I’ve recently been seeing and hearing interesting things about a venue in Phuket Town that has been causing a bit of stir among the Phuket Town set. A video was posted on Instagram late last year showing an undisclosed Thai actress and male model. Apparently unaware that they were both going to same venue, decided to join forces and party into the late hours together.
For my own part, I’d seen pictures of the Beersound venue and liked the live music set up and food and drinks available. It reminded of a great bar in Hong Kong called ‘Sticky Fingers’ where you could enjoy requesting songs to Filipino performers and have a couple of drinks before heading home. Here’s to Hong Kong returning to normal sometime soon.
“Here we offer Turkish hospitality. We don’t treat people like customers or clients. This is like our home, so we accept everyone like a guest”.Eddie, partner owner of Beersound.
I met with Turkish owner partner Eddie and we sat out on the terrace at the rear of the venue before lunchtime service.
I found Eddie to be immediately likeable and was instantly drawn to his energy and the message of Beersound. The venue has been running for just one year. The concept created by one of his partners was to create an experience of fusion respecting many cultures in both design and cuisine.
The menu is Turkish, Thai and Western and comprehensive in its offering. I believe the Turkish food is a unique selling point for Beersound as Eddie informed me that there are not many restaurants serving this type of cuisine in Phuket. It is also prepared by Turkish chefs who are in very short supply here.
The final topic of our conversation was the live music entertainment. From Wednesday to Sunday they have live Filipino acts and then on Mondays and Tuesdays Thai performers.
They play a mixture of covers ranging from Tracy Chapman, Country music to popular artists like Lady Gaga.
I made the statement to Eddie that anyone wishing to visit Beersound can expect good food, beer and live music entertainment and he corrected me. “It is more than that actually. Here we offer Turkish hospitality. We don’t treat people like customers or clients. This is like our home, so we accept everyone like a guest”. I don’t think this could have been put any better and I certainly felt welcome.
Upon Eddies instruction I found a table and awaited a ‘Dubai Chicken’ which was a hanging kebab with the stand shaped like the Burj Al Arab in Dubai along with a platform that was accompanied by a flame of burning coal, and the ‘Beersound Mixed Platter’ which was a wooden plate served with a selection of meats, vegetables and sauces.
Turkish is food is not something that immediately springs to my mind when heading out for dinner. This could be due to lack of access to it or the fact that I’ve never really given it a chance. Just tasting the meats from both these dishes introduced me to a whole new dining experience. It was exciting to look at and tasted incredible. I have been converted and will keep this food in mind when I next plan an evening out in the town.
I returned later that evening at around 18:30 and managed to catch the live Filipino act perform a couple of numbers. They were professional and on point. Rest assured people, any requests you put forward aren’t going to get murdered by a Pop Idol wannabe. The venue came alive as expected and looked really chilled at that hour. I can see myself returning with friends and family and totally get why Beersound has arrived and is now firmly on Phuket Towns nightlife map. Well deserved.
Thank you to Eddie for allowing the Farangbowl to visit Beersound. It was a very unique experience and real pleasure to meet you and your staff.
To make inquiries with Beersound Phuket Town please contact:
General Manager: Mr. Eddie Ersin
Address: 3-31 Phuket Rd, Tambon Talat Yai, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000
Phone number:076 390 799
Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/BdQ4kfQwzHyHtXmb7
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