This bar is located on the ground floor of an upscale community mall called The Portico Langsuan, about 300 meters from Chitlom BTS Station. From that Station, take Exit 4 into the Mercuryville Mall. Inside the mall, take two escalators down to the ground floor, and then exit the mall through a side door onto Soi Langsuan. Bear left as you exit, and head south on Soi Langsuan. About five minutes later, you will come to The Portico:
Note the Beer Bridge to the right and rear of the white sun shade overhanging the entrance into the mall.
This bar has three “zones.” An air-conditioned interior section houses the bar, and seating space for maybe 50-60 guests:
A front deck, belonging to the bar, overlooks the street, and can seat about 30 people:
There is then also an open air seating area within the interior central section of the Portico arcade, which can seat about 30 persons,
It typically has a duo – guitarist and vocalist – performing most evenings, from about 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm:
They may also show major sports event in that common area. In the photo below, taken from the rear of the Portico’s interior area, the beer bridge is at far left, and the mall entrance from Langsuan Road is below and behind the projection screen:
Inside, the main bar has six rotating taps for draft beer – about half of which are typically craft beers, while the rest are mass-market beers – and four taps dedicated to particular mass-market beers:
Brewdog Punk IPA is one “anchor” draft beer at The Beer Bridge.
The bar also has five coolers with bottled beer – two behind the left end of the bar as you face it, two against the wall, off to the right of the bar, as you face it, and one cooler behind the right side of the bar.
They have over 100 different bottled beers in all, but I would only classify about 45 of them as being craft beers..
They serve no free snacks, but they do have a full kitchen, serving an extensive menu of both Thai and western food.
They have several video screens, usually showing sporting events. The music is western easy-listening pop music, played at a subdued level.
There is no parking here, but parking is available on Soi Langsuan (left lane only – Langsuan is a one-way street, heading south), and on nearby side streets.
Smoking is permitted only in the outside areas.
The bar has no toilets of its own – toilets are at the rear of the common seating area – go right out of the mall entrance to the bar, and then bear left behind the elevator column. The toilets are bright, spotless, and well-maintained.
The clientele is a mixture of professional Thais, and professional foreign expats.
As of my last visit, Khun Chon had replaced the former, long time manager, Khun “Peter” Salee, a Thai who had previously lived in the USA.
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