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BANGKOK VENUE:
72 Courtyard

  • 72 Courtyard

WHAT IS IT?

Thonglor's slick, open-plan mall offers one of Bangkok's top nightlife experiences. Like The Commons across the road, you'll find acres of concrete, plants and steel, with as much space devoted to communal courtyards as to the venues themselves.

WHERE TO EAT

Hopeland

In the spot vacated by Hong Kong-born Little Bao, this place also does bao, this time with a Korean slant, alongside tiki-themed cocktails and tables which double as retro videogame consoles. Hopeland's menu takes an Asian-fusion comfort food route with the likes of a tender beef brisket and kimchi bao, bulgogi kimchi fries, mandu (pork dumplings served with spicy mayo on the side) and bibimbap with your choice of spicy pork belly, tofu and mushroom, beef short ribs or chicken. While pounding away at arcade classics like Pacman, Space Invaders and Tetris, you can try drinks like Dolphin Next Door a mix of Pampero Blanco rum and Wild Turkey 81 bourbon with a touch of macademia syrup, coconut milk and lime. www.fb.com/hopelandbar

Lucky Fish

Sitting front and center at the hip 72 Courtyard complex, Lucky Fish doubles as both cafe and bar, serving Japanese munchies alongside coffee and booze. During the daytime, it rolls out chicken karaage, okonomiyaki fries, rice balls and maki rolls, while dinner time sees a greater emphasis on yakitori (grilled meat and veggies). Drinks are similarly wide-ranging, from hojicha latte to cocktails with Japanese twists like the Matcha Mojito. 02-392-6926, www.fb.com/luckyfishbkk

 

Touche Hombre

This Australian-hailing spot is a trendy blend of Mexican booze, street art and hip hop tunes. Aside from the serious cocktails (try Tommy’s Margarita, which costs only B275), the place also serves reliable, substantial food that adds twists to traditional fare like guacamole, tacos, Mexican-style salads and meat dishes. They highlight a range of imported chilies as well as house-made essentials like tortillas and chips. Don’t miss the signature elotes callejeros, grilled corn on the cob with chipotle mayo, cotija cheese and lime, or their delicious tacos. The bar does a dangerously good line of tequila and mezcal, too. 061-713-0083, www.fb.com/Touche-Hombre-Bangkok
 

Toro

The brainchild of chefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette, Toro made its name in the US cities of Boston and New York for Barcelona-inspired traditional and modern tapas dishes served in a chic and fun setting. Headed by chef Zach Watkins, the Bangkok outpost takes reference from the New York branch and adapts the food to suit local ingredients and palates. That means seared foie gras served with roselle sauce, shimeji mushroom and mangosteen, while the hanger steak (filete a la plancha) comes with caramelized red onion and green curry butter. Also don’t miss their churros—perfectly crisp yet moist inside. Pair your dinner with the refreshing watermelon sangria or a glass of Spanish wine poured straight from porron02-392-7790, www.fb.com/torobangkok


WHERE TO DRINK

Beam

Joining late-night neighbors Badmotel (across the street) and Mellow (next door), the club offers a more minimal, warehouse-style experience that keeps things raw, casual and loud. You'll also find Asia’s first "body kinetic" dance floor that shakes vibrations into dancers' feet—meaning you'll literally be able to feel the rhythm inside you as you dance. 02-392-7750, www.fb.com/beamclubbkk
 

Beer Belly

This large open-air beer garden serves up craft beers (Hitachino, La Chouffe, Verdett and many more) and Western and Thai-style pub grub (from barbecue ribs to laab fries). Bonus points for the live music, free jenga and, our favorite, the real-deal table tennis table. Daily happy hour deals from 5-7pm. 02-392-7770, www.fb.com/beerbellybkk 
 

Evil Man Blues

Craggy-bearded barmen labor over serious, booze-heavy cocktails amid a photogenic mix of wood, marble, brass and neon at this sexy little cocktail lounge—possibly the hottest place on a strip of hot new bars. Funk, old-school hip-hop and r'n’b provide the soundtrack as you knock back glass after glass of potent stuff like the Jet Lagged, which sees bourbon, coffee liqueur, sweet vermouth, black walnut bitters and Grand Marnier poured into one very powerful wake-me-up. 02-392-7740, www.fb.com/EvilManBlues
 

Savoy

Against a backdrop of black marble and Persian rugs, this bar serves up giant helpings of fruity, sophisticated punch in art nouveau silver bowls. Adding to the perfectly kitsch ambience, four private karaoke rooms await those in the mood to belt out their favorite power ballad. With over 60,000 tracks available, expect the evening’s soundtrack to range from Britney Spears to Chinese pop anthems. 02-392-7636, www.fb.com/barsavoybkk

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72 Courtyard, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), Bangkok, Thailand

Opening Hours:

daily 7-2am

Open Since:

February, 2016
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