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Bangkok bars are back open, restaurants serving booze again

Caitlin Ashworth

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Bangkok bars are back in business. People flocked to the city’s streets last night after hearing the news that bars could reopen and restaurants could start serving alcohol again… as long as they close by 11pm. Some started rolling out their mobile bars stocked beer and liquor, setting it up along a busy street. Restaurants changed their signs, erasing 9pm and writing 11pm. Bars reopened, turning on the lights and turning up the music. Even a street performer dressed up in a robot costume (or maybe it was a knock-off Transformer) was out by the Sukhumvit-Asok intersection.

The easing of disease control restrictions officially set by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration kicks in on Monday, but provincial authorities have been given the “okay” to the lift the restrictions earlier. In Bangkok’s case, local officials gave the nod immediately.

Live music is now allowed, but customers are not allowed to dance. Bars, pubs, restaurants and other nightlife venues must close by 11pm. Click HERE to read the new disease control regulations by zone.

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    Roger C

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 10:41 am

    It’s a beginning.

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    Jesus Monroe

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    The picture above looks like it’s really busy. Who’s the bottle of bear drinking with?

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    Toby Andrews

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    The photographer Jesus.
    No dancing huh? maybe because some might be too close.
    I see nobody is wearing masks, so I suppose smiling is allowed.
    Yes as Roger states. It’s a start.

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    David B

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 5:46 pm

    Now all’s they need is customers ????

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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