Saturday, January 14, 2012
An edutainment microbrewery
Est. 33, the name coming from the Kingdom's oldest brewery debut in 1933, is a serious microbrewery, restaurant and mini beer museum in Bangkok. Though most of my friends are fans of beer gardens and wine bars, yes people love beer, but I am not particularly excited about this fermented malted wheat beverage; so when Est.33 opened at the posh CDC (Crystal Design Center), I didn't immediately share the joy. Later I found out that Est. 33 teamed up with one of my most favorite bistros (to handle the kitchen) to offer New York style Parisian minibar cuisine and fusion Thai fare; I now join my friends at the Est. 33 and have become a regular.
Of course Est. 33 serves (maybe the Kingdom's best) fresh home brewed beer (larger, copper, and dark) from its microbrewery, and other selections in a bottle; with the help of her kitchen partner, it also serves 'real' food and enticing mocktails.
Est. 33 ****
Crystal Design Center, Building E
1420/1 Praditmanutham Road
(Ekamai - Ramintra Highway)
Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240
Open daily : 4 pm - midnight (Fri-Sun from 11 am)
Pay (food only for two): around THB 1,000
* Est. 33 also has a branch at the Nine, Rama IX Road