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“Lovely Restaurant, but poor service. Expected more”
Review of Mikkeller Bangkok

Mikkeller Bangkok
Ranked #313 of 11,249 Restaurants in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating
Neighbourhood: Thong Lor & Ekamai
Description: 30 rotating draft taps and dozens of bottles from the best brewers in the world. We carry beers from all over the world and continuously bring in new, innovative creations, many of which are exclusive to Mikkeller Bangkok and cannot be found elsewhere in Asia. We also carry spirits, meads, ciders and juices and frequently host tap takeovers and pop-up dinners, making every visit a unique experience that redefines the norm and pushes the boundaries of the craft. All prices are inclusive of tax and no mandatory service charge is added!
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Nice setting in a quiet residential neighborhood.
Large beer selection.
Had the Sukhumvit Pilsener. For my taste much too bitter.
Limited food selection. Value for money ok but took a long time for preparation.
There was no table service.
Food and drinks must picked up at the bar and paid on the spot.
Music indoors was too loud, hence we relocated outdoors,
Overall an average experience.
Expected more after reading the reviews.

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Thank rheinwiese56
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Justinbkk, Owner at Mikkeller Bangkok, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2014

Thank you for your feedback. We try to make our focus and style very clear on our Facebook and TripAdvisor pages. As a frequent reviewer on TripAdvisor, perhaps you read our intro, which is there to ensure expectations are not misaligned.

We strive to differentiate ourselves from the hundreds of beer bars in Thailand that have outdated menus, staff unfamiliar with their products, and offer a full food menu to attract a wider audience. We purposely have a small, focused menu with featured pop-ups throughout the week that match our style and pair with our amazing beers. The food we do have is amazing and I encourage you to try it next time.

As for service, we believe it is inappropriate to provide table service for a craft beer centric venue. It is very difficult for a customer to select one of our 30 taps or a bottle from our ever-changing bottle list at the table. We prefer to get to know our customers by interacting with them at the bar, and offering samples, beer education, and general guidance. This makes each experience unique and creates a more social environment among tapmasters and customers .

Since each transaction is unique between customer and tapmaster and we encourage our tapmasters to perform at their best, we request payment in real-time and do not add any service charge. This ensures any tips go directly to the tapmaster that helped you and eliminates bill problems, lost cards, etc. If you are inconvenienced by this, we allow customers to pay by credit card or bank card with no additional charge, even on as little as 100THB.

Regarding the music, we keep it at a level higher than most restaurants and lower than typical beer bars. Occasionally evenings can become more energetic, however, our music is always low enough to maintain conversations. You are welcome to ask our staff to adjust the volume at any time.

Best regards.

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Reviewed 11 July 2014

I loved this place. It is a little pricey, but the beers are excellent, mostly European. The food was brought in from other restaurants and was a great mix of odds, ends and good things. Owner (the one I met) was very cool. Great atmosphere, cool crowd.

If you don't know Thai well, you'll probably want to have your driver drop you off near Ekamai 10 and use google to walk your way in. It's not far. A friend with us peaks decent Thai and our driver thought we were nuts until we actually saw the place.

Either way - highly recommended!

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Thank rutledjw
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Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

Best beer, english speeking staf and taps that go to heaven (30). Interior is very scandinavic and if it is hot you can sit outside on fatboys.

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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Bangkok has always been bereft of excellent beer until very recently. Belgian ales began trickling in, followed by a few American craft beers (Rogue, Anderson Valley) and then, the Big Kahuna rolled into town - Mikkeler. The 30 taps overwhelm all other bars not just by sheer number, but by the breadth, depth and quality of beer. For anyone with taste buds (who knows how to use them), there's no other choice. The Thai and English speaking staff are incredibly knowledgable and are happy to help you explore the wonderful world of craft beer. Mikkeler is tucked away in a quiet and serene area of Bangkok off the main drag Sukhumvit Rd. The best.

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Thank ChrisBreuer
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

The Gypsy brewer's hangout place in Bangkok is quite hard to find but well worth the trip. This is more of a sophisticated brewpub than anything else. Think about it as winebar but you drink beer.The food menu was quite limited and nothing really stood out. Back to the beer - about 30 brews on tap - not only Mikkeller's own beer but well sought out craft beers from around the world.

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Thank Reslimpan
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