Next door to this Japan-meets-Jamaica reggae/hip hop bar is a t-shirt shop selling products made in the Land of the Rising Sun. International (mostly from Japan) guest DJs perform monthly.
1860/26 Petchaburi Rd., next to Amari Atrium Hotel, 02-716-6067/8. Open daily 7pm-2am.
Hippie de Bar
This two-story house hidden in Soi Tom Yum Goong is the perfect place for Britpop, jazz and retro pop fans to have a drink and a boogie. The tiny shop next-door, Made in Paradise, offers very colorful, over-the-top clothing, which most of the time is one-of-its-kind. Economic prices and limited sizes.
46 Khao San Rd., Taladyod, Phranakorn, 08-1820-3762, 08-1438-4738. Open daily 11am-1am.
One of the more relaxed and stylish venues in RCA, Prop Bar features two floors with all sorts of vintage and designer furniture. With local bands jamming nightly, this place attracts a packed crowd on the weekends. The aesthetes amongst you might find it interesting that the whole interior is on sale.
Royal City Avenue, 21/51-53 Soi Soonvijai, Rama 9 Rd., 02-203-0669. Open daily 6pm-1am.
Boasting a restaurant, bar, alfresco area and crystal shop all under one roof; this elegant place has everything you need. A nice place to lure your date for dining, then scoot to the crystal shop to buy her a little surprise. A chill atmosphere in a luxurious environment.
28 Sukhumvit Soi 20 (next to Koi), 02-258-1599. Open daily 11am-1am. www.crystal-lounge.com.