Pics from the farang ghetto, the 'Hood. Ideally situated half way between Nana Plaza and Soi Cowboy, an oasis in lower Sukhumvit. Upscale restaruants (17% added to your bill is the norm), trendy discos, but you can still find bar girls (Hillary 3 Bar) and Climax Disco in the basement of the Ambassador Hotel is one of the best places in town for freelancers. For the budget-minded traveler, there's the Soi 11 Guesthouse and Cheap Charlies, a Bangkok institution for 30 years. Bed supper club has closed and the Federal Hotel will soon be replaced by expensive condos, the neighborhood is changing. But there's something for everyone on Soi 11, I call it home.
VW minibuses take over the parking lanes and every night is like a block party
A quiet and tranquil Sunday morning
What's left of the Bed
Even the Thai restaurants add 17% surcharges
But not off the street
Where you can have your sox mended
Here's a self-portrait, and there are spas and lots of tug shops
Climax Disco, in the basement of the Ambassador Hotel, has live bands and 250 baht cover (includes 1 drink), gets started after midnight
Hillary 3 has bar girls
Angel City Diner is in the ground floor of The Prime, rent for a one bedroom condo starts at 40,000/month. The sign says 24 hours, but they close at 4:30 AM.
The Cheap Charlie cul de sac
I've never eaten at this Indian restaurant, just assumed they were trying to warn me.
Chez Pape has among the most reasonable prices in town for french cuisine. Weekend lunch specials feature 3 courses with a glass of wine for just 650. (that's 550++)
Farang women can have a difficult time attracting attention in this neck of the woods, but I've been in LOS for a decade and can't recall what it means to be sexually frustrated.
Apotheke features live blues bands, starting around 9:30. No cover, but a Jack & Coke will set you back 250. The open-air bar with the huge brick wall reminds me a bit of Bourbon Street in N'Orleans.
Oskar Bistro: Is it a bar or restaurant?
Soi 11, it's a nice place to live, sure better than farangland.