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Rock 'n' roll in Ari

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Thai 7/1 Soi Chamnan Akson Alley, Phahon Yothin Soi 9 Tue-Sun 5:30pm-1am (last order midnight) 082-688-8200 tinyurl.com/ksgvpo4

With its current rock 'n' roll hype and influx of residents, Ari seems still under F&B'd. So what did two long-term expat residents of the area do about it? They rocked out, of course, with a new outlet in a soi just off the main strip. It's a smart conversion of a two-storey house nestled on a bend, with an eye-catching white cube mesh exterior veiling the glass-fronted rooms from the street. Inside are 30 seats downstairs, 20 up, set at glass tables with massive rocky bases among genuine cowhide rugs — a kooky aesthetic tweak from the fashion designer co-owner. The mood is local, stylish and cosy, hinting at the burgeoning post-hipster potential of the area.

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