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Street Scene: Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand’s large, bustling capital can be overwhelming—so who better than a few stylish locals to reveal where to go now?

Pim Sukhahuta, creative director of fashion label Sretsis: “I love going to Again & Again (Soi 4 Thonglor, Sukhumvit 55 Rd.) to look for fancy sequin tops, long prairie dresses, and 1950’s costume jewelry.”

Suraporn Lertwongpaitoon, curator and lecturer at Silpakorn University: “My favorite place to catch an art show and have a few drinks is WTF Café & Gallery. It’s very chic.”

Artaya Boonsoong, special effects supervisor at Renegade VFX: “At Roast Coffee & Eatery (Thonglor Soi 13, Sukhumvit 55 Rd.), I always order an iced latte and the Cuban sandwich.”

Anan Tatuho, owner of Shades of Retro bar: “Khua Kling Pak Sod (98/1 Thonglor Soi 5, Sukhumvit 55 Rd.; 66-2/185-3977; $$) serves southern Thai food; try the stir-fried crab. It’s a small place—so make reservations.”

Pim Chalocha, marketing officer for Dean & Deluca: “The weekend market Talat Rod Fai (Kamphaengphet Rd.) is a great spot for a chilled-out evening with friends. I go there to shop for secondhand shoes, followed by beers!”

Gene Kasidit, musician: “For a quiet drink, I go to Smith (1/8 Sukhumvit Soi 49), a new restaurant with a fantastic warehouse setting and cocktails like Kilkenny ale, dark rum, and caramel.”

Photo © Christopher Wise

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