Skate Café & Bar
The buzz: Tucked inside the open-air nightlife venue Coco Walk, this grungy cafe and bar has been open for about a month, complete with a skate-inspired décor and even a mini ramp outside for skateboarders to show off their tricks.
The decor: You’ll find the place easily enough thanks to the big black and white mural out front, not to mention the mini ramp right beside it. Wade through the outdoor seats and you’ll also find a pool table inside. The bar takes the skate concept to a pretty extreme level: the seats and bookshelves are made from old decks, the latter piled up with imported skateboard and fashion magazines, the doorknobs are made with skateboard wheels, while wheels are also affixed to the colorful tables. If you’re afraid of a little smoke, beware the open kitchen and take a seat outside.
The music: The early hours serve up a café-friendly mix of modern jazz and bossanova, while the night-time delivers trip hop, rap and some old-time local pop you can sing along to. There’s live music every night with a focus on requests.
The food and drinks: As a cafe (10am-4pm), they serve breakfast dishes like soft shell crab eggs benedict (B270). Coffee starts at B50. Later on once they turn into a bar (4pm-2am), you can order the signature cheeseburger served with thick cut fries (chicken or beef, B220/B250) or fish n’ chips (B270), and wash it all down with their variety of frozen cocktails (pink lemonade, blue lemon, strawberry, green apple, blueberry squash, B250 per jar). Local beers start from B100, Asahi and Hoegaarden are coming soon.
The crowd: Skateboarders, hipsters, local teenagers and teenagers at heart.
Why you’ll come back: It’s a cool yet welcoming place for a juicy chicken burger and a beer or two. If you’re a skater, the mini ramp is a nice touch, while they also sell everything skateboard-related.
|Address:||Skate Café & Bar, Coco-Walk Plaza, 89/70 Phayathai Rd., Bangkok,|
|Opening hours:||daily 10-2am|
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