Before Kaosan Road, there was a foreign traveler scene on the sois off Sathon Road around Malaysia Hotel. Wong’s Place dates back to that era. Although the original owner died, a relative (his brother?) who knows and loves rock as much as he did has since taken over the bar.
Almost everyone here is not Thai, including the house band. They’re Japanese. That’s not necessarily remarkable. But here’s what is: an enormous selection of music videos on VHS, with the system connected to speakers. Settle in with a self-serve bottle of beer from the back cooler and watch videos of hep cat Joe Turner, punk freaks The Fall, and every western blues and rock band in between.