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Arriving in Thailand, your duty free liquor limit is 1 litre (1.125 Litre is fine).

Alcohol is available everywhere in Thailand. Convenience stores like 7 Eleven and Petrol Stations are the biggest suppliers to the tourist market. Specialist liquor shops can also be found. A new law has however come into effect late 2005 whereby one can now only purchase alcohol from the hours of 11am to 2 pm and 5pm to 12am.

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At bars at tourist areas like Pattaya and Phuket, you can expect to pay 30 - 80 Baht for beers and 50 - 80 Baht for spirits.

At nightclubs and discotheques expect to pay 60 - 140 Baht for a beer or spirit. Many nightclubs include a drink in the entry price of 100 - 200 Baht.

It is customary to give a small tip to the waitress when paying for a drink. Most of the times they will give you back change including many single Baht coins implied for the tip.

The local Thai Spirit which is very strong is called 'Mekong'. It is normally mixed with Cola or Red Bull.