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“The Fun is Over!”
Review of Bar At 494

Bar At 494
Ranked #1,120 of 10,969 Restaurants in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
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Bangkok, Thailand
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“The Fun is Over!”
Reviewed 24 February 2014

The famous longest happy hour is no more and all happiness is now gone from 494. Wine price have increased by 50% and the most basic glass of wine is now 175 baht.
Tapas price increased by 350%, which is just stupidity.
494 is now a total waste of time, empty and expensive. The fun is over!

  • Visited February 2014
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English first
Canberra, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Almost average”
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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Thank Badwolf3
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Belluno, Italy
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great wine bar in BKK”
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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Thank Luca S
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London, UK
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great place, great vibe, great value”
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
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Thank CWH
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Shanghai, China
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“My Favourite Wine Place in Bangkok - Simply a Class of Its Own”
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
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Thank JimmyinChina
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