THONG LOR

If seeing and being seen is your thing or if you love to dine at the hottest bistros while watching the world go by in the latest fashions, Thonglor is where you want to be. The main street in Thonglor, also known as Sukhumvit Soi 55, features some of the city’s best restaurants, coolest bars and hippest entertainment complexes. Pop your head into Seenspace, The Commons or 72 Courtyard to see who’s making the scene and what Bangkok’s elite get up to after the sun goes down. If you’re more of a morning person, you’ll find plenty of cafes as well as some of the city’s most high-end yoga, pilates and other trendy fitness destinations.
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Baltic Blunos: Michelin-starred chef brings Baltic-style fine dining to Thonglor

Baltic Blunos: Michelin-starred chef brings Baltic-style fine dining to Thonglor

Martin Blunos, a British-born culinary superstar with Latvian roots, has teamed up with Latvian chef Aleksandrs Nasikailov to open a one-of-a-kind fine dining restaurant in...

Genius Bar: Bangkok’s first bone broth cafe opens in Thonglor

Genius Bar: Bangkok’s first bone broth cafe opens in Thonglor

At a passing glance, Genius Bar may look like another new minimalistic coffee shop in a trendy mall — but as soon as you get a little closer, you’ll notice that there...

Museum of Sex: Get off at BTS Thong Lo to find 500+ erotic art pieces and artifacts from Thailand’s history of sex (PHOTOS)

Museum of Sex: Get off at BTS Thong Lo to find 500+ erotic art pieces and artifacts from Thailand’s history of sex (PHOTOS)

Dildos, phallic amulets, vintage adult magazines and explicit life-sized sculptures of people having sex. These are among the 500+ pieces of erotic art and historical artifacts...

Inside Palette Artspace, a new cafe-art gallery just steps away from BTS Thonglor

Inside Palette Artspace, a new cafe-art gallery just steps away from BTS Thonglor

If you ever get stuck in pouring rain and know that the BTS trains are going to be insanely crowded (and wet) for another hour, then here’s a good place to wait it out. A...

A trio of cuisines collides at San, the new ‘casual fine diner’ on Soi Sukhumvit 51

A trio of cuisines collides at San, the new ‘casual fine diner’ on Soi Sukhumvit 51

At a small shophouse tucked away in a quiet residential alley of Soi Sukhumvit 51 is San, a relatively new fusion restaurant has opened that combines the flavors of Thai, Chinese...

New(ish) Laotian restaurant ‘Lao Dtom Lao’ relocates to Thonglor

New(ish) Laotian restaurant ‘Lao Dtom Lao’ relocates to Thonglor

No matter how hot Bangkok is, we’ve always got time for tongue-burning papaya salad.  Six months after it opened in the city’s old town (in Nang Loeng area, to be exact),...

Yoshibar: Inside Yoshito Suzuki’s new(ish) specialist sake bar in Thonglor

Yoshibar: Inside Yoshito Suzuki’s new(ish) specialist sake bar in Thonglor

The bustling bar scene in Bangkok’s Thonglor neighborhood recently welcomed a new spot that specializes in the clear-colored, rice-based booze from Japan: sake.   The cozy...

Thonglor speakeasy ‘Find the Locker Room’ marks 2nd anniversary with new cocktail menu — here’s a sneak peek

Thonglor speakeasy ‘Find the Locker Room’ marks 2nd anniversary with new cocktail menu — here’s a sneak peek

Find the Locker Room, a speakeasy-themed bar in Thonglor that’s hidden behind gym lockers, celebrated its two year anniversary last week by launching a new set of cocktails....

Tree knocks out power on lower Thonglor

Tree knocks out power on lower Thonglor

Power has been out intermittently in lower Thonglor on Thursday evening since a feckless tree and gravity conspired to take out some power lines. As of 6:30pm, crews were working...

Something Borrowed, Something New: Electric scooters zip into Bangkok

Something Borrowed, Something New: Electric scooters zip into Bangkok

You might have seen them zipping up, down and around Thonglor. People whisking by silently, clenching orange metal handlebars. I wanted to track these small-wheeled wonders to...