The food and the boat are both stunning.
Oct 31, 2013|
Key: Rooftop Garden Spots Riverside Good Music Terraces Community Malls
The Park 9, Sri Nakarin Soi 57. 02-707-8873. Open daily 7am-11pm. BTS Udom Suk
Eat Drink Love might be located quite far out from town, near Paradise Park, but it is totally worth the drive. The place serves up international comfort food for any time of day, with a focus on all-day brunch and afternoon tea, alongside a nice selection of desserts from Amatissimo Caffe and Yanin. We love the sizable outdoor terrace where the verdant garden of big trees and small ponds provide a charming backdrop for laidback drinks with friends. That and the good choice of wines.
Lobby/F, Urbana Sathorn, 55 Sathorn Tai Rd., 02-359-9667-8. Open daily 6am-midnight
Amontre has all the makings of an ideal hang-out spot. Owned by the same team behind All Six to Twelve (in Langsuan), itself known for its cool lofty vibe, here the big bonus is the large terrace at the front, sporting a wooden deck and hanging light bulbs. But if you get bored of all the couples acting romantic, you can always have some fun on the mezzanine floor with a sports bar and a foosball table. Big bowls of cocktails start at B490, craft beers from Beervana are B240 and draught beers range from Heineken (B130) to Hoegaarden Rose (B180).
M Place Mall, Thonglor Soi 13, 02-712-5446. Open Mon-Sat 6:30pm-midnight
A film director by day, Jay Boccia recently opened the gorgeous Bellino Wine Room & Boutique, which sports a décor inspired by the Italian island of Capri. He directly imports around 50 labels of wines from many small vineyards at reasonable prices (some even cheaper than Villa Market); for example, you can get a bottle of Bottega DOCG Prosecco at B600 or opt for the brief but good selections of wine by glass starting from B100. The very chill yet tiny terrace also serves up some Italian dishes such as the delicious caprese salad (fresh mozzarella with olives and tomato, B350).
Thonglor Soi 10, 081-920-5929. Open daily 12pm-midnight
Aside from all the beer bars opening in community malls, Thonglor has also welcomed this sport-friendly venue conveniently sat on the corner of Thonglor Soi 10. Originally from Singapore, Brotzeit German Bier Bar and Restaurant actually puts a big focus on German cuisine. Grab a seat out on the big terrace with the large outdoor screens to catch the football match and try the tafelspitz (boiled beef with apple horseradish sauce, B440) or leg ham with emmentaler cheese (B280). Wash it all down with five different kinds of Paulaner draught beer (B250 for 0.5 liter).
47/F, United Center, Silom Rd. 091-889-9600. BTS Sala Daeng. Open Mon-Sat 5pm-midnight.
Formerly home to the Heineken GreenSpace, the rooftop of the United Centre Silom already used to welcome revelers celebrating the coming of winter a few years ago. Now, finally, the space has been transformed into a permanent rooftop bar, Cloud 47, which offers more variety than most rooftop venues across Bangkok, yet has a distinctly Thai flavor. With its menu of drinking food and large beer garden littered with white square tables and stool sofas catering for up to 500 people, the place just asks for you to order drinks to share, from a tower of draught beer (starts from B600) to a tower of Absolut smoothie (B1,280, mixers B60). There’s also a more upscale wine zone which is serviced by a “flying angel hostess” suspended in a harness.
GreenSpace might not be as huge as it was a couple of years ago but Heineken hasn’t quite given up on winter beer season yet. This year, you have two pop-up parks to look forward to: one on Sukhumvit Soi 16 next to Column Tower and one on the front yard of The Esplanade Ratchada. The creative team behind both spots is the late Bed Supperclub’s Bed Buzz team. While details have yet to be finalized, don’t expect the Soi 11 UFO to make a guest appearance, but we are hoping some electronic music will make it onto the playlists. What is being revived is Bed Supperclub’s white sheet beds, at least at the Soi 16 venue. Both venues should be open from November to the end of the year.
2/F, Horizon Building, Sukhumvit Soi 63 (Soi Ekkamai), BTS Ekkamai. 02-381-6299. Open daily, 10-1am.
With its Tron-meets-raver décor, this bar on the second floor of the Horizon building is an intriguing new addition to Ekkamai’s nightlife scene. Apart from the normal indoor zone which plays host to live music every weekend, the park in front of the building will welcome Hoegaarden and Stella Artois events this winter. We suggest grabbing a beer at the old favorite Baan Rai Coffee on the corner of Soi Ekkamai, before checking what all the fuss is about here.
482 Praditmanoontham Rd., 02-515-1232-3. Open daily 4pm-midnight
This place may be quite far from the city center, but it’s a pretty easy drive if you take the Ramindra expressway, and it’s totally worth the mileage. Founded by one of the Beer Lovers in Thailand community’s members, Prasert “Geng” Sritaborvornpaiboon, the open-air Niche Beer Ville is decked out under a European village theme and offers a wonderful variety of imported beers, including all the now-expected craft ones, as well as unusual pop-up promotions (like free beers for Arsenal fans when the team wins).
Asiatique Riverfront, 083-015-9988. Open daily 5pm-1am
It’s sometimes tough to get a table outside at Happy Fish, but the river views and converted warehouse backdrop make it worth elbowing past the tourists to snag a seat here. The menu is your usual hodgepodge of Thai and Thai-ified Italian, but you do have a live band and plenty of photo ops to look forward to.
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