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“Good little ozzie bar ”

Halfway Inn (Restaurant)
Ranked #7 of 549 Restaurants in Patong
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$17
Cuisines: Bar, Asian, Thai, Pub, Healthy
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: We are pleased to announce that, on the 2nd October 2016, we relocated 'Halfway Inn' to the grounds of The Hill Resort, Patong, which is 450 metres past Christin Massage on the left hand side of the road heading South towards Karon, directly opposite PS Hill Resort. To avoid confusion the new place will be known as 'Halfway Inn - The Hill Resort' on popular social media. The old place will still serve bar snacks and drinks and is known as 'Halfway Inn Bar'. The indoor covered restaurant has a very traditional Thai theme with 10 individual 6 seater salas (bamboo huts) for 60 diners, 12 standard tables providing seating for 48 customers, and a central 'Bamboo Bar' with stools for around 20 punters. There is also a large sports bar area with 2 pool tables, 2 large screen TV's, a 2 metre wide projector screen and enough space for a 5 piece live band. Outside there are a further 3 salas with seating for 18 customers and what will be a covered BBQ sala. There is spacious off-road parking for up to 5 cars (or minibuses) and 30 motorbikes and easy access North (towards Phuket Town and Kamala) or South (towards Karon, Kata, Chalong and Rawai). There is also an access ramp for disabled customers at The Hill Resort reception steps (although, admittedly, it needs some improvement). Customers, old and new, will welcome the fact that we have paid attention to the few negative reviews we have received on TripAdvisor (and constructive criticism from our regulars). There is now much more space between different dining groups, excellent washroom facilities, and (optional) segregation between the restaurant and sports bar areas (in one half you can enjoy what games are going on while dining and listening to the music whereas the other will be more discrete). There are also comfortable rooms available at The Hill Resort, which is currently being renovated, bookings can be made online or in person. Bed and Breakfast prices are reasonable, the pool and rainforest surroundings are very pleasant, with a swim up bar, jacuzzi pool and kids pool. Some of the rooms on the upper levels have views over Patong Bay. Nan is enthused by the fact that can now create her mouth-watering dishes from a very large, modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, the size of our existing restaurant / bar area in Soi Kepsap. We are both excited by the opportunities this new property offers and we trust that all our customers, old and new, will enjoy their visit here.
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“Good little ozzie bar ”
Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

Went here as it was listed at No1 in patong at the time. Not a bad little place. Selection of thai and western food. Reasonable price. Had the Saturday night NRL and Union on so I was happy. Very very nice and sweet staff. Very Australian which is good if you need to find someone to watch the footy with in a small bar environment.

Thank Justin L
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“Great place. Mark Perth”
Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

I spent 16 days in Patong in May and found the Halfway Inn a great place to socialize. The staff led by Dave and Nan were attentive and always had a smile. The food is delicious and the beer cold. If you after a place with friendly staff and great food then pay the Halfway Inn a visit.

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“Great little place”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

We picked Halfway based on previous reviews and were not disappointed. The atmosphere is really chill, food is fantastic and prices are excellent for Patong. Nice tvs are on the walls to watch sport and there is even a buffet area. The owner was so kind and even came to our table to have a conversation. Best place in all of Thailand in my opinion.

  • Visited June 2014
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Alexandra Headland, Australia
1 review
“Great staff, excellent food and excellent value”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

This place may not look like much from the outside, but the staff and owner Dave and his wife nan make u feel so welcome. Must try nan s food and a hand grenade while u are there. Special thanks to min, nan, ood(average pool player), Dave, joy and ent for making us four idiots feel like we had a home base during our stay.

  • Visited May 2014
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Stavanger, Norway
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5 reviews
“Fantastic bar, food and staff”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Me and my friend had booked 13 days in Patong, and came across this sligtly odd-looking bar just 40 meters from our hotel. I could write an essay about our time here, but to keep it short ; I've never in my 39 years been at a place with such fantastic atmosphere. The crew were fantastic, drinks were nice and cool, and the food was superb. We spent many hours here every day, eating, drinking and playing pool. For me, Halfway Inn is good enough reason to come back to Patong. Recommended strongly by a traveler with 16 years experience in running hotel and restaurants.

  • Visited May 2014
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