Smack-dab in the middle of Phrom Phong and Thonglor, you are getting the best of both worlds here.
Everyone who lives or works in Phrom Phong or Thonglor will tell you that the really cool spots are well off the main roads and deep into the winding back alleyways. If you want to settle down in this area, best to find a spot out of the way, but still close enough to the action to make the best out of Bangkok’s poshest hoods. You’re in luck, we have a soi for you: Promsri. Walking distance from BTS Phrom Phong, but still also kind of on the edge of Thonglor. Here’s a peek at the neighboorhood.
Peace Oriental Tea House
Eat and Drink
You are really getting the best of both Thonglor and Phrom Phong here. Peace Oriental Tea House is one of our go-to tea spots (they make some of the best artisanal ice cream in Bangkok). You can basically have your pick of amazing Japanese restaurants, and if you want to splurge in that department head over to Sushi Masato nearby. Brainwake Café just a few minutes from the main Soi Promsri is probably the best way to get your brain in gear during the week. If you want some really good Thai food options (we’re talking dine-in, not all the great food stalls smattered around) then Bo.lan is in the neighborhood—and it’s looking better than ever these days after the additions of Bo.lan Grocer, Err and the new chef’s table concept. Another must-try, Sri Trat, is a venue BK has loved for years and one of the only places in town to get real-deal eastern Thai food in a dine-in setting (they make some decent drinks, too). Speaking of knocking some back, all the typical Thonglor options are within reach—12 x 12 Bar, Sway if you want a bit of clubbing, 008 Bar for a fine cocktail (or four). If you want to knock back some cold ones, try the hidden 2+4 Bar on the back side of EmQuartier. It’s a bit of a challenge to find, but the folks over at our sister publication, Coconuts Bangkok, have you covered there.
So, obviously, EmQuartier is going to be the easiest shopping option nearby. There are a couple of little shops scattered around nearby, but you are probably going to be doing the majority of you pick-ups at the mammoth malls by the BTS station. If you have the beans in your wallet and an eye or expensive fashion, brands like Armani Exchange, Club 21, Kate Spade, Alexander Wang, Maison Kitsune, Moschino, and Zara give you plenty of options to dump some cash. There’s an Adidas Originals if streetwear is more your thing. If you need a shiny new pair of speakers or a sparkling TV set, Sound City and Sony on the 3rd floors have you covered.
WTF Gallery & Café
Thing to Do
If you are one of those folks who loves to wander through art galleries and check out the latest openings, SAC Gallery—one of the biggest and fanciest privately-owned galleries in town—is just a stone’s throw away from Soi Promsri. It’s currently showing a retrospective exhibition of late French artist Valérie Goutard, who famously partnered with NGO New Haven to place a sculpture under the water in Koh Tao for coral reefs to live on. It’s not just big galleries, though. Down the street close to BTS Thonglor is WTF Gallery & Café. If you’re looking for a little bit more physical exercise, then Siam Strength is a boutique exercise gym focusing on strength training, and if you need something a little more hi-so then The Racquet Club is where you can get your tennis game on. Care to drink and paint? Head to Paintbar Bangkok in Piman 49 Heritage Project.
Places to live
The swankiest place to live on Soi Promsri is the newly unveiled SCOPE Promsri. The low-rise development seeks to capitalize on not only the prime location of the street but also changing consumer behavior towards integrated living communities with shops and courts built into the property.
The low-density and highly private condo comes with two retail units and 146 residences, ranging from 28-to-34.99 square meters. As standard, all the units come furnished with high-quality appliances from brands like Miele, Liebherr, Kohler. Each room is also fitted with a reflective glass façade that allows owners to enjoy the leafy views outside without glare and motorized blackout blinds to keep the sun out when you want to.
The company has also struck up an exclusive collaboration with Ligne Roset, a world-renowned French furniture manufacturer and designer with over 160 years of experience, to offer specialized furniture specifically for the units—such as a the The Promsri Table by Ligne Roset. You can score this if you swoop up the “Promsri Edition Fully-Furnished” package addition for B890,000, which comes with the table and a Prado Sofa by Christian Werner specifically sized for the different unit layouts. On top of that, all the units come with 75-inch flat screen TVs, 400-thread-count linens and beds with decorative headboards.
SCOPE Promsri starts at 6.3 million Baht with the ‘Promsri Edition Fully-Furnished Package’. Construction is under way, and is expected to be completed by November 2022. Presales and bookings will commence on March 12, 2021. Register now at www.scopepromsri.com.