BANGKOK BAR

The Cave

The buzz: Ratchathewi’s cheap and cheerful bar enclave Cocowalk, just got a new opening, The Cave, which goes for a theme park look in sharp contrast with its more hum-drum neighbors.

The décor: The bar is decked out in an underwater cave theme, featuring stucco walls and faux-stone furniture. Don’t go expecting a scene from Sanctum, though, because it looks more like a living room belonging to the Flintstones. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing especially if you’re looking to steer away from the house-turned-bar-slash-restaurants currently dominating our nightlife scene. Apart from an obligatory disco ball and a DJ booth, there are a few flat screens dotted on the walls showing live football matches.

The music: A resident DJ cranks out commercial hip hop and, as the night matures, high-energy trance.

The crowd: Mostly whiskey-sharing male university students, soccer fans and lost tourists.

The price: Beer B80, whiskey B1,000, mixers B40. No cocktails are on offer at the moment.

Why you’ll come back: You probably won’t but The Cave should attract a loyal following of uni students amused by the décor. Chanun Poomsawai

Venue Details
Address: The Cave, Cocowalk (opposite Asia Hotel), Phayathai Rd., Bangkok,
Phone: 085-820-4809
Open since: January, 2011
Opening hours: daily 7pm-1am
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