Hua Hin Beach at Kin Khao
Here, owner and Bangkok native Pim Techamuanvivit serves a rare breed of pedigreed, authentically minded Thai food you won't find anywhere else. To wash it down, the Bon Vivants have put together a formidable slew of gently island-influenced cocktail creations. If you really want to feel like you’re on vacation, drink the Hua Hin Beach: its mini mountain of crushed ice soaks up Pampero dark rum, coconut cream, lime and stout (yes, beer!), perfected by a pinch of salt and kaffir lime. Hot tip: another must-order is the off-menu classic daiquiri, made with lush Thai palm sugar the owners drive a few hundred miles to get.