Rob dishes on Bangkok in his latest Roaming with Rob update.
Although he crammed a lot into the vid’, there were a few tips that were either forgotten or left on the editing room floor. For his full list as well as websites, addresses and phone numbers for those businesses mentioned, please see below.
If you’re looking for a list of Out Adventures’ current Thai tours, click here.
Best Romantic Restaurant:
Issaya Siamese Club (Chuea Phloeng Rd, Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok 10120, +66 2 672 9040)
Gaggan (68/1 Soi Langsuan, Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Bangkok 10330, +66 2 652 1700)
Best Budget Bites/Local:
Hit up any of the city’s street vendors. Bangkok has some of the best street food in the world for a few mere baht. However, if you’re feeling overwhelmed by the options or you want a local guide, meet up with Taste of Thailand Food Tours.
Bars and Nightlife
Best Gay Bars:
Silom Soi 4 – This is the LGBT bar district. There are a number of bars on either side of the strip. We recommend just walking around and choosing which bar is best suited for you.
Best Gay Clubs:
Silom Soi 2 – This is the LGBT club district. While there’s plenty of options, the most popular spot is DJ Station (212/2 Si Lom, Khwaeng Suriya Wong, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, +66 2 266 4029).
Best Drag Show/Performer:
Mambo Cabaret Show (Thanon Yannawa, Khwaeng Chong Nonsi, Khet Yan Nawa, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120, +66 2 294 7381)
Grand Palace (Na Phra Lan Rd, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, 10200, +66 2 623 5500)
Wat Pho, AKA Reclining Buddha (2 Sanamchai Road, Grand Palace Subdistrict, Pranakorn District, Bangkok 10200, +66 2 225 9595)
Wat Phra Kaew, AKA Emerald Buddha (Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, +66 2 623 5500)
Queen Sirikit Museum (Na Phra Lan Rd, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, +66 2 225 9430)
Manohra River Cruise (257 Charoennakorn Road, Samrae Thonburi, Khwaeng Samre, Khet Thon Buri, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10600, +66 2 477 0770)
Shopping and Souvenirs
The Jim Thompson House (Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, +66 2 216 7368)
Hotels and Accommodations
SO Sofitel Bangkok (2 North Sathorn, Bangkrak, Bangkok 10500, +66 2 624 0000)
The Siam (Khao Rd, Khwaeng Wachira Phayaban, Khet Dusit, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10300, +66 2 206 6999)