Watching the World Cup in Bangkok

  • Posted on: May 30th, 2014

England fansThe World Cup is just a month away, and not just any world cup, it’s a world cup in Brazil! The buzz is building, the bars are stocking the beers, and fans all across Bangkok washing their favourite match-day shirts, scouring the newsfeeds for injury updates, and praying that this will be their year..

But where are you going to watch the game? There is certainly no lack of choice when it comes to watching football in Bangkok, but this isn’t just any football, this is the world cup, and depending on the team you follow, picking the perfect venue to watch the game could be tricky.

The Pickled Liver BangkokEnglish Fans – Pickled Liver

English football fans will have no shortage of places to watch the game, with a large football loving UK expat community in Bangkok and several Bars which will cover their games, from Sukhumvit soi 11’s Manchester United Bar to the Londoner by Sukhumvit 33.

However, for that traditional, old school style English pub vibe and atmosphere, there is no better place in Bangkok to watch the football than the Pickled Liver. Nestled towards the end of Sukhumvit soi 7/1, this cosy George Best themed bar also offers some decent pub grub, and several well positioned TVs to make sure you don’t miss a moment of the action.

Old German BeerhouseGermans Fans – Old German Beerhouse

For German fans there’s one obvious place to go, the Old German Beerhouse, situated on Sukhumvit soi 11. As well as a huge screen which they pull out for major sporting events, you’ll also be treated to a menu of German beers and hearty, stomach lining, Bavarian cuisine.

This bar is sure to pull in a large crowd of German expats for the big games. I was lucky enough to watch last year’s Champions League final here, which was between two German teams (Bayern and Borussia), and the atmosphere was simply fantastic, packed with football loving fans.

Tenderloins

Australian Fans – Tenderloins Soi 33

There are a number of Australian bars in Bangkok, and though football isn’t normally their sport of choice they’ll all be tuning for this year’s world cup, cheering on the socceroos!

My choice for Australian fans would be Tenderloins, a somewhat upmarket Australian sports bar on Sukhumvit 33, not far from Phrom Phong BTS. As well as enjoying the live football on seven large screen devoted to sports action, you can also feast in style, with prime imported steaks and a long wine list to explore (you’ve got to have something to enjoy while watching the Aussies play!).

Sports Corner BangkokAmerican Fans – The Sports Corner Bangkok

There are also a number of American sports bars in Bangkok, most of which have lots of large screen TVs dedicated to showing sports action. However, only The Sports Corner can brag of being the bar with the most TV’s per square meter in Bangkok. Among the 10 screens you’ll find a large 42” TV, a whopping 50” screen, and gob-smacking 100” HD projected TV, making sure you not only watch the  game, but feel like you are there on the pitch.

The Sports Corner is located at the start of Sukhumvit soi 20, and as well as lots of indoor space to watch the game there’s also a cool patio for those who just can’t bear to see those penalty shootouts.

The OfficeNeutral Fans – The Office Bangkok

For the neutral I’d suggest The Office on Sukhumvit soi 33. Despite being and Aussie owned bar it definitely has an international vibe to it, attracting a mix of holiday makers and expats from both Asia and the West. The bar also pulls in a decent Thai crowd, with lots of local Thai office workers stopping here to get a bar snack and sports fix.

With loads of easy to see screens spread around the room, free wifi, pool tables, and a large menu of BBQ and hearty bar food, it’s hard not to enjoy an evening here.. Unless you’re team have just been knocked out of the World Cup finals, or course..

Curfew? – Our escorts to the rescue

  • Posted on: May 23rd, 2014

As I’m sure you are all aware there is currently a military coup in Bangkok and a nationwide curfew which requires all residence and guests to Thailand to remain at home or at their hotel between 10 PM and 5 AM.

The first thing you need to be aware of is that this is very much a peaceful happening and will not put any current or coming visitors to Thailand in any danger. We advise that you stay away from any large gatherings and protests and that you obey the curfew hours, but other than you can still enjoy Bangkok during the day and sleep safely at night.. or party all night in your room with our girls.

While Thailand’s many bars and gogos may be closed our Escorts are still very much working as normal, so if you can’t get to the party let us bring the party to you! Our escort service is running completely as normal and you can still make bookings at any time for any duration. So, don’t spend the night trapped in your hotel alone, let us give you that one night in Bangkok to remember!

Your Bangkok Songkran Survival Guide

  • Posted on: March 14th, 2014

Songkran 1Thai New Year, and the country’s most infamous holiday and largest annual celebration, Songkran must be the world’s largest water fight! Your Bangkok Songkran Survival Guide

Chinese New Year in Bangkok

  • Posted on: May 6th, 2013

Chinese Lanterns BangkokWith Thai-Chinese citizens said to make up close to 10% of the Thai population, there’s no wonder the city is buzzing when it comes to celebrating the Chinese New Year. Yaowarat, better known as Bangkok’s Chinatown, is clearly the centre of attention, as worshippers, families, and partygoers all flock here for Chinese New Year to watch the dragon dancers, listen to traditional Chinese music, and eat lots and lots of delicious Chinese sweets and cakes. Chinese New Year in Bangkok

New Years Eve in Bangkok

  • Posted on: April 10th, 2013

New Year BangkokWhile the Songkran festival in April may mark the official new year of Thailand, Thais, and Bangkokians in particular, celebrate the Western New Year in the same fun and manic fashion is as anywhere in Europe or the USA. Often referred to as ‘Countdown,’  The party vibe in the capital build up days before the event with hordes of locals, expats, and holidaymakers flocking to Bangkok in preparation for a party to remember.

New Years Eve in Bangkok

Bangkok Vegetarian Festival

  • Posted on: March 11th, 2013

vegggYou wouldn’t think the Bangkok Vegetarian Festival would be such a big deal, considering the amount of festivals and holidays on the Thai national calendar, not to mention the incredible number exhibitions, sports events, concerts, and other major celebrations that take place in Bangkok on a daily basis. However, the Bangkok Vegetarian Festival has grown to become one of the best loved and most anticipated city-wide celebrations of the year, with a cult like following of both veggie’s and non-veggies alike.

Bangkok Vegetarian Festival

Songkran in Bangkok

  • Posted on: February 10th, 2013

Songkran in Bangkok

songkran-festivalLove it or hate it (and there are plenty in both camps), Songkran is the most celebrated festival on the Thai calendar. During the hot and humid month of April (the hottest month of the year), Thais get the chance to take to the streets and drench their friends, neighbours, and any unsuspecting stranger with ice cold water, all in the name of good fun, welcoming in the new Thai year.
Songkran in Bangkok

Loy Krathong in Bangkok

  • Posted on: February 10th, 2013

Loy Krathong in Bangkok

bangkok-loy-krathongLoy Krathong is one of the most beautiful and romantic festivals of the Thai year. During the festivities you’ll find lots of colorful religious ceremonies, lively markets, live music, beauty contests, and of course lots and lots of eating, but most importantly you’ll witness hordes of friends, families, and couples heading to the lakes, ponds, rivers, and canals, to set their floats (Krathong), into the water. Each float is decorated with flowers, candles, and incense,  with each one cast in tribute to the goddess of water.
Loy Krathong in Bangkok

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