Stepping into Joji Bar is a personable and engaging experience, thanks to head bartender Andreas Wichitwathakan.
Of Thai-Chinese descent, she has worked in some of the finest bars across Europe and Asia for over close to two decades and connects with each of her patrons by employing her knowledge of psychology. She’s a natural conversationalist and her warm service goes a long way to relax guests.
Wichitwathakan recommends the Joji Bar signature, Homeward Bound, as a starter drink. Its spirit base is whiskey, and the intensity varies depending on the scotch that is used. Apart from its signature cocktail, the watering hole offers a wide selection of wines from Australia, California and Italy, and rare whiskeys.
These additions join an array of spirits from around the world on display behind the long bar. Paired with the luxurious interiors, Joji Bar is an ideal location for intimate gatherings and business meetings.
The origami-inspired decor is an unmistakable indication of its Japanese roots. Channelling the centuries-old Japanese art of paper crafting, designer Allan Fan of Topos Design Studio has crafted a space that is laidback yet elegant. The design allows guests to feel relaxed as they enjoy their cocktails, and the mainstream jazz that plays in the background certainly helps.
In spite of its 40-seater capacity, there is no lack of elbow room; on the contrary, Fan has created an ambience that is inexplicably warm and inviting. And the best part? You do not have to be a guest at the hotel to enjoy this gem.