An Expat Guide of Sukhumvit Soi 11
Where to eat, drink, party and stay in the famous Soi 11 ?
Sukhumvit Soi 11 is one of the most hectic street of Bangkok.
Once known for being the center of Bangkok's nightlife with iconic clubs like Bed Superclub, Q Bar or Bash, the street went through a few dark years that saw all this amazing venues close one after another.
But in the last few years, Soi 11 have been rising from the ashes and is once again one of the most exciting and interesting street in Bangkok with tons of really good restaurants, bars and clubs.
Let me share with you all my favorite spots in Sukhumvit 11.
Soi 11 have all kind of options for food.
You'll find Burger King and Taco Bell, tourist traps, average pub food, but also some of the best dinner options in Bangkok.
Once you know where to go.
Oskar is one of the most popular restaurant / bar in Soi 11.
They have delicious French, Thai and European cuisine with everything you can imagine from wood oven pizza to excellent seafood and delicious deserts.
It's also the perfect place to start a night out as the restaurant slowly turn into a club a night with DJs playing on both floors until 2am.
Not only Soho Pizza have some of the best New York Style pizza in Bangkok, they also open until 4am.
A good place for a quick bite before a bar or to satisfy your craving when you had a too many drinks.
By the way, if you're looking for the best pizza in Bangkok, I am too. Let me know what's your favorite pizza place in the comments.
Cantina is an excellent Italian restaurant right next to Soho Pizza.
They have some of the best Italian food you will find in Bangkok and a really good wine selection.
Right outside Insanity nightclub is V8 Diner, a great place to keep the party going once the clubs close with a mix of Thai and western food, but most importantly, delicious burgers and milkshakes.
You don't have to look far for food in Soi 11. It's literally everywhere in the street.
It's not the cheapest you will find in Bangkok but it's not all tourist traps either.
When the clubs close, just look at where the Thai girls are going to find the best spots.
And if you've got some late night cravings when you go out of the club, you will find plenty of street food open til sunrise as well as Soho Pizza open til 4am and V8 Dinner open 24/7.
Soi 11 is also one of the best area in Bangkok when it comes to cocktails.
And all this cocktails bars are at walking distance to each others.
Perfect for a spontaneous bar crawl.
Hidden behind a phone booth, Havana Social is by far one of the most popular cocktail bar in Bangkok with its Cuban vibe and Latino music.
They have a decent Bacardi Mojito but try something original if you go there. Give a chance to their delicious cocktail creations or explore their large selection of rum.
And if you like a good smoke, go check their cigar selection on the first floor.
Tequila lovers will find heaven in Soi 11 at Los Atico.
This secret bar is all about Tequila and Mezcal with a laidback Mexican ambiance and speakeasy atmosphere.
Another Speakeasy bar that should be on your list.
Walk through a Sports bar and take a picture at the photo booth to open the door of this hidden cocktail bar in Soi 11.
Quality cocktails with both classics and short drink created by their awarded team.
Latest addition to Soi 11 cocktail scene, Konkord focus as much on the quality of their music as the quality of their drinks.
You will find a great choice of original cocktail crafted to perfection as well as a fine selection of local and international DJs.
Sukhumvit Soi 11 is home of some of the biggest clubs clubs in Bangkok.
The 3 clubs in the street offer each a different type of music but they all have something in common : They stay open”until late".
In Bangkok terms that mean they're open after 2am.
Levels is all about commercial music, with live singers, dancers and DJs.
Great for groups of friends, couples and singles.
Insanity is more about Electro music and blasting EDM.
They also have high quality entertainment including gorgeous dancers and live aerial silk shows.
And like Levels, it is known as one of the best club in Bangkok to find freelancers and single Thai girls.
Hip Hop and Rap only at Sugar with both classics and new tunes.
Like the other 2, they have a MC and dancers on stage all night.
Definitely the club to be for all Hip Hop lovers in Bangkok.
Don't feel like negotiating with the taxis that refuse to put on the meter after all this drinks ?!
You don't have to.
There's a lot of great places to stay in Soi 11.
A lot of hotels in the street even offer often some of the best value for money you will find in Bangkok.
Soi 11 is also really convenient to explore the rest of Bangkok and of course, party til late.
Aloft is usually our go to for special events in Bangkok.
Book the The Savvy Suite with its own private terrace and jacuzzi for memorable after parties.
And even the normal rooms are perfectly quiet and comfy to get some rest when you come back from the club at 4am.
A bit more expensive than Aloft but also a really good value for money.
And believe it or not, pretty quiet considering the amount of action you find in the soi.
Holiday Inn Express
Not the most quiet hotel as it is at the corner at the end of Soi 11, just meters away from Insanity nightclub.
And yet, it's the best option in the street if you're on a budget with really good rooms and comfy beds for that price.
What's your favorite place in Sukhumvit Soi 11 ?
There's so much going in Soi 11 I couldn't talk about everything.
You can also have a drink at Above Eleven and Nest, two of the best rooftop bars in Bangkok.
Or enjoy a more laidback vibe at the Night Market, and go Throwing Axes before you hit the club.
Soi 11 is more than ever one of the best street in Bangkok.
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And you, what's your favorite place in Soi 11?
Let me know in the comments.