The 6 best places to drink craft beer in Bangkok

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Ready to swap your Singha for a stout? The beer scene in Bangkok is changing, with more and more locals swapping watery lagers for robust, full-bodied craft ales! This beer revolution is taking over Thailand’s capital with a wild array of interesting bars and brewskis, and it’s safe to say that this thirst for craft isn’t just a bubble waiting to burst. So if you’ve been typing “craft beer near me” into your search engine, keep reading! Below, we’ve compiled the best 6 best places to drink craft beer in Bangkok

CRAFT (Sukhumvit 23)

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Opening hours: Daily, 15:00 – 00:00
Address: 16 Soi Sukhumvit 23, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
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First stop on our “6 best places to drink some craft beers in Thailand” is the ever-popular CRAFT, tucked away like a hidden gem in the hustle and bustle of Sukhumvit Soi 23. With the largest selection of craft beers in Bangkok – we’re talking hundreds of rotating brands gracing the majestic 40-tap bar and an extensive menu brimming with bottled beverages from 20 different countries – you’re absolutely spoilt for choice. Not only is it a craft beer haven, CRAFT is a tycoon of taste, fusing diverse flavours from around the world right onto your plate. So pull up a chair, because you’re in for a treat.

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Now don’t get us wrong, beer’s great but we all love a good feast, right? CRAFT’s got you covered. The menu is enough to make anyone salivate – whether you fancy “the best pastrami sandwich in 14,000 kilometres” or authentic Mexican dishes, you’ll find it here. And they don’t stop there, with Thai favourites, gourmet pizzas, and delectable roast chicken courtesy of the famous Birds Rotisserie.

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In terms of atmostphere, CRAFT is comfortable, chilled out, and utterly fantastic. It provides an escape from the city’s hustle, nestled in a relaxed, garden-friendly atmosphere. Despite being a stone’s throw from Bangkok’s busy business centre, it oozes a laid-back vibe that’s perfect for casual hangouts and parties. The place even turns into a lively party hub on the weekends, with DJ Max spinning a fun mix of old and new tracks.

Beer Belly

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Opening hours: Daily, 17:00 – 01:00
Address: 72 Courtyard, Thong Lo Rd, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
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Beer Belly is a vibrant beer bar nestled in Thonglor, right at the heart of 72 Courtyard. Reminiscent of traditional beer halls but with a sprinkling of spirited graffiti art, Beer Belly is more than just a boozing haven – it’s a social hotspot, teeming with life, delightful grub and, of course, overflowing with beer.

The funky bar sports a global gallery of refreshing brews, offering lagers from wide and far, inviting seasonals, and distinctive craft beers that are practically begging for you to give them a try. All these are served in half-pints, pints, up to a whopping three litres or, if you’re feeling particularly nostalgic, by the bottle.

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And it’s not just about the beer! This hip joint effortlessly blends typical Thai bites with your favourite western classics, teasing your palate with tasty treats like Crispy Crab Roe Rice, Mini Wings, and the strangely alluring, Chicken Knuckle Popcorn – get ready to experience some serious cravings!

Adding to the allure, Beer Belly also caters to the gaming types, equipped with a pool and ping pong table, dartboard and enough board games to host your very own Olympics. Plus, this drinkery also doubles up as a sports bar, screening all major matches live.

Brewski

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Opening hours: Daily, 17:00 – 01:00
Address: Radisson Blu Plaza 489 Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Toei Nuea, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
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Ready for a view that gives your beer goggles a run for their money? Welcome to Brewski Bar, perched on the 30th floor of the majestic Radisson Blu Plaza. Branding itself as the highest duplex rooftop craft beer bar, this spot marries panoramas of the glittering Bangkok skyline with an impressively vast selection of brews.

With ‘brewski’ in its name, you might expect an impressive roster of beers and boy, does this place deliver! Brewski entices you with 18 taps, and over 100 craft brews and ciders from the corners of the globe. We’re talking Belgian ales, Trappist beers, creations from Rogue Brewery in Oregon, and treats from Hitachino Nest Beer in Ibaraki – this is definitely no ‘one-size-fits-all’ kind of joint.

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And it isn’t just for the beer enthusiasts. With chic, vintage-inspired decor that compliments the luxury of its five-star hotel setting, Brewski proves equally inviting to casual patrons. It’s an ideal spot for just about anyone with taste buds – whether you’re watching a match with your mates or wining and dining on a date.

Feeling hungry? Brewski rolls out a mouthwatering selection from the Brewski Wagyu Beef Burger to beer-infused tapas, and plenty more in between. Fancy bar bites like IPA pate and beer ceviche elevate your drinking and dining experience to a whole new level. And for more traditional tastes, they serve up Thai street food classics like Gai Yang and Sai Krok E-sarn.

Hair of the Dog

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Opening hours:

  • Mahatun Plaza: Monday – Saturday, 17:00 – 00:00
  • Sukhumvit Road: Daily, 11:00 – 00:00

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Looking for a quirky spot to kick back with a stellar brew? Say hello to Hair of the Dog. Conjuring up an alternative vibe with its mix of medical asylum and prison ward decor, this taproom is the brainchild of two Canadian beer enthusiasts who decided to shake up Bangkok’s craft beer scene.

With two branches in bangkok, this cosy beer joint is as inviting as your favourite pair of comfy slippers at the end of a long day. It brilliantly merges a warm atmosphere with the raw, edgy vibe, making it the perfect haunt for both locals and expats alike.

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Now, let’s talk about what they have on tap. With 13 constantly changing brews and a whopping collection of more than a hundred bottled beers, they’re practically tossing you the challenge – will you find your new favourite brew here? There’s a real chance, considering you’ll be sipping on choice picks from across the globe, including unique brews from Vietnam and New Zealand.

Open until midnight, Hair of the Dog is the perfect setting for a quirky, lively night out. After all, with a motto like ‘a good beer is worth sharing’, you’re sure to find good times on tap.

Mikkeller Bangkok

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Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 17:00 – 00:00; Saturday – Sunday, 11:00 – 00:00
Address: 26 Ekkamai 10 Alley, Lane 2, Phra Khanong Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
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Opening hours: Daily, 12:00 – 00:00
Address: 88 TTN Avenue , Room AA Thanon Nang Linchi, Chong Nonsi, Yan Nawa, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
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Got the blues? Let’s turn that mood around with the last destination on our craft beer journey through Bangkok – the delightfully vibrant Casa Blue Craft Brews & Delicacies. Perched cosily on Nanglinchee Road, this unmissable spot paints the town blue, evoking nostalgic, retro vibes with its bright blue tones and an eclectic collection of vintage movie posters, quirky art pieces, and inspirational quotes.

The interior, divided into a bar counter area, an air-conditioned section, and alfresco seating for breeze seekers, is as welcoming as the owner’s warm smile from behind the counter. The overall aesthetic of Casa Blue is proof that personality and beer go hand in hand.

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But it’s not just the captivating decor that’s likely to steal your heart. Casa Blue’s beer offering is genuinely impressive with 12 frequently rotating craft beer taps and countless bottled options. Not to mention its selection of wines and single malt whiskies for those who fancy a different sort of tipple.

And while you’re savouring your perfect pint of frothy delight, don’t forget to check out their menu. An array of hearty home-cooked European and Thai dishes await your palate at remarkably friendly prices. Whether you’re craving a juicy burger, succulent steak, or good old banger and mash, Casa Blue’s got you covered.

So, next time when the clock strikes beer-o-clock, you know where to head. These 6 places allow you to indulge in an unparalleled experience where beer is more than a beverage, it’s an adventure.


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Cita Catellya is a journalist and writer who covers a range of topics from medical and property to leisure and tourism. Her career began as a copywriter 5 years ago, where she worked with several brands in Indonesia to help them increase their online presence. Cita writes in both English and her native Bahasa Indonesia

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