BANGKOK BAR

Pint Beer Park

The buzz:
If you still feel uncomfortable being surrounded by English teachers, but can’t be bothered with Chang and Singha, you need a place that serves real beer without going for the faux-English look.

The décor:
Located on a small patch of green inside Ekkamai’s latest community mall Park Lane, Pint Beer Park obviously tries to stray from the traditional English/Irish pub blueprint with its loft-like space and exposed-industrial looking ceiling. The walls, one side brick and another mirror, seem like a mismatch, but together complement the contemporary wooden furniture and unpolished wood floor. Hanging above the bar is a flat screen large enough to be seen from the outdoor seating area.

The music:
Right now it’s mainly popsanova and easy listening. They’re planning to bring in a small jazz band some time next month, though.

The crowd:
An after work crowd from the neighborhood, older uni students and a few Japanese salarymen.

The price:
Head to Belgium with Leffe Brown, Hoegaarden, Stella Artois on tap (B220/pint) or visit Germany instead with draft Erdinger and Warsteiner (B200/pint). Bottled beers B150-B260, cocktails B200 and wine B250/glass. Snacks start from B90, food from B250.

Why you’ll come back:
Wine was the new beer this year—could beer be the new wine? It’s refreshing to see a Thai pub carry exotic Japanese beers like Sapporo and Yebisu as well as a decent selection of drafts from Europe.

Venue Details
Address: Pint Beer Park, Park Lane Ekamai, 18 Ekkamai Rd., Bangkok,
Phone: 02-382-0071
Area: Ekkamai
Open since: September, 2010
Opening hours: daily 11am-midnight
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