On certain holidays the Thai government
mandates restrictions on the sale of alcohol
(bar closures) and other activities such as
loud music in entertainment venues. On and
before election days alcohol restrictions
are likely as well.
Some hotels meeting certain criteria used to
exempt from the restrictions, but that
exemption has been eliminated with the
Some bars and
retail outlets "take their chances" and will
continue to sell.
What does "Bar Closure" mean and what are
Bar Closure means restrictions on the sale
of alcohol and playing music.
Some bars may remain open, but will
not be serving alcohol.
Some bars may still serve alcohol,
but usually using a different
protocol, e.g. no bottles in the
open and/or pay as you go.
Almost all larger bars and GoGo's
will be closed, along with many
Retail outlets such as supermarkets
and convenience stores likely will
not sell alcohol, but some
independent liquor stores may.