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“Great laid back bar”

Retrophilia Coffee & Bar
Ranked #13 of 19 Coffee & Tea in Hua Hin
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Retrophilia Coffeehouse & Bar is one of the most attractive bars in Hua Hin. As the meaning of its name, we love retro things of the past. Retrophilia is very uniquely decorated in retro style with 70’s wallpaper, furniture, gadgets and antiques. Our great music selection includes great oldies from the 40’s - 70’s including Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Mary Wells, Stevie Wonder, Cliff Richard, Everly Brothers, Elvis Presley, The Beatles. We also play jazz, blues, soul, and rock & roll music.Retrophilia is located at the Hua Hin Night Market. Situated in "the old white house" we offer 2 floors;Downstairs, we have an air-con area as well as a little retro & vintage clothes shop for teenagers.Our second floor is an open air area where you can relax and enjoy the view of Hua Hin Night Market while sipping your favorite drinks.To complement our drink menu we offer a big selection of cocktails as well as great Thai food. Coffee lovers don´t be alarmed - we have a great selection of different coffees.Lastly, if you are interested in any furniture, gadgets, and antiques, most of them are for sale!
London, United Kingdom
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“Great laid back bar”
Reviewed November 28, 2011

Such a great spot in the middle of the night market. Great to escape from the crowds. Friendly staff, and possibly the best fried chicken wings I've ever eaten.

Visited October 2011
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“Laid back, beach-bar vibe in the middle of the Night Market.”
Reviewed November 19, 2011

Retro is right in the market but even so, is still a laid back place to sit and have a few beers with a birds-eye view of the market down below.
The staff make it for us - they are so lovely and friendly, they make sure you're comfortable (they've got lots of strategically placed fans!) but then just leave you to it...until you're ready for another beer or whatever.
Love the retro furnishing/decor/lighting and the music (though our only slight criticism, and yes, this is purely personal, very occasionally the music is slightly 'too retro' - can't stand 50s music! - keep it mainly 70s onwards please - late 60s at a push!).
But, yeah, love this bar and it's a big asset to the nightlife in Hua Hin.

  • Visited November 2011
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Newburgh, United Kingdom
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“Chill Out Time .”
Reviewed September 4, 2011

After reading the other reviews I had to come visit, and I'm glad I did:-) I'm sitting drinking an Iced Strawberry Margerita overlooking the night market as I'm writing this. As mentioned in the other reviews the music is tos too !!!! The bar is on your left side ( if your walking up hill towards the railway line)near the end of the night market.

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“Pregame center!!!”
Reviewed August 5, 2011

Great bar to start the night. I was tire of the downtown sene so I found retro bar in the night market. Cool balcony to have a drink looking at the caoos that is the night market, the owner was super cool. Defenetly where im pregameing to go out

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“Good Music and Coctails”
Reviewed July 24, 2011

When in Thailand and we are away from home for a fair while I get a bit of craving for some decent easy listening western music and a cold beer or two.

I had done a bit of research on what to do and where to go in Hua Hin before we left home and came across this place called Retrophilia Coffee and Bar so decided to do a visit.

It can be tricky to find the first time as the street numbering isn't exactly what you expect. Its at 72/17 Dechanuchit Road in Hua Hin which it turns out, happens to be where the night market is set up each night. We had started out from the other end of the street and thought at one stage it must have closed down- but we persevered.

There is a sign outside which is partly obscured by the stalls at the market unless you are looking up at it.. However, if you walk towards the Railway Restaurant which is at the end of the street and at the end of the night market its on the right hand side and has an upstairs and a downstairs. There is a balcony where you can sit and watch things in the night market while having a coffee or a drink of your choice. Its a great view. Upstairs is the place to go. Beware the stairs are tight- and a bit steep and tricky on the way down, so hang onto the railing if you have had more to drink than you should have.

This place has old tables chairs and other bits and pieces from the 1950's and 1960's. It plays good 50's, 60's and some 70's music. At one point they even played some Glen Miller music. They do like Elvis, T-Rex ,ACDC and Bob Dillon, so if you like this type of music then you will enjoy this spot.

Beer from memory, was around 70 bt a small bottle and cocktails were around 120--240bt . The average price being 160bt for a good Pina Colada or Margarita. Its a good way to spend a relaxing hour or so after dinner at the night markets.

  • Visited July 2011
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