This small and friendly craft beer bar is our first listing on the west side of the Chao Phraya River. But – it is very conveniently located, less than 250 meters from the Krung Ton Buri BTS Station. From that station, head toward Exit 3 – but you will then see a straight extension that goes to an overhead pedestrian bridge. Continue straight to that bridge take a left at the “T”, and continue to the end of that leg of the bridge, then descend the stairs to your right, down to street level.
In the photo below, you can go to Exit 3 at the far left edge of the photo, or you can go straight to the pedestrian bridge, and then descend the far set of stairs, which descend down to the right:
Once you are at street level, continue straight ahead 60 meters to Soi Krung Thon Buri 5, then turn left. This is a narrow soi that runs for 100 meters, and then ends in a “T” with Soi Charoen Nakon 14. At the “T”, turn right, and walk 60 meters – The 14th Barrel will be on your right:
As you enter the bar, this is what you see:
There are five seats at the bar, three stand-alone tables for two, and five tables for two that can be rearranged along a padded bench seat along one wall, to create any variation of group seating, from two to ten persons. When I visited, this section was set up for two, two and six persons:
Outside the front entrance of the bar are two seats for smokers, along with a tall ashtray urn. Smoking is allowed only outside
This bar has no draft beer – just bottles. The available offerings are displayed in a cooler at the rear of the bar:
At the time of my visit, they were setting up for a special “Thai craft beer night” – so they had only imported Thai expatriate beers available, along with large bottles of U Beer, Singha, Leo, Chang, and Paulaner. Normally, they offer an assortment of imported international craft beers.
The bar is decorated with a very large and diverse collection of beer bottles and cans – but not necessarily comprised of beer that have been available at the bar.
They have a kitchen here, with a limited, but appropriate menu:
The bar is owned by six partners, one of whom is the chef. Two other partners were attending customers during my visit.
The owners reported that they had open for four months, and their clientele was about 60% foreigners, and 40% Thais. One partner, Khun “Beer,” speaks English very well, and she takes care of the interface with foreigners. I asked her about the name of the bar – she said that the “14” came from the soi number, and the barrel “just happened”.
The music here is international pop music, played at comfortable level . Off to side, I did see a phonograph turntable, with two vinyl records displayed – a Bee Gees album, and an album of the greatest hits of The Platters (from the late 1950’s through 1960’s). Hmmmm ….
They have one video screen, which may be showing just about anything that is on television. They have no fixed policy on programming. They are thinking of introducing a movie night.
There is one toilet, in a room that is off the right side of the bar, if you seated at the bar. It is simple, but clean and well-maintained.
There is limited parking along the street in front.
A friendly bar, located just seven or eight minutes walk from Krung Thon Buri BTS Station.
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