provided to keep you that little bit warmer.
Once you are decked out in your fashionable attire you may enter the ice bar for 10 minutes. During this time you can drink as much herb infused vodka as you can, pouring it yourself! We definitely don’t blame the bar staff for not wanting to come into the cold with us.
The walls are made from ice bricks and the shot glasses are carved from ice.
So, if the heat of Bangkok is getting too much for you or you are missing home winters, pop into Bon Bon to cool down.