Hi, we are going to Thailand next year and was wondering how much the food and drink is? My boyfriend likes his beer and I like my cocktails and spirits.
As in your own country, prices depend on the type of establishment you drink in. Hotels and high end bars can be twice (or more) the price of a an open air bar. Beachside place tend to charge more than a place elsewhere. Wine can be very expensive, but local beers can be purchased in 7-11 from about 40 baht, but in a bar expect to pay 60-70 baht for a beer - and upwards. Cocktails typically would run over 100 baht upwards. The single most popular spirit in Thailand is Black Label whisky. Local Mekong whisky is cheap if you can take it ;)
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My bf also likes beer! We actually ate at quite a few street stalls (like the locals) and the food was fantastic. Price wise you cannot beat eating this way (i.e less than a pound for dinner pp!!!). I have to be honest, i normally would drink beers when travelling, however the cocktails were so cheap, i just drank these the whole time!
You will be amazed at how cheap it is to eat/drink (very well) in Thailand.
Have an amazing time!!
Thankyou. We do tend to shop around, see if any happy hours and who does the cheapest drinks. Good to know that it is cheap as went to lanzarote last year and was quite expensive.
we have been twice, last may and this january gone. a bottle of chang beer is 60 baht on the beach and outside but in the hotels, it was 130 baht!!!
it was a lot cheaper to eat and drink away from the hotels.
I am also a beer drinker,and i found that the local beers Chang & Singha were the cheapest at around 60 - 80 Baht per bottle,and they taste good too.Also as someone previously posted you can buy cheap beer at the 7-11 stores including imported beers.
I'm not too much in drinks, although like my wine. However, food is excellent all over the island! If you rent a house I recommenmad go to the maked and pick up some local disheWs to reheat.
If you're at a hotel - try as many Thai restaurants as you can!
Prices start at 30.00 THB at the market to
300.00 in a restaurant
Whatever you decide to do - food is cheap here!
Have fun!Edited: 19 March 2010, 16:08
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