Monkey Bar – Leading expats bar in Korat
Written by Sebastien H. Brousseau in 2022. (Aftermath will be another article!)
Monkey bar is probably the most popular expats place in Korat. It’s located in front of the old “Sri Pattana Hotel” (now closed) on Suranaree road. Stuart (English) and Wayne (American) will welcome you with good music and excellent food.
Monkey Bar is one of the only place with a pool table in the city. They have improved drastically the food which is consistent, good value and excellent. You can have Indian curries, pizza, burgers, but also Thai food, English breakfast and they do a special roast (English style) on Sunday. They have live music, especially on Fridays and Saturdays.
I personally like their fish and chips (also the one at Fat Boy Tavern) their Ka Prow Pizza and my Canadian background love their chicken parmesan. It reminds me what I ate younger in Montreal.
So if you want to speak English, meet other expats, play pool, have a nice western meal, watch sports on TV, or have a live bank on weekends, the Monkey Bar is for you. Another popular expats place is the River Sports Bar but that one is in Joho, maybe 10km from the city.
The Monkey Bar is located where “Check Inn” was before. Under a place with snooker table. You will find it here: https://goo.gl/maps/MaMy4CjWsPAi3WUh7
Don’t drink and drive. Use the services of Pee Moo, a tuk tuk driver that is always parked at the Monkey Bar.