Written by Jack Marshall and Tracy Nel
Walking around one night near the west gate park, I stopped outside a small bar called Nest Thai. On first appearance it looked like a typical Chinese bar…however, upon entering you cross a small bridge into a Thai dream…
Nest Thai is the first of its kind in Xian. A bar that mimics those on the islands of Thailand. The décor is great and of course Thai inspired. Comfy sofas scattered about with private booths and a finely crafted bar add to the laid back “chilled” aesthetic.
The food menu, while limited to Thai styled food, makes up for this in taste and value. Meals like sticky rice with mango, pineapple fried rice, tom yam soup and fresh salads. Member prices are great so be sure to check that out. Also on the menu are smoothies and juices, the famous banana smoothie is my pick.
The drink menu has a good selection of cocktails and spirits by the bottle but it’s the imported beers that are worth a look. Singha and Chang stand out, two great Thai beers. They also have different Chinese beer I haven’t seen before in Xian.
The Entertainment at nest Thai is well rounded. Live music starts at 11 every night except Saturdays. Saturday nights are reserved for acclaimed DJ’s Power Station, the chairs and tables get packed away and electric underground music fills the air.
Every month a new special is announced on the Wechat account and with a twitter account to follow be sure to get all the info and keep an eye out. Specials such as free beer night, ladies night and various others. On each different themed event gifts are given out such as roses for the ladies and cool Thailand souvenirs. Free wine packages are also given out for birthday parties.
1rmb off every sale on the menu goes to the public benefit fund. This fund supports various Orphanages and communities around Xian.
With a chilled atmosphere quality entertainment and imported beer you won’t find anywhere else in Xian, Nest Thai is the place to be…
Pros: Imported Thai beer and entertainment. Banana Smoothies!!!
Cons: While the manager Martin speaks a little English, the rest of the staff does not.
Average Price per person/人均消费: 80 RMB
#10 Tian Pin Xi An,inside Huang Cheng Park,South of
Huang Cheng West Road
( 环城西路南段环城公园内天品西岸10号Nest-Thai泰巢 )
Tel /电话: 029-8438 1595
Hours /时间: 5:30pm – 2:30am