W DISTRICT BANGKOK – An outside food court & bar in Phra Khanong

Katie

Tucked away behind the E88 building, not far from the Phra Khanong BTS is the W District Bangkok – an outside seating area served by a decently priced bar and surrounded by tasty food vendors.

W District Bangkok

What is the W District Bangkok?

The W District is an area just off Sukhumvit Road, not far from the Phra Khanong BTS. You will find a few restaurants and two main condo buildings here; Skywalk and Le Luk. You will also find The Beat Hotel, a few cafes, a hostel and, what everyone associates this area with, the W Market.

The W Market is a large seating area tucked away from Sukhumvit Road. It is similar to the typical beer gardens you find all over Bangkok but even better.

The area is served by one main bar, although there are a few other drinking options such as the Kosmos bar, a Wine booth, a Japanese vendor who sells Sake and a fruit smoothie option too.

Once you have sat down and ordered your drinks from one of the many bar staff walking around the area, you can start browsing the food options. There are food stalls and vans around the edges of the area, which you can go around, order your food items then they bring it to your table.

W District Bangkok

There is also an artistic area in the W District – surrounding the market and dotted around, you will see graffitied walls and artistic sculptures, making this a chic neighbourhood on the Sukhumvit road.

Where is the W District Bangkok?

W District Bangkok
Walk down this road with E88 on your left

This popular nightspot isn’t far from Phra Khanong BTS station. Exit the BTS (take the stairs on the left as you look down Sukhumvit, towards On Nut – these are the stairs opposite the escalators coming up) then walk past Max Valu, Crystal Spa and M Cafe. Keep walking until you spot a Starbucks on your left with a rounded building above it.

Turn left, keeping the Starbucks on your left. The road curves around and you will see a 7/11 and a few stalls. As you walk around, you will see a roundabout with a small Shrine in the centre. Walk across the roundabout and you will come to the entrance of the W District.

The area is also known as the W Market and is near the Cielo Sky Bar incase you are looking to catch a grab or taxi.

What can I drink?

The main bar offers a lot of options. You can get pints, bottles, jugs or towers of many different types of beer, with local draught beer being the cheapest. Cocktails are available for around ฿160 whilst red and white house wine is ฿250 per glass. Mixers are also available as are soft drinks.

W District
A tower of Chang beer

What can I eat?

Anything – pretty much. The great thing about this area is that there are lots of different types of foods available. Of course, you can order all the typical Thai dishes you would expect but there are also stalls selling Chinese, Indian, Singaporean, Greek, Italian, Mexican, Japanese and even Jamaican.

This is the ideal place to take visitors or fussy eaters because there are so many options available.

W District Bangkok
W District Bangkok

What’s near to the W Market Bangkok?

The area is a great place to spend an evening or even stay in a nearby hotel. The Beat Hotel is literally on the doorstep whilst MouMou Hostel is also nearby.

Kosmos Bar stands alongside the W District whilst Cielo Sky Bar stands atop of the SkyWalk Condominium, next door to the market.

W District Bangkok
Cielo Skybar at the W District

We love the W District Bangkok and would recommend it to anyone visiting or living in Bangkok and looking for a local experience with plenty of ex-pats. Vendors speak English, prices are fair, food is delicious and there is a great atmosphere every night.

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W District Bangkok
W District Bangkok
W District Bangkok

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