Four Seasons “Best Sip on Tour” Brings the Award-Winning BKK Social Club to North America

In partnership with Perrier, Four Seasons will bring exceptional talent from Bangkok for guest bartending shifts at five celebrated bars across North America
April 9, 2024,
Toronto, Canada

Four Seasons, in collaboration with Perrier, announces the launch of Four Seasons Best Sip on Tour. This tour will bring the hospitality company’s acclaimed bar concept BKK Social Club from Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand to North America for a series of guest bartending shifts at renowned establishments, including some of the top Four Seasons bars in the United States and Mexico. BKK Social Club is currently ranked as one of the best bars in the world by both World’s 50 Best Bars and Asia’s 50 Best Bars, both sponsored by Perrier.

“We are committed to being at the forefront of the bar and cocktail movement, and BKK Social Club is an excellent representation of the best in our portfolio,” says Philipp Blaser, Senior Vice President, Food and Beverage at Four Seasons. “This tour will bring together BKK Social Club and some of our top bars in cities such as Chicago, Miami, and Mexico City, as well as allow us to showcase our award-winning beverage concepts in key US markets such as LA and New York, in a way that has never been done before.”

Over the last few years, Four Seasons has solidified its standing within the global beverage scene, with multiple concepts recognized by the World’s 50 Best Bars sponsored by Perrier, various regional 50 Best Bars, and Wine Spectator.  Among Four Seasons global portfolio of celebrated award-winning bars and mixologists, BKK Social Club stands as a beacon of innovation and quality in mixology.

Located within Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River, BKK Social Club has garnered international acclaim for its inventive cocktails, impeccable service, and captivating design. The bar’s concept celebrates the spirited drinking culture of Latin America, taking guests on a journey through the places, people, and parties of featured cities. Through this tour, the bar is launching its latest feature, marrying the legendary allure of Mexico City with the energy of today's Bangkok.  Led by award-winning Beverage Manager and Beverage Ambassador for Four Seasons Asia Pacific Philip Bischoff, BKK Social Club boasts a menu of bespoke cocktails and craft spirits.

"In crafting each cocktail, we endeavour to transcend borders, cultures, and expectations,” says Philip Bischoff. “With the launch of Four Seasons Best Sip on Tour, we are excited to extend an invitation to indulge in the essence of BKK Social Club, a testament to the artistry, innovation, and unwavering dedication to excellence that defines Four Seasons philosophy in mixology." Bischoff is considered one of the most influential bartenders in the world, and under his leadership, BKK Social Club rose to the top, claiming the 13th spot on the World’s Best Bars sponsored by Perrier, along with the title of Best Bar in Asia, as well as the 3rd spot on Asia’s Best Bars sponsored by Perrier, and the title of Best Bar in Thailand.

Joining Bischoff on this tour is Chunyanuch “Ning” Yodsuwan, Head Bartender, a rising star in Thailand's bartending scene, celebrated for her prowess and recognized as one of the country's top female bartenders. Also accompanying the team is Amnat “Beer” Khlaikhlueng, known for his embodiment of the legendary hospitality of BKK Social Club, ensuring that every moment of the tour is a reflection of the world-renowned Thai hospitality and warm service synonymous with the bar.

Four Seasons Best Sip on Tour invites guests to experience the magic of Four Seasons beverage excellence by transporting the spirit of BKK Social Club to these celebrated bars, including Four Seasons bars that bear the hallmark of excellence, innovative craftsmanship, and a heartfelt dedication to genuine service that defines the brand.

Four Seasons Best Sip on Tour

The Champagne Bar, Four Seasons Hotel and Residences at The Surf Club

Monday, April 15 

The Champagne Bar at The Surf Club exudes a timeless charm, blending classic elegance with modern flair. With its palm-fringed ambiance and imaginative cocktails, it captures the essence of the establishment's rich history while offering a contemporary experience.

Overstory – New York City

Wednesday, April 17

Located on the 64th floor of 70 Pine Street - one floor above SAGA Restaurant - Overstory is a contemporary cocktail bar in New York City’s Financial District from the same team behind Crown Shy. The intimate space is surrounded by a wraparound terrace with 360-degree views of the New York City skyline. In 2023, Overstory secured the 17th spot on the global ranking of the World's 50 Best Bars sponsored by Perrier.

Fifty Mils, Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City

Saturday, April 20

Fifty Mils, a chic and acclaimed gastro bar, is renowned as one of Mexico City's premier destinations. Offering eclectic and innovative cocktails in a welcoming atmosphere, it attracts cosmopolitan travellers and stylish locals alike.

Adorn Bar, Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

Friday, April 26

Adorn Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago stands as a testament to the Hotel's commitment to excellence, offering guests a transcendent journey where every sip, every note, and every moment is infused with the essence of Chicago's vibrant spirit.

The Lounge, Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Monday, April 29

Located in the heart of vibrant Los Angeles, The Lounge pulsates with the energy of one of the world's most eclectic cities and is a swanky gathering spot to see-and-be-seen. Guests can savour a delightful array of light bites alongside an extensive wine selection and an innovative jazz-inspired cocktail menu that pays homage to Los Angeles’ dynamic music culture.

For information on each of the Best Sip on Tour stops click here.

More than mixologists, Four Seasons bar teams are storytellers, bringing local legends and faraway places to life, firmly establishing roots in their communities and regions while circling the globe in the imaginative pursuit of the ultimate drink experiences to share with guests. Each establishment showcases Four Seasons commitment to creating personalized experiences that leave a lasting impression on guests. To discover more world-class dining and drinking experiences at Four Seasons hotels and resorts around the world click here.

About Perrier

Born in France, Perrier comes from a natural terroir in the heart of Provencal garrigue. Its story started in 1863, from the tables of the Kings of England to the most famous artists’ hands. Perrier natural mineral water has travelled through time without losing its uniqueness. From the very start on the romantic French terrasses, Perrier has been helping bartenders uplift moments of friendship, debate, love at first sight, of course, passion and everything in between. Perrier’s mission is to creatively inspire people. Perrier aims to put a spotlight on emerging artists, like painters and beverage creators, and bring them to the forefront, much like the bubbles in sparkling water rise to the top. Perrier is thirst-quenching on its own, but thanks to its fizzy carbonation and low sodium the list of drink recipes and cocktails Perrier pairs with are endless. Since its early roots, Perrier has been an inevitable component of some of the most popular cocktails and mocktails around the world. Perrier is proud to be the leading partner of 50 Best Bars.  

About World’s 50 Best Bars

The World’s 50 Best Bars, sponsored by Perrier, provides a definitive list of the world’s best drinking venues, voted for by an Academy of 680 experts worldwide. The World’s 50 Best Bars list has been published annually since 2009 and has become the most anticipated ranking for drinks professionals and cocktail aficionados across the world, with the awards the highlight of the bar industry calendar. The list of Asia’s 50 Best Bars has been published since 2016, while the list of North America’s 50 Best Bars was launched in 2022. William Reed, which owns the 50 Best brand, is entirely responsible for the organization of the awards, the voting system, and the respective lists.

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Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Public Relations
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