Situated right beside bustling Thonglor and Ekkamai, gritty Phra Khanong has previously been overlooked as a residential and office area—but that’s all begun to change thanks to new restaurants, bars and galleries that blur the line between art and nightlife.


If there’s one place left in Bangkok where we can still almost afford to buy an apartment, it’s here. Phra Khanong has seen a condo development boom over the last couples of years, which has brought a whole lot more to the community. W District and a bunch of quirky new art spaces, restaurants and bars have also changed the game. Here’s what you should know. 
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A pokey little bar barely big enough for five stools and a narrow counter.
Restaurant: Saeb Lai
On Nut's hip spot for Isaan soul food.
Venue: Hubba-to
Onnut's 24-hour co-working space is a game-changer. 
Restaurant: Teien
Sukhumvit Soi 49's popular sushi joint finds a cooler home.