Newly opened in September 2017, the Changwon Express surf bar at The Flow House Bangkok is the sister bar to the original Changwon Express adjacent to the street-level Exit 3 from Petchaburi MRT Station. The Flow House Bangkok is located in the A Square shopping center, nearby to K Village, which is located near the Rama IV Road end of Sukhumvit Soi 26.
My preferred way to reach the Flow House is to ride the BTS to Phrom Phong Station, then descend to street level via Exit 4. Upon reaching the sidewalk, continue straight ahead for ten meters, then turn left onto Sukhumvit Soi 24. You now have a one kilometer walk along Soi 24, until you reach Phlaphongphanich Road, with the Mahogany Tower on your left, and the Davis Hotel across the street in front of you. Turn left onto Phlaphongphanich Road, which will put the Davis Hotel on you immediate right. Walk 280 meters along this road – which is a one-way street with traffic coming toward you – until you come to this entrance into A Square:
You will be approaching from the alley on the right side of this picture, walking toward the camera. Turn into this driveway, and walk 30 meters until you reach the start of the parking lot. Here is what you will see – and you will want to walk to where the red arrow is pointing, and turn right onto the sidewalk that passes in front of large bicycle shop:
The Flow House Bangkok is located just past the bicycle shop, and there is a bright yellow Changwon Express sign on one side of the entrance:
You enter right behind and to the left of the white Mercedes in the photo above, and you then turn left and go up the staircase behind the surfboards in the photo below, following the path shown by the red arrow:
At the top of the staircase, you will see a large deck area, with the Changwon Express surf bar on the far side:
If you go to the railing at left side of the above photo, you will see what The Flow House Bangkok is all about:
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As you enter the bar, what you see is:
This bar serves no bottled beers. It has 30 draft craft beers on tap. The first 20 are all imported Thai expatriate beers. The remaining ten beers are foreign imports. The beer menu is on a chalkboard that hangs above the taps:
At this early point in the bar’s history, all Thai expatriate beers are 160 baht, and all foreign beers are 200 baht.
The bar has indoor seating for about 20 persons – with about eight seats at the bar, and more seating at tables – which are mostly along the wall that is to the right as you enter the bar. There are also several “tall” tables distributed around the room that have no seats – but you can set drinks on them while chatting. There is a bandstand, and they currently offer live music on Thursdays and Saturdays:
There is considerable additional seating outside, on the deck, with overhead cover:
The outdoor seating is of all different types:
The toilets are on the side of the deck that is farthest from the bar, through a passageway:
Seating outside will accommodate about 40 persons. Smoking is permitted only in the outdoor section.
They have two video screens – both were indoors, and both were showing an English Premier League game at the time of my visit. The bar was playing a mixture of recent pop music, and also some classic rock – all at a comfortable level.
They do serve food here – including Thai food, hamburgers and other western pub food, and pizza.
The bar staff speak excellent English – Khun Tan and Khun Sunny both spent time in New Zealand.
There is plenty of parking right in front of the bar.
Clientele here is a mixture of Thais, westerners, and even a few Japanese guests.
An alternate way to reach this bar is to approach via Sukhumvit Soi 26 – in which case you will enter the A Square shopping plaza through this entrance:
Pass to the left of and then behind Savoey Seafood, and then guide to you left front, across the parking lot.
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