Spoiler: lots of cool drinking dens
Sukhumvit is a salad bowl of cultures and cuisines, and the lower sois harbor some of the city’s most diverse eateries and hangouts, from cool restaurants to awesome bars and cigar lounges. Here are the highlights:
Craft Sukhumvit Soi 23/Birds, 02-258-0541 or Slanted Taco, 02 258 0546 Open Mon-Thu from 3pm, Fri-Sun open from noon.
Scruffy Murphy’s Irish Pub
Known as one of the city’s most authentic and classic Irish pubs (they've even won international awards to that effect), Scruffy’s serves traditional Irish food accompanied by pints of Guinness and Kilkenny. Live sports from Ireland and across the globe are shown on multiple screens, and the atmosphere is notably cozy. The bar has a rotating list of promotions, so you can enjoy a good time without bruising your wallet.
Sukhumvit Soi 23, 02-661-7417. Open Mon-Fri 3pm-midnight; Sat 10am-midnigt; Sun 9am-midnight.
Rossano’s Italian Cuisine
Sukhumvit Soi 21/3, 02-260-1861. Open daily 11:30am-2pm, 5-11pm.
The Kiwi Sports Pub & Grill
With the friendly and inclusive atmosphere, The Kiwi Sports Pub & Grill is dubbed Bangkok’s "Home of Rugby” with regular screenings of the most popular games on live TV. The food and drink options are great and offered at some of the best prices around.
Sukhumvit Soi 8, 02-653-3144. Open Mon-Fri 3pm-midnight, Sat-Sun 10am-midnight.