The month of Oktoberfest is well and truly underway and Bangkok’s beer lovers have a number of venues in which to pay homage to the amber nectar. Here are some of our picks:
Brew Beer & Cider
Seen Space @ Thonglor Soi 13 | 0 2185 2366
A favourite among discerning beer lovers. Comfortable and relaxed with a laidback ambience, this bar offers numerous imported beers and ciders as well as cheese platters and other beer-friendly bar snacks. The outdoor area is a great spot for people watching.
26 Ekkamai Soi 10, Yaek 2 | 0 2381 9891
Opened at the beginning of this year, this Danish beer bar produces unique beers using an experimental approach. The bar is decorated in a rustic style and has a wide selection of beers either brewed by Mikkeller themselves or other craft beer makers.
Huntsman Pub, Landmark Hotel
The Landmark Hotel, Sukhumvit Rd | 0 2254 0404
The perennially popular Huntsman Pub at the Landmark Hotel offers a selection authentic German beers served with traditional Oktoberfest fare such as German sausages, meatloaf and crispy pork knuckle with sauerkraut. Prepared by Chef Jakub, these and other hearty dishes are perfect for soaking up the suds.
Unit206, 2nd Floor, L3 Building, CDC (Crystal Design Center), Pradit Manutham Rd | 0 2102 2394
Located in the Crystal Design Centre, this brew pub is known for its beer buffet where you can get unlimited refills for one price. It also has a great selection of imported beers, particularly draft beers from Belgium, which is why it is popular with serious beer drinkers. Great indoor and outdoor seating arrangements too.
462/61 Rama 3 Road, on the corner of Narathiwat Rd | 0 2678 1114 , 51/199-200 Moo 1, Kwaeng Ladprao | 0 2944 5131
Bangkok’s very own Bavarian bier keller, Tawandang produces its own beers made by a German brewmaster using ingredients imported from the Fatherland. The original bar, opened on Narathiwat Road in 1999, is built in the shape of a giant beer barrel and the main hall can accommodate up to 1,600 people. No oompha band but there is live music in genres ranging from pop and dance to Isaan. A second outlet opened in Ladprao in 2005.
BeerVault @ Four Points by Sheraton, Sukhumvit Soi 15 | 0 2309 3201
Bright and brash, BeerVault at Four Points by Sheraton on Sukhumvit Soi 15 is a beer drinker’s paradise with 97 different imported bottled beers and 6 on tap. The venue even serves 4 different beer flavoured ice creams and a beer cocktail called a ‘Dirty Hoe’ (Hoegaarden and Guinness mix). Daily promotions include beer and burger combos and BeerVault Specials.
By Montira Rungjirajittranon