When most people think about Sukhumvit Soi 4, the first thing that comes to mind is Nana Plaza – the so-called ‘adult playground’ of Thailand.
This is one of Bangkok’s less family friendly streets, known for its sleazy bar scene that rumbles throughout the day before getting raucous as the sun goes down.
There’s a large handful of hotels, guesthouses and restaurants down Soi 4, and plenty of street food offerings towards the top of the soi.
Even if you don’t want to indulge in the tawdrier entertainment on offer, there’s no doubt that Soi 4 is a great spot for people watching.
A container-style hostel offering budget accommodation in the heart of Nana. It’s safe with CCTV, locker facilities, friendly staff and free WiFi, and it’s also very quiet despite its central location.
Accommodation is organised via lodges — ranging from private rooms to a 6-bed dorm. Beds are priced from 380 baht in low season.
The Strikers Sports Pub
A large, semi-open air sports bar on Soi 4 — complete with 5 Brunswick pool tables and a varied Western and Thai menu.
There are also plenty of screens in the Strikers — including a huge 100″ screen over the bar — to watch the game on. They first opened in 2009 and have expanded massively since that time.
Hero Food & Gathering
This unique restaurant presents itself as an ‘animated dining experience’ where you can eat from their European/Thai/American menu in the company of superheroes.
As the ‘original comic bar’, everything is designed around comics — and you’re sure to spot all the iconic characters.
The Dawin Nana
A 4* hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 4, that’s both boutique and suitable for many budget travellers.
It’s preferred by both business and leisure travellers, thanks to its contemporary design, great facilities and central location. There’s free WiFi throughout the hotel, a rooftop saltwater swimming pool with an outdoor sundeck, and a sidewalk patio and restaurant.
Chequers is a British pub near Nana Plaza on Soi 4 that serves up good pub grub, live sport and a cracking 9am to 8pm Happy Hour.
They’ve been operating for 18 years and pride themselves on being a ‘no hassle’ bar.
Heaven @ 4
A boutique hotel towards the start of Sukhumvit Soi 4, offering four levels of room and suites, that start from 1,500 baht a night.
Facilities include an in-house bar and restaurant, pool table and internet corner.
Ronny’s New York Pizza
Ronny’s is a popular low-key pizza restaurant right in the heart of the Nana action, serving up pizza by the slice or by the whole.
Staff are friendly and welcoming and prices affordable. They’re open every day from 1pm until 3am and will deliver anywhere for free in central Bangkok (for orders over 300 baht).
A 3* star international hotel on Soi 4 with 200 rooms, free WiFi and an onsite restaurant.
Facilities include online check-in, an all-you-can-eat breakfast, business services and free WiFi. Pets are also allowed.