The people of Bangkok are football crazy and this is the perfect time to meet up with mates to watch the beautiful game. Most of them take place in the early hours of the morning, so finding a good spot to watch the action unfold is essential.
Practically every bar in Bangkok shows major football matches, but choosing the right atmosphere is almost as important as selecting the winning team. Here are some ideas on how to find your perfect match.
Sukhumvit Soi 33/1 boasts a large number of bars and pubs for football fans to choose from. The Dubliner features an Irish theme and has a large number of TV screens. The atmosphere is always lively at the Dubliner, which makes this a great place to watch a match or two.
A few doors away, The Robin Hood Pub is also ideal for people who are looking for a fun atmosphere. This theme pub features four TV screens downstairs as well as another four upstairs. The wide screen upstairs is a little inconveniently situated behind a plush pool table, but you can view from the comfort of leather sofas and armchairs, if you are lucky and arrive early.
The Black Swan is great for a quiet drink as it is situated right next to the Asoke BTS station. The bar features a spectacular spiral staircase, which is a bit of a hindrance to the habitual drinker. This venue is perfect for early drinking and as a warm-up venue before the big game. The widescreen is centrally placed and the music is not overpowering.
If you can brave the neon of Nana, this is a great place to drink with your mates. The abundance of smiling Thai girls makes for a friendly atmosphere, and most of the open-air bars have multiple sports screens. Bus Stop’s blue neon sign is evocative enough to draw you in. The spacious bar has wide screens both up and downstairs, with hot and cold running women. Nearby in the Nana district is the Sportsman, which features a large television screen at the back of the room as well as several smaller screens. This bar opens until around dawn, which makes it the perfect place to visit to watch those late night matches.