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Cheap beer deals?

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I'm making my 4th visit to Chiang Mai in September and would like to get some knowledge on the best places to enjoy a beer.

When in CM I tend to go out most nights for a drink and to be honest,it has cost me way more than i'd like.I don't suppose it helps that I'm frequenting bar around the Loi Kroh road area 

(Before visiting CM for the first time i swotted up on the internet and was led to believe all beer was less than £1 lol)

 

So,does anyone have know of any bars or restaurants that do good deals on beer,such as 3 large bottles for 180baht(as Gekko Garden does) or just cheaper beer in general?

I'm not adverse to girly bars but I'm assuming there's cheaper beer to be found away from those places.Especially for a pushover like me who cant say not to buying lady drinks.

 

And please don't recommend 7-11,i don't want to be drunk in my hotel room all holiday :)

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Beer promotions and buffets were common in Chiang Mai a few years ago, but no more.  The Gecko Garden deal may be the best you will find close to the old city.  Dayli and a few other Thai restaurants sometimes have promotions on Chang, Leo, Singha or U-beer, I don't know what promotions are in place now.  I'm not a fan of those beers.

 

Thai places that don't cater to tourists usually have better prices than bars that cater to tourists--most beers in the 70 to 90 baht per large bottle range.  You may be the only westerner in the place, and the level of English will probably be low, but they often have awesome eye-candy.

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I sometimes go to the Food Factory at Kuad Suan Kaew Mall.  You have to get coupons but you can get a large bottle of Leo for 70 Baht.  Most nights they have two bands playing(the first band has the Elvis Impersonator).  It is a food court but for me it is the cheapest place for beer, some live music and food.  Also, the second band starts at about 715PM and they usually play classic rock(The Eagles and some Seals and Croft).  Most nights a decent number of Westerners are present.  

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1 hour ago, sqwakvfr said:

I sometimes go to the Food Factory at Kuad Suan Kaew Mall.  You have to get coupons but you can get a large bottle of Leo for 70 Baht.  Most nights they have two bands playing(the first band has the Elvis Impersonator).  It is a food court but for me it is the cheapest place for beer, some live music and food.  Also, the second band starts at about 715PM and they usually play classic rock(The Eagles and some Seals and Croft).  Most nights a decent number of Westerners are present.  

The bands are pretty good and the food from the cook-to-order place near the stairs to the back end of KSK is really very good.  Nice big plate of khao phat moo with a fresh-cooked egg on top for 45 baht.  Not one of those rubber eggs cooked hours ago.  

 

Why not order a beer tower while you're grooving to the Elvis band at Kad Suan Kaew?  Life doesn't get any better than this in Chiang Mai.

Beer tower.jpg

 

P.S.  KKK will check in soon to report on places with cheaper prices and younger eye-candy, but you can't beat the quality of the bands and general atmosphere of early evening fun at the Food Factory.  Great way to start your weekend.

 

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Yes, you can get a three pack at any 7/11. Bring your own opener and have a seat. You'll have good conversation with the 7/11 customers. You can even buy an 8 baht bag of ice to keep the other two cold. So for 158 baht you can have 3 cold ones. Enjoy!

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1 minute ago, tomwct said:

Yes, you can get a three pack at any 7/11. Bring your own opener and have a seat. You'll have good conversation with the 

7/11 customers. You can even buy an 8 baht bag of ice to keep the other two cold. So for 158 baht you can have 3 cold ones. Enjoy!

Some of the guys in our condo building do this in front of the little Thai-style store next to the condo.  They chat with passers-by, invite others to join them and, in general, have a good, cheap time.

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"Why not order a beer tower while you're grooving to the Elvis band at Kad Suan Kaew?  "

 

NancyL, you drank the tower by yourself.  Now that's impressive. 

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2 hours ago, NancyL said:

P.S.  KKK will check in soon to report on places with cheaper prices and younger eye-candy,

 

He is the go-to guy on this subject. Right now he's probably watching the latest Michael Moore documentary but

he will be along soon. 

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40 minutes ago, sqwakvfr said:

"Why not order a beer tower while you're grooving to the Elvis band at Kad Suan Kaew?  "

 

NancyL, you drank the tower by yourself.  Now that's impressive. 

That photo wasn't me.  It is a friend.  We shared.  She just thought there was no point in putting the beer in a glass.

 

(who says we old gals don't have fun?)

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Thanks for all the compliments.  Since Trump won, I have been doing mostly boxes of fresh Heineken bottles for 815, and still have more money.  My last ones were born on 8 June.  A box of Singha runs 650. Last ones were born on 16 June.  I just about gave up on Nimman....Dayli hasn't been the same since they ditched the super freezer, that they rotated the beers through.  Lately, I think they are doing 6 Chang for 330, or 6 UBeer for 340...large...Leos are 65 each..large..everything is cool, but the beer...tired of having to make a sales pitch to get a cold one, and occasionally every bar in town will have some that are way too old.  Gecko served me one that was 11 months old one time.  Haven't been back since.  Mirror Cafe is running some pros...looks like they are trying to get people in early, because they have about three pros depending on the time...pretty cheap if in by 1900....but I think they turn the coolers off and it is just the same effort, except I know the crew at Dayli better.  Seems to be a conspiracy against Tiger, which is way more drinkable than the others.  I contacted TAP...no response...but I think you might be able to do well with Tiger cases at Makro.  The KSK thing looks tempting....but they would have to be trained to only give me a cold one, and unfortunately, many of their customers are fat, dumb, and stupid enough to sit there drinking Chang on ice.  I rarely hang out with the Duponts, Mellons, or even the McCormicks but the iced Chang bunch just ain't my kind of people.  Not to mention all the "smart, casual guys with their partners."

 

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ID: 11   Posted (edited)

Yep, since Putin and the gang took over a lot of people are drinking more.

 

What about that liquor store on Neiman where you take your purchase to tables in front of the store and watch the world go by?

Is it still operating?  I don't get to the hi-so part of town much anymore. 

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I am sure that any kind of beer advertising or promotion was banned a few years back.

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Some of the guys in our condo building do this in front of the little Thai-style store next to the condo.  They chat with passers-by, invite others to join them and, in general, have a good, cheap time.

Getting drunk in your living room can be economical too.

 

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46 minutes ago, amexpat said:

Yep, since Putin and the gang took over a lot of people are drinking more.

 

What about that liquor store on Neiman where you take your purchase to tables in front of the store and watch the world go by?

Is it still operating?  I don't get to the hi-so part of town much anymore. 

The Wicked Witch of the East lost her lease, and was exiled back to Pathum Thani. Ronald Mcdonald now sits where the older guys met up with much younger Thai men, so I guess it is still someone, who loves kids.

 

Churchill and Roosevelt both were best buddies with Stalin, who was responsible for many more deaths than Hitler. Why can't we be friends with Putin? 

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Cube on Sirimangkalajarn Soi 7 has a happy hour for crappy Thai beer, but also sells decent beer if you love your taste buds.

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