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Thai 9

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7 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

11 Brown St
Dayton, Ohio, 45402-2826
United States

(937) 222-3227 | map

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Added by mcallister on 02-17-2009

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by chaz01:
Photo of chaz01
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Found myself in the downtown area by mistake with some time to kill and have been meaning to check this place out, so I stopped in for dinner. I asked the hostess if I could sit at the bar, and she proceeded to sit me at a bamboo counter where several Asian gentlemen were making Sushi! Not exactly the bar I was looking for, but after asking the waitress, she helped me move to the cocktail type bar where I proceeded to have my dinner.

A couple of updates from the original reviewer -- they now have 4 taps all dedicated to craft brews. They now serve growlers to go at a reasonable price and there was no issue eating dinner at the bar. What they lack in quantity of draft selections, they make up in quality. When I was there, the four rotating drafts including a new wheat beer from Thirsty Dog, Unibroue Maudite, Yeti Imperial Stout and a Belgian IPA (Chouffe Houblon). Very impressive lineup, and they were all available in growlers (occasionally they will get something special/rare on tap that will be sold by the glass only).

The food menu had many different selections of stir fry's, sauces and Thai selections -- most of them which can be prepared at various spice/hot levels. They had lots of vegetarian selections, but my only complaint was lack of a children's menu might prevent me from taking my family out here for dinner. I had a spicy noodles and asparagus plate that was absolutely wonderful and went really well with my wheat beer. Service was OK -- they knew a little about their beer selections, but this seems more like a quality restaurant that serves some good beers than a beer bar that has good food.
Definitely looking forward going back again in the near future.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jstonerock24
2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

Great food. Beer? not the best selection.

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Photo of wildcatboy
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of fireman1013
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of indirectly_direct
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of damndirtyape
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Atmosphere: Well lit, open location with upstairs dining, downstairs dining, places to eat near the bar, and lots of outside eating. It wasn't too hot out last night, so the outdoor tables were well occupied. Very simple decor, nothing flashy.

Quality: Good choices of US craft beer and many European imports available as well. A decent number of Belgians on the menu as well as appropriate glasses for the beers. I saw Hefe glasses (Erdinger I think, hard to tell from where I was standing waiting to be seated), Duvel, Unibrou, La Chouffe, Orval, and another branded glass I couldn't quite pick out.

Service: Didn't take long to be seated, with attentive staff, but perhaps a little overeager to please. No complaints otherwise. Server knew his Thai food choices, and seemed to definitely know all the beers on tap that night.

Selection: 6 beers on tap (looking at other reviews, they must be slowly adding taps every 2 years), and plenty of bottle choices, about 20-25 from what I saw on the menu. The beers on tap were clearly marked on the board near the bar when I came in.

Food: The past two times I've been here the Thai food was good, and this time I ordered the Duck Basil. Tasty, but the Duck was waaaay overcooked. The curries are quite good but be careful about your spice level that you order. It's 0-9, with 0 being no spice and 9 being "Wow that's tasty. Why is my head on fire?" The spice level isn't always tuned right. I ordered a 3 last night and thought it was too mild, but another time I ordered a 4 and thought I was going to ignite.

Value: I paid $6 for a Unibroue Trois Pistoles on tap and $18 for the Duck Basil, and the portion on my plate was good sized such that I was quite full when done with my plate. So I felt it was reasonable.

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Photo of Pecorasc
4.4/5  rDev +22.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Been to Thai 9 many times. If their beer selection was horrible I would go anyway because the food is so good. But, the beer selection is not horrible, its really good. There are only two beers on tap behind the bar, but they are always really decent selections (lots of rarer southern tier, new holland, etc.).

They recently put in a beer cooler behind the bar and have it stocked with a nice selection. The cooler is stocked with an array of styles, so your definitely going to find something you like. Examples: BORIS, Ephemere, Wells Banana Bread.

There are only a few bar tenders and all of them are really helpful and polite. You can't order food to the bar, but this is completely justified; they are obviously trying to only supplement their restaurant with a bar and not create a bar scene. The kitchen im sure is busy enough.

Highly recommended for the food and a great place to complement your food with a really nice selection of beer.

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Thai 9 in Dayton, OH
Place rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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