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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People on Pause

088-583-9060

106 Lad Phrao-Wonghin Road, Lad Phrao, Bangkok 10230

Open daily, 10:00 am to 12:45 am

This is a two-story cafe, restaurant and bar, located about 500 meters east of Wat Lat Phrao, on Ladphrao-Wonghin Road.  The ground floor is  a coffee and…Read more…

Beer Republic

02-656-0080

971 Phloen Chit Road, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok Thailand

Open daily, 11:30 am until midnight

This is a quite large, upscale venue located in front of, and on  the ground floor, of the Holiday Inn Sukhumvit, immediately adjacent to the Chit Lom…Read more…

Wishbeer Thonglor

02-392-1403

91 Sukhumvit Soi 57 Road, Khlong Tan Nuea, Wattana, Bangkok 10110 Thailand

OPen daily, 5:00 pm until midnight

This bar, newly opened in January 2018, is the fourth branch of Wishbeer – following on from the original at Sukhumvit Soi 67, the secondary location at…Read more…

Let The Boy Die

082-675-9673

542 Luang Rd, , Wat Thepsirin, Pom Prap Sattru Phai Bangkok

OPen daily, 5:00 pm until midnight

This bar, newly opened in December 2017,  is a reincarnation of its earlier establishment, which was located only about 100 meters away , on the opposite side…Read more…