On any given night, Thonglor’s eclectic collection of social spots is buzzing, from hole-in-the-wall bars and open-air malls to pulsing nightclubs and sleek lounges. The area, spanning three kilometres in the heart of Bangkok’s Sukhumvit Road, has long served as a hangout spot for affluent and trendsetting Thais, drawing visitors with its exciting nightlife, fine dining and casual restaurants. These days, Thonglor electrifies with new energy, emerging as a prominent centre of business and leisure – with a distinctively compelling vibe. Catch the action at J Avenue, Thailand’s first community mall, for example. With beloved haunts like Greyhound Café and dessert pioneer After You, the mall attracts both local and Hollywood celebrities. For heartier bites (and further sightings of high profile influencers), the district’s restaurant options leave little to be desired—whether one chooses cosmopolitan brunch at Rocket, Roast or Tribeca or creative Thai fare at Soul Food Mahanakorn or Bo.lan.