The Phaya Thai district runs from BTS Ratchathewi to Victory Monument. Accommodation options are mainly mid to upper range with the Asia, Century Park and Pullman hotels all popular. There are a few hostels & budget hotels.
There is decent nightlife with Saxophone Pub at Victory Monument offering nightly live music. You can drink reasonably priced craft beer at MITRBar while the Skytrain Jazz Bar is a cool rooftop hangout. Soi Rangnam is home to a good choice of bars, small restaurants, and street food eateries. Soi Rangnam attracts a steady flow of western tourists from the nearby Century Park and Pullman hotels.
At the bottom of Soi Rangnam is Century Plaza which has a supermarket and multiplex cinema. The King PowerDuty-Free Complex is just around the corner.
Soi Rangnam Street Food
Next to Ratchathewi BTS station is a bar complex called CoCo Walk which attracts a student crowd and has live music as does the Rock Pub next door.