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rdrokit

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Re: Whither A Quiet Bar?
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2018, 10:45:50 AM »

If you want someplace quiet to have a beer then just down Sueb Siri Rd from where the Walrus use to be is the entrance to Tiger Golf Course which is on Wing 1. Just past the entrance on the left is the driving range and they serve beer at a cheap price. They have some covered tables. Just tell the MP at the gate you are going to the driving range. Just point at it as you can see it from the gate.

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Re: Whither A Quiet Bar?
« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2018, 03:01:01 PM »

Derek - yes the 'Check Inn' is the only one of those 3 to survive but in 'Monkey Bar' format. There are many other places and plenty of things to do. RDRO - yes the Tiger Golf course has a table or two for a beer but not many Falang around ?

Coming back to this post from Ratsima: ''Now I spend most of my time alone. Aside from my wife I have no human contact except for 7Eleven clerks and baristas when I order coffee. I’ve never been so lonely.''

I recall the 'German speaking' Guys in the Chok Chai area have it sorted. Once a month there was an afternoon 'meet' at the 'Oasis' restaurant in Pak Thong Chai with up to 30 Folks attending. I think that still happens but at Garden Restaurant in Chok Chai. Certainly there's a meet at 6pm most Sundays, eating out together once a week at a range of Korat places and even a rota for cooking up at home.

Without going that far, it seems odd not to make some move. Why not nominate a venue such as 'Monkey Bar' which would seem ideal, for a K-F afternoon meet once a month with the music turned down ? Say the last Wednesday in each month. K-F has lots of Members and even if only 6 turned up it'd be good.

Maybe Check Inn would lay on a promo beer price or some bargain food to encourage it.

Just musing and ATB.


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Re: Whither A Quiet Bar?
« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2018, 06:37:44 PM »

You are fighting a losing battle Roger, no one ever turns up.
I tried to get a gathering a few years ago and my wife and I kept each other company, and I believe its always the same whenever anyone tries.
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Re: Whither A Quiet Bar?
« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2018, 08:13:36 AM »

Thanks for the reply HL. I didn't realise that attempts had been made before.

Maybe time to try again ?

(I'd not be much help though - it's a long drive !)
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Re: Whither A Quiet Bar?
« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2018, 10:49:14 AM »

It always seemed to me that Korat is the type of place that attracts the more insular farang. That's not meant in a derogatory way and it's probably not the right word, but I mean the type of farang, who is by and large satisfied with their own company, who whilst enjoying some social activity, isn't really a down the pub every night, sort of person.

Then there are the distances, non existent public transport or even taxi services and so on.

My favourite time to socialise was later afternoon, very early evening, just for a couple of beers and a chinwag, and then head home. My other half has no interest in going to farang style bars in any case. She come with me once to the Walrus and declared it safe for me to visit alone - lol!
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Re: Whither A Quiet Bar?
« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2018, 11:25:13 AM »

Sometimes, meetings need a focal point. There is an embriological meeting place of sorts before all Swatcat games. Ken (Goofy) and I, often joined by other farangs meet for a beer before all home games. Anyone would be welcome to join us. We sit almost opposite the main entrance at the game about an hour before kick off.

You may also gain an interest by becoming a supporter of your local football club. DM me if you need any info.
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Re: Whither A Quiet Bar?
« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2018, 07:00:06 PM »

That's a good idea TW but only footy fans may respond I suppose.

Perhaps put that picture up again to help them to find you. You didn't mention that you usually have a post match imbibe as well  ;)
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Re: Whither A Quiet Bar?
« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2018, 08:22:04 PM »

Swatcat gatherings
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Re: Whither A Quiet Bar?
« Reply #28 on: August 23, 2018, 06:03:49 PM »

Thanks TW. Great pics indeed. Come on Swatcats.

I saw the Thai football team playing on TV recently and the Players all seem to have changed. Was it a different squad for some reason ?

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Re: Whither A Quiet Bar?
« Reply #29 on: August 23, 2018, 09:45:06 PM »

Under 23 squad for Asian Games Roger.
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Re: Whither A Quiet Bar?
« Reply #30 on: November 21, 2018, 10:15:44 AM »

I finally found a bar that suits. Unfortunately, it's in Ayutthaya instead of Korat. It's called the Brown Ale Bar and Grill. Just a shophouse wide, suitably dark and dingy. A genuine dive bar that plays wonderful music from the middle of the last century and is cluttered with an eclectic collection of odd memorabilia. They have several beers on tap, including a real Thai craft beer (actually brewed in Thailand, not Lao or Cambodia) and good collection of bottled beer. The menu is short, but adequate with a decent selection of both Thai and Farang food. Oh, well.
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Re: Whither A Quiet Bar?
« Reply #31 on: November 21, 2018, 10:01:32 PM »

Did you find the owner and bend their ear about opening in Korat?

Or perhaps someone should look at crowdfunding? Some time in the dim past someone suggested a subscription-type arrangement to provide regular cashflow (back when the Irish Bar existed). I can't remember the specifics.
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Re: Whither A Quiet Bar?
« Reply #32 on: November 22, 2018, 05:55:22 AM »

I don't really hold out much hope for such a bar in Korat. I'd probably be the only customer….
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Re: Whither A Quiet Bar?
« Reply #33 on: November 22, 2018, 06:34:36 AM »

Ratsima - that looks lovely - bit like a small London Pub  ;)
But Ayutthaya is a long way for a pint. Have you tried all the possibilities around Korat ?
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Re: Whither A Quiet Bar?
« Reply #34 on: November 22, 2018, 06:44:55 AM »

Have you tried all the possibilities around Korat ?
GL

My limitation is that I need to be able to cycle there safely long about Happy Hour. I've not found any place near me that suits. In the past I enjoyed the Irish Bar, Eddie Vegas, PB and Walrus; but none of them are around anymore and nothing similar has popped up in my neck of the woods. (I live across the highway from Save One in the Homeland development.)
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Re: Whither A Quiet Bar?
« Reply #35 on: November 22, 2018, 06:49:31 AM »

Have you tried all the possibilities around Korat ?
GL

My limitation is that I need to be able to cycle there safely long about Happy Hour. I've not found any place near me that suits. In the past I enjoyed the Irish Bar, Eddie Vegas, PB and Walrus; but none of them are around anymore and nothing similar has popped up in my neck of the woods. (I live across the highway from Save One in the Homeland development.)

I thought PB was still open.
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Re: Whither A Quiet Bar?
« Reply #36 on: November 22, 2018, 06:57:31 AM »

"My limitation is that I need to be able to cycle there safely"
Me too.
I have a number of bars I cycle to in the afternoon.
Distances being: 8k, 13k, 23k, 36k, 53k.

But I do live in the wilderness, about 70k North of Korat.
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Re: Whither A Quiet Bar?
« Reply #37 on: November 22, 2018, 07:13:23 AM »

I have a number of bars I cycle to in the afternoon.
Distances being: 8k, 13k, 23k, 36k, 53k.

What and where are those bars?

Do you really cycle 53K home at night, in the dark, after having a few beers? If so, you're a better man and a whole lot braver than I am.

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Re: Whither A Quiet Bar?
« Reply #38 on: November 22, 2018, 09:20:16 AM »

"What and where are those bars?
Do you really cycle 53K home at night, in the dark, after having a few beers? If so, you're a better man and a whole lot braver than I am."

No, I never cycle in the dark. I'm dumb but not stupid. I generally start and finish early (home before 18:00). If late, it's as a passenger with the bike in the back of a truck!

Bars are:
8k: Aribar (Ban Tako, Nhongbua Khong), my local. Swedish owned.
13k: Market Bar (Ban Prang, Nhongbua Khong), Thai owned.
23k: Reservoir Bar (Ban Non Thong, Nhongbua Khong), Thai restaurant.
36k: Same as 13k above but going the long way round!
53k: 1Bar (Chaiyaphum), British owned bar & restaurant
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Re: Whither A Quiet Bar?
« Reply #39 on: November 22, 2018, 09:58:06 AM »

OK, now I understand your situation.

I'd be willing to do 10 or 15K to get to a decent pub. But what I'm not willing to do is drive anywhere near downtown Korat in the late afternoon or early evening. Just too crazy with traffic and horrible drivers.

All the places that I might be interested in visiting involve downtown Korat. Not a chance.
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