Silom – Sathorn is mostly known as the central business district of Bangkok. The image that comes to mind is usually a concrete jungle that has no life after work hours.
That cannot be further away from the truth.
Expats staying in Silom – Sathorn will attest to the fact that they have access to almost everything in this neighbourhood. Life is never boring here.
1 of the reason for Sathorn’s popularity of late is the emergence of the Sathorn Soi 10-12 neighbourhood. This area has become a dining and drinking hotspot, peppered with fancy restaurants and chic nightspots. There’s now less reason to venture to Sukhumvit when you have access to all these entertainments at your doorstep.
LittleBigRedDot has 7 recommended hotspots for you to visit while you are there.
Lady Brett Tavern
Meat lovers fall in! Pork neck, sirloin steaks, half chickens are just some of the menu’s highlights, with a hefty selection of sides and sauces, too
Rocket Coffeebar is known to use produce its artisanal coffee from carefully selected small-batch roasted beans.
Rocket Coffeebar Sathorn Soi 12, the original hole-in-the-wall branch that opened in July 2013 has now become the most iconic of all Rockets. It has a total of 27 seats, 16 indoors and 11 outdoors. A low counter kitchen/barista bar where most food and all beverage is prepared in an open to view interactive setting.
Address: 147 Sathorn Soi 12, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500.
P.S. Rocket X and Sansiri have teamed up for a 3-month pop-up café at the site of their new development “The Line Sathorn” on the corner of Sathorn and Soi Pramuan. Until the beginning of 2018 Rocket X will be here slinging quality coffee and wholesome food on a daily basis.
Short for United Nations of Cocktail Lovers Everywhere, UNCLE is an atmospheric bar and hangout space with a mixed crowd of expats and Thais. A cocktail bar that will delight cocktail aficionados with its well-crafted libations, is also approachable to cocktail novices with its unpretentious and relaxed vibe and knowledgeable bartenders.
Address: 149 Sathorn Soi 12 (2 Fl. Lady Brett Tavern), Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Marcel is very small but cozy, decorated stylishly with black-and-white tiles, wooden walls, and modern lightings. Authentic French cuisine focusing on fresh seafood headlines the menu at Marcel. French food doesn’t have to be stuffy and stuck in the past, nor do Gallic restaurateurs have to be grumpy old men. With Marcel, you’ve got a Frenchie you’d actually want to hang out with every Friday.
Address: 28/12, Soi Sathon 10, South Sathorn Rd., Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500 Thailand
With its flagship store in Thonglor, this is the 2nd outlet of Hanakaruta. There are tons of sake selection, interesting food, and a great decor. Much of Hanakaruta’s charm lies in its impeccable barmen, who hand-carve giant balls of ice all evening long.
Address: 28/1 Sathorn Soi 10, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Kai is a unique restaurant that serves New Zealand cuisine. Most of the main ingredients used in creating the traditional Kiwi dishes at KAI, which means “food” in Maori, are imported from New Zealand. Kai New Zealand’s price is certainly on the high side but it is worth it for the quality of the food and the chill-out rustic atmosphere.
Address: 142/22-23 Sathorn Soi 12, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Bunker is a casual fine dining restaurant with craft beer and cocktails. Their flavours are inspired by the culinary landscape of modern-day metropolitan American cities like LA, SF, and NYC. They dedicate and pride themselves on sourcing ingredients of the highest quality and sustainability from both in and out of Thailand. Bunker is a place where simplicity, quality, and attentive care come together to provide an enjoying dining experience.
The kitchen is helmed by Arnold Marcella, formerly head of The Elm in New York City and a protege of two-Michelin-star chef Paul Liebrandt.
Address: 118/1 Sathorn Soi 12, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500