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The Bangkok Podcast

Oct 25, 2022

Every Bangkok newbie has places that are near and dear to them, and which play a role in their early days of getting settled and finding your groove in Bangkok.

Greg and Ed discuss some of these Bangkok institutions that meant a lot to them in their early days, but have since been torn down and paved over. Ed notes that Bangkok is famous for turnover in the restaurant and bar space, but certain places do stand the test of time: Saxophone Pub on Victory Monument for example. Unfortunately, a bunch of places Greg and Ed THOUGHT they would be enjoying forever subsequently closed. 

Ed begins by discussing the somewhat eccentric Check Inn 99, a ‘cabaret’-style bar that used to be on Sukhumvit between Soi 3 and 5. An entire show would be needed to explain its unique place in Bangkok nightlife; suffice it to say both Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra once partied there. Greg then talks about the classic pub The Dubliner, that seemed to embody all the positive traits that Irish pubs are famous for. 

Listen in to this somewhat nostalgic look at Bangkok of old as the guys discuss such fabled establishments as Woodstock bar in Nana Plaza, Suan Lum Night Bazaar, Sukhumvit Soi Zero, and the grand Scala Theater. Can these places be replaced? Not exactly, but the guys discuss the available options. 

And for more nostalgic places from yesteryear, check out Justin Dunne’s post on Twitter.

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