Young travellers love Bangkok. Even if you're beyond your youth, here's all the things to do in Bangkok that will make you more hispter than ever.
The Music Purists
You have your Spotify but I have my vinyl records. Find them at 8 Musique - a vinyl store located in Ei8ht Thonglor. A treasure trove of imported vinyl records and CDs for those who like it old school.
Address: 218/ 1 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Opening Hours: 10:00am to 10:00pm daily
Tel: +66 2 7138366
Website: 8 Musique
Bring back Film Noir
You can’t find a classic single screen cinema like this one at Scala Cinema anywhere else in Bangkok. You can still watch movies there, in its vintage aesthetics that will send you back a few decades.
Address: 256 Rama Road 1 Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 251 2861
New York New York in Bangkok
Because of its Brooklyn vibes, Charoen Krung is becoming the city’s hottest attraction. Galleries and restaurants have sprouted in this area, leading to a burgeoning arts scene. The Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC) relocated to this area, bringing along the artsy zing as well as many unmissable highlights such as Warehouse 30 and Soulbar.
Address: 1160 Charoen Krung Rd, Khwaeng Bang Rak, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10501, Thailand
Opening Hours: Tues to Sun, 10:30am to 9:30pm; Closed on Mondays
Tel: +66 2 105 7400
Nobody should miss visiting The Commons when in Thonglor. The eco-friendly building has a few floors that overflow with hipster vibes. You will find an indoor urban market, coffee shops and answers to weekend brunches here.
Source: The Commons
Address: 335 (Thonglor 17), 55 Sukhumvit Rd, Klongtan Nue, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Opening Hours: 8:00am to 12:00am daily
Tel: +66 89 152 2677
Website: The Commons
Not just regular beer, but craft beer please!
Another Thong Lor joint, Beer Belly, sits right across The Commons at 72 Courtyard. You’ve definitely got craft beer here, but more than that, you have a selection of games to while your time away, together with food good for mealtimes.
Source: Beer Belly
Address: 72 Courtyard FL G - 72 Sukhumvit 55 Thonglor (1,431.08 km) 10110 Bangkok, Thailand
Opening Hours: 5:00pm to 2:00am daily
Tel: +66 2 392 7770
Website: Beer Belly
Smooth drip coffee in a trendy ambience and red velvet cake on the side, with beans from Ethiopia and Yemen. Sounds like your perfect hipster afternoon? Right on at Gallery Coffee Drip. What else to expect if it’s a café found in the Bangkok Arts and Cultural Centre?
Gallery Coffee Drip
Address: Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (1st Fl), Pathum Wan, Bangkok
Opening Hours: Tue to Sun 10:30am to 8:30pm; Closed on Mon
Tel: +66 81 917 2131
Website: Gallery Coffee Drip
Skytrain Jazz Bar
Firstly, there isn’t a live band here, so the name might be a bit of a misnomer. However, this rooftop bar is not like the others – it’s unpretentious and drinks don’t burn a hole in your pocket. Think of grimey-looking stairways and furniture that look like they have been savaged from someone’s backyard. This place is packed during weekends and you’d be lucky to get a seat, but it’s a good spot to watch the sun go down.
Skytrain Jazz Bar
Address: Skytrain Jazz Pub, 5/F, 6 Rangnam Road, Bangkok
Opening Hours: 5:00pm to 1:00am daily
Tel: +66 89 895 4299
Website: Skytrain Jazz Bar
Hipster? It's a Lifestyle
Everyday by Karmakamet is a lifestyle store that sells local merchandise from tableware, pillows to t-shirts in a cozy café. The brand is known for its aromatic products and you will be sure of busking in good scents while having your iced frappes and looking through their “rainbow” collection.
Everyday by Karmakamet
Address: 1/F, Yada Building, Silom Rd.,Bangkok, Thailand
Opening Hours: 10:00am to 9:00pm daily
Tel: +66 2 237 1148
Website: Everyday by Karmakamet
Get down tonight and Rat-cha-cha
It may no longer be a place for just hipsters but The New Rot Fai Market is still worth a night of your time. This one, compared to the Srinakarin branch, is much more accessible and also has long avenues of antiques, second-hand goods, tons of food options and rows of bars.
The New Rot Fai Market Ratchada
Address: Ratcadaphisek Road (close to Esplanade Shopping Mall)
Opening Hours: 5:00pm to 12:00am daily
Tel: +66 92 713 5599
Quirky Vintage Collectables
This place is located in Lad Phrao, one of Bangkok’s suburbs. It is a place to go if you are a vintage fanatic. The Papaya Studio is Mr Tong’s 25 years of collection of everything from Chinese porcelain to life-size action figures.
Source: Papaya Studio
Source: Papaya Studio
Address: 205 Soi Lat Phrao 55, Bangkok Thailand
Opening Hours: 9:00am to 6:00pm daily
Tel: +66 2 539 8220
Website: Papaya Studio