What makes it kind of unique is that the girls aren’t employed by the bar (it’s actually a mix of bar and restaurant with authentic German food) but they’re all freelancers so you don’t need to pay a bar fine to leave the place with her and by buying her drinks you pay the same price as for your own drinks.The Soi 7 Beer Garden is also one of the best places in Nana to watch live sports as they’ve got the biggest screen in the area along with Bangkok Beats which is actually a night club.Again, other guys or foreigners with farang girlfriends just come here to relax or watch live sports on the TV. Even though both girls sell drinks and get commissions out of it, the base salary of the beer girl (on the left) is significantly higher as she’s usually more attractive and doesn’t go with customers.Take the guys in the picture below, if you’d ask one of them to go for a river cruise on the Chao Phraya, chances are that he would say something like “Ah not now mate, it’s quite hot, far and also much traffic. She also changes her work place more frequently as she’s often paid by the day (kâa wan, ค่าวัน) and you can find them in normal bars as well and sometimes also in restaurants.Hillary 2 in Soi 4 is always worth a visit as they’ve got a great live band and excellent pool tables.They recently finished renovating and restructuring the whole place and unfortunately with the additional bar and modernized fittings comes the removal of a couple of pool tables so there are only two left and a queue of more than 20 people at most times.
The brewers, writes Civil, “were able to taste ‘Ninkasi Beer,’ sipping it from large jugs with drinking straws as they did four millennia ago.Beer, that favorite beverage of football fans, frat boys, and other macho stereotypes—at least according to the advertisers—actually has a very long, distinguished heritage.It’s older, in fact, than wine, older than whiskey, older perhaps even than bread (or so some scholars have thought). that we have sources documenting the deliberate production of ale in ancient Sumeria.So if the place is well visited and there are more players than tables you would write down your name on the white board and when it’s your turn you can play, pay the 20 Baht for the game and if you win you can stay while the next guy or girl enters the table and that’s usually a great way to get in touch with new people.Nevertheless, a fair share of the guys visits these places mainly for one reason and that’s to hook up with sexy Thai girls.From all the working girls in Thailand who end up having relationships with Farangs every year, most of them are coming from the girly bars. If you compare how the girls dress and behave in those places as compared to the Go Go Bars and Massage Parlours, they seem more innocent and most guys just wouldn’t put them in the category of prostitutes, especially when she says she has been working in the bar for only a couple of weeks and dresses up with jeans instead of skirt and casual shoes instead of high heels.And then you’ve also got plenty of girls who have more than just a couple of weeks experience working in the bar and like to show what they got. The girl on the left is actually called a beer girl (sǎao bia in Thai, สาวเบียร์) while the one on the right is simply a bar girl working in a beer bar (sǎao baa, สาวบาร์).As soon as humans settled down and learned to cultivate grains, some 13,000 years ago, the possibility for fermentation—a naturally occurring phenomenon—presented itself. Nonetheless, beer has been described as the “midwife of civilization” due to its central role in agriculture, trade, urbanization, and medicine.Beer became so important to ancient Mesopotamian culture that the Sumerians created a goddess of brewing and beer, Ninkasi, and one anonymous poet, smitten with her powers, penned a hymn to her in 1800 B. A daughter of the powerful creator Enki and Ninti, “queen of the sacred lake,” Ninkasi is all the more poignant a deity given the role of women in ancient culture as respected brewers.The “Hymn to Ninkasi,” which you can read below, not only provides insight into the importance of this custom in Sumerian mythology, but it also gives us a recipe for brewing ancient Sumerian beer—the oldest beer recipe we have.Translated from two clay tablets by Miguel Civil, Professor of Sumerology at the University of Chicago, the poem contains instructions precise enough that Fritz Maytag, founder of the Anchor Brewing Company in San Francisco, took it upon himself to try them.