5 Best Beer Bars in Bangkok
Where to Drink Beer in Bangkok
There’s really never been a better time to drink beer in Bangkok. Long gone are the days when you were limited to Thailand’s loveable (but pretty boring) threesome of Chang, Leo and Singha - with dozens of bars and restaurants across the capital now specialising in imported largers, craft ales and IPAs.
Locals are beginning to develop a taste for the more complex flavours of IPAs and crafts beers, and the craze has also seen a few local microbreweries open up for good measure too.
From huge German-style bars where the beer is so strong people end up dancing on the table, to hidden microbreweries that deliver their craft ales on demand, we’ve rounded up five of our favourite speciality beer bars and pubs in Bangkok.
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1HOBS (House of Beers) Thonglor Branch: 522/3 Sukhumvit 55 Road (Soi Thonglor)0
HOBS has really taken the city by storm in recent years, emerging as one of the go-to places to drink quality beer in Bangkok. The brand’s mini-empire now stretches to over half-a-dozen venues around the city, and each one normally has Stella Artois, Hoegaarden and Leffe on tap as standard. Things get more interesting if you explore the multi-paged bottle menu, which mainly focuses on Belgium, Germany, Britain and Spain with around 30 varieties in total. The popular St. Bernadaus Wit is around 260 baht a bottle, and London Pride is a more reasonable 180 baht. The rarer Brewdog-Tokyo (430 baht, 18%) and Leffe Radieuse (220 baht, 8.2%) make an appearance too.
For atmosphere, head to the HOBS in Thonglor (soi 12); for convenience, find a branch on the first floor of Groove at Central World.
2Brew Pub Seen Space Mall, Thonglor Soi 13, Bangkok0
- Opening Hours: 12:00-01:00 Daily
- Tel: +66(0)2392 3513
Another Thonglor hotspot to make our list of best beer bars in Bangkok is Brew Pub, which has one of the largest stocks of beers, ciders and ales in the city. Expect a huge range of draft and bottled beers imported from microbreweries across the world, although the focus is more on Belgian and German brands, as well as a few tasty American and British IPAs. Look out for their five litre Krombacher party drum (at 2,500 baht, it’s best shared). Brew Pub also wins points in our book for its trendy location and cool outdoor space at the popular ‘Seen Space’ on Thonglor Soi 13. Read More...
3Tawandang German Brewery 462/61 Rama 3 Road, Bangkok0
- Opening Hours: 16:00 - 02:00 Daily
- Tel: +66(0)2 185 2366
Tawandang was the first ever microbrewery in Bangkok, and this famous bar’s not-so micro seating area gets full most nights of the week. The regular dance and music shows on the central stage become all the more fun thanks to the steady flow of strong, hoppy German-style beer which is all produced onsite. Last time we went, three types were available: lager, weizen beer (wheat beer), and dunkel (dark beer), with prices ranging from around 100 baht for a 0.3L glass up to 780 baht for a three-liter tower. Tawandang’s location is a little away from downtown Bangkok on Rama 3 by the river, but that’s no excuse no to experience this Bangkok beer institution. Read More...
4Mikkeller Mikkeller, 26 Ekkamai Soi 10, Bangkok0
- Opening Hours: 17:00 – 01:00 Daily
- Tel: +66 (0) 267 811 146
You won’t find any Hoegaarden or Stella here; Mikkeller in the hip Ekkamai neighbourhood is heralded as Bangkok’s first ever microbrewery bar, serving nothing but homemade craft beers (that you will never have heard of). There’s a rotating selection from a whopping 30 taps, plus the bottles on shelf can be bought and taken home. Don’t fancy the trek across town to Ekkamai to try it? Mikkeller has a handy solution in the form of a ’60-minute cold beer delivery service’ (also the first of its type in Bangkok) with free delivery on orders over 3,000 baht in the central area. Head to MikkellerBangkok.com to order or find their small shop house-cum-bar behind Big C on Ekkamai Soi 10.
5BeerVault Four Points by Sheraton, Sukhumvit Soi 150
- Opening Hours: 17:00-24:00 daily
- Tel: +66(0)2381 9891
One of the pioneers of Bangkok’s emerging craft beer scene is the aptly named BeerVault. Located on the ground floor of Four Points by Sheraton, there’s no getting past the fact this is a hotel lobby bar; that said, if you’re not bothered about the slightly sterile surroundings, BeerVault is a good place to drink great beer in Bangkok, with an excellent rotating selection from six draft taps and almost 100 different bottles from around the world. Prices are in-line with what you’d pay for the same stuff elsewhere (200-350 baht) and look out for their daily ‘Beer O’clock’ (buy-one-get-one-free on selected pours from 17:30-19:30). Read More...
- Opening Hours: 15:00-24:00 Daily
- Tel: +66(0) 23093255
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