Steve Sykes

Steve Sykes

steve@indo-siam.com
The Bangkok Beer Guru is Steve Sykes, an American who has lived in Bangkok since May of 2000. He runs a business services company that helps foreigners incorporate businesses in Thailand (see https://www.thaistartup.com), and has Permanent Residence status in Thailand. A graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point, New York, he served for ten years as an active duty Infantry Officer in the US Army, with time spent in the Southeastern US, Panama, and Germany. After leaving active military service in 1988, he went into technical sales of high-purity chemicals, and later of chemical process equipment, mainly to manufacturers in the semiconductor and disk drive manufacturing sectors. In that sales role, he first visited Thailand in 1995. In the early 1990’s, Steve began home-brewing beer while living in New York State, some 60 km northwest of New York City. Serving at that time as a national sales manager, he also made a practice of visiting brewpubs and craft beer bars throughout the United States. Upon arriving in Thailand, he was dismayed at the meager alternatives available to anyone interested in anything other than German lager style beers. When Chris Foo eventually opened the first House of Beers on Thonglor Soi 16, and when Dana Caron brought the first craft beers into the Roadhouse on Surawong Road, things in Bangkok began to look up. Steve first became a regular consumer of O’Hara’s Irish Pale Ale – until the distributor discontinued importing that brew into Thailand. Then Steve discovered Brewdog Punk IPA – upon its appearance at the original Brew Beers & Ciders bar at Seenspace on Thionglor Soi 13 – and he was then once again a happy man. Now – the craft beer scene in Thailand is exploding. The choices available to an adventurous beer drinker are almost limitless. But – it has not been easy keeping up with all the new beers and venues. So – to make things easier for those following after him, The Bangkok Beer Guru decided to launch this directory. Hopefully, some folks will find it helpful. The Bangkok Beer Guru may be contacted at steve@bangkokbeerguru.com

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The Fat Cow – Sukhumvit

087-918-5452

392/17-19 Sukhumvit Soi 20 Rd, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

12:00 noon until 12:00 midnight, seven days per week.

The Fat Cow – Sukhumvit is the sister (franchise) bar of the original “The Fat Cow” bar, that still operates up on Lad Phrao Soi 15, not…Read more…

Eye In The Sky

081-022-8840

322 14 Ratchadaphisek 3 Alley, Khwaeng Din Daeng, Din Daeng, Bangkok 10400

Open Wednesdays through Saturdays, 5:30 pm until midnight. Closed Sunday through Tuesday.

This is a recent addition to the community of craft beer bars and restaurants in Bangkok – it opened around September 2019.  It is located on a…Read more…

The Ned Kelly Bar

Beacon Square, Soi Luea Suk and Sukhumviit Soi 50, Prakhanong, Bangkok 10260

Open daily, 5:00 pm until midnight

First opened on 31 July 2019, Ned Kelly’s is a small neighborhood bar, located in a community food plaza, just off Sukhumvit Soi 50, opposite and just…Read more…

The Ale – Craft Beer and Sport

093-661-6466

Whizdom 101, The Third Place, Unit 115, 1st Floor, 101 Sukhumvit Road, Bang Chak, Phra Khanong, Bangkok, Thailand

Open daily, 10:00 am until midnight

This bar was opened in January 2018.  It is located at street level, at the exterior of The Third Place 101, which is next to True Digital…Read more…

Duke of Beerington

092-887-7141

838 Sukhumvit Road, Phra Khanong, Khlong Toei, Bangkok, Thailand

Open every day except Monday, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, and from 5:00 pm until 11:00 pm.

Well, until the end of 2019, the Duke of Beerington used to be located in the exterior courtyard of a restaurant called Toby’s, located right off the…Read more…