The TCDC opened in May 2017, occupying a wing of the modernist-influenced Grand Postal Building that was built in 1940. A library with more than 70,000 art and design tomes, a public art gallery and a cafe headline the 8,600 sq m space. The library can be accessed by purchasing a one-day pass.
2. Warehouse 30
The brainchild of leading Thai architect Duangrit Bunnag, this multipurpose space occupies a series of seven warehouses built during World War II. Expect an eclectic mix of tenants, including a hostel, a French bakery, a cocktail bar and an organic market where you can pick up handmade products. Don’t miss the craft workshops and film screenings held here.
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There aren’t many tables in Bangkok right now that are hotter than this restaurant. Here, young chefs Napol Jantraget, Saki Hoshino and Andrew Martin turn locally grown, organically produced ingredients into remarkable Thai fusion creations. Standout dishes include the glazed duck leg with cilantro emulsion and green papaya rice, and the pork belly porchetta.
As its name implies, this jumping joint is dedicated to soul music, with a side helping of blues, jazz and R & B. So order up a beer, admire the James Brown portrait that dominates the stage, and enjoy some of the best live music in Bangkok.
Occupying a shophouse that was once the headquarters of a Thai-Chinese merchant company, this hipster heaven has three distinct occupants. The ground floor houses a softly lit French bistro, a speakeasy-style cocktail bar is carved into the second floor, while the top floor (and roof) is home to a grill restaurant known for its dry-rub ribs.
It might be an unusual part of town to stumble across an American diner, but that’s exactly what you get at Little Market, where an eclectic collection of retro toys, pop art and street photography are the backdrop to a menu of burgers, all-day breakfasts, and smoothies.