Over the 4th of July weekend craft beer importer, Beervana, installed a 40 tap system at Asoke’s CRAFT Bar. If you’re not familiar with the Sukhumvit 23 open air hangout, let’s just say it’s for people who like to multitask while under the influence. Those talented and functional drunks brave the heat to sit and drink on an extended patio of a now defunct restaurant in the middle of Asoke. There you can smoke cigars, munch on food truck fare, and have an incredible time trying to taste everything available on tap.
Best Craft Beer Tap Selection + Bangkok’s Best Burgers
Craft is especially interesting now that Daniel Thaiger, Bangkok’s most beloved food truck, is parked their regularly. They get started around 5pm, adopting the location after the announcement that many of the street food venders on the infamous Sukhumvit 38 road would be kicked out. So long Sukhumvit 38, hello Bangkok’s best craft beer on tap meets Bangkok’s best burger.
But there’s more that makes Craft interesting beyond the food truck. There’s also Whisgars for whiskey and cigar lovers next door, Kitchen 23 replacing no closed Giusto’s, and all of them almost under one roof. This means at Craft you can order cigars, burgers, or other food while you sip on Anderson Valley’s Wild Turkey Boubon Barrel Stout (330 THB). I loved this beer and it was heavy, but flavorful follow up to Rougue’s Dead Guy Ale. At Craft there’s ciders, IPA’s, aged, infused, dark, and probably whatever else you fancy in your beer, all on tap!
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The beer does come in two sizes, but I’m gonna pretend like you wouldn’t bother ordering anything smaller than a pint. That means you’ll be spending 300+ (yes, there is also a service charge and tax) on each glass, so prepare your wallet and stay on the lookout for any special events they host. I’d suggest journeying to the bar if the staff can’t really answer your questions about all the beers and if you’re not a fan of cigar smoke, avoid Craft during their busy times.
CRAFT DRAUGHT BEERS (SUKHUMVIT) LOCATION AND HOURS
Address: 16 Sukhmvit 23, Asoke, Bangkok
Directions: Take BTS Asoke or MRT Sukhumvit and exit towards Soi 23, walking down the soi where you’ll find CRAFT at the corner of the first three-way junction.
Phone Number: 081 919 5349
Hours: 2pm – 12am, Daily
Price Range: 300+ THB per person
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CRAFTBANGKOK/
Note: Not to be confused with their new location with Whisgars on the ground floor of the Holiday Inn Silom.