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Five Great Bars - Scott's Perspective
Share this: Most men have an affinity and kinship of sorts for their favorite watering hole. Movies, TV, and books have long depicted the male species visiting and even sneaking out to their favorite bar, being greeted by the barman and other patrons as they pass through the door. The classic was “Norm” being shouted as the stout character from the eighties TV classic Cheers walked in. Bars can be a second home of sorts, exuding a familiar warmth, which comforts and of course there’s the booze that also soothes the soul. Feeling welcome, liked, appreciated and having access to your beloved beverages with friends is a thing to be celebrated. While there are no shortage of spots around the world offering libations, few become prized, classics and our favorite. Everyone has a different spec for what makes a bar great and ‘theirs’, but when you find one that feels like a comfy old chair, warm and welcoming, it draws you back time and time again and dreaming of your next return. I’ve been lucky enough to visit a lot of very cool bars in a wide range of spots around the world. Following, in alphabetical order, are five bars that keep me dreaming of my next visit, thoroughly satisfy my thirst on multiple levels, and are well worth ducking in to if you’re in the neighborhood: Cheap Charlie’s, Bangkok, Thailand A wooden counter fastened to a wall, in a small alley, just off Sukhumvit Soi 11, is where drinks …