Newly-opened in September 2017, this bar is located in a residential house that previously served as a spare parts warehouse for a nearby industrial equipment operated by the family of the owner. His rel name so “Chang” – but he decided not to tempt fate (or the lawyers of ThaiBev) by trying to name his craft beer bar using that name. So – he adopted “Jaang.”
This bar can be approached from several directions. I walked to this venue from Ploenchit BTS Station – exiting via Exit 4, and at street level, doubling back 180 degrees to my right. Walk 25 meters, and take a left onto Soi Ruam Rudee. One kilometer south of Ploenchit Road, Soi Ruam Rudee takes a hard right turn – what you want to do is not take the right turn, but – instead – angle forward and to the left, following the tuk-tuk in the photo below:
You proceed about 30 meters, and then follow the road as it bears to the right. You will now be on Soi Polo 4 – which you follow for about 50 meters, coming to Sanam Khli Road. You turn left at this road, and walk about 120 meters to Soi Polo 6. As you approach, the main road will turn right – but opposite that turnoff, you will see a small illuminated sign overhead, pointing left, to “Craft Beer Here” (above the red arrow in the following photo):
Just past this sign is Soi Polo 6, and 30 meters into that soi, on the left, is the entrance to the Warehouse Bar parking lot, which can hold about 20 cars. Once again, there are illuminated signs:
Entering the bar, you are facing the beer cooler full of bottled craft beers:
They offer about fifty different bottle craft beers, including about a dozen different imported Thai expatriate beers.
Then, off to your right front is the main bar, with 12 draft craft beers on tap:
The menu board above the taps announces the beers available on draft. along with pricing:
On the night of my visit, they had five foreign imported draft beers, and seven local artisanal craft beers on tap. VAT is added to all prices displayed.
The bar seats about eight guests. There were four tables for four persons:
There was one table for three, and then there was a bar rail along the windows overlooking the parking lot, with seating for four:
There is one video screen. Music is soft jazz, and light pop music. They serve complimentary salted peanuts, and there is a kitchen – which serves limited menu.
No smoking inside the bar – there are some tables and chairs outside the entrance, for smokers.
Toilets are at left rear of the ground floor. One caution here: once you open the door to the vestibule where the toilets are situated, if the lights are off , stop at the sink just inside the doorway, put your hands on either side of the sink, and then raise your left hand up along the wall to the row of light switches – and flip all three switches on. You need light because the floor is uneven. There are separate toilets for men and women – the men’s toilet was unremarkable, but well-maintained.
According to Khun Jaang, his clientele thus far has been about 90% Thais. He presently works alone, with hopes of adding a server, if business picks up enough to justify the additional position.
When I departed the bar, I headed south, walking along Pluk Chit 1 Alley for one kilometer to Rama IV Road, then turning left, and walking 500 meters to the Klongtoey MRT Station, crossing a busy highway entrance and exit ramp along the way. The correct MRT Exit at that Station is Exit 2.
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