Down a turn off Soi Sukhumvit 36 lies a new gem for music fans and audio nerds where everything from indie tunes and punk jams blare from a record player.
In a handful of weeks, listening bar Freaking Out the Neighborhood has become a well-liked destination for its easy-going vibe, cool tunes, and simple cocktails.
Behind the bar are no strangers to the nightlife scene: Kiratra “Ki” Promsaka of concert promoter Have You Heard?, her brother Jitti “Best” Promsaka, and James Gilbody, aka Phatfunk’s DJ Delorean.
The bar’s name comes from a song by Canadian musician Mac DeMarco, who Have You Heard? brought to perform in 2018.
For drinks, the bar keeps it nice and easy with classics like Americano (Campari, sweet vermouth, and soda for THB300), G&T drink Freaking Hendricks (Hendricks, cucumber, Fever Tree tonic water for THB340),…