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The city's latest beer bar to focus on local brews.
The buzz: This oddly named Thai craft beer-focused bar is kind of like the younger brother of Craft n’ Roll, which started out as a lifestyle website. Its founders are part of the same team, but have switched from the riverside to the trending streets of Ladprao.
The decor: Raw and easy-going. This place is a tiny, loft-style bare cement room that’s decked out with dangling bulbs and great, big hunks of wooden furniture, including handmade tables also featuring old gas tanks. A nifty wall painting behind the bar adds the appearance of complex piping connecting the beer taps.
The music: We learned that the bar is actually named after song by local indie band Fwends, who happen to be friends of the owners. Aside from breezy Thai pop/rock tunes, you can also expect lots of '90s throwbacks from the likes of Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Oasis, to name a few.
The food: These guys used to run a barbecue shop at the original Rod Fai Market, but pulled the plug after it moved. But you can still get their skewers in chicken, pork and beef at B35/each and B100/three. Somewhat refreshingly, there are no burgers, just beer-friendly Thai/Isaan dishes like the seriously tasty stir-fried crispy pork with fish sauce (B100), fried chicken wings (B100) and raw shrimp with spicy seafood wasabi dressing (B100).
The drinks: Four taps are available here and they rotate after each barrel runs out, so check their Facebook page or chalkboard on every visit. Sandport seems to be ever-present, including the Summer Pine pale ale and Too Much Coffee stout. Others on the list include Happy New Beer Thai wit, Triple Pearl Weisse Pearl witbier and Thomas wheat beer (from B130-150/pint). Fear not, there's also Singha, Leo and Heineken (B80-110).