When it comes to nightlife in Bangkok, it is not always naughty and rowdy. The city has an extraordinary lineup of classy and cool jazz bars, ideal to spend an evening of soothing music and a fantastic crowd. These are some of the top jazz bars, ideal for a perfect evening in Bangkok.
This pub is the most famous among locals and expatriates, which has in turn given it a legendary status. The clubs USP is that there’s a new band performance every night from different genres like old classic, blues and jazz. Saxophone Pub doesn’t fail to consistently deliver good food, service and music. The clubs cozy interior is adorned with jazz equipments, framed jazz maestro posters and record labels. A mezzanine overlooks the entire stage and the pub is jam-packed on weekends.
Opened in 1985, Brown Sugar is a prominent name among Bangkok’s live music fans. It has been placed among the best bars in the world, simply because it has always managed to effortlessly give its guests a good time. It opens open throughout the week as a coffee shop and restaurant, during the day and as the night progresses, it evolves into a jazz bar. The second floor has a spacious 200 seater area to serve the purpose for art exhibitions, plays, film screening, concerts, performances, private parties and much more.
The Living Room
The Living Room is situated on the first floor of Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit in a chilled and cozy atmosphere. This stylish big venue hosts top-notch jazz bands and international as well as local musicians every night. Apart from fantastic jazz music, the impressive list of cocktails, wines and champagnes help in setting the mood. The Living Room is certainly a modest, mature and the most classy place to enjoy an evening while sipping fine alcohol and listening to amazing jazz music.
An unconventional place to hang out, it is surely meant for night owls wanting more than just music covers from a live band. Jazz Happens is easily the most famous live music bar on Phra Atit Road. Set up by lecturers from nearby Silapakorn University with the main motive to provide a place where students can listen to authentic jazz music and just relax. This affordable and jolly bar offers you with a much more personal experience in comparison to the bigger clubs playing jazz.
This stylish and upscale jazz bar right in the center of Bangkok’s embassy district is a perfect hangout for the glamorous and sophisticated. The bar’s interiors make up a perfect cocktail and musical evening with beautiful lights, silk couches, round bar and wood imposed walls and floors. With a live performance every night except Sundays, this is one bar that should be visited only if you have a taste for classical jazz music.
A world-renowned legend, The Mandarin Oriental’s Bamboo Bar is regarded as the best place in town for live jazz by tasteful jazz fanatics. The interiors are designed to lend a soothing jungle like ambiance which oozes sophistication, class and style. Interiors are covered in sandy tones, furry patterns and palm fronds. An upscale yet interesting crowd adds up to the friendly setting, enjoying internationally acclaimed singers and jazz bands.
Glaz Bar is the place to be at, if you are looking for a chic place playing contemporary jazz music. The interiors are a perfect blend of deep green colored marble floors, black shimmering surfaces and blue lighting. It is here that classy is considered to be cool, which makes it a favorite hang-out among sophisticated people. Live jazz music performed by international artists every night apart from Sunday is complimented by a wide selection of liquor, snacks and Tapas.
Head out to any of these thriving bars and an evening of fantastic jazz music is guaranteed for sure. All these bars have something distinct to offer whether it is the interiors, music or the food.