+++ What are the NEWS about the alcohol bans in Thailand? +++
Alcohol restrictions prevail on Buddhist event days as well as on unique public vacations like the King’s Birthday celebration. On nowadays, the only areas allowed to offer beer, wine and also spirits are signed up resorts (which normally suggests the huge 5 celebrity holiday accommodation resorts).
Coffe shops and alcohol?
Coffee shops, dining establishments, bars or even grocery stores captured offering alcohol on nowadays are reliant a penalty of 10,000 Baht and/or a prison sentence of approximately 6 months, so if you are declined alcohol on nowadays, please recognize why the proprietors could not take that danger.
Some coffee shops as well as dining establishments, specifically beyond Bangkok and also with a mostly Western customers, will certainly market you a beer with your food yet it will certainly be offered in a paper bag so it’s not evident. Regard that the proprietors of these locations are damaging the legislation to maintain you delighted, so please do not get rid of the paper bag or make it apparent they are allowing you have a beer.
Beer for the backpackers?
Little bed and breakfast and also backpacker lodges will typically remain to silently market beer on these divine days, however once again regard that they are attempting to maintain you delighted as well as do not subject them to problem with the Authorities.
Various other event days when alcohol is outlawed in Thailand consist of Makha Bucha Day (additionally referred to as Sangtha Day, around completion of February) as well as Viasakha Bucha Day (additionally called Wesak Day, generally in very early June). On all 4 of these event days, financial institutions and also public workplaces are additionally closed.