Bier Garten Still Going Strong

Published on 8th August 2018 by Stickboy BKK

bier garten soi 7 bangkok

The Bier Garten down Sukhumvit Soi 7 has been around for decades and I remember on my early trips to Thailand it was a regular watering hole much like Gulliver’s round on Soi 5.

These bars were busy from lunchtime onward every day with punters and freelancers looking for hookups, somewhere to grab a bite to eat and a couple of cold ones.

As times change on the entertainment landscape around lower Sukhumvit, so do peoples habits.

Soi 7 looks like a ghost town with everything around the Bier Garten now gone, either knocked down or boarded up ready for demolition, meaning people are less likely these days take a wander down that way but for some, including a good friend of mine, it’s still on the radar which is how I came to be there of a Tuesday night not so long back.

I wasn’t sure what I was expecting to see when we wandered down the soi past a few makeshift restaurants lining the deserted footpaths but it was busier than I thought.

It wasn’t packed, nor was it empty.

bier garten soi 7 bangkok

bier garten soi 7 bangkok

bier garten soi 7 bangkok

The crowd was a mix of generally older tourist types, plenty of maidens dotted around looking for some company, the DJ playing a staple of rock classics, sports on the TVs, and generally, a good atmosphere.

Cold beer – something I always mention because there’s nothing worse than being served a bottle of something hot enough to poach an egg with – and at a decent price too if my memory serves me well.

beer garden soi 7

Rumours of the Bier Garten’s demise have been rife for as long as I can remember but here it is, still going strong.

No, it’s not the packed pub it once was but worth visiting for some food and a couple of drinks of an afternoon or evening for something – and you never know, you might meet a charming young lady while you are at it.

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