Soi 22

Posted on August 27, 2013 in Soi Guide by

soi 22
Soi 22 or Soi Sai Nam Thip is a street crammed full of bars. It’s a popular place for locals and ex-pats to go out drinking. If this is what you are coming to Bangkok for, then consider staying at the homely and inexpensive Honey House 2, as it is a short way to stumble home on an evening or early morning after a session.

This is a list of what you will find as you go down the street.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is one of the three branches of this Bangkok chain. It is a smart coffee shop with free Wi-Fi. In addition to coffee and tea they sell pastries, muffins, cheese cake, brownies and apple crumble. This coffee shop is a good place to take a break after shopping at the Emporium.

Buddy’s Bar and Grill

Buddy's Bar and Grill
Buddy’s Bar and Grill is a burger joint. A cheese burger will set you back 195 Thai Baht.

Titanium Club & Ice Bar (www.titaniumbangkok.com)

Titanium Club and Ice Bar
Titanium Club & Ice Bar  is a small venue with one room staging live music, and another where there is an ‘ice-bar’: minus 10 degrees and lots of vodkas on sale. They hold regular themed party nights with bands and DJs. The all-female house band (Unicorn) plays cover songs most nights.

Ai Rin Japanese Restaurant

Ai Rin
Ai Rin Japanese Restaurant is a yakiniku and sushi restaurant catering mostly to Japanese ex-pats.

Ruan Thapthim Thai Restaurant

Ruamthapthim Thai Restaurant
Ruan Thapthim Thai Restaurant is a mid-range Thai restaurant with staff in traditional dress.

Govinda Italian

Govinda Italian
Govinda Italian is a vegetarian restaurant serving authentic high quality Italian food. This restaurant gets great reviews. Budget for 200 to 300 Thai Baht a dish.

Pelican Inn (www.dpelican-inn.com)

Pelican Inn
Pelican Inn is a guest house restaurant serving international food. The menu has a range of cooked breakfasts, soups, sandwiches, burgers and Tex-Mex dishes. This is also a bar with darts, sports shown on a big screen and occasional live music.

Tina Bar (www.tinabar.com)

Tina Bar
A/C bar with hostesses catering for ‘gentlemen’.

No Idea (noideabkk.com)

No Idea Cafe Gastropub
No Idea is a large bar/restaurant with inside and outside seating on both levels. The owners have invested a lot of money in this establishment and it ticks all the boxes. The emphasis is on high quality Western food overseen by an Australian head chef. Steaks, tapas style dishes and pizzas come in at 200 to 400 Thai Baht a plate. The ‘a la carte’ menu is more expensive. Starters cost 150 to 390 Thai Baht, and mains come in at 390 to 740 Thai Baht.

This isn’t just somewhere to eat – at night it becomes a lively bar. There is an impressive range of beers. A pint of draft Singha is a reasonable 110 Thai Baht, and a pint of Guinness is 220 Thai Baht. There is good wine list and 8 large screen TVs (showing sport) to keep you occupied whilst you drink.

Subway

Subway
A branch of the popular American sandwich franchise.

Dennys Corner

Denny's Corner Bar
Surprisingly popular bar at night with beer at 65 Thai Baht a bottle and no bar girls.

Taffy’s Hairy Pie Club

Taffy's Hairy Pie Club
Go-go bar which has seen better days.

Easy Pub

Easy Pub
Beer bar with hostesses.

Khing Klao

Khing Klao
Khing Klao is a mid-range Thai restaurant accepting credit cards. Its opens from 10am to 1am. They serve some interesting seafood dishes such as Fried Crab in Curry Sauce (390 Thai Baht) and Deep Fried Shrimp in Garlic Sauce (200 Thai Baht).

Queen Park Plaza

Queen's Park Plaza
Queen Park Plaza is a collection of around 30 bars within a pedestrianised area. These small bars open and shut monthly. Currently amongst the 30 or so bars are: Rumours Bar, Layers Bar, Crossed Pistons Saloon, Butterfly Bar and Crazy Girl Bar. Baan Beer, near the back of the plaza, has live music most nights.

Viva Vino

Viva Vino
Viva Vino is a smart Italian restaurant on the Ground Floor of the Grand Mercure Park Avenue Hotel. At the moment (August 2013) they are running a buffet with salad bar, pasta, pizza and desserts for a reasonable 199 Thai Baht a person on weekdays and 299 Thai Baht on the weekends.

Indian Host (www.indian-host.com)

Indian Host
Indian Host is an award-winning Indian fine dining restaurant on the Ground Floor of the Marvel Hotel. It focuses on North Indian and fusion Indian/Chinese dishes. Expect to pay around 300 Thai Baht to 400 Thai Baht per dish.

Parrot Cafe

Parrot Cafe
Parrot Café is a mid-range restaurant and coffee shop with free internet. They serve Thai and Western dishes. We recommend the cooked breakfast and the coffee.

Pizzaeli (pizzaeli.com)

Pizzaeli
Pizzaeli  is an inexpensive Italian restaurant that opened at the beginning of 2013. It serves pizza, pasta and sandwiches. Pizza is 50 Thai Baht a slice and Spaghetti meatballs is 160 Thai Baht.

Wilshire

Wilshire
Wilshire is a long running bar with live blues music, beer and food. It opens 9am to 1am every day.

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