|Time of Celebration:||Between October & November|
|Highlights:||Beer, barbecued food and exotic Thai cuisines|
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.