One of the major thoroughfares of Thonglor, Sukhumvit Soi 49 is a hugely long soi stretching from Sukhumvit down to Khlong Saen Saep. It’s home to countless establishments along both the main road and its many subsois. It’s intersected halfway down by Soi Phrom Si 1.
Restaurants abound here, as well as apartment buildings and a few hotels. One of the major stops along Soi 49 is Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital — a large and very popular international standard medical facility.
Let’s take a look at a few of the highlights down here…
Broccoli Revolution is a vegan restaurant and juice bar on the corner of Sukhumvit Soi 49 and the main road. They have an ever-rotating menu and are incredibly popular with both vegans, vegetarians and even meat-eaters who are just interested in good food presented in an innovative way in a warehouse-style setting.
They also hold regular events and social gatherings.
The Racquet Club
Situated around halfway down Soi 49 at the intersection with Soi Phrom Si 1 is the popular and relatively exclusive Racquet Club which offers membership by the day, week, month, quarter and year.
It has a huge gym, fitness classes, yoga and spin studios, badminton, tennis, squash and football courts, a large swimming pool, snooker, pool and ping pong, and the Urban Playground rock climbing centre.
Rocket Coffeebar S49
Rocket is a much-loved Nordic inspired chain of coffee bars and cafes around Bangkok, and this is their Soi 49 branch. They also serve up delicious dishes, including the Viking Breakfast Plate, Quail Egg & Truffle Waffles, Truffle Cheese Toastie, Swedish Meatballs and Nordic Roast Pork.
Smith is a nose to tail restaurant towards the top of the soi, that’s routinely held as one of the best restaurants in Thonglor. This is alfresco dining that’s probably best enjoyed in a group setting. They also serve up incredible cocktails and have a great all-round drinks menu.
The Hive is apparently Asia’s largest and most diverse coworking community, specialising in the creative entrepreneurial space.
They have 5 storeys, including one given over to a spa and one to a rooftop social space, full of hotdesks, private office space, a lounge and a variety of flexible memberships available.
La Bottega di Luca
La Bottega is another cracking restaurant on Soi 49, specialising in Italian cuisine. Head chef is Luca Appino, who worked at another great Bangkok Italian, Enoteca, before opening this in 2008.
Some way down Soi 49 is The Pilatest, a pilates studio with a full schedule of weekly classes as well as private and duo training opportunities from their 6 in-house staff. They also provide teacher training for Pilates enthusiasts.
Casa Lapin is another popular coffee shop chain with branches around Bangkok, and this is their Thonglor branch.