Previously, the annual Winter Market Fest is what brings both locals and expats to Onnut. The open-air market is the closest thing Bangkok has to a Christmas market, with an incredibly charming vibe of the San Samran bridge at night, decorated with bright lights from the trendy shops and stores along the streets inside T77 community. This year, the very same area in Sukhumvit 77 now has been given a community mall of its own, named Habito (45/19 Sukhumvit 77 Soi Onnut 1/1, 02-136-5932 BTS Onnut).
The community mall aims to be the center of good-living with a variety of international restaurants to try from the likes of Muine (Vietnamese), Choichoi Chicken (Korean), Teien Sushi Bar (Japanese), and Papa Shabu (Thai-Japanese hot pot). Soon it will also welcome Bangkok Prep International School’s brand new campus.
Another Habito highlight is Hubba-To (3rd Floor, Habito Community Mall, Mon-Sun 24 hours), its co-working space located on the third floor. On top of the general coworking space and meeting rooms, there are also multi-functional spaces for creative works, such as the fully equipped Ceramic Room, the Screening Room, the Food Lab for your cooking experimentations, the Darkroom for B&W film development, the Wearable Room for dressmaking, plus an aeropress coffee specialist April Story right on sight. They’re also running craft workshops every weekend, providing an ideal space for the creative community.
But beyond Habito, there are other hidden gems that for the Onnut community to enjoy. For instance, Brownstone (1395 Sukhumvit 77, Soi Onnut 25, 085-483-7675, Mon-Sun 1pm-1am) is an upcoming space to watch. Once only a studio for artists and musicians that occasionally hosts indie music fests, it’s recently welcomed arty Ageha Cafe (Soi Onnut 25, Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun 10am-10pm), run by local indie musicians which has started to initiate its own movie screenings and talks.
This month, it’s just welcomed tattoo-slash-denim store More Than Ink Tattoo Studio x Get a Life Denim, and Lil’ Fatso food truck for those that want some finger-licking comfort food to go with their cold beer in the super chill front yard.
For local eats, Onnut doesn’t disappoint either with its age-old restaurants like Kiang (650 Sukhumvit 77, 02-332-6971 Mon-Tue, Thu-Sun 8-3am), Muk Tao Teung (Onnut Soi 9, 083-700-0787 Mon-Sun) for some cooling Thai desserts (relocated from the famous street food haunt of Soi 38), Lamduan (Onnut 52, 081-692-7074, Mon-Sun 12-11pm) for some spicy Isaan dishes and Best Beef (1490/2 Sukhumvit Rd. 02-742-9416, Mon-Sun 4pm-12am) for all-you-can-eat barbecue. Did we mention that there’s also a North Korean Restaurant hidden in Onnut Soi 8?
Nearest BTS Station: BTS Onnut
The Base Park and hasu HAUS are located right in the center of good-living at T77. Close to both the expressway and BTS Onnut station, the two residential projects have been designed to suit that value the beauty of slow-living without having to compromise the convenience of urban city-living.