Sober Voting- Alcohol Banned Again December 3, 4, 5, 11 & 12

Read the following news alert about alcohol sales in Bangkok during December 2010:

“Due to the pre-vote and the upcoming by election, the sale of alcohol will be banned from Dec 3-5 and Dec 11-12 in the following areas: Bang Kor Laem, Silom, Sathorn, Klong Toei, Yannawa and Wattana. That means clubs, bars and beer gardens in those neighborhoods will also be closed during those periods. ”

But fear not juice hounds- most western hotels and establishments will allow you to drink inside. If you want take away, you could be in trouble….

About faranginbangkok

I began working in Bangkok during 2008- a time that featured a great deal of political unrest in Thailand and particularly Bangkok. I had lived in San Francisco for 15 years and was working on a project in Thailand. Generally, I spent 2 weeks in Bangkok and then 3-4 weeks in San Francisco. Did Bangkok begin to feel like home? Yes, and No. Bangkok and the Thai culture forced me to feel many things, the change in culture and environment was so dramatic it forced the decision- embrace or ignore. I embraced and made Bangkok my home and base in 2009. I have enjoyed living in Bangkok, experiencing Thailand and the entire ASEAN region. I moved to Singapore in 2016...fallen behind on this blog since.
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1 Response to Sober Voting- Alcohol Banned Again December 3, 4, 5, 11 & 12

  1. Tom says:

    I own a bar on sukhumvit that has been hit hard by the block on alcohol sales in certain areas of Bangkok. To put it into perspective – voter turnout at the elctions last weekend was 1% – and you could still drink in most places in Bangkok just not parts of Sukhumvit. It seems that by closing some bars and leaving most open they are driving people away from the area and actually making sure that people in the area don’t vote – that way they can be sure that with just a few thousand turning out it’s possible to get the “right” result…!

    Quite clever when you think about!!!


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