Wine Connection started out as a wine shop/wine importer, but now business includes several branches of wine bars across the city. The one at Rainhill was the first bar to open, and it’s still a very popular branch, both among expats and local wine lovers.
Wine used to be very expensive in Bangkok, and while it’s still not dirt cheap, it has become more affordable, with Wine Connection as one of the leading actors on Bangkok’s rapidly growing wine bar scene. The success of the place is primarily built upon very reasonable prices and nice locations. You get a glass of house wine for as little as 100THB. I haven’t found it cheaper anywhere in the city. They also serve tapas and bistro-style food, and main courses are in the 150-300THB bracket so even though the food is very average, and the tapas doesn’t taste very Spanish, I always end up ordering something to eat anyway.
The bar really comes alive on weekends when people drop by for a late dinner and a glass of wine, so if you’re looking to check out Wine Connection on a Saturday night, it’s a good idea to call in advance and make a reservation. Not a wine drinker? Don’t worry. There’s a good selection of craft beer too.
•There’s a Wine Connection Wine Store at Rain Hill too, so this is the place to stock up for the hotel room.
• Even though it looks very fancy, it’s a rather casual place, but on weekends people, particularly the local clientele, tend to dress up.
• Wine Connection is halfway between Phrom Phong and Thong Lo BTS station. It’s a little bit too far to walk in heels, so I suggest that you take a taxi or wear flats.