THERE’S MORE to backpacking through Bangkok than getting drunk on Khao San Road. There’s getting drunk around the corner too. Here are some of the spots I like:
Hidden in the rubbish bin lined alleys across from Khao San, Na Bangkok is set in a 100 year old house. Popular with university hipsters, this place is good for racking up a few games of pool or just lounging on the antiques over some drinks. Plus, from the front courtyard you can to peep on the neighbours going about their lives.
From Khao San Road, turn left onto Tanao Road. Walk 150m and take a right into the lane named Trok Bowonrangsi. Take the first left and you’re there.