Posts Tagged ‘Bangkok Pubs’

Kiwi Pub Free BBQ

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Penny Pinchers Paradise!


Every Tuesday The Kiwi Sports Bar & Grill hosts a Free BBQ with any drink purchase. It commences at 7:30 pm until they run out. 

Even the Cheap Charlie Clan can’t complain about a free feed! 

The Kiwi Pub is located up the little lane on Sukhumvit Soi 8



Dave The Rave is a unique Thailand Nightlife Guru with vast professional experience in Bangkok nightlife since 1999. Dave is still closely connected to Thailand’s nightlife and his blog remains popular worldwide. 

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Australian Pub Crazy Hours!

Thursday, August 15th, 2019


The generous guys Down Under at The Australian Pub are keeping “Aussie Hours” going, which is great news.

Standard Bottled Beers are ONLY 39 baht from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm daily until (at least) the end of August 2019. 

Don’t worry about the Thai baht being too strong because these are the cheapest bottled beer prices that I know of in Bangkok.

For the newcomers (bless ’em) The Australian Pub is located on Sukhumvit Soi 11 Bangkok. Check it out! 


Scruffy Murphy’s Pub Is Short-Listed For The Irish Pubs Global Awards

Saturday, October 6th, 2018

Recently, I visited Sukhumvit Soi 23 in downtown Bangkok. However, I was not there to visit Little Las Vegas, otherwise known as Soi Cowboy. Oh no, I was on a different mission.    

There I was expecting to see a Jolly Green Giant rising amid a cluster of shops and other buildings. However, Scruffy Murphy’s is more like a giant, bright red, oblong box. I must admit that threw me off track but I did hear that Scruffy Murphy’s is distinctly Irish inside. I wandered in to experience a traditional Irish establishment, with a succinct Thai twist. However, where does that colour selection originate? It would be bizarre if it were full of Manchester United or Liverpool fans!    

Now it was time to get down to the nitty gritty… This year the Irish Global Pubs Awards attracted almost 25,000 entrants. We are proud to announce that Scruffy Murphy’s Irish Pub based in Bangkok, has been short-listed in four different categories. The awards represent excellence in entertainment, sport, whiskey and management.

Scruffy Murphy’s was nominated for Best Sports Experience, Best Whiskey Experience, Best Entertainment Venue and Best Bar Person. This is for Irish Pubs Global’s Asia, Africa, Middle East and Pacific region. The winners will be announced on October 9th at the Galmont Hotel in Galway, Ireland. 

Scruffy Murphy’s is the latest chapter in the history of a brand that dates back to 2001 in Phuket. I was vaguely aware of this, as I had read it somewhere in cyberspace. A local media source said that Scruffy Murphy’s has now established itself as Bangkok’s premier Irish pub. Well, they have a good point because it is Bangkok’s only contender to be nominated for these global awards.

The Best Entertainment Venue award honours pubs that provide the best entertainment experience for customers, including traditional Irish music, local talent and Irish acts. It also is the centre for events and celebrations including the Bloomsday Festival, Galway Oyster Festival, Taste of Ireland Week, and not forgetting the biggest day of them all, St Patrick’s Day.

The Best Sports Experience award recognizes pubs that highlight Irish sport at its best, with a regular schedule. This involves a range of sporting events including the Gaelic Athletic Association, hurling, rugby and football. Scruffy’s also catered last year’s Asian Gaelic Games in Bangkok.

The Best Whiskey Experience prize goes to the pub demonstrating the best Irish whiskey has to offer, with a wide range of Irish whiskey offerings, food pairings and product knowledge.

Scruffy Murphy’s features the largest selection of whiskey in Bangkok, from the popular classics Jameson and Tullamore Dew to boutique brands like Teelings, Pogues and the West Cork series. The bar also stocks many selected single-malt and small-batch distilleries from home.

Finally, the Best Bar Person award recognizes the manager or owner who best demonstrates the understanding and level of service expected of a leading bar person amongst his and her peers, showing responsibility and leadership skills while also being a reliable team player.

I was chatting with Eoin O’Ceallaigh, the general manager, who incidentally is nominated for the Best Bar Person Award. Eoin commented, “We’re very honoured to be short-listed for these awards. It wouldn’t have been possible without the great support from the Irish community here in Bangkok, plus all the hard work by our dedicated team.”

We are all waiting in anticipation and wish you all at Scruffy Murphy’s the best of luck for the awards ceremony on October 9th.

Daves Raves – Let’s hope it boils down to Murphy’s Law!  

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British Pub Grub In Bangkok

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Pub Grub! Chequers British Pub offers among the very best value-for-money pub grub in Bangkok. The head chef is Peter Street who previously ran Bobby’s Arms in Patpong, but now takes care of the Queen Victoria Pub on Sukhumvit Soi 23. Peter’s famous farang food is enjoyed by both expats and tourists alike. Furthermore, even Thai customers comment how authentic and delicious the Thai food is in Chequers Pub. Most of the meals are very reasonable priced at under 300 baht. In addition, all of  the steaks are under 500 baht, which has to be the best pub price for Australian imported steaks in Bangkok. (more…)

Thailand Night Fever

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008


Any visitor to Thailand will soon realise how beautiful many Thai women are. But, they are even more beautiful on November 12th. Today is Loy Krathong, known in English as the “festival of lights.” This traditional Thai festival celebrates the end of the monsoon season. Loy Krathong is celebrated annually to honour the “water spirits” and therefore, to show appreciation to Mae Khong Kha, the “Goddess Of Water.”  In order to demonstrate proper respect, one should dress to impress for the occasion.  Thai women wear decorative silk dresses and many style their hair beautifully with orchids.  It is one of Thailand’s most beautiful and romantic celebrations.  The romantic part is when lovers accompany each other in order to float their boat.  During a brief prayer the Thai women will say, “Kor Kamar Mae Khong Kha.”  This is to honour the Goddess Of Water, and to ask forgiveness for any wrongdoing to the water spirits. I find it fascinating, when we delve into the traditions behind these Thai festivals. (more…)