A Guinness Beside the Chao Phraya in Bangkok at Flann O'Brien's, Asiatique the Riverfront
There is a taste of Ireland awaiting beer lovers at the newly developed Asiatique The Riverfront, with the opening of Flann O'Brien's Irish Pub. The large 300 seat venue opened in May 2012 and is now the second Flann O'Brien's in the city, following on from the original concept at Impact Arena.
"Gift" Sarinya (above) welcomes visitors to Flann O'Brien's Irish Pub.
Words and photos by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene.
Pub Manager Liam Herrity at Flann O'Brien's.
The spacious pub benefits from high ceilings, sitting as it does in what were previously the warehouses of the East Asiatic Company, which have now been turned into Asia's latest lifestyle project: Asiatique The Riverfront.
With eight drinks on tap (Singha, Carlsberg, Guinness, Kilkenny, Tiger, Heineken, Asahi and Magners Cider) and a range of bottled beers sourced locally and around the world, the pub provides a beer lovers haven in a part of the city that is easily accessed by dedicated ferry boat service from Saphan Taksin Skytrain station.
Pub grub is also to hand, with traditional favourites such as Fish and Chips, Beef and Guinness Pie, Fisherman's Pie, Leek Soup and Irish Lamb Stew joining chef specials like the Flann Burger on a bristling menu.
Live sports events are beamed on two giant screens and two flat screen televisions, and the entertainment is rounded off with a pool table. A live band also plays every Friday night, and the pub plans to host special one off music concerts by leading Thai artists.
Pub Manager Liam Henry is putting the finishing touches to the bar by adding the flags of all the counties of Ireland. The pub opens daily from 4pm until late.