While beer drinking is age old in Bangkok, it used to be limited to 3.5 liter towers of Chang and Singh served in raucous beergardens that had little variance in terms of theme, design, and vibe. All that has changed massively, both in place and taste. Bangkok now has superb beer, although you will pay dearly for it due to the excessively high customs duties and alcohol taxes. Places like Mikkeller, Hair of the Dog, Bottles of Beer, CRAFT, and Wishbeer Home Bar have changed the face of brew here, serving up superb craft beer offerings, both on tap and in the bottle. They and the original Brew Beers and Ciders head the list of a growing number of chill out spots serving American and European craft or micro beers. Local Thai craft brewers like Golden Coins Taproom are also hot on the scene, and they get around the draconian anti-brewing laws for small pubs by having their beer made in Vietnam and then sent on over.
For some more traditional spots and fun atmosphere, places like the Roadhouse have been making their own pilsner and ale and Tawandang German Brewery has been doing the same, and both spots feature plenty of good food and live entertainment to go along with the brew. You wont be shortlisted anymore when it comes to beer drinking in Bangkok.