Sharing space with Old Town hostel, 80/20 tries its best to blend in with the lodging's retro inclinations, incorporating wrought iron details and refurbished wood in its decor.
Izakayas are normally cramped, raucous, smoke-filled taverns where the staff blister your ears with screams of “irasshaimase” to welcome every guest. But that’s not the case with the new Japanese gastropub put up by Chet Adkins, the creative talent behind the mind-blowing grub served at the swanky Ku De Ta (now Ce La Vi), and professional photographer Jason Lang.
Sat in the same compound that also houses Luke Satoru’s Black Pig tattoo studio on the currently-happening Soi Charoenkrung 28 (same soi as Little Market and Jua), Tropic City brings summer vibes to an old house-turnedbar.
Black Pig Tattoo is a private studio by appointment only located on the second floor of Tropic City. The studio is specialise in bold and classic tattoos. There is no piercing service provided.
A hidden eating oasis injected with vintage cool, Little Market is a collaboration between former Ce La Vi chef Chet Atkin, travel photographer Jason Lang and Soy Sauce Factory founder Thomas Menard. Hearty breakfast treats are worth the detour.
The name ‘Speedy Grandma’ came from a local myth in Songkhla. Located in the old town, this is the first creation of Thomas Menard and Unchalee Anantawat, focusing on experimental arts and creativity.