Why aren't there bars like this in Hua Hin?

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Why aren't there bars like this in Hua Hin?

Post by caller » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:41 am

I'm in Korat at the moment and a couple of months or so ago, a new bar opened, called 'Tiger is Coming'. Just on the corner of one of the junctions in downtown Korat. They stock 300 beers from all over the World - Europe, Thailand and Asia (including Thai beers I have never heard of), the Americas, Oz and NZ.

They have 'muted' relaxed live music, what looks good food (but no menu in English it seems) and is just a very pleasant place to sit and relax. Now okay, prices aren't cheap, but at about 8pm on a Monday evening, it was more full than empty and by all accounts it's doing very well. There was a smattering of farangs when I was there.

I wonder if someone would be brave enough to try and break the mould of bars in Hua Hin and try something like this?

https://www.facebook.com/tigeriscomingbeerandeatery89/
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Re: Why aren't there bars like this in Hua Hin?

Post by kendo » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:53 pm

Caller it may not be cheap but when your up in Issan a few cold ones with other farang breaks the isolation of village life. My nearest bar that opens every day is 20 kilos away. So in my book I would love a bar like this in Prasad.
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Re: Why aren't there bars like this in Hua Hin?

Post by Spitfire » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:03 pm

Yeah, that's a good bar Caller. However, the bar scene in Korat has seen a few closures recently and they pop-up and disappear regular style. For example, I think the old Walrus bar has now turned into a middle-eastern take away/restaurant now.

Also, the locals will not tolerate any girl bars like can be found elsewhere in Thailand as it is a conservative area really...but the locals also like this type of bar/restaurant you mention too.

Good luck to them...the place needs a decent bar or two these days as G&D etc. is a bit tired. Pattini's near the big uni is also good for food and a beer.

Also, the selection of imported beers in the malls has got much better since Terminal 21 turned up....The Mall has it's act together now too and can even buy JD's HH company's stuff there now, as I'm sure you are aware.

In answer to your thread title question, then I'm guessing it would take a serious restauranteur/hospitality pro with a serious bundle of cash to pull that off in central HH...wouldn't be cheap to do in a place that was viable to make cash.
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Re: Why aren't there bars like this in Hua Hin?

Post by Pleng » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:39 pm

caller wrote:
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:41 am
I'm in Korat at the moment and a couple of months or so ago, a new bar opened, called 'Tiger is Coming'. Just on the corner of one of the junctions in downtown Korat. They stock 300 beers from all over the World - Europe, Thailand and Asia (including Thai beers I have never heard of), the Americas, Oz and NZ.

They have 'muted' relaxed live music, what looks good food (but no menu in English it seems) and is just a very pleasant place to sit and relax. Now okay, prices aren't cheap, but at about 8pm on a Monday evening, it was more full than empty and by all accounts it's doing very well. There was a smattering of farangs when I was there.

I wonder if someone would be brave enough to try and break the mould of bars in Hua Hin and try something like this?

https://www.facebook.com/tigeriscomingbeerandeatery89/
They don't quite stretch to 300 varieties but La Bierra in Khao Takiap (opposite Circada market) sounds pretty much the same as what you're describing, unless I've missed something?

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Re: Why aren't there bars like this in Hua Hin?

Post by caller » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:38 pm

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They don't quite stretch to 300 varieties but La Bierra in Khao Takiap (opposite Circada market) sounds pretty much the same as what you're describing, unless I've missed something?
That's good news then, apart from the fact I've never heard of it! I will wander along and check it out at some stage. Thanks for the info.
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Re: Why aren't there bars like this in Hua Hin?

Post by Name Taken » Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:49 am

Spitfire wrote:
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:03 pm
Yeah, that's a good bar Caller. However, the bar scene in Korat has seen a few closures recently and they pop-up and disappear regular style. For example, I think the old Walrus bar has now turned into a middle-eastern take away/restaurant now.

Also, the locals will not tolerate any girl bars like can be found elsewhere in Thailand as it is a conservative area really...but the locals also like this type of bar/restaurant you mention too.

Good luck to them...the place needs a decent bar or two these days as G&D etc. is a bit tired. Pattini's near the big uni is also good for food and a beer.

Also, the selection of imported beers in the malls has got much better since Terminal 21 turned up....The Mall has it's act together now too and can even buy JD's HH company's stuff there now, as I'm sure you are aware.

In answer to your thread title question, then I'm guessing it would take a serious restauranteur/hospitality pro with a serious bundle of cash to pull that off in central HH...wouldn't be cheap to do in a place that was viable to make cash.
The area that I live in(Nakhon Sawan Province) is also very conservative and there aren't any 'girl bars' anywhere near where I live, almost all of rural Thailand is like that and very conservative. The girls that work in bars or massage shops all go to Pattaya, Bangkok, Phuket, Samui etc. to try and hit the jackpot with some rich foreigner. :laugh:
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Re: Why aren't there bars like this in Hua Hin?

Post by europtimiste » Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:59 pm

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Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:49 am
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Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:03 pm
Yeah, that's a good bar Caller. However, the bar scene in Korat has seen a few closures recently and they pop-up and disappear regular style. For example, I think the old Walrus bar has now turned into a middle-eastern take away/restaurant now.

Also, the locals will not tolerate any girl bars like can be found elsewhere in Thailand as it is a conservative area really...but the locals also like this type of bar/restaurant you mention too.

The area that I live in(Nakhon Sawan Province) is also very conservative and there aren't any 'girl bars' anywhere near where I live, almost all of rural Thailand is like that and very conservative. The girls that work in bars or massage shops all go to Pattaya, Bangkok, Phuket, Samui etc. to try and hit the jackpot with some rich foreigner. :laugh:
Thailand is just a poor country and it's kinda sad.
If you know Thailand, in every respectable town there are some brothels or karaoke or those places called sing a song where ladies and men are singing thai songs all over the night. Those places are for thai people, but if you can speak a little thai you can easily find a girl for having nice time.

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Re: Why aren't there bars like this in Hua Hin?

Post by Name Taken » Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:28 pm

europtimiste wrote:
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:59 pm
Name Taken wrote:
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:49 am
Spitfire wrote:
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:03 pm
Yeah, that's a good bar Caller. However, the bar scene in Korat has seen a few closures recently and they pop-up and disappear regular style. For example, I think the old Walrus bar has now turned into a middle-eastern take away/restaurant now.

Also, the locals will not tolerate any girl bars like can be found elsewhere in Thailand as it is a conservative area really...but the locals also like this type of bar/restaurant you mention too.

The area that I live in(Nakhon Sawan Province) is also very conservative and there aren't any 'girl bars' anywhere near where I live, almost all of rural Thailand is like that and very conservative. The girls that work in bars or massage shops all go to Pattaya, Bangkok, Phuket, Samui etc. to try and hit the jackpot with some rich foreigner. :laugh:
Thailand is just a poor country and it's kinda sad.
If you know Thailand, in every respectable town there are some brothels or karaoke or those places called sing a song where ladies and men are singing thai songs all over the night. Those places are for thai people, but if you can speak a little thai you can easily find a girl for having nice time.
That's true, but they won't tolerate a foreigner for very long even if the foreigner speaks a little Thai. Those types of places are for Thai people only.
Anyways, :offtopic:

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Re: Why aren't there bars like this in Hua Hin?

Post by europtimiste » Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:50 pm

Name Taken wrote:
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:28 pm
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Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:59 pm
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That's true, but they won't tolerate a foreigner for very long even if the foreigner speaks a little Thai. Those types of places are for Thai people only.


What do you mean by very long ? Daily visit ? Better go with a thai friend.

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Re: Why aren't there bars like this in Hua Hin?

Post by Name Taken » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:33 am

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I mean don't try and become a 'regular' because one day you will go to your favorite Thai brothel/karaoke bar and they will just tell you to LEAVE. This isn't even taking into account that most of these places are deserted and they are also very far apart and spread out so you will be putting some serious miles/kilometers on your vehicle going to these places.
There is absolutely no desire by the Thai Government and by Thai people to integrate foreigners into Thai society.

"Better go with a Thai friend" You mean having a minder like a foreigner has to have in North Korea? :laugh:
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Re: Why aren't there bars like this in Hua Hin?

Post by caller » Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:35 pm

Anyone been to La Bierra in Khao Takiap yet?

Just wondering, rather than reading about Japanese brothels or how safe you feel visiting Thai whorehouses alone.
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Re: Why aren't there bars like this in Hua Hin?

Post by Big Boy » Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:57 pm

caller wrote:
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Japanese brothels or how safe you feel visiting Thai whorehouses alone.
Wow :shock: Is that what thread has degraded to? I thought we were talking about a welcome in bars :tsk:

That'll teach me to go AWOL to watch footie. :banghead:

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Re: Why aren't there bars like this in Hua Hin?

Post by Pleng » Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:01 pm

caller wrote:
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Anyone been to La Bierra in Khao Takiap yet?

Just wondering, rather than reading about Japanese brothels or how safe you feel visiting Thai whorehouses alone.
...yes?

"Lost" pub in Khao Takiep also offer a few imported beers, though nowhere near the variety on offer at La Birra. They have a big food menu, but no live music. They are open all day, though.... La Birra is only open in the evenings.

Lost clearly targets the foreign customers (though I rarely see any customers there....), while La Birra generally caters to the upmarket Thais. Beware that the already high prices are ++.

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Re: Why aren't there bars like this in Hua Hin?

Post by caller » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:38 pm

Pleng wrote:
Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:01 pm
"Lost" pub in Khao Takiep also offer a few imported beers, though nowhere near the variety on offer at La Birra. They have a big food menu, but no live music. They are open all day, though.... La Birra is only open in the evenings.

Lost clearly targets the foreign customers (though I rarely see any customers there....), while La Birra generally caters to the upmarket Thais. Beware that the already high prices are ++.
Thanks for the feedback. :)
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