#SundayWellSpent: Exploring the Essentials of Soi Sukhumvit 23
It’s Sunday morning, the last day of your long awaited weekend break. It’s about 10:00 in the morning, you sit up in bed and think to yourself “how will I make this day a #SundayWellSpent?” You can go out of town for some awesome eats and nice picturesque views, but the thought of driving is already daunting enough. You can go to a shopping mall right at the heart of town where you can conveniently go shopping for almost anything, but that would be kind of too ordinary isn’t it?
Why not hop on the BTS Skytrain and get down at Asoke Station and walk towards Soi Sukhumvit 23? There’s a bunch of good restaurants, beauty salons, spas, and quite some epic nightclubs for you to end the night on a high note. Come along with us down one of the most popular alleys in Bangkok’s Sukhumvit area, and you will learn that there is more to the Soi’s character than Soi Cowboy and a fair share of massage parlous.
Here are the top 10 places (not listed in any particular) you should visit in Soi Sukhumvit 23 for a perfect Sunday out with your friends and family.
If you’re hankering for a good Sunday brunch burger, then Chunky is the way to go. This burger galore takes pride in their homemade creations, especially their freshly baked brioche buns that are made daily on the countertop for you to see. You’ll find yourself walking into a cozy atmosphere with minimal white walls and bold wooden furniture, and after you’ve peeked at the creative menus, you won’t know what to order. Our favorite pick Chunky’s wife burger that is made with their homemade Bacon Jam and Secret Sauce.
Barcelona Gaudi Restaurant
Who says you have to go all the way to Barcelona to try good Catalan cuisine? Let chef Marc Font Garriga take care of the kitchen work and enjoy home-style Catalonian Spanish cuisine under a setting inspired by one of Catalonia’s most famous architect Antoni Gaudi. Find yourself among colorful mosaic tiles and cave-like pillars while enjoying a serving of fully loaded Paella, a platter of assorted croquettes, and a pitcher of sangria. But don’t get too full too fast because you won’t want to miss out on the extensive dessert menu, and the Crema Catalana is to die for.
Baan Khanitha Thai Restaurants
This branch of Baan Khanitha offers a cozy atmosphere within a warm and inviting home-garden setting. Inside you will find wood-paneled furniture and delicate wood carvings that will be complemented by the subtle aroma of traditional Thai cuisine. Restaurateur and fashion designer Khanitha Akaranitikul have impressed everyone, especially tourists, with her family’s classic Thai recipes and home-grown pesticide-free vegetables from Khao Yai. Don’t forget to try the awesome Ayutthaya giant river prawn green curry on your next visit!
Cloudnine Nail Bar & Café
After a nice meal, why not head off to a Café for a nice cup of coffee? At Cloudnine, ladies can get their nails treated with their friends and just sit around and hang out after. There are nicely decorated corners for you to snap a picture of your newly painted nails to show on Instagram and some nice cozy space for anyone to come in and take it slow. The service here focuses on quality at a very affordable price where some nail paintings start at only 25 baht per nail.
Never Say Cutz Barber Asoke
Founded by a member of Thailand’s hip-hop powerhouse, Never Say Cutz is considered to be first of its kind in Bangkok. Young rapper “Way Thaitanium” and his wife “Nana Rybena” drew inspiration from New York style Men’s barbershops where guys of any age can come and get fresh haircuts and stay fly with their new hairstyles. Popular picks include alphabetical and graphical patterns, but you can also let the stylist design a style that fits your personality as well.
Red Cheli Hair
The owner and top stylist of the famous CHEDI GRANDE salon of Shinsaibashi, Osaka, Mr. Tsukiyama, is here to help you find your style. The theme used for the creations this Japanese-style salon brand is “adorably beautiful” and will be sure to give you a sweet look. Every material used in the salon are hand-selected and imported straight from Japan, so you can be sure that your hair is in good health as well as in good hands.
It can’t be a complete Sunday without a little time for relaxation. Stop by at Mulberry for a luxurious spa experience with refined treatments from a team of well-trained therapist inside a beautiful atmosphere. Rejuvenate your senses with unique “East meets West” therapies where ancient practices blended with modern techniques. Whether you need a full-body scrub or an aromatic Thai massage, you can get it all here.
A La Netti
You can find high-end women’s wear and custom-made bridal costumes and jewelry made by experienced Thai designer, Maylinda Bhakdithanaseth, here. The brand “A La Netti” aims to “make every woman unique in her fashionable way” by never limiting themselves to the mere current trends. Find dresses of sophisticated taste and explore the smart, functional designs that make A La Netti no different than any other global fashion brands.
If you fancy a little exercise for the body and mind, then drop by this boutique, community-based yoga studio. Inside, you will find an assortment of styles being taught, from flexibility, focused on body balance, surrounded by warm, welcoming energy and a friendly neighborhood vibe. Classes start as low as 450 baht (Drop-In) and go up to 30,000 baht (Unlimited 1 Year Access). Check out their website for the full weekly schedule and price list.
If the way to perfectly end the night for you means going clubbing, then head over to GLOW, one of Bangkok’s leader in the underground clubbing scene. Find the bright neon-green sign in the front of this house & techno epicenter with one of the best sound systems in town and let loose along with the dirty beats from superstar DJs and the captivating energy from hundreds of party people that are ready to dance with you until morning.
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