‘Press’ Category

Even the 1% likes WTF!

December 18th, 2012

From the Wall Street Journal 

Bangkok’s Creative Watering Holes:
Make your way to WTF Café & Gallery, tucked away in a small side alley off bustling Sukhumvit Road. Since opening in 2010, the former shophouse has become a hub for the city’s creative types. Not only is it known for its music, welcoming staff and unconventional drinks—take the Orchard, a mix of gin, lime, lemongrass syrup and lychee.

20 Cities, 20 great bars

December 18th, 2012

From Condé Nast Traveler: The Best New Bars in 20 Cities

Come one, come all 


Secret bar spot in Bangkok

April 4th, 2012

 “I had a cocktail that made me so happy, I never wanted to leave. The food was divine, the atmosphere was so chill-a mixture of locals and foreigners, and I wondered how they’d even found this place. We drove up and down the same street for a while before we finally spotted it.” 


Super-nice mention of WTF

Thanks, kaypachatravels.com

UK multi-instrumentalist Justin Grounds gig | BK Magazine

September 10th, 2011

”So, again, big props to the folks at WTF for continuing to spice up our live music scene." BK Magazine By Chanun Poomsawai | published Sep 09, 2011

Ian Kittichai’s Guide to Eating & Drinking [at WTF!!] in Bangkok

August 22nd, 2011

Via Grantourismo: It made sense to us, when we were looking for a Bangkok-born expert to give us their lowdown on the Bangkok eating and drinking scene, to ask Ian. We had to get in quick though! Here you go:

Bangkok’s best bars?
I like Iron Fairies in Thonglor. It’s such a unique concept and when you walk in you are truly transported into a different world via the décor as well as the music and vibe. I also like WTF in Sukhumvit 51. It’s a sort of artsy ‘dive bar’ cum gallery and a great little place to sit at a table and catch up with a friend. And of course there is Hyde & Seek, which, although some may say I am biased, does truly have the best cocktails as well as cocktail list in town.

WTF: Bangkok’s Hip New Gallery Space

June 9th, 2011
Bangkok’s hottest hangout was actually born from "six months of despair and depression." After completing a course of curatorial studies and unable to renew her Rockefeller Foundation research funds, Somrak Sila wondered what she could do to "bring art closer to Thai people."
By John Krich

WTF: Top 10-BKK Nightlife>The Best of NileGuide

February 9th, 2011

Top 10: Bangkok Nightlife: The Best of NileGuide

The ever expanding and excellent travel reference website, The Nile Guide, discovered us early.
And still takes a shine—WTF named in top 10 of Bangkok nightlife.



Barfly: Best Bars of 2010

February 3rd, 2011


WTF Bar & Gallery

7 Sukhumvit Soi 51 ,02-662-6246. Open Tue-Sun 6pm-1am. BTS Thong Lo. www.wtfbangkok.com

Tucked inside a narrow lane off Sukhumvit Soi 51, WTF is a cool, intimate spot favored and frequented by unpretentious hipsters. The ground floor of this retro shophouse sees a small corner bar with retro touches like old movie posters, an old-school bench seat and flowery tiles. We particularly dig their inventive cocktails (try the absinthe-infused Van Gogh, B200) and the lack of popsanova). Head there early to ensure a table if you’re too self-conscious to stand around.

AND 4 more, congrats to you too!



Bangkok’s Newest Hotspots: T+L USA

February 3rd, 2011

These new Bangkok hotspots are worth a visit.

From February 2011 By Jennifer Chen
Eat It
The fiery green curry lobster with coconut milk and Thai basil at Nahm (dinner for two $75), an exciting newcomer from Australian chef David Thompson.
See It
Up-and-coming video installation artist Sutthirat Supaparinya’s politically inspired solo show at WTF Café & Gallery (through March 9), a new bohemian-style bar and gallery.
Book It
The new St. Regis Bangkok (doubles from $285), with teakwood floors, Thai silk furnishings, and the city’s best views. Our favorite space: the sleek, gray-on-white room 2102 on the 21st floor.
Buy It
Cult local designer Matina Sukhahuta’s Taj Mahal–inspired enamel and gold-plated silver cocktail ring at Matina Amanita Mansion (rings from $100), which specializes in whimsical baubles.

WTF strikes a balance that’s pretty close to perfection

December 1st, 2010

“Like many great things, WTF is deceptively simple. It’s a café and a gallery. Nothing fancy. It’s a little rough around the edges, a little worn down. It evokes European cafes, but it could also be in Buenos Aires or Sydney. Still, it doesn’t feel foreign, unlike Minibar Royale or Hyde & Seek. Old records from Bangok’s funky 60s grace one wall. A touch of Sino-Portuguese tiles connects Europe to Asia. And the shell, a long narrow space with three floors, is unmistakably a shop house. Overall, WTF strikes a balance that’s pretty close to perfection.”

A lovely quote from BK magazine issue on renovating shop houses.