If director John Waters suddenly found himself in Bangkok, deciding to open a craft beer bar, it’d probably look a lot like Bad Taste Cafe. Napat Chaidejsuriya and a handful of close friends soft-launched the bar in June 2017 in BKK’s Lat Phrao neighborhood. The interior channels the intentionally tacky, trashy, over-the-topness of Waters’ wild aesthetic. The cheesy decor, including a staticky old television set and a plaster bust of David, is bathed in totally eighties tones of pink and blue. The walls are hung with framed memes (oh hai, Crying Jordan) and provocative art, including a photomontage of Adolf Hitler in a tutu. (Before you get your hackles up, know the context: The image was created by Danish satirist Jakob Kjeldgaard for the French newspaper Marianne and was part of a series lambasting the rise of Fascism in the 1930s.)
As for the drinks, expect to find a fridge full of micro Thai beers and usual suspects like Stone and BrewDog, as curated by renegade home brewer Taopiphop Limjittrakorn (also of Taopiphop Bar Project and its newly legal bottle line). Keep your eye on Bad Taste’s Facebook page for special events as well, including beer release parties and film screenings along the lines of—surprise!—Pink Flamingos.
24/36 Lad Phrao Soi 21, Bangkok, Thailand; +094-290-3299.