The buzz: Rooftop bars and the winter breeze always make a perfect match. The newly opened Water Y is actually a refresh of the rooftop restaurant formerly known as Ruen Rub Rong, becoming yet another chill spot in town to grab a nice city view (of Ladprao), along with live music and booze.
The decor: It looks similar to the former Ruen Rub Rong with the renovation mostly focused on color tones and decorative items. White dinner tables are paired with dark wooden chairs loosely arranged around the rooftop area, leaving plenty of space for the pool in the middle. Inside, it’s all about bare cement, black touches and warm light. The bar also offers an LCD TV in the main room for weekend soccer matches.
The music: Popsanova covers of old hits like “More Than Words” or “You’ve Got a Friend.” Plus a live band on Fri-Sat covering Thai pop and some rock.
The crowd: Thirty-something Pisawit condo residents are the main crowd here. But customers also include university students and white collar workers who live in the neighborhood.
The price: Whiskey ranges from B450-1,400 (by the bottle), beer B100-140 (by the bottle) and mixers are B30. The bar also offers lots of Thai dishes which are pretty spicy and tasty, like tom klong pla salid (spicy soup with deep-fried Gourami fish, B140), neua toon pad ped (stewed beef fried with basil, B140) and pla dook fu kra paw korb (crispy catfish with basil sauce, B120).
Why you’ll come back: Nice food and a very chill rooftop space enough for you? Be warned though, if you’re not a Ladprao local, you may get lost in this maze of a soi. (Or just look it up on BKmagazine.com for a proper Google map.) Vasachol Quadri
|Address:||Water Y, 12/F, Pisawit Tower, 614/126 Phahon Yothin Soi 24, Bangkok,|
|Open since:||September, 2011|
|Opening hours:||daily 5:30pm-midnight|
|Nearest train||MRT Phahon Yothin|
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