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How to Cure a Hangover in Bangkok

Picture of Kelly Iverson
Updated: 8 June 2017

It is hard to imagine a more horrific way to spend a hangover than in the City of Angels. That being said, the capital’s undeniably fun nightlife keeps partiers out hours after the sun goes down, only to spend the next day hugging the porcelain throne. Fret not, as we are here with the top ways to cure a hangover in Bangkok.

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Alcohol Hangover |© Kelly Iverson

Soak Up the Booze With a Delicious, Carb-Heavy Brunch

Counteract that nauseous feeling resonating in the pit of your stomach with a good, carb-filled brunch. Things like crackers and toast are said to raise blood sugar levels after having dipped from a night of drinking. One of the best places for brunch in the capital is at BKK Bagel Bakery, serving up a wide variety of delicious bagels one did not know could be found in all of Southeast Asia. Between its delicious fluffy waffles and its homemade pancakes, Chu Chocolate Bar & Cafe is another eatery those with a killer hangover can surely rally behind.

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Bagel |Courtesy of Pixabay

Or Eat Deliciously Greasy Food at W District

Hot dogs, macaroni and cheese burger, pizza: you name the greasy food, W District is bound to have it. The best part is, the Western food here is incredibly affordable in comparison to international restaurants found throughout the city.

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W District |© Kelly Iverson

Grab a Coconut

Bangkok’s streets are filled with vendors and street stalls selling everything from edible insects to pad Thai. That being said, one of the best ways to help a hangover is with a good helping of coconut water. While the many 7/11 convenience stores have bottled coconut water, it is normally sugary with added ingredients. Instead, opt for one of the coconut vendors on the side of the road selling both young and old coconuts. Equipped with even more electrolytes than Gatorade, this hangover curing water is sure to make recent partiers feel a bit better. Coconut water from the streets should cost about ฿30.

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Coconut Water |Courtesy of Pixabay

Sweat it Out

There are plenty of places to get your sweat on in Bangkok. For one, simply walking around the street is a surefire way to sweat, however, there are fun and unique ways you can get a workout and be rid of some of the leftover booze in your system. There are a handful of parks in the capital with both walking and cycling trails, in addition to outdoor gymnasiums of sorts where visitors can exercise. In addition to parks, Bang Krachao, otherwise known as the green lung of Bangkok, is located just outside of the city. To cycle the island for an entire day will only cost visitors about $3, and it is almost a surefire way to cure a hangover.

Treat Yourself to a Massage

With Health Lands all over the city and sketchy massage parlors in every alleyway between, there are plenty of places to get pampered in the capital that will help cure a hangover. First, visitors will want to decide on a budget. Those looking to splurge on a treatment may want to opt for the AWAY Spa located in the W Bangkok. Those looking to save some baht may instead head to the Ruen-Nuad Massage Studio, where a traditional, one-hour Thai massage is only ฿350.

Get Caffeinated at a Cool and Comfy Coffee Shop

Coffee does not dehydrate consumers, contrary to popular belief. Instead, drinking a cup of joe (in combination with an aspirin or two) is one of the best ways in which people can get rid of a hangover. According to a Telegraph article, the caffeine in coffee is able to react against the chemical compounds of ethanol, or alcohol, which can help alleviate headaches, amongst other things. Luckily for visitors to Bangkok, the capital is crawling with roasteries, specialty coffee shops, and more. All visitors have to do is decide on which one to get their fix.

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Latte at Casa Lapin |© Kelly Iverson

When All Else Fails…Hair of the Dog

Some argue that the idea “hair of the dog” just prolongs feeling the effects of a hangover. Others argue that it is one of the best and only ways to rid oneself of the awful hangover that comes with one too many Thai beers. What better way to hair of the dog than at a bar called Hair of the Dog? This bar has two locations in the city, both equipped with 13 rotating taps and hundreds of bottles of noteworthy beer. In addition to having delicious beer, Hair of the Dog has an Instagram-worthy interior and a super friendly staff.