Being a chef and using beer in my food pairings, I find this drink an endless adventure within the culinary world. Hence, as a lover of all things beer, I was excited when given the opportunity to write a review for BeerVault (Sukhumvit 15; 02 309 3255; www.beervaultbangkok.com).
Located at the entrance of the Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok hotel, an easy few minutes’ walk from Asok BTS station, BeerVault immediately sends a clear message that they are serious about their beer.
The bar space is very accommodating, with an upstairs seating area that looks down over the very busy bar, perfect for those in the mood to do some people-watching.
There is also a terrace space out the front for smokers, and numerous large TVs around the bar play the latest in sports, perfect for enjoying a beer with a few mates on a Friday night.
The concept behind BeerVault is definitely beer: with 102 labels from over 20 countries around the world, there really is something to suit all palates. I sampled a variety of beers, from a fruit-based Belgium ale (perfect for the ladies on a hot Bangkok afternoon), to an exquisite full-flavored hoppy Indian pale ale. There are also local beers and some classics available on draught or by the bottle.
An ice-cold beer is an uncomplicated, feel-good, refreshing drink. However, what really stood out to me was BeerVault’s service of the beer itself: each one I tried was served in its own unique glass, designed to release its aromas and create the perfect drink. As well as the individual glasses, there was also the skilled pour of each drink, which is a big thing for a beer lover.
BeerVault also offers a full range of other drinks as well as beers, such as wines by the glass and bottle, spirits, and cocktails. There is also a bar and snack menu with plenty of options that work well with a glass of beer, including beer and burger combos for THB 400.
The variety of daily happy hours and special promotions offered is fun and diverse, and it includes some nights hosting 2-for-1 drinks until close, and a daily Beer O’Clock happy hour with free snacks from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok is differentiated from other Sheraton hotels by being smaller in terms of room numbers, and with its modern, uncomplicated approach to both design and service. Likewise, the service at BeerVault was fantastic, with friendly and accommodating staff.
If you love beer and an enjoyable environment with a group of friends, or just a quiet one on a Sunday afternoon, then BeerVault is worth a visit.
Open daily from 3 p.m. till midnight.