25 Degrees is a ground-floor, street-side bar and restaurant built into, and in front of, the Pullman G Hotel on Silom Road:
A very significant consideration is that this bar never closes – it is open seven days per week, 24 hours per day. It serves drinks, and food, at all times.
To get here, travel to Chong Nonsi BTS Station, exit using Exit 3, and walk straight ahead to Silom Road – less than 300 meters. There, you will come to a major intersection. You want to cross Silom Road at this point. It generally takes two rotations of the traffic lights to successfully cross the road here – waiting on a traffic island in the middle of Silom Road for the second leg of the crossing. Once safely across. turn left and walk another 250 meters – and you will come to scene above.
Enter the hotel, and take an IMMEDIATE left into the bar – it is right inside the hotel entrance:
As soon as you enter the bar, you see all of the craft beer – two taps in front of you, and a beer cooler off to your left:
This bar has only two craft beers on draft, but it pretty much stocks the entire inventory of bottled craft beers offered by beer distributor Smiling Mad Dog:
Brewdog, Lost Coast, Kona, Bear Republic, Red Hook, Coronado, Ballast Point, Flying Dog, Evil Twin, Speakeasy, St. Bernardus, Maisell’s. An excellent selection of bottles. The offerings are displayed in an illustrated three-page beer menu, with prices:
Please note that pricing here is “++” – at the end of the night, an additional 17.7% will be added onto your bill.
The bar has a rear section with two booths, each seating four persons:
It then has the main bar room – which features two video screens, typically showing a sporting event (Roland Garros Tennis, at the time of my visit) – and which has seven stools at the bar, and five two-man tables:
There is then a room that projects toward the street, and it has one video screen. It contains 11 two-man tables:
At the street end of this room, there is a doorway with steps down to outside patio seating:
This outsides eating area has four two-man tables, plus a wide wooden counter that faces toward the hotel entrance, and which can seat four persons. Smoking is allowed only in this exterior seating.
Music here is modern pop music, played at a moderate level. According to the bartender that I spoke with, the clientele is about 60% hotel guests, and 40% locals. Craft beer has only been introduced earlier this year, and has already begun attracting local craft beer aficionados. The bartender told me that they are sometimes busy 3:00 am to 5:00 am – as they are one of the few places open, and still serving both drinks and food. They have 13 staff, operating in five rotating swing shifts.
There are no complimentary bar snacks, but this place is famous for its burgers. You can choose one of their standard offerings, or you can “build your own burger” from a selection of various components:
I chose to craft my own simple cheeseburger – it was excellent.
Service is this bar was excellent. Good English, attentive and friendly staff. A peasant place to visit.
As far as toilets go, you exit the bar into the hotel, turn left, and then go straight as far as you can go on the ground floor – and end up in a small passageway that leads to separate men’s and women’s toilets:
The toilets were spotless.
Valet parking is available from the hotel.
Happy Hour runs from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm – buy one draft beer, and get the second one free.
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