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Best things to do in Watthana

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Mall
“SHOPPING! They also very affordable Thai food court where you can taste almost everything for a good price!”
227 locals recommend
Road
“At first sight, Soi Cowboy looks like a fantasy land of bright pink neon, but here fantasies become real for all those searching for the dark side of Bangkok’s nightlife culture; namely, go-go bars. This red-light district has a more laid-back, carnival-like feel to it than other famous go-go districts such as Patpong or Nana Plaza.There are more than 20 bars lined one next to the other each following the same formula of a central stage, loud music and scantily clad dancers. bars here are open from 20:00 to 02:00. MRT: Sukhumvit Station BTS: Asoke ”
54 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“Above Eleven Rooftop Bar Cocktails and Fusion Cuisine on Sukhumvit Soi 11 Above Eleven is a very popular 32-storey rooftop bar on Sukhumvit Soi 11 that offers a more vibrant experience than most other rooftops in Bangkok. A few things set this bar apart; Peruvian cuisine, modern party music and value for money signature cocktails being the most apparent. Set over three floors, the view of downtown Bangkok is impressive and far-reaching (despite the lack of riverside views). From here you get a 180-degree panorama of Bangkok, looking towards Siam and the famous row of Bangkok’s shopping malls. There is nothing better than looking down at the slow-moving traffic whilst you enjoy the breeze, drink in hand. The interior design at Above Eleven is modern and without the formal atmosphere typical of rooftops. Here, steel tree-like structures, gentle neon lighting and touches of fake grass make a great place to actually hang out for the night, rather than just a ‘catch a sunset and go’ type of place. Proving many tastes and styles are catered for, the music spans genres depending on the day of the week. Salsa nights on Wednesdays sees the dance floor packed with couples swinging and twirling, while Thursdays takes it down tempo with a three-piece jazz band. Weekends are typically lounge house music to attract the party people from Soi 11 wanting to warm up for a night on the town. The interior design at Above Eleven is modern and without the formal atmosphere typical of rooftops. Here, steel tree-like structures, gentle neon lighting and touches of fake grass make a great place to actually hang out for the night, rather than just a ‘catch a sunset and go’ type of place. Proving many tastes and styles are catered for, the music spans genres depending on the day of the week. Salsa nights on Wednesdays sees the dance floor packed with couples swinging and twirling, while Thursdays takes it down tempo with a three-piece jazz band. Weekends are typically lounge house music to attract the party people from Soi 11 wanting to warm up for a night on the town. Like most rooftop bars, the creative cocktails are an essential part of the blend. Above Eleven have incorporated hints of a Japanese/Peruvian/New York mash-up into the menu. If you fancy a taste of New York, try the Big Smokey Apple or Park View – a blend of Feijoa, rose apple, elderflower, mint and lime. If it’s a South American flavour you are after we recommend the Chilcano – a muddle of Pisco, lime, fresh ginger and ginger ale. Cocktails cost around 300 baht. There are also plenty of sake based concoctions. A light and refreshing option is the Michelada beer, served over ice with lime, pepper and a salted rim. You might be dubious (we were), but it’s something everyone should try once. The excellent food menu is certainly no afterthought. With a focus on Nikkei cuisine – the Japanese/Peruvian fusion that is served at Above Eleven Rooftop – you are sure to sample something fresh and new. Sashimi is popular here and makes the perfect sharing platter, with many spicy and sour dippings and coatings for that South American flavour. The Peruvian chef personally recommends the seafood ceviche: prawns and sea bass cured in a lime and chilli broth, with deep-fried calamari and sweet potatoes. The fish is amazingly succulent due to the gentle cooking method and the sour broth is addictive – we were fighting with our spoon for the last drop. Also highly recommended is the Peruvian Anticuchos, or beef heart skewers. The meat is cut thick with a gently spiced marinade akin to Indian tikka marinade. There is a decent selection of vegetarian options too, such as the Causa Vegetarian, a plate of bread-crumbed mashed potato with yellow chilli and lime juice. Above Eleven Rooftop Bar and Restaurant is on the top of Fraser Suites, around ten minutes’ walk from Nana BTS (or a 10 baht motorcycle taxi from the entrance of Soi 11). The elevator is around the back of the hotel complex. Open from 18:00 until 02:00 every night, it’s always busy so if you fancy dinner it is worth booking ahead. Open from 18:00 until 02:00 every night, it’s always busy so if you fancy dinner it is worth booking ahead. BTS: Nana Address: Fraser Suites Sukhumvit 33rd Floor, Sukhumvit Road Soi 11, Bangkok, 10110 Tel: +66 (0)83 542 1111 ”
37 locals recommend
Food Court
“One of the best food courts in Bangkok where you can find almost every type of Thai food for incredibly low prices. Located on 5th floor of the mall.”
15 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Nana plaza is home to one of Bangkok's infamous red light districts. It is worth a visit for any traveler to see what makes Bangkok unique. ”
17 locals recommend
Spa
“Thai Massage is the best, but actually not every places provide a nice one,”
27 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Night club in the middle of Sukhumvit 11, located at Aloft Hotel. Have dress code.”
37 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options Open Daily: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Address: 5 Sukumvit 31, Bangkok 10110, Thailand Phone Number: 0-2258-0645-6”
33 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Located on the corner of the Sukhumvit Road and Soi 12, Sukhumvit Plaza is informally known as Korea Town (Sukhumvit Plaza) in Bangkok because it is packed with three floors of businesses selling imported Korean products. Over time this shopping plaza has become the Centre of Bangkok’s Korean community and the best place in Thailand to eat authentic Korean food. Korean food is a distinctive Asian cuisine and very different to Thai food. The mainstay of Korean restaurant food is the BBQ, which comes in the form of a grill over hot coals set in the middle of the dining table. Typically beef and pork is used.”
9 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“French. I really felt like I could almost speak French each time after dining at Oskar (lol). Need to grab a taxi or order Grab to go there.”
16 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Robinson Department Store Sukhumvit is one branch of the Robinson Department Stores. This is a Thai department store chain that was established in 1979. The company merged with Central Group in 1995. It is positioned as a mid-market retailer offering a wide range of products such as: clothing, accessories, cosmetics and homewares.”
13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of my personal favorites. Funny name and themed Thai restaurant with great food and atmosphere. ”
6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our favourite and one of the best pizzarias of Bangkok. Pizza oven and pizzaiolo imported from Neaples.”
12 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“The Local by Oam Thong Thai Cuisine had received Bib Gourmand Award from Michelin If you are looking for dining experience, wheather it's for a romantic date, a casual hangout, or business meeting. Very authentic thai restaurants. ”
10 locals recommend
Building
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“With the El Gaucho Argentinian Steakhouse restaurant concept, it is our aim to establish the benchmark in Southeast Asia for a contemporary and specialized steakhouse concept, earning a reputation of the city’s finest restaurants. With today six locations in Vietnam and Thailand, the Argentinian touch can be found in all parts of the restaurant concept – The menu, drink and wine list and ambience. We strive to assure a satisfying food and drink experience and to create an inviting atmosphere ideal for any occasion. Original brick walls, wood and metal - We have deliberately opted to feature in all our location’s interior the key elements of our focal point - Our specialty grill”
13 locals recommend