A Chinese-themed beer bar offering the flavors of Asia.
The buzz: Squeezed between a motorbike repair shop and a spirit house shop, this is Yaowarat's latest bar to go for a red-lit, retro Chinese look. Rabbit Hill celebrates Asian drinking culture by offering beer, whiskey, sake and other booze from around the region.
The decor: With its discreet entrance marked only by a red door and tiny window, the bar fits seamlessly with its shop-house surrounds. Step inside and things get a lot more kitschy with bright red walls and a striking mural of a qipao-clad woman drinking Moonzen, a Hong Kong craft beer. Nab a seat at the tiny bar or at one of the the small wooden tables at the foot of the steep stairs.
The drinks: The ever-changing selection of Moonzen beers (B250/half pint; B340/pint, B280/bottle) is the most popular choice—try the South Cloud Lager, a session beer with subtle Chinese tea notes. There's also a wide selection of Japanese sakes, such as Bjofu Junrei Junmai Ginjo sake at B2,700/1.8L and Kozaemon Junmai umeshu sake (B3,800/1.8L; B2,000/500ml; B200/glass) as well as whiskeys like Suntory Kakubin (B120/glass; B1,200/bottle) on offer.
The food: Chow down on Chinese-style snacks like what your grandparents might have eaten back in the day, such as the paper-wrapped, deep-fried chicken red chili, garlic and vinegar (B180)—perfect with a cold beer. Other old-school eats include cold jelly pork knuckle (B100), braised abalone with rice (B250) and fish maw soup (B300).
The music: A live cover band plays Chinese and English pop songs on Fri and Sat from 8-10pm. Outside those hours, expect cinematic Chinese love songs swirling in the background to get you all nostalgic.
The crowd: Young office-workers, shirts untucked and ties loosened, thirsting for a beer and the occasional family mistaking the place for a Chinese restaurant. .
Why you should care: The food's delicious while the atmosphere nails the Chinese trend that's already been kicking around for six months. The drink list's full of plenty of new stuff to get you sozzled before stumbling over to Soi Nana. Choltanutkun Tun-atiruj