The Beer Garden on Soi 7 in Sukhumvit has been a famous freelancer pickup joint for decades, one of the few places that is still running since the Vietnam war era, after the mass departure of American soldiers on R&R in Thailand a new wave of Western mass tourism arrived in Bangkok which was dubbed as the “German Invasion”. This when the Beer Garden was re-branded as the Bier Garten, one of the few surviving old-school bars from the 70’s era. The place is a mix of bar and restaurant which plays music and live sporting events, there is seating for 50 at the dining tables and 300 at the bars.
The place has a nice atmosphere, very casual, people are friendly and the freelancers aren’t aggressive, no overpriced drinks, food is good, service is fair and professional. This is one of the main reasons it attracts a crowd of mostly middle age male and expats. The average working girls here isn’t in Bangkok’s top tier but they are pleasant to chat with and share a joke, nor do they harass unsuspecting customers unsuspecting tourist like the bargirls in other places. Since the freelancers are not associated with the beer garden there are no bar fines or expensive ladies drinks, everyone pays the same price.
Freelancers: 80%, Dinks: Local beer around 100 THB