Soi Sribumpen's quirky craft beer bar, I Hate Pigeons
, will close its doors for the last time this month.
To say farewell, they'll be throwing a Farewell Toast
event, serving up signature drinks and selling souvenirs like T-shirts and bottle openers through till Jul 14.
The following night, Jul 15, the bar will officially shut with the referee's final whistle in the World Cup 2018 football final.
The reason behind the closure: I Hate Pigeon's owner Natachakorn “Knot” Thanapubodee wants to focus more on his fledgeling kombucha business, Three Goats Brewery
"It's too soon to open a dedicated kombucha bar in Bangkok, but we're focusing on supplying kombucha on tap to bars around the city," Knot told us.
Late last year, the bar claimed to the first in Bangkok to pour the supposedly healthy fermented tea brew on tap. To do so, Knot put his homebrew skills to work to come up with a kombucha that’s fizzier than usual.
“Three Goat Brewery was originally a craft beer project, but due to the law, we decided to focus on kombucha instead. We've introduced it to various bars [like Phra Athit's Yolo and Chinatown's Rabbit Hill] after noticing more and more people want to hang out at night without the need for heavy alcohol," Knot explained.
Since opening in late 2015 by Knot and co-owner Kosit Suntayodom, I Hate Pigeons also found a following for its documentary screening nights and art events.
34/2 Sathorn Soi 1 (Sribumphen), 097-234-8067