Niks Anuman-Rajadhon, one of the first names any bartender in the world would mention when you ask if they know any bartender from Thailand. Niks is one of the most prominent bar figure in Thailand having opened Thailand’s first gin bar; Teens of Thailand (TOT) in September 2015. Being one of the most humble and down to earth guy in the business, he often introduces himself as “the Cleaner” of TOT. Joking aside, Niks has turned TOT into one of the most popular bar in town with its cool, relaxed vibe and all the delicious Gin tipples you can introduce to your lips!
Teens of Thailand has also swept awards across Thailand and the region having won Best Bar in The Bar Awards Bangkok 2017 and also the prestigious Asia’s 50 Best Bars from 2016 to 2019, 4 years in a row! In 2017, Niks decided to follow his and thus opened his second bar, Asia Today. Asia Today is a bar based on the concept of foraging and sustainability. Niks has always been obsessed with local ingredients and Wild Honey, which he believes is the new gold. He is probably the first bartender in Thailand to really brings all the amazing Thai ingredients to life through his relentless foraging efforts and also introducing unknown/exotic Thai ingredients to the local community. He is also educating everyone on the complexity & diversity of native Wild Honey that will wow your palate. Besides managing 2 awesome bars, he also runs a spirit distribution company, named Vice Versa. He also founded 2 main drink event in Thailand; BKK Gin fest & Bangkok Bar Show.