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The best libraries in Bangkok
Attractions

The best libraries in Bangkok

From the newest to the coolest, here are our picks of the best libraries in Bangkok. 

There’s something about Stamp
Music

There’s something about Stamp

We chat with artist Stamp Apiwat on his new English language album, his tour in Japan and his dreams as an artist

Winners announced: Time Out Bangkok first-year anniversary freebies
Things to do

Winners announced: Time Out Bangkok first-year anniversary freebies

Thanks to everyone who submitted tons of photos to participate in the #MoreBangkok photo challenge

Time Out meets Liam Cunningham
Movies

Time Out meets Liam Cunningham

The Irish actor talks Ser Davos and the upcoming season of what is perhaps the most anticipated TV series on earth, Game of Thrones

Is Thailand ready for the global eSports hype?
Sports and fitness

Is Thailand ready for the global eSports hype?

ESports has become a big thing, and has been recently elevated to the next level. How does Thai gaming industry respond?

Latest restaurants and cafés review

Rico
Restaurants

Rico

Tucked in the mall’s bookstore-meet-dining space Open House, this casual eatery manages to break mall food stereotypes by unexpectedly coming up with some of the city’s most delicious Spanish grubs, making it rightfully deserve its Spanish name.  

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Embassy Room
Restaurants

Embassy Room

Following the lavish opening bash, the world's 40th Park Hyatt hotel is now ready to unveil its first dining space that looks to draw the posh hotel guests and local fine diners to experience one of the city's most innovative seafood-heavy creations. 

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Phed Phed
Restaurants

Phed Phed

The group of friends  is hoping to save Isaan fare from its impending abysmal fate by opening a humble restaurant that pays homage to Nattaphong’s Nakhon Phanom root and the authentic spicy flavors of the northeastern cuisine.  

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
La Dotta
Restaurants

La Dotta

While we can compare Vesper and Il Fumo to middle-aged Italians with a delicate taste for sophisticated cuisine, La Dotta can be seen as a youngster with a strong passion for rustic Italian cooking traditions. 

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Kruajiangmai
Restaurants

Kruajiangmai

Starting out as a delivery service, the specialty-food purveyor has opened a standalone restaurant in Thonglor, becoming the only establishment in the area that’s dedicated to Lanna cuisine. 

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Latest bars review

Mash
Bars

Mash

This tiny venue, located next to Vesper, fills in what Soi Convent has been missing all along: decent craft beer and American food.  A shophouse where an Isaan restaurant used to stand has been converted by a group of food and booze enthusiasts into a cool black-and-white space where you can chillax with beers and comfort bites.

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Pakalolo
Restaurants

Pakalolo

A new Hawaiian-themed restobar in Soi Ari is trying to restore prominence to these fruity tipples, not to mention giving Sukhumvit regulars a reason to revisit this hip neighborhood. 

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Just A Drink (Maybe)
Bars

Just A Drink (Maybe)

This newly opened gin bar, Just A Drink (Maybe), makes Thonglor Soi 1 finally worth checking out

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Alfresco 64 - A Chivas Bar
Bars

Alfresco 64 - A Chivas Bar

Chivas Regal, a global purveyor of Scotch whisky, partners up with Lebua The Tower Club to launch the world’s highest whisky bar.

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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New movie releases

Dunkirk
Movies

Dunkirk

You might already know how the May 1940 evacuation of France’s Dunkirk turned out: More than 300,000 troops, mainly British ones, escaped from the beach while being bombarded by the Nazis. But the power of Christopher Nolan’s harrowing, unusual dramatic re-creation is that it tries—with real success—not to make any of this feel like just another war movie. Instead there’s an uneasy sense of a bloody, strange event unfolding in that unknowable way that those on the ground might have experienced it. Dunkirk is awe-inspiring and alienating, as it should be. At less than two hours (brief for the director of the epic Dark Knight films), with dialogue kept to a bare minimum, Dunkirk provides a short, sharp dose of the oddness and horror of war, dropping us right into the fray. It’s a staggering feat of immersive terror, blessed with such knockout cinematography that the movie demands to be seen on as massive a screen as possible (Nolan has shot the film in two large-frame formats, IMAX and 65mm). It looks, feels and sounds like a nightmare, balancing naked suffering (drowning, shooting, crashing, burning) with a hint of unearthliness: Nazi propaganda leaflets spookily dropping from the sky; strange foam washing up on the sand; dislocating aerial shots of sea meeting land. Nolan divides events into three interlocking chapters, offering a trio of perspectives. One segment, “The Mole, One Week,” takes place on the harbor wall from which thousands were rescued and where we see a comm

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Movies

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Spiraling through the same vertiginous terrain as such nutty, chock-a-block sci-fi epics as Avatar and David Lynch’s weird-on-weird Dune, the mega-expensive Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets flaunts a visual imagination on fire—and a human pulse that’s at best sporadic. Let’s just say it doesn’t skimp on the planets. We’re only just beginning to take in a utopian “Space Oddity”-scored prologue in which generations of astronauts, human and otherwise, meet peacefully at an orbiting space station when the action shifts to a gorgeous beach where an alien princess cavorts with a pet that poops pearls. Then there’s a desert world that’s home to a giant mall which you can only see with special glasses. Don’t get exhausted—we’ve got two more hours to go. Based on a French comics series that dates back to 1967 and reportedly went into George Lucas’s food processor (along with many other vegetables) for Star Wars, Valerian bears the typical weakness of having a central pair of bland human heroes, tasked with rooting out cosmic corruption that’s not worth explaining. Valerian himself (Dane DeHaan, who, after his jerky turn in A Cure for Wellness, deserves sharper scripts) is a space jock whose every line reading makes you appreciate lesser-day Han Solos like Chris Pine. Thankfully, model-turned-actor Cara Delevingne does a spunkier job with sidekick Laureline, diversifying her arsenal of expressions beyond a frowny face. Her caterpillar eyebrows and hypnotic fly-away hair ten

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
War for the Planet of the Apes
Movies

War for the Planet of the Apes

Continuing their evolved approach to the tech-heavy Hollywood blockbuster, these new Planet of the Apes movies are bananas: a Darwinian dream come true. They’ve grabbed at a soulfulness that’s different from any other franchise going. You can keep your bare-chested Charlton Heston and those shoddy ’70s-era sequels. None of them, not even the revered 1968 original, had much poetry, apart from that classic final shot on the beach (you know the one, with Lady Liberty).

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Movies

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming offers a welcome narrowing of the Marvel mega-verse, away from alien invasions and globe-smashing supervillains and back toward something more local and intimate. The film’s villain, flight-suited arms manufacturer the Vulture (Michael Keaton), doesn’t even want to rule the world: He’s just chasing a fast buck to feed his family. The problem is that he’s willing to sacrifice innocent lives to achieve that goal—starting with Peter’s. 

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars

The latest Time Out interviews

Q&A with Nakrob Moonmanas
Art

Q&A with Nakrob Moonmanas

The artist who’s made collage art cool again chats with Time Out about his new solo exhibition, Sacrifice, and the stories behind his pieces

Time Out meets Liam Cunningham
Movies

Time Out meets Liam Cunningham

The Irish actor talks Ser Davos and the upcoming season of what is perhaps the most anticipated TV series on earth, Game of Thrones

Q&A: Kirsten Tan
Movies

Q&A: Kirsten Tan

The Singaporean filmmaker reveals her thoughts on being a local female filmmaker in a male-dominated industry, and POP-AYE, her new Bangkok-based three-part series

There’s something about Stamp
Music

There’s something about Stamp

We chat with artist Stamp Apiwat on his new English language album, his tour in Japan and his dreams as an artist

Where to stay in Bangkok

Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
Hotels

Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Bangkok’s longest-running hotel isn’t praised for being one of the best hotels in the world for nothing. 

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
The Peninsula Bangkok
Hotels

The Peninsula Bangkok

Perhaps the most luxurious hotel on the other side of the river

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
The Okura Prestige Bangkok
Hotels

The Okura Prestige Bangkok

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

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

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