Brew Beers and Ciders has the largest stock of beers, ciders and ales in Bangkok and is the place for anyone who tires of the predictable Chang, Singha and Tiger which make up Thailand’s usual selection. At Brew, there is an unbelievable range of draft and bottled beers from micro breweries around the world, and you are pretty much guaranteed to find even the most bespoke of tipples. As with other imported non-essentials, imported beers are subjected to heavy tax so don’t expect a bargain here – expect to pay around 250 baht a beer, up to 300 baht for stronger or more unusual Belgian abbey beers. Brew is on the ground floor of Seen Space, an outdoor community mall on Thong Lor Soi 13, which is one of the most fashionable districts in the city and a favourite of rich, young Thais and many foreigners yearning for a taste of the world’s best beers.
The interior of Brew is modern and clean, with full glass frontage, brass piping and an industrial, masculine décor. Tables are made of beer kegs and the TVs show sports, but it’s not the best place for watching a match as the atmosphere is more focused on chatting in the courtyard than squeezing into the fairly limited inside space. The central area – which Brew shares with Clouds cocktail bar next door – is far more fun with fairy lights hung from trees and hundreds of people chatting around closely arranged tables. Shisha pipes are available to enhance the relaxing vibe and customers are free to choose drinks from either bar.
The draft beers on offer are dominated by Belgian and German options such as Leffe and Erdinger, although there are noticeable appearances from Stowford Cider, Guiness and Kilkenny all from 220 to 260 baht a pint. The bottled list goes even further, with many unheard of or hard-to-find options from all over the world, including a range of Rogue American cask ales, Petrus Blond with orange and apricot overtones culminating in a clove spice kick, and Kasteel Triple: a dark, dense and rich beer with a nutty flavour and 11% alcohol content. If you’re celebrating with friends, an impressive and fun selection is the five litre Krombacher party drum costing 2,500 baht – but please share it!
There is a limited menu of snacks to compliment your drink, although we prefer to order the fish and chips from Fat’r Gutz or the thin crust pizza from Clouds which share the same courtyard at Seen Space (there are also many more dining options upstairs). The nearest BTS station to Brew is Thong Lor, however it is too far to walk so a taxi is needed. If you take a cab straight there, Seen Space is 10 metres from the junction of Thong Lor Soi 13.
Brew Pub at Seen Space
- Opening Hours: 16:00 - 02:00 daily
- Address: Seen Space Mall, Thong Lor Soi 13, Bangkok
- Tel: +66 (0)2 185 2366