New Bottles at New Bars
Sip on a few special brews this month at these three bars all serving rare to find bottled drinks that go down great with some sweet vibes on the side.
The Yellow Pug
Craft beer lovers rejoice as this cosy little bottle-shop brings even more international and locally sourced beers to our humble northern city. With a collection of craft beers that rival any other bar in town. Take a seat and sip down on a few of the best beers from around the world. With prices starting at just 150 baht, a night out is not that unreasonable either. They also have four beers on tap that rotate as and when the barrel is finished. Currently, every Saturday there is a live band but expect more music to appear soon, including jazz and soul if their plans are realised. As the store grows, more beers and more food will be joining their menu but for now expect cosy vibes, friendly owners and hoppy beers.
Open 6pm – 11.30pm
44/08 Second Ring Road
Facebook: The Yellow Pug
089 559 8080
No.9 Hostel & Café
Although the name is somewhat misleading — there is no more café and a lot more bar — this hostel is the latest place you can go to find one of the city’s best craft beers, My Beer Friend. As one of only four places providing this craft beer in the city (with more to come soon) they serve only this beer, and it’s IPA cousin. The bar also has a great selection of gin and a few other cocktails too. The vibe is community, and every night they fire up a barbeque and you can bring whatever you want to grill up while sipping down on a foamy headed glass. If you come is a big group it is best to book a table ahead to avoid overcrowding. On Fridays and Saturdays they also have 20% off all gin drinks to really get the night started. Dorms are available upstairs as well as private rooms if you get too merry to drive home.
Bar open 11am – 2pm and 5pm – Midnight
23 Nimmanhaemin Soi 9, Suthep
Facebook: No.9 Hostel & Café
063 493 6415
Winstons Pool and Sports Club
Winstons Pool and Sports Club is great for those looking to sink a few balls and watch a bit of footy after a long day at work or to catch up with the latest fixtures on live TV over the weekend. Found inside the re-vitalised 12 Huay Kaew bar complex opposite Kad Suan Kaew, this is the only proper international sports bar opened in the area. The bar is littered with TVs that operate on a first come first served basis — giving the first customers dibs on what is being shown that night with a few exceptions when it comes to the biggest games of the season. They have two pool tables, one with British pool the other with American, great for challenging your workmate from across the pond. They also stock international beers, ciders and spirits and have a free buffet every Saturday from 6pm to 9pm, and there is seating both inside and outside. Children are also welcome and the staff of polyglots can speak a range of languages, including Thai, English, Portuguese, Danish, Swedish, German, Korean, and Japanese.
Open 5pm – Midnight (Check bar for late opening times for early hour fixtures)
12 Huay Kaew, Huay Kaew Road (Opposite Kad Suan Kaew)
Facebook: Winstons Pool and Sports Club
089 234 9006