Stricter ID Checks at Bars and Clubs Ordered Nationwide in Thailand

Pattaya beach bar
Bar on Pattaya beach. Photo: ThaiTourismGuide dot com / flickr.

Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Anutin Charnvirakul issued a stern warning to entertainment venues caught lax on age verification during today’s press conference at [Read More…]

Thai Authorities to Impose Sobering-Up Areas to Prevent Drunk Driving Amid 4AM Bar Closings

Bars and pubs in Soi Cowboy, just next to Terminal 21, Bangkok
Bars and pubs in Soi Cowboy, just next to Terminal 21, Bangkok. Photo: Eustaquio Santimano / flickr. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

Entertainment venues that are set to stay open until 4 AM in line with the Thai government’s policy have been ordered to set up sobering-up [Read More…]

Thai Interior Minister Anutin clarifies alcohol sales hours for 4am closing

Thailand's Minister of Interior Anutin Charnvirakul.
Thailand's Minister of Interior Anutin Charnvirakul. Photo: Rameshe999. CC BY-SA 4.0.

Interior Minister Anutin Charnvirakul issued a clarification on Tuesday, saying that nightspots in the four areas where opening hours will be extended will be able [Read More…]

Pattaya Authorities Hold Public Hearing on Extending Bar Closing Hours to 4 AM

Entertainment venue in Pattaya
Entertainment venue in Pattaya. Photo: Aleksandr Zykov / flickr.

A group of business operators in Pattaya met with law enforcement officials to discuss extending the legal operating hours of nighttime businesses to 4 AM [Read More…]

Thai Government to Review Pubs and Bars Operating Hours

Bars and pubs in Soi Cowboy, just next to Terminal 21, Bangkok
Bars and pubs in Soi Cowboy, just next to Terminal 21, Bangkok. Photo: Eustaquio Santimano / flickr. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

BANGKOK, Oct 7 (TNA) — Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin said the government would review the opening hours of the entertainment venues in a bid to [Read More…]