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Gecko Bar

#657 of 9,622 Restaurants in Bangkok
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Banglamphu
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25/2 pra-a-tid road,soi chanasongkram | pra na korn district, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
+66 2 282 2031
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06:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 00:00
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24 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

gecko bar been a favourite for many years, all beer prices are shown on the wall, so no surprises..when you get the check bin (bill )....get a meal there also, ideal breakfasts........all outdoor so can enjoy a cigar.......give it a whirl...........

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Thank David H
Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For 35 Baht you get a big bowl with fruit, muesli and yogurt. This has been since 7 years, the price and portion size has never changed. In the neighbourhood they charge you much more than this for the same. The old lady that apparently runs the restaurant is so nice. One of the few people that has not changed... More 

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Thank François V
Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Food is great but it's the great coffee that brings me back it would be fair to say the best in the neighborhood the price at 25 baht is unbeatable. Over a decade of eating and caffeining at the same place; I have tried the others no where even close.

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Thank crystalcures4u
Bangkok, Thailand
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Donot expect the service, this place is so unique with the Thai style. The food is super cheap and the beer big bottle is only 80 bath. Good place to kill the time and watch people both local and foreigners. personally I love this place , even other restaurants is better, I still come to this place.

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Thank gprasongpon
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146 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I just don't get it. This review could be about any bar or restaurant in the khaosan area. There's very little difference between the price of a beer and a plate of food than what you'd pay in Europe. Ok it's convienent if your staying there, but walk 5 minutes in any direction and you can find a noodle house... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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395 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Cheap large Chang at 80 baht. Food also very cheap. Had green curry but not very spicy. Good place to people watch at corner of soi rambuttri.

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Thank kathryndob
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Always stop by to have a delicious fruit shake and Veggie Meal although they serve all kinds of food.. Friendly staff and great for people watching

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Thank Patrice K
Whitehorse, Canada
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46 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We were super disappointed by the very unfriendly server. He didn't say a word the entire time he served us. It was even hard to get someone else's attention when we wanted to pay. We had two pad thai and the portions were very small. It was the least tasty pad thai we ate during our week in Bangkok. Definitely... More 

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Thank Saphira83
Bristol, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 January 2017

The location is perhaps the best feature, just up from the main drag and a little less hectic than other bars in the area. Has a good cocktail list and excellent local food at budget rates. Lots of long-term travelers use this as a meet-point which can't be a bad thing.

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Thank Nicholas F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I've only had a drink here once in 2011 and I had a plate of veggie noodles as well. They gave me the password and even 5 years later it still works. Amazing! Gotta love Thai lack of IT skills! As far ast the place is concerned - it's not bad, just one of the random places in the Khaosan... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 2
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 00:00
Monday
06:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 00:00
Thursday
06:00 - 00:00
Friday
06:00 - 00:00
Saturday
06:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25/2 pra-a-tid road,soi chanasongkram | pra na korn district, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Bangkok>  > Banglamphu
  • Neighbourhood: Banglamphu
  • Phone Number: +66 2 282 2031
Description
lively and lovely house-turn-to-restaurant near the famous food stall in kao sarn area. you can sit down and have the best freshly brewed coffee with ABF or have tasty Thai dishes with coolest yet cheapest local beer and meet interesting people all over the world here. we even have free wifi for those who choose to stay up-to-date. also checkout grandma, the owner, she always has good suggestions for you!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Banglamphu

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Banglamphu
While you’ll see skyscrapers in most parts of Bangkok, it’s the gilded roofs of ancient pagodas that adorn the skyline of Banglamphu, the city’s historical and most touristic district. Hordes of tourists flock to this area to tick quite a few must-see attractions off their to-do list, with the Grand Palace being the most spectacular of them all. Banglamphu is also home to Bangkok’s infamous tourist ghetto, centered around Khao San Road. Visit at night to feast on road-side pad thai, cheap beers and if you’re up for it, some dancing fueled by buckets of Thai whiskey.
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