What’s on Bangkok: Best Things to See on Dec. 5-11 2023

What’s on Bangkok: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Dec. 5-11, 2023

Ahh, another week is upon us, and you’re looking for cool things to get up to in Bangkok! We’ve saved you the hassle with The Beat Bangkok’s rundown of the best places to hit up and things to do right now—from blink-and-you'll-miss-it pop-up sights and new restaurant openings to the hottest activities that you shouldn’t miss. 

To keep your finger on the pulse of the city, follow The Beat Bangkok to see what’s best in store for the week ahead.  

1. Father's Day Brunch at Rain Tree Cafe

Father's Day Brunch Bangkok The Athenee Hotel
Photo by Facebook/The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok

Unlike other countries, Thais celebrate Father's Day on Dec. 5 every year. This coming Tuesday, treat your dad to a scrumptious brunch at Rain Tree Cafe for all-you-can-eat international dishes. Sample king crabs, blue crabs, prawns, clams, mussels, and oysters from the cafe's chilled seafood bar, while those craving Japanese can make a beeline for the Japanese station for sashimi, caviar, Hokkaido scallops, and more. Make your reservations here!

When: 12 PM-3 PM, Dec. 5

Where: Rain Tree Cafe Bangkok, The Athenee Hotel, 61 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan

How much: Starts at THB2,588

2. Kajonsak Rungsuriyan's 'Thriller' Solo Exhibition

Art enthusiasts, Kajonsak Rungsuriyan's solo exhibit "Thriller" is opening at 333Gallery this week, bringing a visual show that erases the demarcations between fantasy and reality. The exhibit aptly displays Rungsuriyan's technical prowess, as well as his unique capacity to dive deep into the psychological realm and the mysterious to transform the ordinary and familiar into something new. See you there!

When: Dec. 5-31

Where: 333Gallery, Warehouse 30, 52 60 Captain Bush Lane, Bangrak

How much: N/A

3. Michael Mondavi Family Estate Wine Dinner

Michael Mondavi Wine Dinner Bangkok
Photo by Facebook/InterContinental Bangkok

Taste the legacy of the Michael Mondavi Family Estate in this wine dinner happening at the Fireplace Grill and Bar. Enjoy a varied selection of impeccable wines partnered with a mouthwatering dining experience through a five-course set menu. Don't miss this memorable wine dinner! Book a table here.

When: 6 PM-11 PM, Dec. 7

Where: Fireplace Grill and Bar, InterContinental Bangkok, 973 Phloen Chit Road, Lumpini

How much: THB4,900

4. Private Tasting: A Journey Through France

Savour the taste of France at this private wine tasting and embark on a journey involving unique flavours, aromas, and characteristics of a curated selection of wines. In partnership with leading Thai wine importer Vinum Lector, this private tasting by the Hyatt Regency will also include an array of treats to excite your palate, from cheese and cold cuts to thoughtfully crafted food stations. Make a reservation here.

When: 6 PM-8 PM, Dec. 7

Where: Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit, 1 Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana

How much: THB1,299

5. Expressive Sound Therapy

Expressive Sound Therapy The Hive Bangkok
Photo by Facebook/The Hive Bangkok

Regroup, unwind, and heal in this relaxing sound therapy organised by The Hive Bangkok. The Sound Bath x Voicing Being experience involves a crystal singing bowl and voice activation healing techniques (affirmations, chanting, toning, and more) to help you release stress and express yourself. Grab your tickets via Megatix!

When: 6 PM-7:30 PM, Dec. 7

Where: The Hive Thonglor, Piman 49, 46/9 Sukhum Vit 49, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana

How much: THB350 (members), THB400 (general admission)

6. Moonerrie x 72 Courtyard Pop-up

Moonerrie Pop Up Bangkok
Photo by Facebook/Moonerrie

Moonerrie and 72 Courtyard have joined forces to bring you a pop-up that melds art, music, and healthy food under one roof. Known as a safe space for artists, creators, and micro businesses, Moonerrie promises an event filled with cool art, good music, and fun workshops suitable for any age, from jewellery making and painting to textile art and tattoo workshops, among others. Get your tickets here!

When: 2 PM-9 PM, Dec. 9

Where: 72 Courtyard, 72 Sukhumvit 55 Thonglor

How much: THB150 (online), THB200 (at the door)

7. A Taste of Mediterranean French and Spanish Wine & Dine Experience

Experience the richness of Mediterranean cuisine in this five-course wine dinner that will transport you to the picturesque coasts of Spain and France. Advanced sommelier Marc-Andre Muller will be your guide as he takes you on a gastronomic journey with the best premium wines and special dishes prepared by Scalini's talented chefs. Reserve a table here.

When: 6 PM onwards, Dec. 9

Where: Scalini, Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok Hotel, 11 Soi Sukhumvit 24, Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei

How much: THB2,900+

8. Paint & Wine: S69 Block Party

Paint and Wine Party S69 Block Party
Photo by Facebook/The Hive Bangkok

Here's an event for those feeling crafty! Tap into your inner Picasso at the Paint & Wine: S69 Block Party happening this Sunday. Paint marvelous pictures while sipping wine and socialising with a vibrant community that places creativity at the forefront. This freestyle painting event includes a 30 x 40-centimetre canvas, paint supplies, and two drinks! Tickets are available here.

When: Dec. 10

Where: The Hive Prakanong, Chavanich Building, 38 Sukhumvit Soi 69 Prakanong Nuea, Watthana

How much: THB400 (members), THB500 (general admission)

9. Christmas Perfume Workshop

Bangkok Soap Opera Christmas Perfume Workshop
Photo by Facebook/Bangkok Soap Opera

Fragheads, this event's for you! Join Soap Opera Bangkok on its Christmas Perfume Workshop, where you'll learn how to make long-lasting fragrances from instructor Maria Kalita. Discover the nature of essential oils, the difference between eau de toilette and perfume, and the basic rules of aromatherapy, among others. Get your tickets here!

When: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM, Dec. 10

Where: Soap Opera Bangkok, 883/1 Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana

How much: THB1,700

10. Santa's Christmas Blues Brunch

The Londoner Brew Pub has a ton of festive activities in store for you and your family this weekend, beginning with a Sunday roast and special brunch menu and live music with Rebecca May. There will also be Pridi Cacao's Christmas Cookie Workshop, Christmas activities and crafts for the kids, and a visit from the real Santa Claus in the noontime! To book, you may contact the pub by dialling 02-022-8025.

When: 12 PM-5 PM, Dec. 10

Where: The Londoner Brew Pub, 1178 Phatthanakan Road

How much: N/A

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