Fatty’s Bar & Diner is self-proclaimed “Dive Bar” run by a couple of Americans – Matthew and Ramsey (from Wisconsin and Chicago, respectively).
The bar is located about 750 meters walking distance from the Rama IX MRT Station. From that station, exit via Exit 1. At street level, bear slightly left, and onto the sidewalk, and then straight ahead for 100 meters to the major Rama IX Road intersection with Ratchadapisek Road. At this intersection , you will turn right onto Asoke-Dindaeng Road, which is clearly marked:
You now have a 650 meter walk along Asoke-Dindaeng Road. As of mid-July 2017, the sidewalk along this side of the road has been ripped out, so that you are walking on compacted dirt and gravel. You continue walking until you come to a slight up-slope rise (there will be a Bangkok Bank branch on your right), with the road curving slightly to the right. Fatty’s is located about 75 meters ahead on your right. The view as you approach:
The view from in front of the entrance:
The bar has four tables that each seat four persons, one six-person table, one couch seat for two, with a low table in front of it , and there are six seats at the bar. There are also a couple of tables with a couple of seats each, located outside the bar entrance – this is the only area where smoking is permitted.
There is a a bandstand in one corner – they reportedly have live music on Friday and Saturday nights, and the bar owners are evidently in bands themselves.
They also have pretty good sound system – during my visit, they were playing Neil Young, followed by the greatest hits of Creedence Clearwater Revival.
There are no video screen here.
I visited on a quiet night – here is what it looks like when they are busier:
The bar’s Facebook page indicates that they offer draft beers from time to time, but there were no taps present on the night of my visit. They have one beer cooler containing about 30 different bottled craft beers:
They also had a separate cooler for mass-market beers, which they also have available (for the unenlightened, or those short of pocket):
They had Ballast Point, Brewdog, Stone, Epic (US), Deschutes , De Molen, Founders, and a full selection of La Trappe beers, among others.
As a diner, they also offer a fairly broad menu of typical American bar food. The kitchen closes at 10:00 pm.
There are no provisions for parking. There are some nearby sois where parking is permitted, but they are not well-lit at night.
There is toilet located an arm’s length from the bar:
Nothing fancy, but clean and well-maintained.
They offer a 40 baht per bottle discount on all beers on “Thirsty Thursday” nights. They typically have food specials on most other nights – such as “Wing Wednesdays” with chicken wings for 10 baht each.
Tuesdays are “Open Mike” nights. “Smokehouse Saturdays” are their big weekly barbecue cooking days.
This was a very friendly bar. At least one American guy who lives upstairs in the building is a regular fixture – the only access to upper floors is through the bar!
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