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Bangkok's Best New Hot Spots

Food shot showcasing the Yaowart Road.

Photo: Karen Blumberg


Well-heeled young expats and locals frequent Thonglor’s eccentric Iron Fairies (394 Soi 55, Sukhumvit Rd.; 66-2/714-8875; drinks for two $11). Inspired by a blacksmith’s workshop, the lounge serves cocktails on vintage metallic cabinets and tables made of reclaimed wood. A sign outside boldly proclaims best burger in bangkok; see for yourself by ordering the Binzy burger, 26 ounces of Australian beef topped with cheese, tomato, iceberg lettuce, and a house-made tomato relish. A few paces north, the chic, speakeasy-inspired Fat Gut’z (264 Soi 55, Sukhumvit Rd.; 66-2/714-9832; drinks for two $12) serves oysters, fish-and-chips, and creative cocktails such as the Sinfra (cinnamon-infused bourbon with fresh pineapple and apple). Arrive early—the tiny space fills up by eight o’clock. Though it’s run by Thai beer giant Singha, Est.33 (1420/1 Praditmanutham Rd.; 66-2/102-2096; drinks for two $12), located a 30-minute taxi ride northeast of downtown near the Lad Prao district, is the city’s newest brewpub. The smooth Copper beer is made with brown rice and pairs well with the hearty pub grub on offer (bangers and mash; grilled pork chops). Directly across the way is Wine 33 (1420/1 Praditmanutham Rd.; 66-2/102-2233; drinks for two $15), an industrial-chic space with a well-curated wine list and Japanese-inspired snacks such as fried lotus-root chips. On the other side of the Chao Phraya River in the Bangkok Noi district, the loftlike Club Arts: Gallery by the River (258/1 Soi 18, Arun Amarin Rd.; 66-2/866-2143; drinks for two $10) presents international short films, dance performances, and live music every Friday and Saturday. Too much nocturnal reveling? Recover with a lemongrass aromatherapy massage at the quiet, high-ceilinged Thann Sanctuary Spa (Gaysorn Plaza, 999 Ploenchit Rd.; 66-2/656-1424). —Jennifer Chen


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