I’d like a bucket of rum, whisky, coke and whatever you’d like to throw in, please.
The typical Thai drink is not the Siam Stingray, as advertised in many in-flight magazines, but The Bucket. The Bucket consists of an array of alcohol, at least two different kinds, and most importantly: it is served in a bucket. Not a drink to be consumed alone (very dangerous), it is usually shared between 3-5 people through a handful of straws.
Popular places that sell buckets are the lit up Volkswagen vans, more commonly known as 'red wagons,' scattered around the sois of Sukhumvit. They only come out at night. They are often lit up with mini disco lights and play 90s hits all night long. At these red wagons, cocktails are as cheap as 50 baht and a bucket is usually no more than 200 baht. Many people frequent red wagons as a pregame destination before hitting the clubs, as it's a much cheaper alternative to any pub.
06/09/2010 - 14:40