WTF bar gallery

WTF Gallery is half bar (downstairs), half exhibition space (upstairs). Probably the most popular watering hole for the artsy crowd, it also welcomes a wider public, as a quiet oasis near the Ekkamai nightlife scene. In this rugged space, you can actually hold a conversation, and there is no lack of interesting characters to interact with. But it’s not all about boozing and socializing; the gallery regularly throws ambitious and original exhibitions, without taking itself too seriously. WTF, by the way, stands for Wonderful Thai Friendship. Of course.

7 Sukhumvit Soi 51
BTS Sukhumvit Line to Thonglor
Daily 7 am to 1 am
Daily 4 pm to 10 pm

Maxine Helfman, “Historical Correction” – photo exhibition

Maxine Helfman is a brilliant American artist brimming with an amazing array of thought provoking concepts and shocking interaction of ideas all in one image. This exhibition of Historical Correction is a symbolism of slaves dressing in the garments of their masters.
The collages are of US Presidents, who were all slave owners, in spite of their promoting freedom for all people


Casa Lapin

Unassuming and discrete, Casa Lapin may be a small café, but it’s big on coffee. Sample some local brews like the acclaimed Maejantai Peaberry from Chiang Mai and an ample selection of international favorites, like Ethiopian Yirgacheffe available on drip, a new trend in Bangkok. While the comfy sofas are the perfect place to chill and get some work done, we recommend taking some time to people watch and chat with the laid-back locals. After all, isn’t that what cafés are all about?

Sukhumvit Soi 55, Thonglor Soi between 17 and 19
BTS Sukhumvit Line to Thong Lo
Mon–Fri 8.30 am to 8.30 pm
Sat–Sun 10.30 am to 8.30 pm

Pridi Banyomong Institute

Established as an open forum to discuss the ideals of justice and community of Pridi Banomyong, a former Prime Minister, this institute offers all sorts of interesting, informative, and educational events for those interested in learning more about Thailand’s political history. A visit here is well worth one’s time, offering an array of seminars and workshops in many different languages. Got the kids with you? No worries: There are even puppet shows!

65/1 Thonglor, Sukhumvit Soi 55
BTS Sukhumvit Line to Thong Lo
Mon–Fri 9 am to 5 pm
Culture center

Toot Yung gallery

A contemporary art gallery presenting monthly solo exhibitions from Thai and international artists, the Toot Yung Gallery includes an artist’s residence on the 3rd floor, a work studio on the 2nd, and the gallery itself on the ground floor—essentially a raw concrete open space. Toot Yung aims to make art accessible to a wider public, and to this end, it hosts eclectic events: art talks, open mics, movie nights, and even concerts. Don’t miss the open-air bar in the back: laid-back on normal nights, buzzing upon show openings.

12/6 Ekkamai Soi 2
BTS Sukhumvit Line to Ekkamai
Tue–Sun 11 am to 8 pm

Tuba design furniture and restaurant

Combining art with a bar may not be an entirely unique concept—unless the art makes the joint seem more like an eccentric friend’s house. It begins with the nude portraits on the walls and the array of vintage, mismatched furniture. The music here is as random as the décor, but this gastropub doesn’t stop there: The Thai-Italian inspired menu boasts some of the best pizza in town, and the cocktail menu is one of Bangkok’s largest. Be sure to swing by during happy hour (5–8 pm daily).

34 Ekkamai Soi 21
BTS Sukhumvit Line to Ekkamai
Daily 11 am to 2 am
Credit card

Px3 Annual Exhibition 2014 in Bangkok


You are invited to the Annual Px3 Exhibition, Prix de la Photographie Paris.

Friday, 17 Oct 2014, 8-10 PM
Showcasing 40 of the best images from this year’s contest, selected by our special guest curators Daphne Angles and Bill Hunt.

Rooftop Gallery, BANGKOK, THAILAND
Thonglor between soi 14-16


Quince (Thonglor)

A casual dining place, it bills itself as a “market kitchen,” with dishes that are local and seasonal. The 1950s house has been tastefully restored and furnished with accessories from the adjoining design store. Expect dishes with inspiration from the Mediterranean countries. And while the wine list shows a bias to the Old World, the mixed drinks menu attempts to revive the art of mixology, with retro cocktails such as the Negroni, Sazerac, and Vesper.

4, Sukhumvit Soi 45
Daily 11.30 am to open end
Credit card, ec/debit card

Bellino Wine room and Boutique

Bellino (Thonglor soi 13)

Great things sometimes come in the tiniest packages: Bellino will probably qualify as one of the smallest bars you have ever been to, with just three tables on the inside and two more on the terrace. Nevertheless, the coziness here is undeniable. The selection of wine and fresh dishes, like the venue itself, is small but on point. We’d recommend one or two mixed platters to share (olives, cheese, cold cuts), and sampling a few wines by the glass.

251/2 Thonglor Soi 13
BTS Sukhumvit Line to Thong Lo
Mon–Sat 6.30 pm to midnight
Cash only