Favorite Bangkok Soi

Apr 1st, 2011, 01:04 AM
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Favorite Bangkok Soi

What is your favorite small soi in Bangkok. Some place to hang out, eat, people watch, have a few drinks, play pool ..... .

My vote goes to Soi 8, Sukhumvit.
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Apr 1st, 2011, 03:54 AM
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Soi 8!! And also soi 11.
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Apr 1st, 2011, 05:01 AM
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saw-dee... just wondering if you've ever dined at Zanzibar on soi 11. Not too bad. I've dined there several times. If you eat outside (which is pleasant for sure) beware of bug bites on the ankle! Other than that, it's nice.

What about Bed Supper Club on soi 11? I haven't been there for a couple of years or more, but it was usually quite interesting. Food was great.
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Apr 1st, 2011, 08:31 AM
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soi 55 is fun
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Apr 1st, 2011, 08:46 AM
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Agree with Bob! Being a local I would say that Soi Thonglor, or Sukumvit 55, is the most "happening" with restaurants, bars, shops, etc.
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Apr 1st, 2011, 12:44 PM
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Soi 8 and 11 are fun. What's on Soi 55? I don't remember that number?
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Apr 1st, 2011, 12:48 PM
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Also know as Thonglor! I used to like "playground" which was a store. Bought a really cute pair of shoes there.
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Apr 1st, 2011, 03:01 PM
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Carol, yes, I've eaten at Zanzibar. Not been to Bed Supper Club - what am I missing?
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Apr 1st, 2011, 03:18 PM
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Soi 38...for the street food (and for the occasional massage at Face!)
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Apr 1st, 2011, 07:00 PM
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Supper Club... dining while lying back on pillows, like dining in a bed. The 'entertainment' is always different. I've been there when a DJ was playing unusual 'electronic' music sequences. I've also been there when the entertainment was a 'mechanic' working on a car (without engine), dressed in his mechanics suit, with billy-bob teeth. Inside the car was seating like a bed, where you could relax, have a glass of wine, etc. The mechanic wandered around the restaurant, talking with patrons and inviting them into the car.

Another time the entertainment was art film about bread.

And then there was the girl who walked around, stopped,struck a pose, and sprayed perfume into the air. Another time it was stopping to pose,and then blowing bubbles into the air!

Have not been there in a couple of years, maybe even three or four years. I have no idea if the place still has the same ambiance.

They used to have a 'surprise menu' which meant that you ate whatever the cook was serving that night. They did come around first to ask about any specific food allergies (I do have them, so appreciated being asked).

If anyone here has been to the Bed lately, I'd appreciate an update.
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Apr 2nd, 2011, 12:24 AM
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bed used to be huge on fodors, but rarely is it mentioned these days... it is a unique type place and the food was excellent quality..

gpanda bought a very nice watch at playground... nicki is right about the shoes--very nice for that

you find it on the right hand side when walking from sukhumvit--down a couple of blocks..

we are staying on 55 for two nights in oct, so i will review it then
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Apr 2nd, 2011, 12:39 AM
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Bob playground shut down about 2 years ago!
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Apr 2nd, 2011, 08:00 AM
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really... thanks for the update... still looking forward to 2 days there
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Apr 2nd, 2011, 10:36 AM
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Agree I like soi 55 too. Have 2 days planned in August, can't wait.
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Apr 25th, 2011, 11:26 AM
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Although Sukhumvit has many awesome sois, its Soi 11 wins hands down!
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