FEAT Lab is a small, 20-seat cafe located less than ten minutes walk from the Ratchathewi BTS Station. From the BTS Station head to Exit 1. That exit gives you two choices:
- Turn right, and head down the stairs to street level, then double-back 180 degrees to your left, and proceed south on Phayathai Road, past the Asia Hotel.
- Alternately, you can enter the Asia Hotel right off the BTS Station – you follow the passageway about 60 meters into the hotel, bear left at the first main open area, walk another 25 meters to a downward escalator. At the bottom, you bear to your left to the hotel exit, which is set back about 40 meters from the street.
From the Asia Hotel, it is a walk of less than 200 meters along Phayathai Road to the bar. After you pass the Christian Student Center complex, you come to long row of shopfronts. FEAT Lab is the last shop on the right, before an alley cuts in from the right:
Inside, the bar has one long table that seats eight, plus four two-person tables. There is also a table along the front window, with a bench seat that can maybe hold another three guests.
A chalk menu board along the wall lists the six craft beers that they have on tap:
There is also a row of coolers that hold another 60 or so bottled craft beers:
They have a kitchen, and they offer a range of western dishes, at very reasonable prices :
I ordered the pork chop, which was excellent.
The owner, Khun Paul, has operated the bar for four years. Having spent several years attending university in Adelaide, Paul speaks excellent English. The bar’s official hours are 12:00 noon until 10:00 pm, but Paul indicated that he just closes the kitchen at 10:00 pm – he will generally stay open as long as there are customers in the bar – which can be until past midnight, some nights.
Clientele is a mixture of Thais and foreigners.
The music here is off a Spotify playlist – easy-listening pop music, played at background level.
To reach the toilet, you must exit the bar, then walk maybe ten meters down the alley, to a gated entrance to the toilet:
The toilets are clean and well-maintained:
Just past the toilet area is a paid parking lot, staffed by an elderly Thai gentleman. Paul indicated that this individual is often absent in the evening, which allows visitors to park for free.
Paul is a very genial and enthusiastic host, who seems to love his work.
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