9 secret spots in Bangkok that only the locals know of

Feb 20, 2018

From Hong Kong-inspired bars to back alley cafes and rooftop pubs, Bangkok reveals its secrets to intrepid city slickers willing to overlook the glitzy malls and obvious attractions.

1. Chang Chui

CHANGCHUI BANGKOK

Housing a variety of businesses, including restaurants and bars, a gallery, a drone flying school and a taxidermy museum that’s housed in an old Lockheed TriStar jet, the buildings in this unusual mall/market are made from upcycled corrugated iron, and old windows and doors.

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2. Quince

QUINCE BANGKOK

This down-to-earth eatery in a restored 1950s home serves up delicious contemporary dishes using locally sourced ingredients, such as the slow-cooked organic pork belly. However, locals flock here for the lazy weekend a la carte brunch, which has become a much-loved institution.

3. Ba Hao

BA HAO CHINATOWN BAR BANGKOK

This atmospheric Chinatown bar looks like a scene straight out of a Wong Kar-wai movie, all red mood lighting, bright neon signage, and Sino-inspired decor. The cocktail menu offers a superb selection of Chinese-accented cocktails, with an excellent menu of classic snacks like jian bing (savoury wheat crepes).