Those who work at home know it’s great. You can set your own schedule, arrange your workspace just the way you like, and, if you’re someone who prefers to work independently, can avoid the distractions of a conventional office environment. But working from home has its downside. For one, there are distractions at home too. Or perhaps it’s more accurate to say temptations. Such as: a leisurely after-lunch nap on that cosy sofa mere steps from your desk, or maybe a quick look at television, or maybe a bit of internet shopping. Yes, there are many ways to be unproductive when you work at home. However, even if you do prefer working independently most of the day, sometimes interacting with colleagues or simply being around any other people can help you get more done. That’s why co-working spaces are so popular. But what makes a good co-working space? High-speed Wi-Fi is essential, of course. As is a comfortable and configurable workspace, including desks and tables with enough room for your laptop and materials as well as for collaborating in groups. Atmosphere is important too; a good co-working space is neither too loud nor too quiet but provides a goldilocks zone of activity conducive to work. And that’s why, when it comes to co-working spaces in Bangkok, Dee Lounge and Beer Garden during daytime is among the best. Many Bangkokians know Dee Lounge and Beer Garden as a great spot for meeting up after work. But not so many know the venue is open from 7.00 a.m. and throughout the day – making it equally great for co-working. At lobby level of Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit Sukhumvit hotel, Dee Lounge and Beer Garden has everything mentioned above you need for getting work done – and then some. Apart from another absolute workspace essential, coffee and tea, Dee Lounge and Beer Garden serves many other beverages including Italian sodas, juices, smoothies and more. The food menu, meanwhile, includes Thai, Asian and Western favourites like beef burger, fried chicken wings, tempura calamari, phad Thai, satay and other dishes to keep energy levels high while you work. And just because you’re working doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a dessert, for instance mango with sticky rice, chocolate mousse cake and other sweet treats. Best of all, when work is done you can stay for one of the city’s best beer garden experiences, with evenings featuring high-energy live music and DJ tunes. Dee Lounge and Beer Garden is at Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit Sukhumvit, directly adjacent BTS SkyTrain - Ploenchit Station. Open every day from 7.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m.