Trying to find a 'nice' bar.
I know that this one of these 'what is the meaning of life' type of question, and everyone has differing tastes, as to what constitutes as nice bar.
In the UK, in times past, there was the 'local', where you could drop in on your own and you would more often than not see at least one familiar face, and the bar staff would recognise you. I know this still exists in some places, but I think it is diminishing.
A television representation of an idealised type of bar was set out in the 80's and 90's of an American bar in Boston, in the television series 'Cheers', where you go in at the end of the day and 'everyone knows your name'. I confess, maybe I am just an old romantic, but I always thought that would have been a truly wonderful bar, if it had really existed.
I have lived in Hua Hin for 4 years, on 6 monthly basis (6 months UK),the only bar that came anywhere close to being a local was 'Manee Bar' on Soi 80. It was mostly an 'afternoon bar', mostly expats, but with constant throughput of tourists which I think prevented staleness. The staff were always exceptionally pleasant and welcoming. Unfortunately Manee sold the bar, and it has changed character completely.
I have tried to find another nice bar, unfortunately without any success.
I would be interested in other people's thoughts.