Photographer: Franz Navarrete/Bloomberg
Photographer: Franz Navarrete/Bloomberg

It’s 5 O’Clock Everywhere: What Bangkok Is Wearing and Drinking Right Now

Even unseasonable rain can't keep Bangkok locals from throwing on lightweight T-shirts and dresses and hitting a clutch of vibrant bars. From chic Thong Lor's Bar Storia del Caffé to trendy Khao San's Sheepshank American Pub, photographer Franz Navarrete buzzed through the Thai capital's notorious traffic to discover the insouciant style of the men and women who give the city of over 8 million its renowned energy.
Genevieve
Genevieve

Where: Sheepshank American Pub (47 Phra Athit Rd, Chana Songkhram, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200
Wearing: Warehouse dress, Michael Kors watch
Drinking: Berry cider

 

For a map of all bars featured in this story, click here

Photographer: Franz Navarrete/Bloomberg

Jared & Dannie
Jared & Dannie

Where: Lady Brett (149, Soi Sathon 12, Khwaeng Silom 10500)  

Wearing: (L) Gor Gaao T-shirt, Scotch & Soda trousers, Ralph Lauren glasses, Crockett & Jones shoes, Hublot watch; (R) Asos shirt, H&M pants, Andy Wolf glasses, Converse shoes, custom-made jewelry

Drinking: Moscow Mules

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Suthathip
Suthathip

Where: Casa Lapin x 26 (Sukhumvit Soi 26, Bangkok 10110

Wearing: Basics by Sita jumpsuit, vintage Moschino shirt, Playhound sunglasses, H&M earrings, Adidas watch

Drinking: Berry Fizz (vodka, lemon-lime soda, simple syrup, frozen berries, fresh mint)

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Polpat
Polpat

Where: Scruffy Apron (12 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110

Wearing: Asava coat, Hanes T-shirt, Maison Martin Margiela tuxedo pants, Adidas Stan Smith sneakers

Drinking: Champagne

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Saranya & Siraprapa
Saranya & Siraprapa

Where: Bamsha Cafe (507 Phra Sumen Rd, Wat Bowon Niwet, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200)

Wearing: (L): Depression dress, Liv-Berty top, New Rock shoes; (R) Liv-Berty top, vintage skirt, Dr. Martens shoes

Drinking: Singha beer

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Prasong
Prasong

Where: Bangklyn Cafe (10400, 121/118 Phayathai Rd, Thanon Phetchaburi, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400)

Wearing: Self-designed jacket, shorts, and beanie; Yves Saint Laurent shoes

Drinking: Heineken beer

Photographer: Franz Navarrete/Bloomberg

Janchittra
Janchittra

Where: U.N.C.L.E (149, Sathorn Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok, Sathon 11 Alley, Lane 12, Yan Nawa, Sathon, Bangkok 10500)

Wearing: Jan-Jan Van Essche top and pants, Zara shoes, H&M rings, Patek Philippe watch

Drinking: The Expat (Bacardi, Umeshu, Punt e Mes, tamarind, lemon, and sea salt)

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Suki
Suki

Where: Tuba (34 Ekamai, Soi 21, Bangkok)

Wearing: Locally designed top, self-designed skirt, Alexander Wang shoes, Geometry Proof bracelet

Drinking: Mojito

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Phupa & Pu
Phupa & Pu

Where: Handsome Gasoline Cafe (5 Borommaratchachonnani Road, Bang Bumru, Bang Phlat, Bangkok 10700)

Wearing: (L) Brooks Brothers shirt, Levi's 1995 LVC 501 vintage jeans, Converse x Journal Standard Jack Purcell sneakers; (R) SHIPS pinstripe Victorian shirt, Jeanspublic pants, Regency Eyewear glasses, Edward Green shoes, vintage 1940 U.S. Army bracelet

Drinking: Beer

Photographer: Franz Navarrete/Bloomberg

Patcharanun
Patcharanun

Where: Monde Sky Bar Bistro Restaurant (39, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110)

Wearing: H&M dress, Zara jacket and shoes, socks from Taipei 

Drinking: Peach mojito

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Natphasit
Natphasit

Where: Summer Street food truck (2 Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400)

Wearing: Greyhound shirt, Zara jeans, Paul Smith shoes

Drinking: Singha beer

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Tay
Tay

Where: Bar Storia del Caffé (EI8HT Thonglor Building, 88/36 Sukhumvit 55(Thonglor), Klongton Nua, Bangkok 10110)

Wearing: Big Yank jacket, Rompboy T-shirt, Uniqlo pants, Puma shoes, The Hill-Side socks

Drinking: Whiskey

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Ben-David
Ben-David

Where: Rocket Coffeebar S49 (46, 21/13 Klang Alley, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110

Wearing: American Apparel T-shirt, Acne jeans, custom-made jewelry

Drinking: Aperol Spritz

Photographer: Franz Navarrete/Bloomberg