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Personally I'd say the PICKLED LIVER AND BULL'S HEAD are a good safe bet, proper pub atmospheres without the BS and the traditional portions can in some ways justify the prices.
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Nobody minds paying a bit more for good T.V. sport or live music or quiz etc.
However, I recently stopped by a place called Pedro's on Suk. after visiting the very good Indian restaurant nearby.
The bar offered little, except a rat which I saw scuttle around the dining area.
A few disinterested girlies outside talking and giggleing amongst themselves. Nothing to attract there. No conversation attempted and bland service which amounted to a bottle being placed in front of me. I had asked for a glass, without ice. This caused puzzlement, but eventually a glass came, with ice. The ice was tossed grumpily into the road when I repeated that I did not want ice. I was polite in every way and laughed my way through it.
One drink = 120 baht. No other customers. I wonder why.
How do these places survive? There is no shortage of decent bars in that area. We know when we are not wanted. Flipping customers, they interrupt our conversation. We have to get off of our bums. We are after all so beautiful that all those fat farangs want us (as if.)
Contra story. I went into the Huntsman. Got draft beer and very good live music. It was happy hour and I had not realised it. A young lady from the bar brought me another "pint" without my asking. She said it was two for one tonight. Excellent. The place was full. I cannot remember what I had originally paid, but left content.
Had to edit as it was Pedro's. Sorry if any Pablo's exists. Not you
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Mickyfin wrote:With a world wide downturn, falling numbers of tourists, the currency exchange rate, is it not time the bar owners around sukhumvit rd reduced their prices
With fewer customers they will raise prices, this is the business logic; less money coming in, up the price equals more money coming in... one play pool bar on Soi 7 I used to go to recently cut out their happy hour, before 60 baht draft beer singha and asahi, they raised the prices to 90 baht over a 45% increase, then their business became very slow and fewer customers. Before people would go for happy hour and stay past 7pm and continue ordering drinks at higher prices. After 2 months they figured this out and started the happy hour again at 70 baht. But you have to watch you bin very carefully as they will pad it with extra drinks and try to rip you off if you have more than 3 or 4 drinks. They think after you have several drinks you will not notice especially if you are buying drinks for a lady or others. I would like to find a friendly pub with no hassles and rip offs, but I think impossible in Thailand.
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