This two-story sports bar with restaurant was formerly named the “Cheers Bar”, and sits just off the sidewalk on the east side of Sukhumvit Soi 22. To reach this bar, travel to Phrom Phong BTS Station, and exit the station via Exit 6. Upon reaching street level, continue straight ahead for 400 meters, walking east along the south side of Sukhumvit Road, at which point you will reach a Holiday Inn, sitting on the corner of Sukhumvit Road and Soi 22. At Soi 22, turn left, and walk 220 meters until you reach the bar, which will be on your left, with a maroon red awning :
The bar’s front wall is glass, with a swinging glass door entrance-way. There is a smoking section in front of the bar, under the awning.
Here is an image showing the view as you first enter the bar looking to your right:
Looking straight ahead, you would see the bar:
Here is the view from the far right corner (as you enter the bar), looking toward the street. The bar entrance is to the far right, and you can see the outdoor smoking section through the glass wall that forms the street-facing wall of the bar:
The bar has one table – shown directly above that can seat 6-8 persons. There is also one table for four persons, and four tables wit three seats each. Along the bar there are five seats. In the outdoor smoking section, there are seven stools, which can be redistributed between three small square tables.
In the far right corner as you enter the bar, there is a very steep wooden spiral staircase up to the second floor. Upstairs is one section that features one 6 or 7 foot pool table, plus a darts area:
There is also a seating area that can accommodate about ten persons – and it has one small video screen.
The downstairs seating area has three high-quality video screens, each typically showing a different sport or match. Western pop music plays at a subdued level in the background. The do have free wifi, with a small placard on each table, providing the network name, and matching password.
Between the large six-person table and the spiral staircase is the beer cooler, which contains about 20 different imported bottled craft beers, plus some bottled Beer Lao. They also offer two draft craft beers on tap. Their beer menu can be seen at: Second Base Beer Menu The only non-craft beers that they sell are bottled Beer Lao, and local Chang beer on draft.
This venue has a full kitchen, with an extensive menu of both western and Thai food. Their food menu can be perused at Second Base Food Menu.
Toilets are located off of a passageway that passes between the spiral staircase and the bar , with separate toilets for men and women. The toilets were spacious, clean, and well-maintained.
Parking is available on the street outside.
Service was attentive – several of the servers spoke English reasonably well. They do serve complimentary peanuts.
Clientele was a mixture of western couples, as well as western men with Thai women. This bar is just down the road and opposite from the Queen’s Park Plaza beer bar area, so you will see some “bar girls” here, accompanying their “graying” companions.
Still, this is a pretty nice place. The minimization of non-craft beers is probably designed to discourage low-end sex tourists and sex-pats from becoming the dominating clientele.
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