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“Backpacker bar and cafe.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Gecko Bar

Gecko Bar
25/2 pra-a-tid road,soi chanasongkram | pra na korn district, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
66-2-2822031
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Ranked #887 of 8,056 Restaurants in Bangkok
Price range: $1 - $2
Cuisines: American, Thai
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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!
Preston, United Kingdom
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“Backpacker bar and cafe.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

It has some charm as it feels like it was once a local bar which has now been taken over by those looking for some cheap eats and a beer at whatever-o-clock.

Food coming out looked fine and our breakfast dishes were uncomplainable if a little average. I don't think the staff are uninterested and rude, they're just going about their business with the air of people who are working a lot of hours serving the same people the same thing. A little bit of attempted Thai at least raised a smile.

Visited November 2014
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“Great for people watching”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Not much different from all the others on this road (maybe a bit dodgier as the other reviews have said but not much!) but it is a great place to people watch, either walking by or eating in the little restaurant across (great street food in there and cheap!).

Visited October 2014
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“Authentic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Gecko bar is situated on a road filled with other bars and shopping stands, yet it remains quiet and relaxing. Time seems to stand still here.
The service is really nice and efficient, obviously Thailand style, very laid back, staff chilling next to your table eating their food or smoking cigarettes when it's not busy, but I love this vibe, that's the experience of street food dining in Bangkok. Don't expect anything fancy, it's simple and scruffy a bit, nothing posh, very basic. The food is really good: simple yet filled with flavours and aroma. Amazing, strong coffee and delicious fruit shakes. Prices are lower then on Khao San road and even though it's only meters away. I will definitely come back.

Visited October 2014
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“An institution of grunge”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Normally, I would probably rate this kind of place with only one or two stars. The staff are often rude and unfriendly. The food is mediocre. The place is grungy and unkempt. The seating is all out in the open (90% of which seems to always be positioned toward the adjacent soi, allowing clients to sit and people-watch).

But, for some, Gecko Bar has a certain inexplicable attraction. It especially seems to be a haven for scruffy backpackers and the kind of people who like a large Singha with their breakfast. Not entirely counting myself out of that crowd, I have to grudgingly give the Gecko Bar an average rating. Many people will find it terrible, appalling or worse; others will love its basic charm. Swing by; you'll immediately know if it's your kind of place or not. One good thing is that it seems you can always get a beer at Gecko Bar, even on days and times of restricted alcohol sales.

  • Visited September 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Still pretty good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Same dodgy place. Same dodgy people. Good food at at slightly elevated price
Best cheshew chicken in the ates. A landmark still can sit and watch life pass you by

  • Visited September 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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