Nest

Popular hangout for trendy young things

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What we say: 4 stars

Situated on the ninth floor rooftop of the Le Fenix Hotel under a retractable fabric roof, The Nest offers outstanding cocktails and a stylish setting, for a price.

Most backpackers will want to stick to the VW bus bars or cheaper haunts like Cheap Charlie's at street level on lively Sukhumvit Soi 11, but The Nest is a worthy option for an early evening cocktail splurge or a full night of looking cool if you've got some money to burn.

A decent Thai menu (180-350 baht) is available but most come for the expertly made cocktails. The mojito we tried was a tad heavy on the sugar syrup but the "coromandel sour" was a memorable muddled mix of New Zealand feijoa vodka, paraiso lychee liqueur, sour mix and fresh basil. Cocktails are priced in the 300 baht neighbourhood but they're strong enough that one or two is enough to get the night rolling.

The contemporary atmosphere fills up with trendy young Thais and expats after 22:00 so you'll need to arrive before 21:00 to snatch up one of the enormous wicker lounge beds. Couches and bar stools are available if you miss out on the lounges, but if you have that extra cocktail you might find yourself dancing the night away to some notably good live bands and DJs. The club also holds regular "Barrio Latino" nights that attract some of Bangkok's most proficient Salsa dancers.

Contact details
Rooftop, LeFenix Hotel, 33/33 Sukhumvit Soi 11, Sukhumvit Rd, Bangkok
T: (02) 305 4000
http://www.lefenix-sukhumvit.com/
Open: Daily 17:00-02:00

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