This bar is located about a one kilometer walk from Hua Lamphong MRT Station. Exit that station using Exit 1, and proceed straight ahead for about 40 meters – curving a bit to the left. Then – at the very first “zebra” crossing that you come to, turn right and cross the street. You then need to continue straight. You will be crossing several streets and then crossing bridge, with traffic on your right, and a barrier to your left. If you look high up, you will be walking directly toward a towering hotel with the name “PRIME” clearly visible on the roof:
In the above photo, you will be walking to the left of the two streams of traffic. You will proceed on and cross the street that separates you from the hotel, which will look like this, at street level:
After you cross you will need to bear right, following the contour of the building, as it turns left.
After you curve left, you will come to a big intersection, with one road going sharply left, one road departing the opposite side of the intersection, and two roads off to your left front. You will need to cross the first road going sharply left, and as you do so you will then see:
You will need to cross to the large blue sign in the above photo, and proceed to the street where the red arrow is pointing. The blue street sign above here the red arrow is reads “Maitri Chit Rd” – and that is the road that you need to take, staying on the near side sidewalk. You will walk down that road for 450 meters, at which point you will reach a large traffic circle. You then need to follow the circle around to the left.
You will then want to turn left onto the second main road that you come to – Thanon Santiphap – which will have the following street sign on the far side:
Turn left onto Santiphap, and walk 250 meters, until just before the road ends in a “T” intersection. On your right will be the Rabbit Hill bar, located in a single-wide shop-house. In daytime, the front of the bar is shuttered by two doors (note the street number “1” at upper left of the entrance):
The red lanterns overhead are only present during Chinese New Years celebration.
After the bar opens at 5:00 pm, , the doors are folded back, and the bar entrance is set back slightly from the sidewalk. A distant shot from across the street:
And a close-up shot:
Once you enter, you can see the bar and draft craft beer taps at the far end of the room:
Looking back toward the entrance, from the bar:
To your left as you enter, the bar logo is depicted in lights:
To the right of that illuminated logo is a large mural depicting the owner’s wife, Khun Em:
There are four seats at the bar. There is one raised table that can seat six (or eight persons, if seated from the ends of the table), three low tables for four (or a fifth can be added at the table end), and two tables for two. On the second floor of the building, there is a room that the owners plan to fit out as an additional customer seating area, in the near future.
The bar has seven craft beer taps:
A draft beer menu is posted on the wall to your right, if you are seated at the bar:
They serve draft beer in three different sizes. The owners of this bar import and sell Moonzen beer from Hong Kong. The Jade Emperor IPA was quite good. If you order a Moonzen beer in the large 500 ml size, they serve it in a uniquely shaped, branded glass:
When I visited, one of the seven taps was dedicated to trivially-alcoholic Kombucha.
They also have one cooler for canned and bottled craft beer, containing about 70 different selections:
They offer a full menu here, with some rather unique offerings, priced very reasonably:
It was unclear to me whether the food is cooked in-house, or comes from a nearby food vendor.
There are no video screens here. Music was eclectic modern jazz, played at a comfortable level. They evidently have live music (one or two performers) four nights per week.
Parking is available on nearby streets. No smoking inside the bar.
Toilets are upstairs. The stairway is not one that you want to traverse if you are in a deeply-inebriated condition. Looking down from the second-floor landing:
At the top of the stairs, you turn right, and walk along a short walkway to the toilet area, which is entered through a hanging curtain:
The toilet area is clean, and well-maintained, with two sit-down toilet stalls, plus a cubicle at the far end with two urinals:
The customers of this bar are a pretty closely-knit “family,” who all seem to know one another. Nevertheless, I was quickly “adopted” by what turned out to be very friendly group – which included Indian, Filipino, and Japanese members, as well as the Thai owners. They invited me to try a creamy omelet featuring oysters – which was delicious. I will certainly be visiting this bar again!
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