Flip Side Beer and Burger Bar, located right by the beach in Rawai, specialises in American bar-style cuisine, but does it to a really high level. With an impressive range of international beers and a great choice of unique burgers and snacks, it is a great spot for lunch or a cool, relaxed evening.
The menu at Flip Side is only three pages long - one page of food, one of beer and one of other beverages. The food is particularly good, taking humble fast food and making it into something to be savoured.
We tried - and would heartily recommend - the signature Flip Side Burger (270 baht), which includes the house patty with mature cheddar cheese, homemade ketchup and deep-fried onions, served up in a fresh, poppy seed-topped bun with a gherkin skewered to the top. The high quality ingredients, particularly from the juicy beef patty, makes this simple choice extremely tasty. We were particularly surprised by the bap which, despite making the burger look too big to possibly fit into your mouth, was soft and fresh enough to compress and added a lot to the overall flavour.
Other options include The Big Fella (350 baht), which adds crispy bacon and onion rings, and The Blues Brother (395 baht), which contains blue cheese, homemade cranberry onion marmalade and rocket salad. You can also find a small choice of sandwiches, non-beef burgers, salads, chicken wings and other snacks on the first page of the menu.
Flip Side’s ‘beers of the world’ include offerings from Scotland, Denmark, Holland, USA, Czech Republic, Italy, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and Belgium, as well as local options from Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Singapore, and the Philippines. Prices start at 85 baht for local drinks and get as high as 345 baht for the 10-per-cent-volume St. Bernardus Abt 12. A few choices of cocktails, cider and a house wine are also available, and there is a limited selection of non-alcoholic drinks, including some great milkshakes (195 baht each) for children and restaurant reviewers in their late-20s!
Flip Side Beer and Burger Bar has a chic but relaxed style and extremely friendly and helpful staff. The gourmet dishes are served up on wooden platters, with the side of fries in a mesh basket. Indoor and outdoor seating is available, all well-cooled with fans, making it a comfortable place to take a break from the beach.
Flip Side Beer and Burger Bar
- Opening Hours: Wed - Mon 11:30 - 22:30
- Location: 469/4 Viset Road, Rawai
- Tel: +66 (0)90 869 5552