|Wong's Place...Courtesy of CNNgo.com|
After a few weeks of soul searching, he took leave from the senator and restarted Wong’s bar, a process that required a lot of hard work. News of Wong’s Place's reopening spread and people as far as Stockholm booked flights to be there on reopening night -- around six months after it shut -- with over 500 people cramming into the tiny bar.
“It was definitely standing room only and people still couldn’t fit so they stood around out front," he says.We've now been to Wong's the last two weekends. There is no table service - you have to walk up to the cooler and grab your own beers. The place is tiny, and Sam and his staff have been eating dinner when we arrived relatively early at 11am. Part of this place's mystique is that it has no set operating hours, it just opens when Sam feels like opening it and closes when he's done, usually around dawn I'm told.
|Us at Wong's...I might have had a few too many but I was drinking for 3 (NOT pregnant alert!)|
So, we have our new neighborhood haunt that makes up for still not having The Last Drop. If you're coming out Bangkok, we're probably going to take you there to tip a few.