Sawasdee torn chao (good morning) all!

Are you sober from last night beer/plane flight yet?

Today we’re taking you to one of the most happening areas in Bangkok, especially where to go after dark.

If you’re not familiar with addressing system in Thailand, let us explain to you briefly.

We refer to a street as “tanon” in Thai (and road in English) while calling a sub street a “soi”.

Obvious examples are Sukhumvit road, which runs long from soi 1 to… well, we’re not quite sure.

And many sois have their own names. Sukhumvit Soi 55, for instance, is called Soi Thonglor and Sukhumvit Soi 63 Ekkamai.

Coming back to our tour. Soi Nana is one of the sois near Chinatown and Hua Lamphong central train station NOT THE SUKHUMVIT NANA. The residential area with old-school look is charming by itself. But when young people bring it up with cool openings, it’s impossible not to love.

Here are what you’ll find in the Soi NANA:

Tep Bar

The best contemporary Thai-themed bar ever happened in Bangkok. Get there for ya dong (Thai-herbs-infused alcohol) and other Thai-inspired cocktails.

www.facebook.com/TEPBAR

Nahim Cafe

A cute and cozy cafe made for a one fine day spending. On the menu are coffee, juices and fruits soda as well as some easy baked items and soups.

www.facebook.com/nahimcafe.handncraft

Teens of Thailand

This one of Bangkok’s top gin bars presents you yummy gin-based drinks in an exclusive setting.

www.facebook.com/Teens-of-Thailand-390546624476692

El Chiringuito

A tapas bar with charming ambience made for relaxing. Expect Spanish omelets, fried potatoes and the likes. Then wash it all down with sangria. Live music also happens here occasionally.

www.facebook.com/elchiringuitobangkok

Cho Why

This independent art space and event venue set in an old shop-house regularly hosts cool events. Check out what’s going on on their facebook page.

www.facebook.com/chowhybkk

23Bar and Gallery

The no-frills bar serves up local beers and basic pours in one-unit shophouse with some art pieces from the owner. The space also has rotating art exhibition and live music.

www.facebook.com/23-bar-gallery-777713515647423

Getting there: The closest MRT station is Hua Lamphong and you can walk from there

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