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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Jim’s Burgers and Beers – Udom Suk

02-005-5211

3095 Sukhumvit Road, near intersection of Sukhumvit and Sukhumvit Soi 101/1, Bangchak, Prakhanong, Bangkok 10260

Ope daily, 5:00 pm until midnight.

Newly-opened in October 2018, this venue is located just 40 meters from the Intersection of Sukhumvit and Sukhumvit Soi 101/1 .Read more…

Mitr Craft – Victory Monument

23/1 Rangnam Alley, Thanon Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400

Open daily, 5:00 pm until midnight.

This bar was newly opened in early August 2018, and it serves as the in-town retail outlet for the Mitr Craft brewery in Nothaburi – see Mitr Craft…Read more…

Wind & Cloud Bar

081-903-4434

71/2 Sala Daeng 1/1, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok, Thailand

Daily except Sunday, 5:30 pm until midnight.

This Chinese-themed restaurant and craft beer bar opened at the end of June 2018, atop the Cloud Hostel off Soi Sala Daeng, which has been around a…Read more…

Code Craft

064-262-5362

17/8 Pracha Rat Sai 2, Bang Sue, Bangkok, Thailand

Open daily 6:00 pm until midnight

Code Craft is a ground floor, single shop-house wide bar located about 900 meters due west of TaoPoon MRT Station.   To get to the bar, travel via…Read more…