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Log Cabin Pub Has A World Record and More Bangkok, Thailand
TomAikins | December 10, 2008 at 01:20 amby
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Suffice it to say that it was once owned by the Mercedes dealer next door and served as a showroom for cars until the economic crash of 1997. It was sold to someone who decided that having four restaurants and a pub in one building would be a good idea so that's exactly what he did. They serve food and drinks and have live music every night including rock music. So now it's home to Grill 'N More Restaurant, Teppanyaki Restaurant, BBQ Shabu Shabu Restaurant, Mori Japanese Restaurant and the Log Cabin Pub and Restaurant which features two bands a night and a large variety of food and drink.
The pub area is like everything else in this complex -- big. It's L-shaped and contains a large stage with lots of equipment. The reason it has lots of equipment is that the bands here like to play loud. So although there's a varied menu containing everything from spicy Isaan food to regular Thai dishes, pastas and even some international entries, this is not a really relaxing dining experience. The music dominates here and it's primarily 60s and 70s hard rock stuff which is fine by me. You'll also hear the odd Eagles or country song as well. This is a real throwback kind of place and you get the feeling that it's a Thai conception of what a real rock and roll bar in America should look like with the 60s posters and ranch-style decor.
From that standpoint there is a certain amusement factor that goes along with the competently played music and the food which is really pretty good if you don't mind having to shout to your dinner companions. Balloon is the house band and there is always an opening act as well. This is a place worth visiting at least once. It does have a world record, after all.
See http://bangkokdining.ning.com/profiles/blog/list for info on Bangkok restaurants.
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