Live the good life in the city's most happening 'hoods

We launched our Neighborhood Guides as a regular column in the print edition of BK Magazine in mid-2018 (pick up your copy here), shining a spotlight on some of the city’s most happening 'hoods. See below for where to eat, drink and be merry across Bangkok, and maybe even find your new home. 

 

Sathorn sois 10 and 12

Dec 2019

Bangkok’s central business district is packed with after-work haunts—nowhere more so than the u-shaped bend of Sathorn sois 10 and 12, which is home to what might be Bangkok’s best clusters of bars and restaurants. 

 

Soi Langsuan

Dec 2019

Lined with posh restaurants and beautiful boutiques, there’s no denying this soi is an elite playground, but there’s more to it than meets the eye.

 

Soi Pan

Nov 2019

Home to diverse restaurants, quaint cafes, old-school bakeries, a cool photo gallery and an iconic Hindu temple, this pleasant little street is a hidden gem. Here’s what life is like on Pan Road. 

 

Ari

Nov 2019

High-end residences, happening bars, and hip coffee shops and restaurants make the leafy sois of Bangkok’s “it” neighborhood the perfect place to call home.

 

Sukhumvit Soi 49

Oct 2019

From its cool restaurants and buzzworthy cocktail bars to its stylish co-working space and contemporary art gallery, this is why Sukhumvit Soi 49 is one of Bangkok’s most livable ‘hoods.

 

National Stadium

Oct 2019

Leave your biases at home—National Stadium is shedding its reputation as a tourist trap and uni student haunt. Here's why you should consider moving there.

 

MRT Wat Mangkon

Sep 2019

Chinatown means bustling markets, grunge-chic shophouses and great food. With the Wat Mangkon MRT extension now open, all the action is more accessible than ever. Here's our guide to the neighborhood.

 

Phrom Phong

Sep 2019

Phrom Phong is a hotbed of lavish malls, trendy watering holes, high-end condos and Japanese restaurants. The area stretches well beyond the BTS, though most of these spots are within a 10 minute walk.

 

BTS On Nut

Jun 2019

Far enough from the craziness of central Bangkok, On Nut is a laid-back hub of restaurants, bars and friendly faces. You can find all these places and more within around 10 minutes’ walk of the BTS.
 

 

Sukhumvit Soi 23

Jun 2019

Sukhumvit Soi 23 might be home to the notorious Soi Cowboy, but head deeper and this curiously diverse street harbors everything from top-notch sushi to 70-year-old family restaurants.

 

Soi Somkid

 

May 2019

Despite being one of the poshest addresses in Bangkok and situated between two of the city’s swankiest malls—Central Chidlom and Central Embassy—Soi Somkid has remained pretty under the radar, until now. Thanks to the arrival of Siri House by property developer Sansiri, this leafy urban oasis is starting to turn heads.

 

Sukhumvit Soi 51-53

 

May 2019

While Thonglor (Sukhumvit Soi 55) is full of swanky restaurants, glitzy clubs and bars, walking down the tranquil, leafy sois of Sukhumvit 51 and 53 is a real contrast. Besides the rows of dream homes, these two parallel streets boast charming cafes and cool bars, as well as some of Bangkok’s finest eateries.

 

Asoke-Phetchaburi intersection

 

April 2019

Thanks to a slew of construction projects over the last year, the Asoke-Phetchaburi intersection has seemingly offered little more than endless traffic jams and noise pollution. Now, though, its hidden gems have been bolstered by a wave of new openings, making Bangkok’s office-central a whole lot more livable.

 

Nanglinchee

 

Mar 2019

The four-lane Nanglinchee Road may lack the charm of neighboring Yen Akat or Suan Phlu, but its old shop-houses are a magnet for new bars, restaurants and shops. Sathorn’s It-’hood is blessed with cheaper rents, a shiny new mall, amazing croissants and one of our fave khao gaeng places.

 

Victory Monument

 

Mar 2019

Bustling with diverse street food and lively bars, Victory Monument maintains its local charm in spite of being one of Bangkok’s busiest intersections. 

 

Soi St. Louis

 

Feb 2019

There's more to this 'hood than awesome street food. 

 

Song Wat

 

Feb 2019

Running along the eastern bank of the Chao Phraya, Song Wat encompasses a diverse mix of old shophouses and new restaurants, all of which adhere to its slow, laid-back vibe.

 

 

Chatuchak

 

Jan 2019

Is Chatuchak actually Bangkok’s most livable ‘hood? Two parks, walkable streets, the best fresh market in the city, weekend vintage shopping plus BTS and MRT stations point to "yes." 

 

Punnawithi

 

Jan 2019

This local, residential neighborhood may look quiet on the surface, but explore a little deeper and you’ll find that it's full of life.