Great American Ribs, Barbecue, and Beer with the US Embassy in Bangkok

By Mark Wiens 5 Comments
Buffet line
Great American Rib buffet line

Sure ribs exist in Bangkok, but where can you feast on entire racks of pig smothered in smoky barbecue sauce that slide right off the bone like melting cheese?

We found the answer at the Great American Rib Company, a restaurant specializing in authentic American style hickory smoked barbecue.

Great American Rib Bangkok
Even included a self-serve taco stand!

So what’s the occasion for us calling a Thai food timeout? We’re smacking on ribs and covering animal parts in barbecue sauce while hanging out with some of Thailand’s most interesting bloggers and social web enthusiasts. This rib feast disguised as a ‘Blogger-B-Q’ was hosted by Kristie Kenney, Thailand’s new US Ambassador (follow @kristiekenney on twitter).

Miller Genuine Draft
A can of icy MGD
St. Louis Style Ribs in Bangkok, Thailand!
St. Louis Style Ribs in Bangkok, Thailand!
Platter of grilled chicken
Platter of grilled chicken
Honey glazed hunk of ham
Honey glazed hunk of ham
The 1st of a many plate evening
The 1st of a many plate evening

As usual we got carried into the evening by the choice of American beer and more food than we could handle. To find an account of the evening that actually includes pictures of people (not our top priority obviously), find the albums on the US Embassy’s Facebook page.

Eating at the Great American Rib, Bangkok, Thailand
Eating at the Great American Rib, Bangkok, Thailand

How to Get to the Great American Rib Company, Bangkok

The Great American Rib Company restaurant in Bangkok is located just off Sukhumvit Soi 36. From Thong Lo BTS station, it’s either a 15 minute walk or a fast motorcycle taxi ride away.

Warning: After finishing your meal, you’ll want to take a motorcycle back to the BTS – trust me!

Address: 32 Sukhumvit Soi 36 Sukhumvit Road, Klongton, Klongtoey, Bangkok, 10110

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  • Steven May

    10 years ago

    So jealous

  • Steven May

    10 years ago

    So jealous

  • Jay

    10 years ago

    GAR is always a trusty choice for BBQ in BKK.  Nice pictures Mark. 

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Thanks Jay! It was my first time to eat ribs in Bangkok, and they hit the spot right on!

    • Mark Wiens

      10 years ago

      Right about that! The food was fantastic, thanks Jay!