Nak Niwat Road and Lat Phrao Soi 71 are a hidden enclave of bars, farmers’ markets, cafes and boutiques. Here's our guide to the good life.
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Coffee & Breakfast
Lunch & Dinner
Along Nak Niwat Road you’ll find the red door of Eat Lovers (85 Nak Niwat Rd., 099-198-9929), dedicated to Thai dishes like Phitsanulok dried spicy soup with pork ribs (B168) and Thai panang curry with pork and lychee (B168). PAA.MAA House (89 Lat Phrao Soi 71, 098-242-4789) takes a more fusion route with dishes like stir-fried shrimp and garlic with red-hot chili dip (B189). Butcher Beef and Beer (Nak Niwat Soi 16, 098-263-7700) is where the local craft beer geeks hang, chugging on Delirium Tremens (B250) and enjoying steaks from just B600. For special occasions, The Older Chef (14, Lat Phrao 71, 094-479-5935) serves possibly Bangkok’s cheapest omakase at B1,599.
Lat Phrao has some of the funnest bars in Bangkok. Period. @24 by PJT (93/4 Nak Niwat Rd., 091-786-5432) is a classic Thai-style hangout: live music, pool and no-nonsense brews from B90. Octo Beer Bottle Shop (Nak Niwat Soi 2, 081-234-8291) has all the top craft names on tap from Freshly Squeezed (B240) to Rogue (B275), while Krasip (737 PraditManutham Rd., 096-869-8869) has an open-air terrace with live music, Stella (B220) and cocktails from B180.
From MRT Lat Phrao, it’s a B80 motorcycle taxi to the top of Soi 71. You can take the upcoming BTS Lat Phrao station (open on Aug 11).
My Story Ladprao 71 (390 128 Nak Niwat Rd.) starts from B12,000-14,000/month; Family House Ladprao 71 (41/26 Sukhonthasawat Rd.) offers rooms from B18,000/month. The five-floor Prime I-Zen Condo (365 Nak Niwat Rd) costs B10,000-18,000/month.
Have fun with friends and family at Rabbit Hole Board Game (396/7 Sukhonthasawat Soi 18/1, 085-812-4399), or craft a ceramic cup at Dinner Ceramics Studio (1/285 ChokChai 4 Rd., 081-867-3130). For sport enthusiasts, 71 Badminton Court (33/43 Nak Niwat Soi 24, 02-539-6408) is a must, while Union Cycling Apparel (66 Nak Niwat Soi 16, 081-964-4404) has all the hottest bike gear. Check out Lat Phrao’s Hua Mum Market (678 Prasert-Manukitch Rd., 099-492-6858) for food, clothes and so much more.
What don’t people know about this neighborhood?
Apichai Tragoolpadetgrai, co-founder of Organic Supply
“It’s the best place for organic lovers. You can shop for so many organic groceries at Lemonfarm and Farm to You, and also do wholesome activities at the Thai City Farm (also known as Prince City Farm) community center.”
Pakapan Samksamarn, Owner of Octobeer Bottle Shop
“This vibrant community sits at the main entrance to a shortcut for other areas, which has made it a new hub for hanging out.”
Pavarisa Singto, Owner of EatLovers
“The highlight of Lat Phrao Soi 71 is its large main road, which is different from others in Bangkok, thanks to the many restaurants and bars hiding down the alleys.