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Discover the best events, attractions, restaurants, bars, clubs and more in the city

Blind taste test: Who bakes the best brownie in Bangkok?
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Blind taste test: Who bakes the best brownie in Bangkok?

Luscious and indulgent

Things to keep in mind during this coronavirus outbreak
Things to do

Things to keep in mind during this coronavirus outbreak

A few things to keep in mind to protect yourself from COVID-19

What's inside the latest issue of Time Out Bangkok magazine
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What's inside the latest issue of Time Out Bangkok magazine

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Food takeout and delivery options in Bangkok
Restaurants

Food takeout and delivery options in Bangkok

Restaurants are one of the hardest-hit businesses during this global novel coronavirus pandemic. Empty dining rooms are not an unusual sight as people are preferring to stay in rather than eat out. Many restaurants have started offering delivery services to make sure their kitchen staff and service crew are financially supported during the crisis.

Things to do at home
Things to do

Things to do at home

Stay home in style.

Cool things to do during your Time In

The best motivational podcasts to listen to right now
Things to do

The best motivational podcasts to listen to right now

The whole city is on pause and residents are asked to stay in for a few weeks. Instead of absorbing fake news and listlessly scrolling through your social media feed, why not take this time to enrich your mind with a bit of much-needed inspiration. We’ve listed some of the best motivational podcasts to keep your mind entertained and productive while isolating at home.

Comedy specials on Netflix you need to see
Comedy

Comedy specials on Netflix you need to see

The whole world is dealing with anxiety and stress, as well as the physical complications of home quarantine. Even in these trying pandemic-tinged times, we find that laughter can still be the best medicine. At the very least, it can make things more bearable. Here are  stand-up shows on Netflix that, for at least an afternoon, will allow you to indulge in some comic relief.

Best Korean dramas on Netflix you should binge-watch now
Movies

Best Korean dramas on Netflix you should binge-watch now

K-dramas have been stealing plenty of hearts all year round and they're definitely worth a mention. So, without further ado, here are some of the most talked-about K-drama you need to be watching right now on Netflix.

The best meditation apps
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The best meditation apps

In times of chaos, what we all need is peace of mind and little moments of zen to help us get through the day. So we’ve listed some of the best meditation apps to help put you in the right frame of mind during these Covid-19 times—just in case scanning through endless menus of Netflix shows and doing breathing exercises on your own don’t cut it.

The best khao chae takeaways for delivery in Bangkok
Restaurants

The best khao chae takeaways for delivery in Bangkok

Scorching summer in Thailand is synonymous with Thai summer food like khao chae. The traditional delight features steamed rice soaked in jasmine-scented water and served with savory mix-ins like luk kapi (deep-fried shrimp paste balls), hom daeng yud sai (deep-fried shallots stuffed with shredded pork), prik yuak sod sai (egg wrapped steamed green chili stuffed with minced pork) and moo foi (sweet shredded pork). For this year’s summer, we may miss a chance to enjoy khao chae at your favorite Thai restaurant because of the emergency decree to curb covid-10 pandemic, banning dine-in service at restaurants and eateries. The only option to savor the popular Thai summer food to have them delivered to your door. Here are restaurants, chefs and catering service in Bangkok offering khao chae takeaways for delivery in Bangkok.

Latest restaurants and cafés review

Clara
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Clara

A gorgeous fine-dining den that delivers solid Italian delights in an art-filled atmosphere  

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Khum Hom
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Khum Hom

Celebrity chef Ian Kittichai creates Thai fare for a health-focused Bangkok hotel

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Crackhouse
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Crackhouse

The owners of Fowlmouth now brings us an eatery devoted to eggs. 

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MTCH
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MTCH

A minimalist matcha cafe in Ari 

Maison Saigon
Restaurants

Maison Saigon

Vietnamese home cooking paired with brightly colored furnishings and vintage elements at Maison Saigon. 

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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Latest bars review

Bar 335
Bars

Bar 335

Set in a quasi-residential lane that connects soi Sukhuvmit 39 and 49, Bar 335 offers an escape from Sukhumvit’s more chaotic bar and club offerings. 

Konkord
Bars

Konkord

The minds behind Sugar Ray and Tropic City have combined well-concocted cocktails with a well-curated music program

May Rai
Bars

May Rai

Ton Tassanakajohn explores pad thai and natural wine in a new bar venture

Crimson Room
Bars

Crimson Room

A theater-themed jazz bar that’s set to wow Langsuan drinkers

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
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The latest Time Out interviews

Saran Yen Panya
Art

Saran Yen Panya

The prolific furniture designer who is trying to change the way we appreciate design, tradition, and love.

Vichit Mukura
Restaurants

Vichit Mukura

The godfather of modern Thai cuisine reveals his journey.

Chudaree Debhakam
Restaurants

Chudaree Debhakam

The first winner of Top Chef Thailand talks about her passion for local ingredients, home-based horticulture and her journey to becoming a full-fledged restaurateur

Bong Joon-ho
Movies

Bong Joon-ho

With four wins at the Oscars, South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho has made one of the buzziest films this awards season. 

Best hotels in Bangkok

Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

The stunning, brand-new Waldorf Astoria Bangkok shoots up from the bustling Rachaprasong intersection like a flower; in fact, it was designed to look like one—a magnolia, to be exact. Inside, design elements by Hong Kong-based architect Andre Fu—such as wrought iron sculptural panels and an assortment of intricate chandeliers—pay homage to local Thai culture as well as the Waldorf legacy. The property boasts 171 rooms and suites, each with interactive entertainment systems, well-stocked mini bars and sprawling bathrooms with rainfall showers, high-tech toilets and toiletries by Salvatore Ferragamo. Guests have access to three restaurants, two bars and a tea room lounge; our favorites are the Front Room, a lobby-level eatery serving innovative Nordic-Thai fare, and the top floor Champagne Bar, offering flutes of bubbly to be enjoyed on plush green velvet couches overlooking the city below. A small (three rooms) but lovely spa sits next to the open air, rooftop pool, scattered with giant wicker chairs and affording one of the best views from the property. There's also a 24-hour fitness center, as well as the aforementioned lounge, Peacock Alley, perfect for whiling away the hours between city exploration and dinner—look for the clock behind the bar, a quiet nod to the storied hotel brand's first property in Manhattan (every Waldorf Astoria has a version of the first location's beautiful wall clock).  Time Out tip: Book ahead at the spa and the Front Room, both popular must-d

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
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W Bangkok
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W Bangkok

W Bangkok integrates twisted Thai culture with quirky Western motifs

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Users say
5 out of 5 stars
The Okura Prestige Bangkok
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The Okura Prestige Bangkok

The Okura Prestige Bangkok has set a new standard for luxury hotels

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
SO Sofitel Bangkok
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SO Sofitel Bangkok

Gorgeous views and unique designs are the key reasons you’ll love SO Sofitel Bangkok. Located a few blocks away from Lumpini Park, the enclaves lush greenery can be spotted from most rooms. Room styles are crafted around four different themes: earth, water, wood and metal. The Earth rooms are embellished with playful, curvy walls inspired by prehistoric cave paintings found in Pha Taem National Park in Ubon Ratchathani. Metal rooms are decked out like an urban refuge with minimal, modern decor and pristine white furniture. The Wood room, on the other hand, is inspired by a traditional Northern Thai wooden house, while the Water room—the sexiest room of all—features concrete walls and semi-transparent glasses partitions.

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars

Out of town

Three things to do at Inle Lake
Travel

Three things to do at Inle Lake

Shan State freshwater lake awaits your exploration

Siem Reap through new eyes
Travel

Siem Reap through new eyes

Here are are new places you have to visit when you’re in Siem Reap

Unconventional museums around the world
Travel

Unconventional museums around the world

Check-in: Renaissance Koh Samui
Travel

Check-in: Renaissance Koh Samui

If you’re looking to experience an extraordinary holiday, Renaissance Koh Samui might just be the place for you. Though you have the option to indulge in your usual tropical holiday activities, like sunbathing or chilling by the pool, Renaissance’s new global marketing campaign, titled “Discover This Way,” may just convince you to venture outside of your comfort zone—and even outside of the hotel—for an entirely unique travel experience. The Discover This Way program features activities within and beyond the hotel led by a Samui-born and raised navigator who knows every best bit of the island. Renaissance Koh Samui, located on the picturesque Lamai beach, has been a staple for many travelers for decades—not so surprising since the accommodations, facilities and impeccable service have never failed to impress. Deluxe rooms offer views of the 50-meter Leelawadee lap pool (said to be the longest pool on the island) and the resort’s lush grounds, while pool villas offer the ultimate privacy and spacious rooms consisting of 4-poster king-size bed. Your Renaissance journey starts soon as you check in, with Punchbowl Rituals, a cocktail-making session by the beach. A mixologist will guide you through the process of making a unique drink using only Thai ingredients —we’re talking lemongrass, galangal, Thai chili, hot basil, kaffir lime, and fresh cane syrup, all of which are mixed with renowned Phuket spirit, Chalong Bay Rum. After the session, you’ll be seated at the Navigator’s