Thursday, August 20, 2009

Beer Bars - Sukhumvit Soi 7/1 , Bangkok

Firstly I would like to apologise for the poor pics in this post - they will come soon ! My main camera is in the pawn shop !! :) Thats my excuse anyway.

You can find Sukhumvit Soi 7/1 adjacent to Nana BTS ( skytrain ) station in Bangkok, Thailand. When you are in the station, and face towards the On Nut direction, the Soi is on your left. Its a great soi if you want a game of pool or just a few beers in the company of nice ladies and fellow farang. Most of the bars open in the early afternoon and close about 0100hrs.

At the entrance to the Soi is an outlet of Coffee World and Subway. On most evenings you can find parked opposite these places a currency exchange office situated in the back of a van. This exchange facility is 100 per cent legitimate and is provided by one of the major banks. So don't hesitate to use it.

As you walk further into the Soi you will see that the right hand side is more or less full of bars and massage places. With the left hand side made up of a few budget hotels and a few bars. Most of the bars employ a mixture of women aged from early twenties to the older women, so there is something for everyone. Actually most of these bars are not 'full on' and quite suitable for a man to take his wife or partner.

Perhaps the most well known bar / club is the 'Eden Club'. This has been in the soi for years and is very popular with customers wanting a fun time with two ladies. Another bar thats been in the soi for years is 'Boo Sa Bar', its a great meeting place for ex pats and tourists alike - with some nice girls to go round. Despite some information on the net saying the bar is closed - it is definitely not !!! Likewise the 'Down Under' just opposite Boo Sa Bar is also well established.

There is plenty of food available in the soi, both Western and Thai so for there is no need ever to leave it !! :) You have budget hotels, restaurants, and bars - what more do you want ! Most bars open early afternoon and close at 0100hrs. Mikes Bar located outside Maxims Inn at the end of the Soi, stays open much later.

As a change from Nana Plaza, Soi Cowboy or Patpong, Sukhumvit Soi 7/1 is a good choice.


  1. Davis Black3:34 PM

    Soi 7/1 is actually the best soi for a nice evening out in Bangkok. Soi 7 (not 7/1) is very much a hard sell pick up soi, whilst soi 7/1 can just be enjoy a good evening, nice company and reasonable prices. The de-luixe rooms in the Star Hotel are very nice for 1,200 baht (October, 2009) per night. Lower floors are cheaper but have limited facilities and are targeted for short stay clients - ie a couple of hours with a girl.

  2. Anonymous7:02 PM

    I have spent many years in soi 7/1 and i have always enjoyed a nice evening out there with lots of different bars to choose from the people are very friendly and if you are looking for a lady for the evening then the rates are good as well starting at about 1000bht for all night. The budget hotels are also good and clean they have no frills but from 850 bht per night you get a clean room with a toilet and shower room and a maid to clean and change your bed every day.