Sukhumvit Soi 55, or Thonglor, is a trendy street in Bangkok where the city's creative set relieves its work week stress at the bars and pubs that dot the area. Thonglor is where you'll find Leffe on tap in an outdoor courtyard, spicy martinis in a gallery bar and live jazz in a Harry Potter-esque blacksmith workshop all within a short walk from one another. Interested in imbibing here? We don't blame you.
We recommend Trabblrs start a night out in Thonglor at BADMOTEL, a multi-storey, multi-purpose white space with neon lights that serves classy cocktails with a dose of art. Grab a drink at the bar downstairs before going up to the gallery where you'll find temporary photography exhibitions.
After BADMOTEL, it's off to Brew in the Seenspace complex where those who are tired of drinking Chang and Singha will rejoice when they're presented with a beer and cider menu 200 items deep. Leffe and Hoegaarden on tap? Check. Japanese beers you've never heard of? Check. Awesome atmosphere and meaty bar snacks? You guessed it...check again.
When you're done drinking suds with new found buds, head across the street to The Iron Fairies where you'll find yourself in dark quarters with lanterns and metal fairies dangling from the ceiling. Grab a seat and listen to the live band play popular jazz classics.
Meeting point: At BADMOTEL's ground level bar.
Leaders, please note that most bars in Bangkok close by 1:00-1:30am so if you want to hit up all these bars and have time for more, we suggest a start time of around 9:30pm. Thonglor is also home to one of the best places for street food - Soi 38. So head there when you have the late night munchies. Have fun!