New owner Mike Olsson and wife Lin are keen to assure regular customers that there are not going to be major changes to one of Buriram’s favourite watering holes for ex-pats.
Previous landlord Rod always maintained it was a pub which also sells food, not a restaurant that also sells beer. And that’s the way it’s going to stay.
Mike is also keen to offer the premises for special occasions such as birthdays. Look up the recent Buriram Golf Society bash on the Buriram Times for an excellent example of how successful they can be.
The bar will continue to be the official clubhouse for the Golf Society, Mike being a keen member.
For the benefit of potential new customers, there is a good selection of bottled beers and Leo on draught. Naturally, there is the usual selection of wines and spirits available as well as a cocktail menu.
Food is served throughout the day with the emphasis being on western food. A small selection of Thai dishes are available.
Sunday lunches are also on offer with all dishes available for take-away.
For those who want to partake in sporting activities, there is a free pool table and a dart board.
Now and then pool and darts knock-out competitions will also be held.
The wide-screen tv’s will also be providing English Premier League football matches, at least those that kick-off 3pm or before (English time).
Rugby fans are also catered for with Aussie Rugby League and Union (featuring teams from New Zealand, Australia and South Africa).
Naturally, all Buriram United games will also be screened live.
When there is no major sporting event taking place, the tv’s will be providing music videos from YouTube. Music is a big part of the bar and sounds from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s will never be far away.
Mike plans to hold special evenings occasionally such as karaoke or ladies’ nights. Details of which will always be published in the Buriram Times.
There will also be a “happy hour” on Thursdays and Fridays when beer will be on sale at 65bht between 5 & 7pm.
Opening hours are 11.30am until at least 10.30pm. However, the closing time can be flexible if there are still people having a good time.
The bar is closed on Mondays and big Buddha days.
You can also look up the bar on https://m.facebook.com/myrodney/
Leaving nothing to chance Mike and Lin enlisted the help of a monk from the local monastery to come and bless the bar. We wish Mike and Lin all the best in their new venture so come along and meet up with old friends and hopefully make some new ones.