NileGuide Expert Says:
A great perch overlooking Thonglor
J Avenue, Thonglor 15, Sukhumvit 55
6 p.m.-1 a.m. daily
NileGuide Expert tip:
Watch for occasional live bands especially when the outstanding Thai rock band Paradox is in the house.
This unusual hangout on the 4th floor at the popular J Avenue complex combines art and music with a full bar and lounge. Though Tease Gallery draws some of the hip players in Bangkok society such as rap star Joey Boy, the atmosphere is not stuffy and no one is turned away for their clothing selection. Drinks run in the 200-baht range and an outdoor balcony and reflecting pool with fish overlook Thonglor. What makes Tease Gallery so unusual, however, is that patrons are allowed to paint on canvases provided by the bar. Meanwhile a DJ sets a groovy mood that often moves the tables back for dance space by the end of the evening. Is it really a gallery? Well, guests have either bought their own paintings at the end of the night to take home or left them there to be sold. A few budding Picasos have earned some baht and a surprise phone call from the owners.