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    "George and Dragon" in Korat -- One Last Chance

    I've stated before that there are no decent Western style bars (pubs) in Korat. Sure, there are local bars, hotel bars, restaurants with booze, karaoke, etc.; but no place that has a real bar to which one can belly-up and order a beer.

    Yeah, there's the Irish Pub next to the Sima Thani hotel, but, as I've also said before, it is the only Irish Pub I've ever heard of that was closed on St. Patrick's Day and it's been closed ever since.

    Now, we have a new pub called the George and Dragon. Grand Opening was Sunday. I couldn't make it. But, it was reported (over on KoratFarang.com) that it would be open daily from 10 AM until late.

    So, after lunch yesterday I rode my bicycle into downtown Korat to enjoy a cold beer at the George and Dragon.

    When I got there about 1:45 PM a sign was taped to the tightly shut front door: Open 3:00 PM.

    Just as I thought; another pub open at the owner's whim.

    I'm just about to depart on another bicycle ride to town to give George and is f'ing Dragon his second and final chance.

    More later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buadhai
    Yeah, there's the Irish Pub next to the Sima Thani hotel, but, as I've also said before, it is the only Irish Pub I've ever heard of that was closed on St. Patrick's Day and it's been closed ever since.
    Named "Friends" ? If so, it's for sale..

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    No, friends is a completely different place.

    George and Dragon was open. It's OK. Just a single shop house in size. It has a real bar, draft Tiger (45 baht), a few tables, no air con, decent sound system, projection wide-screen TV. Food coming in a week or so (after Songkran).

    It's gonna be a tough go. No parking nearby as it's in a very busy area right near the old Korat bus station and the main city market.

    Kind of far for me to go on the bike (10K), but I imagine there is a crowd for which it will be convenient.

    Hours from now are 10 AM until 11 PM, later when football is on late. (UBC coming soon.)

    If it were air con with a little more atmosphere he might do better, but who am I to say.

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    How many farangs live in Korat? is there enough to support a bar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    How many farangs live in Korat? is there enough to support a bar?
    Several thousand live in the province, but they are very spread out among the many villages in the countryside, so many only make it into muang Korat now and then.

    None of the expat oriented bars ever have more than a half dozen or so customers. The few times that I've made it to the Irish Pub when it is open I've been the only customer except one time when a bunch of Australian military were in town.

    It's kind of an odd situation since much smaller places like Surin and Udon and even Buriram have more farang in the muang district than Korat and hence have more farang oriented watering holes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    How many farangs live in Korat? is there enough to support a bar?
    Bladdy load's of them, every time I talk to a falang fro around that way they always say the same. Was talking to a guy from korat in BKK a couple of weeks ago and he reconed there were about 30 Falangs in his village, although not always there.
    My nearest is about 40 km although there is a german who stays a couple of KM away sometimes, but he can't speak english
    I have more than the average number of arm and legs

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    I would be interested to know how many are in Chacheongsao.

    I have seen maybe 40 or so different ones in town especially since the big supermarkets have opened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsquirrel
    I would be interested to know how many are in Chacheongsao.
    Where's that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buadhai
    Quote Originally Posted by mrsquirrel
    I would be interested to know how many are in Chacheongsao.
    Where's that?
    A few miles east of Bang Na, Bangkok.

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    i dont think you have looked hard enough . Ilive at least 60 km away and have found approx seven FARANG bars.

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    Maybe if BH has a de Lorean he can go back in time and change his posts.

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    Alas he has no delorean car nor can go back in future, it maybe better if triki reads the dates on posts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gallowspole
    Maybe if BH has a de Lorean he can go back in time and change his posts.
    I actually haven't been out since the OP. Are there really 7 now?

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    friends is not irish. but run by a canadian/brit

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    Quote Originally Posted by buadhai
    Yeah, there's the Irish Pub next to the Sima Thani hotel, but, as I've also said before, it is the only Irish Pub I've ever heard of that was closed on St. Patrick's Day and it's been closed ever since.
    Named "Friends" ? If so, it's for sale..

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