Casual and cool is what Riverside is all about. It is split into two parts: an old wooden building overlooking the river, and a smart new place across the road. Hugely popular among both Thais and foreigners, make sure you get there before the dinner rush to get your pick of tables (some are right on the river). There’s live music, from blues to soft rock, tasty Thai and Western food (including burgers), and a full bar. Even if you just stop by for a beer, it is a jovial place that always has a crowd of revelers.