Lady Brett Tavern
The setup: Leading the charge of all things cool on Sathorn Soi 12, the nightly thriving Lady Brett (neighbour to, and from the same team behind, Rocket Coffeebar) specialises in quality meats charbroiled to perfection in a Josper wood and charcoal oven. The restaurant’s stylish design (inspired by a New York-style tavern) and laid-back vibe make it the perfect spot for chomping into some Australian Black Angus beef.
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By Howard Richardson
Distributing a heady mix of American-style craft beers to bars and restaurants in Bangkok, Beervana hopes to breathe fresh life into the city’s long stagnant beer scene. But do craft beers really have staying power in a city where lager served with ice is the norm? Adam Purcell spoke to Beervana’s founder, Aaron Grieser, to find out
WHEN compared to other cities, Bangkok’s beer scene has always been a bit flat. Dominated by a few key players plying a limited selection of lagers, it can’t hold its head to beer quaffing destinations like London, New York, Berlin and Brussels, where a heady mix of stouts, bitters, pale ales, and wheat beers are readily available, many on draught.
But there are encouraging signs that this is beginning to change. Bars like HOBS, BREW Beers & Ciders, and BeerVault have opened and proved that Bangkok does indeed have a thirst for Belgian beers and international ales; each stocks its shelves with some of the world’s best bottled beers and does a cracking trade every night. Further proof that the city’s fast taking to ale can be seen with the arrival of Beervana, an importer of fine American-style craft beers whose popularity has risen faster than a stormy head in a newly poured glass of grog.