BANGKOK — Head out the foam and froth with a globally valid excuse next week.
The first Friday of August is International Beer Day, and several Bangkok bars are pouring out offers and events involving booze and games.
International Beer Day was started by a group of beer boosters in Santa Cruz, California. The occasion later has grown to be celebrated in more than 200 cities today.
Brick Bistro at Asiatique The Riverfront
A beer bar located next to the river will host a drinking contest and lucky draw game every beer lover can join.
Win a drinking contest for a beer tower and 1,000 baht gift voucher. Raffle winners will get some bottles to take home.
The event takes place Aug. 4 at Brick Bistro Asiatique The Riverfront. Book a table before Aug. 3 to get a 15 percent discount on food and beverages. Commuters can reach the venue by taxi from BTS Saphan Taksin or take a boat shuttle beneath the Skytrain station at Sathorn Pier.
I Hate Pigeons
Gather as a group and hang out at an oddly named Sathorn area bar where a buy-four-get-one drink offer will be in effect.
Four taps of beer and a range of rare craft beer bottles are available there.
I Hate Pigeons sits on Soi Sribumphen, near Soi Sathorn 1, about one kilometer from MRT Lumphini.
The Drunken Leprechaun
Head to a wood-heavy, Irish-themed bar to taste a sampling of special beers served with battered sausage for 320 baht.
A variety of drinks are available including the Drunken Leprechaun Lager. Every order includes a chance to win a 24-bottle crate of beer.
The event starts at 4pm on Aug. 4. The Drunken Leprechaun is on Soi Sukhumvit 15 and can be reached from BTS Nana, BTS Asok or MRT Sukhumvit.
Beer Belly BKK
Buy one pint of beer and get another one for free!
Selection of eight beer brands from Germany’s Weihenstephaner, Australia’s Little Creatures to Japan’s Coedo Shiro and Thailand’s Mahanakhon will be available at Beer Belly, a craft beer bar inside the 72 Courtyard community mall.
The event runs Aug. 4 and Aug. 5. Beer Belly BKK is located inside 72 Courtyard on Sukhumvit Soi 55 and can be reached from BTS Thong Lo.