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“Almost average” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bar At 494

Bar At 494
Ranked #1,052 of 10,625 Restaurants in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Canberra, Australia
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Almost average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

Staff had poor knowledge of the drinks available including the existence of a whisky list. Speaking of whisky, there were a couple of interesting ones but generally it was a poorly put together offering consisting mostly of average blends , a few young single malts and a couple of very old ones, with nothing in between. Cocktails were, at best, average.
After waiting some time for staff to appear for another round we gave up and moved on to greener pastures.
Summing up: Confused staff and decor with more of a coffee shop than night spot atmosphere.

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Belluno, Italy
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6 reviews
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“Great wine bar in BKK”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

Great spot to relax and have a good glass of wine. Great wine list selection, lounge bar atmosphere, perfect place to share a drink with a nice company... Staff is perfect, kind and competent, even too discreet.

  • Visited October 2013
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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London, UK
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Great place, great vibe, great value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

There is a common misconception that wine has to be expensive in Thailand. But the Erawan hotel proves this wrong. A really cool wine bar, always busy, and during an all day and almost all night happy hour (which ends at 10pm) wine is fantastically priced from 99baht a glass. Small plates of tapas at the same price make this a perfect place for regular meetings among friends and business associates - meaning that getting a table can be a little tricky some times. Even after the happy hour ends wine is still competitively priced, making this one of the best venues for wine lovers who imbibe in Bangkok.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Shanghai, China
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“My Favourite Wine Place in Bangkok - Simply a Class of Its Own”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2013

Bar @494 has,and is, and will forever be one of my favorite places to have a few glasses of wine whenever I am in Bangkok. This is the best place in the middle of all the great shopping malls and a wonderful place to unwind and rest after shopping. They now have the longest happy hours on offer with wines only starting at THB99 per glass. As usual, I had my favorite Sauvignon blanc for THB149 and it was beautiful and refreshing.

The girls there are professional, courteous and very efficient and they know what they are doing. Just sitting there chatting and people watching is already fun. They also have cold cut platter available at very reasonable prices and its always full of business and trendy people. Small yet cozy, this is a highly recommended place when you want to unwind after shopping and its never noisy so you can always have a good chat. Hyatt always manages their F&B outlets well and this is no exception and the prices of the wines represent excellent value for money. You will not be disappointed if you are a wine lover!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bangkok, Thailand
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21 reviews
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“Best casual wine bar in Bangkok”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

494 has it all, good wine, wide selection of food, friendly and professional staff....and of course the longest happy hour in Bangkok. 100 baht for a glass of wine from noon to 10:30 pm.
4 different newspapers are avaiable and a good selection of magazines.
Wine and news is my kind of place.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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