Add another stop to that weekend mountain getaway: refreshing brews.
Taproom recently forayed into the lush greenery of Khao Yai National Park with a craft beer bar called Taproom Vacation, where it’s packed 20 taps and dozens of cans and bottles in rustic splendor.
On tap, find Beerlao draft (THB200) and Denmark’s To Ol (THB300), currently ranked Europe’s No. 2 craft beer and ninth overall worldwide. A must-try, however, has to be Muay Thai, a craft beer bar brewed in Vietnam by the Smiling Mad Dog guys. Available on tap are an IPA and Witbier — both THB300.
Food is what you’d expect from a beer bar: fried chicken wings (THB300) and smoky BBQ ribs (THB500). We are horny for the Punk IPA-batter fried calamari (THB300) and grilled mixed sausages served with pickled cucumber (THB450).
The Taproom pop-up is located on Midwinter Farm, a farm-to-table restaurant and outdoor space on Thanaratch Road in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Pak Chong district. It’s open 5pm until midnight, Friday through Sunday. The location will operate until July 31.
In Bangkok, Taproom has branches at The Commons Saladaeng and Smiling Coffee Steak in the Lat Phrao area.