3 Sukhumvit, Soi 12
What: Club, restaurant, and hookah lounge just off Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok's bar central.
The look: Clubby soukonion-shaped arches, low seating, water pipes.
Who goes: Well- heeled locals, expats, and clued-in visitors.
Sound track: Brit pop mixed with Buddha beats.
What to wear: Skinny jeans and Converse for guys; heels and a funky dress for girls.
What to drink: Mix your own, Thai-style, with a bottle of Johnny Walker Black and Coke.
Door policy: Everyone's welcome; no cover charge.