Once known as a bustling entertainment district as far back as the 1960s, Inthamara-Sutthisan is now brimming with old-school shophouses and street eats, alongside a mix of new establishments. Here’s what it’s like to live in the neighborhood.
See also: Here are all of BK’s neighborhood guides
Window Gallery and Cafe; credit: fb.com/windowgalleryandcafe
Coffee & Breakfast
Konchong Konprung; credit: fb.com/KonchongKonprung
Lunch & Dinner
Nude, Coffee and Tonic Bar; credit: fb.com/nudecafeandbar
Dumbo Jazz & Vinyl Bar
Sure, Inthamara isn’t known for its cool nightlife, but look beyond the seedy karaoke bars and questionable nightclubs and you’ll find a few hidden gems. Grab a cold beer (B80 for a large Chang) and vibe to live music at low-key Sip Bar or turn it up a notch at Nude, Coffee & Tonic Bar over reasonably priced cocktails. Head toward neighboring Saphan Kwai junction, and you can enjoy a night of bar hopping, too—start with grungy ’90s-esque Helter Skelter for a vinyl-only soundtrack, followed by a visit to rooftop bars Dumbo Jazz & Vinyl Bar and Cat on the Roof, before capping off the night at hip speakeasy The Grey Area.
Lumpini Selected Sutthisan
Lumpini Selected Sutthisan’s 389 units run from B11,000/month for a studio apartment, while the leafy 128-unit Haven Phaholyothin offers one bedroom apartments from B13,000/month. Metro Luxe Phaholyothin-Sutthisan comprises two buildings with 300 units from B15,000/month. Nearby, Baxtor Phaholyothin 14 will set you back at B23,000/month for a one bedroom apartment.
Chatuchak Weekend Market
This neighborhood may not be a hotbed for all things hip, but it’s so close to Saphan Kwai and Ari—two of Bangkok’s “it” ’hoods and home to a slew of delicious street eats, cafes, bars, and restaurants—that you can’t really complain. You're also not far from Suan Rod Fai, the Or Tor Kor market, and the Chatuchak Weekend Market, either.
What do you love most about Inthamara?
Guy Sanohlam, Inthamara resident
“It’s exciting to see cafes like Laze popping up to cater new condo residents and locals. I’ll be looking forward to seeing more businesses like these in the community.”
Kittikorn Koomsiripithuck, owner of Laze
“I love the balance between old and new here. You get to live the modern lifestyle with all the specialty coffee shops and fusion restaurants, but also get to appreciate the fading charms of Saphan Kwai-Inthamara.”
Kritspon Phlaphon, owner of Konchong Konprung
“You’ll find everything from local markets and old-school barbers to new generation-owned coffee shops and restaurants. The combination of young and old is what makes the community so charming.”