Hobs is now "HoNObs" : House of NO Beers

Yes, I'm meaning Hobs, House of Beers. My now ex-favorite place in Thong Lor, specifically, House of Beers at Penny's Balcony, Thong Lor 16, opposite to J-Avenue. A couple of things upset me this evening, and there was nothing to impress me about the place anymore.

One Pint each, then we Left.

One Pint each, then we Left.

1. Service
I know that Hobs maybe short-handed, with oh-so-many customers (around 50% of the capacity), there are only a waiter and a waitress (the tall and handsome manager is simply useless, because he doesn't care for local. It's my fault that I don't have a Nicaraguan passport). There were five of us, when we went in there, we had to stood like homeless idiots who couldn't find a seat, nobody bothered seating five poor locals here. We had to arranged our own tables, gave out the coasters by ourselves, we almost had to go up and ordered the beer by ourselves.

2. No Beer
There are three brands of drought beer served sold at Hobs: Stella Artois (Sunday special), Hoegaarden (Tuesday special), and Leffe (Wednesday special). My favorite of those is Leffe, and since January 16th, I haven't been able to get a glimpse of Leffe at Hobs. Last I asked, I was told that Leffe would be refilled next week. And just a few hours prior to this blog entry, I was told to wait until the end of June. BS'ed.

3. Shit Beer
Alright, so there was no drought Leffe for me, so I ordered Hoegaarden like my friends. When the beer came, I took a sip and almost spit it, the beer was stale and tasted like shit (fyi, I haven't tasted shit before, but I imagined that it'd taste like stale Hoegaarden). I know what fresh Hoegaarden tastes like, and this isn't it. Everyone agreed on this, the beer is old and stale, almost spoiled.

I wouldn't step into Hobs at least until the end of this month. I wouldn't bring my friends there, and I'd denounce the damn place. I don't care if I'm wasting the damn 200 baht Gambrinus card. It's better to lose 200 baht than drinking shit beer at the place with no favorite beer and almost no service at all.

So long Hobs HoNObs, for now, or forever.



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  1. “HONOBS” – House of No Beers???????

    Of course, everyone is entitled to their opinion but I believe that HOBS – House of Beers has the largest selection of Beers in Thailand in one venue!

    They have 34 Belgian Beers where the following 4 are Draft Beers.
    – Stella Artois
    – Hoegaarden
    – Leffe Blonde
    – Leffe Brune

    Ok, they was one point where they had a shortage of Leffe Blonde due to the Brewery in Belgium but there are still loads of other alternatives and Blonde Beers available to drink.

    This is the 1st Negative Blog that I have seen on HOBS and I think they are trying to make a difference in Bangkok by making more available beers for us to try.

    As for the Manager, he is a local and usually looks after everyone!

    HOBS – House of Beers is a great place to have great beers! No where compares!


  2. I think HOBS is great. Everytime I go there they serving me good. Manager and the staffs is very nice and friendly to me and my friend and take care us every time. I don’t know why you have problem. Maybe you should try to go HOBS again? If HOBS is bad, why it full of customer every day??


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