The Musical and Culinary Definition of Soi 8
Welcome to the 'new & improved' Det 5 website. Our humble virtual abode on the World Wide Web was updated to coincide with and commemorate the celebration of our 24th Anniversary.
Monday 10 June 1991 marked the day that Khun Aram, aka Khun Lek, aka Khun Mat, started running the "Sexy Night" Beer Bar, a small wooden shack in Buckskin Joe Village, aka Tobacco Road, aka Soi Zero, underneath the Expressway and precariously close to the railroad tracks.
This site charts Det 5's colourful history, expressed in words and pictures, from its humble and unassuming beginnings — a wooden beer bar with 1 counter top and 5 bar stools — all the way to its current incarnation as an oasis in the centre of the heaving cauldron that is Bangkok, offering al fresco dining – with a wide selection of Thai and International delicacies – an eclectic range of music, 2 pool tables, as well as a children's playground, in a relaxed and informal, family-friendly environment.