Thailand Guide

Asoke-Phrom Phong


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There’s a lot to love about Asoke and Phrom Phong area, not least because of shopping hub Terminal 21 (88 Sukhumvit Rd., 02-108-0888, Mon-Sun 10am-10pm, BTS Asoke), the glamorous shopping mall Emquartier and homey Farmers’ market at K-Village (93-95 Sukhumvit Soi 26, 02-258-9919, Mon-Sun 10am-11pm) being in proximity.



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Just in Sukhumvit 33/1 alone, you’ll be able to find the Royal Oak (02-662-1650, Mon-Sun 10am-1am BTS Phrom Phong), where expats come for a fun night at the Comedy Club and Pub quiz; UFM Super Fuji (593/29 Sukhumvit 33/1, 02-258-0697, Mon-Sun 8am-10pm, BTS Phrom Phong) a sizeable supermarket where locals and expats rely on for imported Japanese goods and produce; Ramen Tei (593/23-24 Sukhumvit 33/1, 02-662-0050 Mon-Sun 11am-12am), one of the best Japanese ramen places in Bangkok; and the latest addition Hair of the Dog Phrom Phong (593/27 Sukhumvit Rd., 02-258-1461, Mon-Sun 5pm-12am), an asylum-looking craft beer bar that regularly has 13 different taps for you to try.



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There are also countless trendy cafes and restaurants to try along Sukhumvit, from the excellent brunch spot at Seed (104 Soi Phrom  Chit, Sukhumvit 39, 094-429-7777 Tue-Sun 11-12am) by the Water Library Group, healthy superfoods at Brekkie Organic Cafe (6/9 Soi Promsri, Sukhumvit 39, 083-656-6141, Mon-Sun 9am-6pm), Quince Eatery & Bar (Sukhumvit Soi 45, 02-662-4478, Mon-Fri 11:30-12am, Sat-Sun 10:30-01am) and vegetarian havens like Veganerie Concept (Soi Methi Niwet, 02-252-2120, Mon-Sun 10am-9pm) and Broccoli Revolution (899 Sukhumvit Rd. 02-662-5001, Mon-Sun 7am-10pm).



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The legendary Peppina (27/1 Sukhumvit Soi 33, 02-119-7677, Mon-Sun 11:30am-2:30pm, 6pm-12am)  and Appia (20/4 Sukhumvit Soi 31, 02-261-2056, Mon-Sun 6:30-11pm, Sun 11:30am-2:30pm) by Chef Paolo Vitaletti are also nestled within the alleys, serving some of the best Neapolitan pizzas and Roman family recipes in town.  



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If you’re more of the cafe-hopping type, try Sukhumvit 26, where you’ll be able to find the hip cafe pioneer Casa Lapin x26 (51 Sukhumvit Soi 26 Mon-Sun 7:30am-10pm) with a joint kinfolk-esque flower shop Wallflower; the Tokyo-inspired minimalist cafe-slash-gallery Sora City (61/52 Soi Sukhumvit 26, 02-001-6600, Mon-Tue, Thu-Sun 9am-6pm), and the homey breakfast-coffee spot Wonderwall The Kaffebar #26 (A Square, 120 Sukhumvit Soi 26, Mon-Sun 7:30-7pm). Right in the same ally is Barkyard Bkk (65 Sukhumvit Soi 26, 084-874-2777, Tue-Sun 10am-6pm), a space for Bangkok’s dog lover community providing facilities such as a swimming pool, pet playground, pet hotel & daycare and pet bakery.



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For some nightlife action, there’s a huge range of things to choose from: house music and techno fans head over to Glow Club (4/5 Soi Sukhumvit 33, Mon-Sun 7pm-3am), while a lot of fancy aesthetics can be found at the Ashley Sutton-designed Sing Sing Theater (Sukhumvit Soi 45, 063-225-1331, Tue-Sun 9pm-2am) with its dark decor evoking an ancient Chinese courtyard theater, decorated with metal cages, lanterns and leather.



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A further walk down Sukhumvit road takes you to world music and yadong cocktails at Studio Lam (Sukhumvit Soi 51, 02-261-6661, Tue-Sun 6pm-2am), and a gallery-slash-bar at WTF Gallery & Cafe (7 Sukhumvit Soi 51, 02-662-6246, Tue-Sun 6pm-1am). For a bit of mystery, we dare you to find the speakeasy Q&A (235/13 Sukhumvit Soi 21, Mon-Sat 7pm-2am BTS Asoke) , one of Asia’s best cocktail bars that specialises in personalised drinks. You won’t even want to ask to see the menu.

Nearest station: BTS Asoke-BTS Phrom Phong