The beer bars in Bangkok are a great way to spend an afternoon, listening to music or playing billiards. There are several small beer bars around every corner of the city, although the most well-known around town is Bamboo Beer Bar along Sukhumvit Soi 3, offering live music, free buffet and fun lottery games.
Between October and December, the Thais celebrate the Thai Beer Festival in which the breweries in Thailand showcase their best brews. Exotic Thai cuisine and barbecue complements the sale of beer in locations all around the city. Music and cultural performances enhance this three-month-long event.
The most famous Thai beer brands is a pale lager named Singha, which is a major export of Thailand, to the delight of beer connoisseurs all over the world. Another Thai beer brand is Puket Island beer. There are also International beer brands with established breweries in Thailand, capturing the South-East Asian market. Thailand alone is reputed to have consumed 1.3 billion liters of beer last year.