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    R&R venue in Minburi area

    I've had my nose to the grindstone for months & am beginning to get cabin fever. With my girlfriend now living upcountry, & me only getting up there once a month, I'm looking to make a few local friends.

    I'm looking for venues of interest in the greater Minburi area - preferably within walking distance of the centre of town. I'm as green as they come & have no idea of good restaurants, bars, karaoki venues in the area.

    I'd love to hear what advice the seasoned sojourners of TD may suggest.


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    Didn't know Minburi had a "town center".

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    ^ The recognised town centre of this place is the main market, & end of Thanon Ram Intra - as far as I know. Most of the banks, pharmacies & so on are in this area.

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    Where the fuk is Minburi

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    Outskirt of Bangkok, continue on Ramkaenghaeng rd.

    Almost bought a house there, but it's neither countryside nor city, an indistinct sort of place for commuters, was my impression. I've got a good mototaxi Thai friend there, how's your language skills, watterinja?

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    ^ Thai language skills reasonable, actually.

    Funny place Minburi, as you say. I have absolutely no real idea of the workings of this place, having been somewhat of a night-time hermit for the past few months.

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    Could always drop down to Bankapi for a night out, if you are into students' hangouts. Plenty of eye-candy for sure.

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    Bangkapi certainly does have its share of talented individuals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterinja View Post
    Bangkapi certainly does have its share of talented individuals.
    Bangkapi has got some hangouts for sure... There's a cool Coyote bar on Lad Prao rd at Soi 138.

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    ^ Pray tell more. I'm in need of some discreet R&R.

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    Shit, I'm 10 minutes from Minburi (in the car) and I don't think I've been to a single bar there!

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    ^ That's why I raised the topic in the first place.

    Pray tell, what R&R *is* within 10 minutes of Minburi?

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    ^nothing I know about. There's a soppy massage place about 5 mins from NickA and Hilly's places, but as it is also my local golf driving range (or was), I won't be going there!

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    There's also a pretty crazy rock club across the street from Makro, next to The Mall Bangkapi too. There is new music there every night, indie rock, etc etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William
    ^nothing I know about. There's a soppy massage place about 5 mins from NickA and Hilly's places, but as it is also my local golf driving range (or was), I won't be going there!
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    ^ I think that's what it's called - opposite Tops. I think they also have Karoke there. I used to go for the golf driving range, but I moved on to the one behind the gas station near Carrefor

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    I definitely need to get out more...

    Golf must be frightfully expensive, I'd imagine.

    A more upmarket, discreet take-care type place would suit me. Something that appeals to Thais. I used to have the Ratchada side of things pretty-well cased a few years back. There were a few nice Thai-style hangouts with almost steak-house type layouts. Could go in and choose your partner for the evening. Was a lot of fun, & wasn't frequented by falangs, in general.

    The mama-sans were a hoot & knew their job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterinja View Post
    I definitely need to get out more...

    Golf must be frightfully expensive, I'd imagine.

    A more upmarket, discreet take-care type place would suit me. Something that appeals to Thais. I used to have the Ratchada side of things pretty-well cased a few years back. There were a few nice Thai-style hangouts with almost steak-house type layouts. Could go in and choose your partner for the evening. Was a lot of fun, & wasn't frequented by falangs, in general.

    The mama-sans were a hoot & knew their job.

    Driving range is very affordable, but real golf is where it adds up quickly.

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    Minburi has a prison but that's about all i know. Best going to Bangkapi.

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    ^shit, I've lived here 5 years and didn't even know the place had a prison!

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    Minburi has a pretty big Muslim population. Which probably goes some way to explaining the lack of fun nightlife.

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    ^my mate lives in Phuket. It's the only 7-11 I been to in Thailand that sells no booze.

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    Bangkapi even has a "red light" soi. It is across the street from the Bangkapi Klongchan post office on Sereethai rd, where at the foot of the soi there is a "Master" film developing shop. The soi connects with Sukapiban 1 also. I don't know the real name of the soi, but I hear it referred to as the "horny soi". Anyway, you haven't missed much not going there!

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    Just jump a taxi to Soi Cowboy why are you so worried, if your gf is up country. It on the outer ring road going from Rangsit to Airport. So not that far from Suk Soi Cowboy,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by minime View Post
    Minburi has a prison but that's about all i know. Best going to Bangkapi.
    Where? Might be a good photo shoot!
    Last edited by hillbilly; 12-09-2007 at 05:54 PM.

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