Posts Tagged ‘BTS Skytrain’

The Kiwi Curry Night

Monday, October 1st, 2018

The Kiwi Pub Bangkok

Here’s the scenario… It’s Monday and you are at a loose end. You partied hard in the bars and nightclubs over the weekend.

Why not try Kiwi Curry Night? Every Monday,  The Kiwi Pub run a promotion, which includes an Indian Curry Meal and a pint of Heineken or Tiger Beer. 

There is a choice of Chicken or Beef Jalfrezi, Tika Masala, or Rojan Josh. This is accompanied by Steamed Rice and a Garlic Pita Bread.

But, why a Garlic Pita Bread instead of Roti or Naan Bread. Anyway, you get all this for 279 baht. Enjoy! 

Don’t worry about the curry! It’s not atomic like Vindaloo which I refer to as Bin-Da-Loo three times already! 

The Kiwi Pub has relocated down the first sub-soi in Sukhumvit Soi 8 on the right-hand side as you enter from Sukhumvit Road. In addition, the BTS Nana Skytrain Station is conveniently situated around the corner.


The Game Sports Bar & Grill Bangkok

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

The Game Sports Bar & Grill is conveniently located beneath the steps of the BTS Nana Skytrain Station on the corner of Sukhumvit Soi 9. Considering it is a relatively new addition to Bangkok’s bar scene, The Game has quickly established itself, as a popular pub in the Big Mango.

The Game is a great place to relax and chat with friends, watch live sports on BIG screens, play pool, or enjoy the extensive range of American style pub grub.

For those wanting to go native, there is a selection of Thai food available. One thing The Game is renowned for is Chef Andrew Garrity’s award-winning burgers, which has become a signature of Big Dru’s culinary class. If all else fails and the menu baffles you, then grab a burger!

Below is a photo of one of the super sexy beer promo girls. At the bottom is a selection of the fantastic food available…


New Happy Hour At The Game Sports Bar & Grill

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

the-game-logoWhat has emerged quickly as one of Bangkok’s most popular Sports Bars, namely The Game is very conveniently located on the corner of Sukhumvit Soi 9 next to the steps of the BTS Nana Skytrain Station. As well as all the live sports you can handle, The Game serves excellent food from award-winning master chef Andrew Garrity.

Fairly recently The Game Sports Bar & Grill has launched a new Happy Hour and there are some great drinks deals if you are on a booze cruise.

The details are listed on the poster below…


The Game Sports Bar & Grill

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

Game On! Conveniently located next to the BTS Skytrain on Sukhumvit Soi 9 you will find The Game Sports Bar & Grill. New kid on the block The Game has rapidly become (arguably) Bangkok’s most popular theme pub. It boasts all the live sports you can possible watch from American Football, Major League Baseball, World Championship Boxing, International Rugby, to the English Premier League and the UEFA Champions League Football. All this action and more is available on numerous large TV screens.

In addition, there is fantastic food at The Game, which is proudly presented by award winning chef Drew Garrity. Below is a mini gallery to show you some of the sexy servers and a sample of the award winning menu. Dave The Rave has tried a number of the items from The Game’s menu and I highly recommend that you treat yourself to a meal from a highly skilled American chef…

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Bangkok Hotel Summer Special

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Summer Special – There is a Super Saver at Town Lodge Hotel, which is exclusively for friends of Dave The Rave. From NOW until the end of August 2012, Standard Rooms are available for ONLY 800 BAHT per night. This limited offer applies to select rooms only, payment is strictly cash and you MUST MENTION Dave The Rave to receive the best boutique hotel deal in Bangkok. (more…)

Daves Raves – My First Thailand Trip

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

BUDDHIST TEMPLES - BANGKOK - THAILANDPREFACE – This month marks the anniversary of my very first trip to Thailand.  Because I flew to Bangkok exactly 20 years ago, I thought it would be a good opportunity to include this article about my initial thoughts and observations.  Shortly after my virgin voyage to the Land Of Smiles, I wrote a piece about that extraordinary experience.  The scene is set, as we travel back in time to a scorching hot season two decades ago… 


My first impression of Bangkok was one of absolute bewilderment.  Taking in this city of contrasts was proving to be very challenging.  My initial reaction was to feel numbed from head to foot from culture shock.  Bangkok — one city, one million confusions.  My senses were paralyzed from the very first moment I met Bangkok face to face; the tremendous noise, dreadful air pollution, appalling traffic, horrendous heat and total chaos.  Bangkok was certainly living up to its reputation of having the world’s worst traffic congestion and lowest oxygen count.  If Bangkok was anything to go by, Thailand and I had certainly not fallen in love at first sight. 

BANGKOK - THAILANDI began to wonder which one of Bangkok’s lethal attributes would kill me first — the deadly drivers, the kamikaze motorcyclists, the polluted air, the lack of oxygen… or would I just simply perish from the unrelenting heat?  The Thais call their capital Krungthep, which means “City Of Angels.”  I can assure you, I could not find anything remotely angelic about this catastrophic city on my first introduction.


I was full of great expectations moments earlier on theTUK-TUK TAXI - BANGKOK - THAILAND plane, anticipating the pleasures of being seduced by Siam, but I landed with a resounding bump, and was only bemused by Bangkok.  I stepped out of the luxurious air-conditioned Don Muang airport, and was tenaciously greeted by the savage furnace-like heat of Bangkok.  I gasped for air as the stifling atmosphere pinned itself to the back of my throat.  My initial thoughts turned to those of shock and I thought, am I totally insane for coming here?  Yes, I reflected.  What on earth have I done?  Never before had I suffered the full affects of culture shock, but Bangkok was initiating me to it with the subtlety of a heavy whack on the head.


My friend, who came to meet me at Don Muang International Airport, read the expression on my face and uttered in a quiet voice, “It’s a really scorching hot season, even the Thais are complaining about the heat this year.”  In a state of confusion I thought, how could anybody stand this heat? 

MBK SHOPPING CENTRE - BANGKOK - THAILANDWe loaded my luggage in the boot and got into my friend’s car.  I sighed with relief, while I had shelter away from the searing heat.  I was still numb as we began to crawl along the roads, clawing for every few inches we could seize.  It seemed to me that whilst on Bangkok roads, you are either riding on the wings of death or trapped like insects in a jam jar — there is no happy medium.  Waves of cool air soothed my weary body; I momentarily closed my eyes as the air-conditioner hummed its tune. 


It is estimated that anywhere from 6-8 million people reside in Bangkok alone, and several million vehicles cram the main roads into gridlock.  I was pondering the fact that it is not surprising Bangkok’s roads have such a notorious reputation.  Whilst I continued to struggle to come to terms with Bangkok’s roads, an entire family of four passed by us.  They were all crammed onto one tiny motorbike.  Was I delirious?

BARBECUE SEAFOOD - SOI NANA - BANGKOK - THAILANDThis massive, sprawling metropolis was not my idea of a tropical paradise.  At best, it was Central London at the worst peak of rush hour multiplied several fold.  Even more disturbing — what about the road users?  My Lord!  I was looking on in horror as vehicles of all kinds played dodge ‘ems with each other.  Streams of traffic were travelling at high speed bumper-to-bumper, criss-crossing in and out of any lane they cared to choose.  Just then, a motorcyclist passed in front of the rows of traffic diagonally.  Unbelievably, some of the traffic was quite evidently not even going in the same direction.  Not only that, but the locals appeared so totally blasé about it all. 

FLYING TO BANGKOK THAILANDSuddenly, we broke away from the traffic jam, because an open stretch of road appeared.  The speed of the other vehicles put my head into a permanent spin.  Young motorcyclists were weaving in and out of the paths of cars, buses and lorries, all with the daring of motorbike boy racers.  Furthermore, I was horrified to notice that nobody was wearing a crash helmet.  I was in a world of my own being entertained by this strange spectator sport.  I concluded that this was certainly not for the uninitiated.  I continued to be astonished by the way these daredevil motorbike riders negotiated intricate swerves and lane changes, all at death-defying high speeds.


At long last we escaped the congested traffic and were on the way to Pattaya.  A new adventure was about to unfold…


Since my first encounter 20 years ago, the City Of Angels has certainly grown on me.  Finally, I decided to leave England 10 years ago and Bangkok has been my home ever since.

Bangkok was certainly different in 1988 compared to the modern city it is today. There was no BTS Skytrain, no MRT Subway, no modern traffic lights systems, and no crash helmets. Visually speaking it was a drab, grey, city. Today, even though this massive metropolis is even more heavily populated, I think it looks much better. The number of buildings and hotels that have been erected is simply staggering. Getting around the capital has become a lot easier.  This alone is a tremendous improvement.  If you are located close to a BTS Skytrain or MRT Subway station, you will reach your destination in no time.  Furthermore, these two modern modes of transportation are convenient, comfortable, inexpensive and safe.