Celebrated citywide in Bangkok, Thai Beer Festival is a much-awaited festival of Thailand. It is the time when Thai breweries get together and set clusters of beer gardens around the city to promote their brands. Popular with local Thais, expatriates as well as tourists, the warmth of the festival doubly enhances due to the delightful climatic conditions that Bangkok experiences during that time. The event falls between October and November, when cooler weather caresses the city and the soggy monsoons are far behind.
Owners of breweries not only boast about excellent brands of beer, but
also bring out large pools of exotic Thai cuisines and snacks during the
event. This is a way of showing how their brands of beer perfectly set
off platters of traditional Thai food. Non-vegetarian dishes are the
most common, including a host of barbecued and roasted items, such as
pork ribs, and roasted chicken wings. Apart from the mouthwatering
delicacies and array of frothy beers, cultural shows and performances
are also put up in the gardens for the visitors.
Although Bangkok brims over with numerous beer gardens during the
celebration of the Thai Beer Festival, the most famous one positions in
front of Central World Plaza. Foamy mugs of leading brews like Singha,
Chang and Leo are served, including a few international brands like
Heineken. Tables groan under the weight of choicest culinary selection,
and live performances on stage add on to the entire ambience. Some other
popular beer gardens are the one at SCB Park Plaza at Ratchayothin, the
Discovery Center on Siam Square, Seacon Square and the popular Seri
Center on Srinakarin Road.