Cocktails & Spirits

Patpong Road: Bangkok's Red-Light District Comes to SoBe

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The stairway leading to the space from the alley downstairs is covered with the same colorful murals that are plastered all over Thai buildings. It's a jumble of Hollywood movie posters, signs for local bars, and graffiti. Can you spot Marilyn Monroe's iconic face in the midst of ads advertising sexy girls?

Warm amber and red hues soften the room, which is filled with cushy brown leather couches and golden candlelight. Edison lamps give the lounge, decorated with Chicago brick and intricate wood panels, a soft glow.

A DJ spins throwback music. Prince and Michael Jackson lay the soundtrack for the night.

Plumbing fittings under the bar hold your handbag.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
Contact: Laine Doss