But now there are the beginnings of a kickback against global gentrification, and in Bangkok the cleverest new hangouts are delving into local culture, embracing its points of difference. Fuelled by folk music and Thai moonshine, chefs, musicians and designers are rediscovering their roots and putting traditional ingredients, sounds and crafts at the forefront of their work. This smart generation of Thai creatives mixes up country charm with downtown cool – here are the names and addresses to know. AdvertisementINSIDE TIP‘Around the corner from Asia Today, TEP Bar is the place to go for tipples mixed with Thai liquor. In-the-know crate diggers hit up Thai-British music collector Mark Salmon for dead-stock vinyl and ultra-rare cassette tapes.