Most of the top cities in the world have a few streets that are dedicated to entertainment, Bangkok, on the other hand, has many such streets that are full of clubs and eateries. Many tourists even plan single-street nights out to explore such streets and those who cannot deal with the hideous traffic Bangkok is known for. The nightlife district of Sukhumvit Soi 11 is one of the busiest and the most thriving so is of the entire Sukhumvit area. This Soi had many old bars and night spots cleared out, and there are newer and better ones operating now. The old, dark and quiet soi now has completely been transformed and is the next party place in Bangkok. If you are in Bangkok and have booked your stay in one of the many top hotels in Sukhumvit Soi 11, you will not be disappointed. With so many things to do in Sukhumvit Soi 11, you are surely going to have a memorable time.
Here are some of the top things to do in Sukhumvit Soi 11 –
Visit the Incredible Night Clubs that are on Seven Nights a Week
Sukhumvit Soi 11 is the home to some of the best nightclubs in Bangkok. Some of the top ones are Sugar Club, Levels Club, Q-Bar and more. These clubs have large main rooms that are filled with laser lights, amazing sound systems, sexy dancers and dance floors for those looking to show off their moves. There is no right season for the night clubs, and they are busy all the year round. Do not forget to bring your ID card as you will be asked for it when you enter their premises. To save money, you can try visiting them at happy hours to get great discounts on their drinks and foods. There is no specific dress codes at most night clubs, but it would be best to dress in party clothes and not casual so that you are not denied entry.
Try Indian Food at One of the Indian Restaurants
There are a number of Indian Restaurants at Sukhumvit Soi 11. You can find incredible North Indian dishes at Moghul Room or Mrs. Balbir’s. There are also places that sell special kebabs like the Kebab Factory. If you are tired of all the rich northern Indian food, you can try your hands at some great south Indian food on Sukhumvit Soi 11 at Dosa King. They dish up some excellent masala dosas and sambhar idli that are served with coconut chutney and spicy dal. You can also find other Indian restaurants selling home cooked meals. At these Indian restaurants, you can taste some traditional Indian dishes that are cooked to perfection. It is the closest that you can get to authentic Indian food outside of India.
Try World’s Top Bars with Live Music
Bangkok has some of the best live music pubs in the world, and the best of them are located on Sukhumvit Soi 11. The live music bars bring something unique. While you can easily have a few drinks and still be able to hear what the person next to you has to say. You can also join in the sing-along sessions making it even more fun. There are many genres of music that these bars play like pop covers, jazz, blues, Thai-indie, soul and more. One of the top live music bars in Sukhumvit Soi 11 is Apoteka Bangkok. It is popular with locals and foreigners who appreciate quality live music. The décor of the place will blow your mind and so will its food. The place offers some amazing signature cocktails and has a great selection of wines and beers to choose from. If you love blues, you can catch Keith Nolan Blues Band and Soi Dog Blues Band who are regular at this pub. While most of the other pubs are known for trance and electro style party, this pub is for those who are looking for something more refined. Apart from Apoteka, you can find a few other live music bars in Sukhumvit Soi 11 that you can try for a change.
Visit a Rooftop Bar
If you are staying in the Sukhumvit Soi 11 and do not want to miss the roof top dining experience, you can visit Above Eleven Rooftop Bar and Restaurant on the rooftop of Fraser Suites or the Nest located on the 8th Floor of the Le Fenix Hotel opposite to Q Bar. You can easily enjoy some great views of the lower Sukhumvit area. Just like other rooftop bars at other locations in Bangkok, these places can easily burn a hole in your pocket, so be ready for it before you plan your visit. Nonetheless, if you are celebrating a special occasion with your partner, you will find the romantic ambiance that you might be looking for. If you want to save some money, it is best to get liquored up at some other cheap places on Sukhumvit Soi 11 before visiting this rooftop bar for the great views.
Try Numerous Street Food and Drink Vendors
When you are in Bangkok, you cannot miss the fantastic street food lining the Sukhumvit Soi 11. You will notice numerous food stalls selling fresh Thai seafood dishes. Not just Thai food, you will also find French, American, Italian, Mexican, English, German and lots of dishes from other countries right at one place. If you love street food, this place is a heaven. There are also many drink wagons that sell all kinds of non-alcoholic beverages. From Thai iced teas to coffee and sodas, you can try many different drinks that are quite refreshing. Some of the top drinks that you ought to try are iced chocolates and Thai teas. There are also a few cocktail vans parked on the street that you can easily spot as they are covered with Christmas lights and plays techno music. Soi 11 has so many eateries that you will need more than a one month stay to be able to sample all of them.
Get Custom Made Clothes Stitched from Professional Tailors
One of the greatest joys of visiting Bangkok is getting custom clothes made. The tailoring industry in the country is very popular not just with the locals but foreigners as well. Sukhumvit Soi 11 has some great tailoring stores that offer suits and other clothes made to perfection. These tailors are quite detailed and take a lot of measurement off your body to ensure that the clothing is the right fit. Some also have professional tailors working within the showroom that can deliver the clothes within 24 hours. The best part about these tailors on Sukhumvit Soi 11 is that you can get your suit made at almost 1/10 of the price that you might get at the country you stay in. Some of the quality tailors around Sukhumvit Soi 11 are International Boutique House, Narry Bespoke Tailors, and Jhasper Fashion.
Pamper yourself with a Thai Massage
After a busy day of walking around the various sightseeing in Bangkok, the best way to end the day is with a Thai massage. There are a number of spa and massage places at Sukhumvit Soi 11. From the cheap massages to the high-end massage parlors, you will be spoiled for choices. You can choose from simple Thai massage, foot massage or massage using aromatic oils depending on what you like. You simply cannot beat the low prices for massages that you will find here. The massage parlors are all right next to each other at an alley connecting the Sukhumvit Soi 11 and Soi 13 being one of them. It gives a much wider selection of massage girls to choose from. You do not have to walk for long before you find the one that you really like.
Visit the Supermarkets
Villa Market is an AC supermarket selling international brands of foods and drinks from different parts of the world. If you are gearing up for an extended stay in Bangkok, this market can easily help you with all the different foods and drinks that you might need. You will easily find many food items here that you won’t find anywhere else. There is also a dedicated wine section from where you can easily purchase some of the best wines. Most foreigners love to shop at Villa market because one can find many different imported goods here. You will also find not one but two 7-Elevens on Sukhumvit Soi 11. These are quite convenient and have everything that you might need, from pre-cooked meals, fresh fruits, dairy products, cosmetics, personal care, medicines, snacks, cigarettes, candies, beverages and much more.
What makes Sukhumvit Soi 11 unique is that it is different from other popular entertainment areas of Khao San or Thonglor. It is the place where the locals and foreigners dine and party similarly. All of the entertainment venues here have menus in local language and English. All the staff members here speak English as most of their target audience are foreigners. With all the new constructions in Sukhumvit Soi 11 in recent years, it is surely becoming one of the most happening places to visit in the whole of Bangkok.