Monday, January 26, 2009

Bull's Head Pub in Bangkok, Thailand


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If, after spending several days checking out the exotic foods and sights of Thailand, you'd like to relax for a while in familiar environs, try spending some time at the Bull's Head Pub on Sukhumvit Soi 33/1. It's a British pub that's authentic in decor and food, that assessment having been verified by British friends during a recent visit.

The crowd is a mixture of expats, travelers and Thais and on a recent Sunday evening it looked to be probably the busiest pub in Bangkok, not packed but comfortably full.

One of the reasons may have been the unique happy hour that the Bull's Head puts into effect on Sundays between 5 and 7 pm. Every drink that you buy is accompanied by a flip of a coin. If you call heads or tails correctly, your drink is free. If you're wrong, you pay the regular price. Obviously, over time, the bar will even out at 50/50, so it's the same as offering two for one drinks, but it gives the customer a chance to get a few free drinks on any given night and adds a bit of fun to the proceedings as well.

Whether or not we were ahead or behind by the end of Happy Hour is a fact that will always remain obscured by the sands of time, however we did have fun occasionally winning and that's the point.

The main attractions here are the crowd and the very good CD juke box which contains a sizable selection for the over 30 and over 40 crowds which is the predominant age group here it seems. The atmosphere is very relaxed as it probably is in any real pub back in the isles, so don't worry about what you're wearing, just show up and have a good time.

The food is a pleasant surprise, consisting of many old English favorites as well as a selection of steaks from the U.S. and Australia and lamb and salmon, too.

So when it's time to relax after the hectic pace of traveling, find your way to the Bull's Head and it's familiar environs. You'll be glad you did.

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