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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Bad Burger & Witch Craft

095-249-8386

392/9 Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110

Open daily, 12:00 noon until 11:00 pm, except closes early - at 10:00 pm - on Sundays

Witch Craft is the new craft beer bar that has been added as an expansion to the Bad Burger restaurant: Bad Burger is located just off the…Read more…

Blue Bar – Brews & Bistro

099-449-2233

95/3 Nanglinchi Road, Sathorn, Bangkok, Thailand 10120

Open daily, except Sunday, 6:00 pm until 1:00 am

To get to this bar on foot, travel via BTS to Chong Nonsi Station, then take the long hike to the Sathorn-Narithiwat intersection, and  cross over that…Read more…

Where Is My Beer?

083-089-8720

26 Soi Sukhumvit 89 Bangkok, Thailand

Open daily except Monday, 5:00 pm until 11:00 pm - except remains open until midnight on Friday and Saturday

Newly opened in February 2018, this bar is located in a former residential home on Sukhumvit Soi 89, and is operated by the team behind Thai craft…Read more…

aBeer Home Bar

083-038-0634

224 Ratchadapisek Soi 18, Huaykwang, Bangkok, Thailand 10310

Open daily, 5:00 pm until midnight

This small bar, newly opened in December 2017, has a large bottled craft beer selection for its size.Read more…