Last week, Lifestyle Asia Bangkok paid a little visit to theCOMMONS on Thong lor 17 to check out what new things have been stirring at one of Bangkok’s most favourite hangout spots. We found ourselves discovering that not all parties start at night as some can start as early as 4pm. With a live DJ, great drinks and no end of food, we became ensconced in quite the After(noon) Party. But what were we celebrating?

Having first opened in February of 2016, theCOMMONS became the place Bangkokians go to to experience quality food and creative products from passionate vendors and producers, as well as the place where many spend quality time with friends, family and loved ones.

While most who go tend to focus on what’s happening downstairs on the Market Floor, it may serve everyone to know that there’s actually a lot more happening upstairs nowadays – besides Pilates classes at Absolute YOU and delightful meals at Roast. And that’s what we were celebrating last week! theCOMMONS recently rolled out a brand new concept on the Village (Floor 1), which centres around three brilliant things in life: bites, bars and indulgences.

A number of reputable F&B names have been slowly making their mark on the Village scene upstairs, creating quite the hangout destination for those looking for a little more privacy. There’s Al Dente, which serves authentic Italian pasta made daily in-house; the Korean style Banjoo BBQ, which by the way, does a pretty interesting rendition of fried Gyoza in BBQ sauce; Birds Rotisserie, a specialist in rotisserie-style chicken with fabulous French flair, presented by chef Jeremy Tourret in all his tattoo glory; Daniel Thaiger, Bangkok’s original burger truck, which now, amazingly, has a permanent home; Bar Naam, which serves classic and innovative cocktails perfect for even the most spirited drinkers;

a second installment of The Beer Cap, which offers 12 different taps from its selection downstairs and retail shops and services such as Libertish Treatment Bar & Salon and Allure Nail Boutique, which offers organic nail care products which are no doubt fairly hard to find in Bangkok, so thank you theCOMMONS!

Plant House, the delightful boutique florist and Treasures, the curated vintage shop are still gracing the space with their all-time creative designs and with all this new noise, it will be even harder now to leave theCOMMONS, as visitors will find everything they could ever possibly want and need. The prime aim of this new move is to better serve the needs of people in the Thonglor community and beyond, while simultaneously instilling a sense of true and wholesome living. If you can shop for groceries and clothes, wine and dine, do yoga, get your nails and hair done, listen to your favourite music live and partake in useful workshops – we also happened to attend a 3-hour workshop at theCOMMONS last Saturday hosted by Bangkok Soap Opera on sustainable soap making using used cooking oil from Roast – all in one space, then you know you’re onto a winner.

Of course, the Market Floor will continue to offer fun and vibrant times for people who adore wine, fun dining and socialising, but now they can delight in knowing there is somewhere a little more intimate they can retreat to on the floor above, a place filled with delicious cocktails, great craft beer, rotisserie-style chicken and of course, some of Bangkok’s very best burgers.  

Want to see what we got up to last week at theCOMMONS? Scroll down for some of our best shots, captured by none other than yours truly, Lifestyle Asia Bangkok.

Photo credit: Phaisal Guladee