A beer bar with 30th-floor views of Sukhumvit.
The buzz: Bangkok’s newest beer bar sits 30 stories above the center of Sukhumvit. But just as good as the views are the drink prices, starting at just B70.
The drinks: Craft beer. Loads of craft beers. Taps come in three glass sizes: 100ml for tasting, 250ml (half pint) and 470ml (full pint). Our favorite is Belgium’s La Chouffe, an unfiltered blond beer which despite the 8-percent ABV tastes smooth, easy to drink and fruity (B280/pint, B100/100ml). If you like heavy, bitter, coffee-tasting beers, try the Wild Turkey Bourbon Stout (B350/pint, B140/100ml). As for cider, Zeffer Crisp Green Apple tastes near enough just like apple juice (B260/pint, B90/100ml).
The food: Thai beer snacks include sai krok Isaan (Thai-style pork sausages with fresh chili, ginger and peanuts, B120) and larb moo tord (fried minced pork with Thai herbs, toasted rice, dried chili and lime, B170). If you’re hungry, go for the Brewski burger (B490) made with Australian wagyu beef, with cheese, tomato marmalade, onion rings, bacon, rocket, balsamic mustard and taro chips.
The decor: A collection of browns and grays, Brewski feels kind of like going to the rooftop of your condo for a beer. Shelves and lights made from plumbing fixtures add the requisite industrial touch. The best views are to be had with the balcony bar stools, while big, lounge-y sofas in the middle of the space are the more comfy option.
The crowd: Groups of dudes, mostly expat, in T-shirts and Vans. Save you beer-bar dates for the more intimate Taproom.
The music: DJs spin house and electro music every Thu-Sat night. The rest of the week sees easy-listening, commercial tunes piped through the speakers. Choltanutkun Tun-atiruj