Giusto is one of the most renowned Italian kitchens in town. Set in a lovely house with light chocolate walls, the place has the warmth and coziness of a modern home. The food is lip-smacking, whipped up with top-quality ingredients. Its comprehensive wine list comprises shipments from Italy,...
Hari's Bar
Holiday Inn Silom Bangkok, 981 Silom Rd., 02-238-4300.Hari’s Bar’s Euro promotion includes watching your favorite matches on wide screen plus Heineken draft at B80/glass. Not so much a beer person? Order a cocktail in one of their football ceramic cups and add that to your mug...
12/1 Sukhumvit Soi 4 (Nana Tai), 02-255-0644. Open daily 9-1am.Old timer this one! Decked out in the Irish colors of greens and dark browns this is probably the tidiest joint in the entire strip. Once you make it past the huge front door, you’ll be face to face with a wide and clean dining...
New café Feast is proving a draw for the young and chic. Connected to the Kem Issara Studio, the café sits amid a beautiful garden where you can sip an espresso (B65) or affogato (B130) along with some pancakes with ice cream (B145). Lunchtime offers specials of the day such as khao gaeng kiew wan...
With branches in Khaosan Road and Pattaya, this franchised pub is something of a Bangkok institution. Expect the usual pub offerings: house pours, imported beers on tab, pub grub and a whole lot of live sport actions.
Tucked away behind a parking lot at the very end of Ratchada Soi 8, this gay bar has toilets that are nothing short of legendary: three rooms, curtains, dim to pitch-black lighting. Let’s just say the action is not necessarily taking place on the dance floor. Arrive here before 9:30pm (except...
Dimly lit pub with live music and commercial hip hop and dance tunes (no real DJs). Occasional guest singers pop in from time to time. 
Despite the new, more contemporary branch on Thong Lor, this original location retains its colonial charm and appeal, with loads of wicker and a tropical, overgrown garden outside. Great service adds to the positive vibe. When it comes to the food, in addition to the array of sweet and savory...
Chu
Chu gets its name from its churros (B90/plate, add chocolate or dulce de leche for another B20). But we’ve really fallen in love with their chocolate drinks. The darkest one, made with 58% cacao French baking chocolate (as opposed to cacao powder) is wonderfully complex, bitter and creamy (...
The previous owner of Tacos & Salsa (on Sukhumvit 18), Jorge Bernal, is now back with a new Mexican offering, Sabroso Mexican Tapas Bar way out in the Ramkhamhaeng area. The bright and casual small space serves up classics like chicken fajitas and chimichanga (deep-fried burritos). There's...
Hidden away, almost at the end of Soi Ekkamai, Haus has taken over the beautiful building that formerly housed the nowdefunct Parata Diamond. The original dark mood and tone remain, while the kitchen serves up Thai comfort dishes such as radna patongko (noodles in gravy topped with deep-...
The setting: Dominated by the central cooking station, including the large charcoal grill, the look blends sleek sophstication with modern asian touches. There are also two private rooms if you want to enjoy a more discrete dining experience.The food: There’s a lengthy list of grillable meats...
The buzz: Run by the same team as Cafe de Tu, this elegant and spacious restaurant has a striking position on the second floor overlooking the BTS and an equally striking American hunting lodge styledecor, while the food focuses on classic Western dishes, backed up by a creative drink...
Opened just last year, this fairly basic space is grungier than other diners in town, but it puts some serious gusto into its classic American dishes and also hosts lots of interesting events such as comedy nights, gigs and movie screenings. Join the largely expat crowd and order the deep-fried...
The new and cozy Gramercy takes its inspiration from a New York park of the same name. In keeping with the lush concept of downstairs neighbor Above Eleven, it features lots of bright furniture in a garden vibe, plus graffiti by local artists.  The place serves up only ceviche, sushi and...
A small, narrow place equipped with LCD screens for you to watch the games of your choice. Very similar to Chequers. Take your pick: Irish or British? 
The UK’s largest coffee shop chain Costa Coffee is now serving its handcrafted, Rainforest Alliance-certified brews right here in Paragon. Not only do they boast about their trademark Mocha Italia blend, but they’re also pretty proud of their eco-friendly cups made using only certified...
Formerly known as Whiskey Mist, the corner of Thong Lor Soi 10 is now Wine Republic, another hot spot among neighborhood area. The management remains the same; the just wanted to their previously dancey place to be more chill. Numbers of wooden dining tables are filled all over the indoor and...
Previously a Facebook Japanese-inspired bakery, White Day has now opened a shop over on the Thonburi side of the river. They say the desserts are now more complex, while the emphasis is also on creative presentation. Try the new dishes like the Three Degrees of Chocolate (B195), which comes with...
Gallery Drip Coffee | Bangkok
The two photographers behind this joint, Piyachart Trithaworn and Natthiti Ampriwan, take their coffee very seriously. As the name suggests, it’s all about the drip brew method here. The standout cup (B75) uses beans sourced from Lee Ayu Chuepa, of the Akha hill tribe community in Chiang Rai...
Set in the dog-friendly Ozono mall, Harmonica may seem an unlikely hub for Bangkok’s DIY music scene, but from one glance at the amazing record collection that lines the wall, you know they take what they do very seriously. Owner Put (who also performs as a solo guitarist under the name...
Having undergone a change of focus to steaks, Fifty-Five can boast a great view of downtown and first dibs on Maezawa beef. The fatty, marbled Japanese beef is a growing competitor to the legendary Kobe and Matsuzaka. As with Kobe, it’s melt-in-your-mouth yummy and nearly as fat as a slice of...
Run by Ethiopian natives, from the owner to the cooks, this restaurant does exactly what the name says—classic Ethiopian dishes. Dining here, you’ll feel like you’re no longer in Thailand with the eclectic crowds conversing in multiple crowds and languages. Try the popular doro...
This charming Thai café is all about local beans, serving only 100% Arabica sourced from Chiang Rai, which they roast themselves right here in the café. The coffee menu is short as they brew only from an espresso machine, but you can still enjoy a classic cup of coffee (B80). There’s also a...
Flow/Nest Bar
At Le Fenix, you have a choice of two bars, Nest and Flow—a revamped lobby bar that offers a selection of tapas and an extensive wine list with lots of New World wines or, for those of you who are daring enough to perform a how-good-is-my-hair-gel experiment, Nest Bar—a suave rooftop...
Chinese restaurant Crystal Jade in Bangkok
This classy Chinese bistro from Singapore is a bit more upscale than its sister branch at Erawan but features a selection of familiar Cantonese specialties, like la mian and xiao long bao. More venues at www.crystaljade.com.
Besides the minimalist décor—all raw cement and wooden accents—we’re even more impressed that Pla Dib is now all the rage for coffee. Adopting all the third wave principles, they even do fresh roasting here, too. The selection is quite similar to other specialty cafés. Their drip...
The local coffee scene now welcomes a Korean touch. New cafe My Coffee is led by Salisa Jaengsin and her partner, Yoon, who worked as a barista for more than six years back home in Korea. Coffee starts from B50, with drip coffee coming in at B100 made with beans from Antigua Guatemala. The food...
Working with a healthy gluten-free, non-dairy concept, Theera serves up a regularly rotating range of bakery treats, from mouthwatering gingerbread cake with homemade granola (B150) and brownie banoffee and milk crumbs (B100), which you can enjoy along with some organic tea. Breakfast dishes are...