Brew, located in the Scene Space on busy Thonglor 13 is host to the largest collection of imported and craft beers in Thailand. Stocking both big name foreign brands on tap and a wide range of microbrewery beers in bottles – its one of my favourite places to spend way too much money on a night out.
Its the third time I’ve visited and I’ve always walked away with a full belly and am empty wallet, but I simply love the place. Beers generally range in the 200 Baht-350 Baht range for most imported beers, with Brew Dog’s Tactical Nuclear Penguin at a whopping 5500 baht, but you get what you pay for – this isn’t cheap Thai piss water, its the real deal.
When you consider that about half of the price is excise taxes thanks to the massive protectionism here for local breweries – pricing isn’t really that expensive. A 7% Service charge is added on top of the bill in addition to menu prices.
We ended up ordering:
Sarah isn’t much of a beer drinker so loved the peach beer, a Belgian Lambic style fruit beer (declaring it the best beer she’s had) while I found the Dai Dai IPA a little bland and more of a day time beer (I’m used to really hoppy IPAs with a high IBU) and the Brew Dog Punk IPA just fine.
Food is great, but as per usual for Bangkok beer type places, there aren’t really any real vegetarian meal options (chips and salad are not a meal) and even the salad came with Bacon (which I was able to eat). Chris if you are reading this, add a vegetarian meal option to the menu so Sarah lets me come back for more!
3 Imported Beers, Sausages, Garlic Bread and a Caesars Salad came to approximately 1400 Baht. There would have been some potato sides but due to Scene Space exploding in popularity with local hi-so Thais Brew was absolutely rammed – not a single spare seat.
With all the orders the staff forgot to cook my dish, or at least weren’t planning on bringing it out until half an hour after we’d finished everything else we ordered, we managed to get it taken off the bill – but the staff did seem confused that we didn’t want the entree that we’d ordered served after dessert – mainly due to a clash of cultures, Thai food is served as its cooked and shared on a table, which is different to our western expectation of food to be served in the order which it is ordered. Next time we might see if there are some Vege options from the neighbouring restaurants while getting epic beer from Brew.
The outdoor courtyard is shared with the neighbouring cocktail bar “Clouds” and had a great Thai DJ (something that Thankfully, the Thonglor area has a few of) playing classic hip hop, soul and funk.
How to Get There:
Located on the first floor of Scene Space Thonglor 13, 1.5km walk from the Thonglor BTS station, so you are best to take a taxi or a motorbike as its a bit of a walk.
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