I rarely pass through bangkok, but here are some of my experiences from when I have.
Where to Stay
Dang Derm Hotel
Quality on Khao San Road, a location with many advantages and disadvantages. USD26+ More...
It's hip. It's on Soi 11. It's got a pool. USD40+ More...
Suk 11 Guesthouse
A clean, backpacker tradition just off Sukhumvit. USD22+ More...
A quality Sukhumvit area hotel with a pool. USD24+ More...
Woraburi Sukhumvit Hotel
Comfort at the end on what can be an uncomfortable street. USD33+ More...
Where to Eat
Bangkok and Beyond
It's McDonalds. Sometimes, though, it's what you need. Especially after being in Cambodia for a while. Hate me if you want, but dammit, sometimes I need a Big Mac.
Soi 3 Area
Just off Sukhumvit you got a bunch of middle eastern restaurants. Get your Shwarma, Hummus, Kofta... all that noise. Every trip I make to Bangkok I hit that area usually a couple times.
What to Do
It's a bar on Khao San. There's Guinness there. And AFL. More...
A sports bar just off Sukhumvit which is one of the only places to watch NFL games. More...
Off Sukhumvit Soi 22
+66 (0) 2 663 6405
A very spacious sports bar/pool hall. TV's spread throughout the large room with well-spaced pool tables. The darts, pool, bar, and eating areas are kept separate, making moving through the space very manageable. Beers run in the standard Bangkok neighborhood of 90-100 Baht. Signs also advertised occasional live music, for which there seemed like there would be more than enough space.
The Sportsman is also a place where you can play some of the best dart players in town. Their friday night lucky draw tournament brings in a crowd of recreational players as well as national level darters. There's a 200 baht entry and all the money is paid out in prizes.
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