Are you looking for a cool place to hang out in Bangkok?
Want to avoid the loud and smelly pubs?
How about some fancy cocktails with live music?
We all deserve to relish in life’s more elevated moments, at least once in a while.
So for your next night out, we’ve looked into a unique class of bars that are boutique and elegant in design.
Girls, in particular, will love these bars!
Check out the coolest cocktail bars with live music that Bangkok has to offer!
1. 008 Bar
Go for the lax vibes and stay for the old school tastes.
You’ll relive your great grandaddy’s prohibition-era days.
Welcome to 008 Bar, where the mahogany floor and furniture will remind you of where you are – a speakeasy.
Come to this little illicit haven for a selection of old-school cocktails and drinks.
Prices will average around 350-450 baht for such “Golden Era” drinks.
Try cocktails like ‘The Captain” for gin lovers and their pineapple rum favorite “Pyroblast.”
So stick around for the smooth jazz and elegant woodwork layout as you sip and sit in Bangkok’s best-kept secret.
- Opening Hours: Daily 6 pm-1 am
- Music: Smooth Jazz
- Address: 88/332 ชั้น 11 Thonglor Rd, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
2. Alone together Bar
This is a two-story base revolved around this brand’s love for the early 90’s Jazz bars that populated the U.S.
Come to AloneTogether for the celebrations of all things cocktail, cigars & Jazz related.
This place does exactly what it’s name states.
Sit amidst their dim layout and savor cocktails.
Or venture to their second-floor for in-house cigars.
Envelop your ears in this bar’s admiration for Jazz, as their bands perform 4 nights a week (rotating between Jazz, Soul & Funk.)
Alone together focuses on classic cocktails.
But differs through its unique ingredient and method selection.
Their drinks will set you back from 350 baht and up.
Try favorites like their cane sugar-based “Old Fashioned” to their classic Martini.
So bring your booze and music-loving girlfriends, as they even have a Vinyl listening room in the back!
- Opening Hours: Daily 7 pm-1 am
- Music: Jazz/Vocal Jazz
- Address: 29 Sukhumvit 31, Klongton Nue, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
3. Bamboo Bar
Come to the bank of Chao Phraya river’s edge, and savor your sips from within bamboo bar’s seductive establishment.
Bamboo Bar made the “World’s 50 Best Bars” list, so you’re guaranteed a good time here.
Sample more than just drinks at this iconic bar, as you take in, it’s unique history stemming back all the way to 1953.
Wicker chairs and dim lighting, mahogany floors, and grated old school window shutters.
You’ll definitely feel apart of history here.
And part of that history will be Bamboo Bar’s live jazz and blues played daily from 8 to 11:45 pm.
Enjoy 340 baht cocktails specials between 5-8 pm, whilst regular priced drinks will set you back between 450-640 baht for most.
But don’t leave before you try their famous renowned smoked bamboo cocktail – Thai Daiquiri or Thai Sabai.
- Opening Hours: Daily 5 pm-12 am
- Music: Jazz & Blues
- Address: 48 Oriental Ave, Khwaeng Bang Rak, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
4. Crimson Room
Welcome to the illustrious Crimson Room, where your troubles fade away with grace.
Sit from within this cabaret-style venue and immerse yourself in the swankiest bar in town.
Exquisite cocktails are served tableside.
Meanwhile, catch the bellowing sounds of BKK’s finest jazz musicians every night.
But expect decadence as most standard drinks will be between 320-450 baht per glass.
Try their classic cocktails, like their featured Amaro drink, Sakomoto’s tears, and their Bee Pollen cocktail.
By midnight, you’ll roar and rumble your troubles away to the styles and tunes of the 1920s.
Bring a girl to enjoy the 20+ signature cocktails, all available at the Crimson Room.
- Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday 6 pm-1 am, Friday & Saturday 6 pm-2 am
- Music: Jazz/Organ Trio Jazz
- Address: 87 ถนน หลังสวน Lumphini, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
5. Diplomat Bar
Meet Diplomat Bar, your “home away from home.”
Sit and relish in everything from your morning coffee to your last drink of the night.
There’ll be nightly 5 pm evening festivities along with on-point jazz.
Try 16 wine glass offerings and premium cocktails, all for you.
So set life on pause and order yourself a drink, which will range in the 300-600 baht range.
Shout some girls a Martell X.O. Champs Elysees or a beloved Singapore Sling.
But of course, feel free to browse their menu with over 15+ cocktail specials.
On top of this, there are the usual whiskeys, wine, and bar flare offerings.
- Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday 7 am-1 am, Friday & Saturday 7 am-2 am
- Music: Jazz/Vocal Jazz
- Address: Lobby Level, 87 Witthayu Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
“Without passion, life is nothing” – or at least that’s what Flamenco’s spicy sky bar believes…
Expect Latin vibes with the Latin fire to match.
You’ll find bands ranging from live trumpets to house DJ’s every night.
So take on to the dance beats and roam the expansive layout.
At Flamenco, there are numerous seating and party areas, so it should be easy to settle in with your friends.
Expect tasty drinks, from dedicated whiskey lounges to Flamenco’s signature cocktails.
From their Myth Palomas cocktail classic to their fiery Margarita Del Dragon, or try the iconic & exotic Caipirinha!
And don’t be alarmed if you’re a picky drinker, as their menu is massive!
Prices will range between 350-450 baht.
- Opening Hours: Wednesday to Saturday 6 pm-12 am; Sunday to Tuesday closed
- Music: Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz, DJ’s
- Address: 9th Floor, Building A, Em Quartier, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
7. Iron Fairies
Behold the unique aesthetic that this antique, wood & iron bar will show you.
Maxing out at 4 floors total, The Iron Fairies is one of Bangkok’s most unique bars.
Garner your drinks and snacks as you sit amidst this Industrial Revolution-style tavern bar, which hosts jazz bands 6 days out of the week.
So feel free to saunter over to this drinker’s den favorite whenever you please, as the drinks and tunes will remain open till late.
Eccentric creations like Watermelon daiquiri will run between 250-300, with others like Miner’s Old Fashion will go to 320 baht.
And of course, you’ll have the rest of the usual beers and wines, whiskeys and rums, all averaging between 250-400 roughly,
- Opening Hours: Daily 6 pm-2 am
- Music: Organ Trio Jazz/ Vocal Jazz
- Address: 402 404, 55 ถนน สุขุมวิท Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok, Thailand
8. Mutual Bar
Indulge in cocktails and jazz as the tunes and vibes lull you to bliss at this secret bar in Phrom Pong.
Sit atop this secret speakeasy as you climb 5 stories to find the hidden alley doorway.
Mutal Bar has retro furnishings and neon blessed lights.
Along with diner-like tables and occasional live bands – this shack is a party.
But despite its size, it still packs a powerhouse of a drink listing.
There are tamer chill favorites to the naughtier spectrum of drinks.
Juliet’s Lips (a gin lychee liquor favorite) to the eccentric (Brandy/espresso blend) “Vivid Midnight” – they have choices!
Or if you’re more of the “gung-ho” type, then ask the bartender to whip you up something completely new!
- Opening Hours: Daily 5 pm-12 am
- Music: Jazz Funk/Vocal Jazz
- Address: 3/7,8,9 Soi Sukhumvit 24 (5th Floor, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Grungy alleyways and neon blue entrances – this bar’s got grit and flavor.
They are recognized as one of the top 50 bars in Asia.
Come on down to Sathorn’s multi-tiered idyllic “madhouse,” where you’ll find 3 floors of fun.
Quality jazz, dining, “no-nonsense” alcohol pouring, and featured art is what is to be expected at the Smalls.
With tasty cocktails at the helm of this famous bar, Smalls is one place that you’re gonna wanna try.
Cocktails will be between 300-450 baht.
With their Absinthe specials being the epitome of what you’ll want to taste.
And you bet your ass they’ll serve it to you in the traditional fashion – spoon filled sugar cubes and all.
- Opening Hours: Daily 7 pm-2 am; Tuesday closed
- Music: Folk Jazz/Jazz Funk
- Address: 186, 3-4 Suan Phlu 1 Alley, Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
10. St. Regis Bar
The St. Regis Bangkok is the hottest piece of property in Ratchadamri.
Drink in style and oozing decadence.
Clutched to the edges of the twelfth floor, you’re better off coming here when a drink is not the only thing you want.
They’re known for their amazing terrace rooftop views.
Sit and sip whilst you overlook The Royal Bangkok Sports Club.
This Mad Men establishment is bold in its enthusiasm for chandeliers and leather decor.
You’ll know this is a place for serious drinkers.
Cocktails will range between 290-330 baht.
You’ll find choices like their famous Siam Mary cocktail and their selection of champagnes (950-4200 baht) – by the glass.
The accompanying tunes will remain fairly low key, as the venue only plays lounge music.
Come on Sunday for terrace deck views of the horse races that’ll occur weekly at The Royal Bangkok Sports Club.
- Opening Hours: Daily 6 pm-10 pm
- Music: Lounge Music
- Address: St Regis Bangkok, 159, Rajadamri Road The, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
11. The Living Room
“It don’t mean a thing if you don’t get that swing,”- says Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit’s premiere bar, The Living Room.
This is a place exclusive for jazz lovers and music enthusiasts alike.
Come for the drinks, but stay for the premiere line-up of regularly featured artists, most notable on the Jazz scene today!
The lineup of talent even includes Grammy Award winners and internationally recognized artists.
But of course, what is music without the interlude of alcohol between musical sets?
And you can bet this bar has got you covered.
Aside from whiskey and wine, you’ll need to try their “Luxury Collection” of cocktails – all priced at 500 baht.
The most notable drinks will be “The Anastasia” (vodka), “The Vada Gimlet” (Gin), “The Buona Vita” (Gin) & “The Last Cocktail”(featuring their famous Beefeater Gin & Prosecco blend).
- Opening Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 3pm-10:30pm; Friday & Saturday 2:30pm-10:30pm; Sunday 11:30am-5pm; Monday closed
- Music: Jazz Trio/ Acoustic Jazz
- Address: 250 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
12. The Woodshed
Come to The Woodshed for drinks and adventures straight outta The Lord of The Rings, or at least it’ll surely feel that way…
You’ll be surrounded by heavy European inspired settings with wood and stone decor.
Along with a rollicking drink menu, this fairytale tavern is a place to behold.
Sit beneath the rustic lights and let the trio jazz band soothe your soul on Fridays.
Or come on Mondays for more piano-driven tunes, New Orleans-style.
The highlight for this bar will be in its alcohol.
They have supplies by distilleries from around the world along with some made in-house.
Lumberjack inspired “Gintochok” with vermouth & Gin is one of their classics.
Or for the “no-nonsense” type gentlemen, you gotta try their “Deadly Invitation” (starring Rum & Zubrowka Bison Vodka.)
Most drinks will range between 350-500 baht, respectively.
- Opening Hours: Daily 5:30 am-12 pm
- Music: Jazz/New Orleans Jazz
- Address: 24 1 Soi Sukhumvit 31, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
13. Uncle Tim
Revitalize your ailing youth at Uncle Tim’s Chinese style medicinal bar.
Known as ‘Tim Rueng Vej Pharmacy” in its past life, this renovated bar serves cocktails laced with Chinese medicine!
Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, the venue itself hosts live Jazz sessions.
So pick up a helping of spring rolls and kick back at this lavish red favoring bar.
Dine and drink yourself silly!
And we did say Chinese medicine, so order their spiced laced elderflower and Vodka cocktail ASAP.
Or if you need more rejuvenating elixirs, their “Widow’s Kiss” Gin and basil seed cocktail should fix you right up!
Beverage prices will range between 300-450 baht.
- Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday 10am-8pm; Friday & Saturday 10am-12am
- Music: Jazz
- Address: 337 Maha Chai Rd, Samran Rat, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
14. Vertigo TOO
Look out the balcony, or look indoors to the artificial starry night sky provided by the cosmopolitan bar, Vertigo Too.
Sophistication and style are this bar’s going display of exceptional customer service.
Dine on cozy couches and cushions.
Let the mixologists come tableside and deliver drinks from their “cocktail trolley.”
Choose among the many high class curated options for drinks, like “The Hitchcock” (Tanqueray gin).
Or try their “Sangria Lovers” set for two, which features their special Cabernet Sauvignon wine.
Prices for most drinks will be between 500-1000 baht.
Make sure you take a girl with you, as they’ll be sure to set the mood right with live lounge music every night!
- Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 6pm-1am; Saturday & Sunday 1pm-1am
- Music: Lounge
- Address: 21, 100 S Sathon Rd, Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
15. Zuk Bar
Come for the late-night ambiance of pretentious free sophistication.
Zuk Bar is extremely chilled.
Their blend of elegance and laidback attitude makes this bar the perfect upscale yet low key spot.
You’ll find an international menu serving burgers and snacks.
Along with Louis Armstrong Jazz tributes, this sprawling bar has got you covered.
Relax indoors or take your group to the patio section.
Sip on Tapas Wine cocktails and twisted Mojitos.
Most assorted beverages here will range between 250-500 baht.
But for more luxurious items like wines, expect to pay a higher price.
Talented singers and barrages of Jazz tunes will provide the venue almost every night of the week.
- Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 5pm-1am; Sunday 5pm-12am
- Music: Organ Trio Jazz/Jazz
- Address: 13/3, โรงแรมสุโขทัย, ถนนสาทรใต้, แขวงทุ่งมหาเมฆ เขตสาทร กรุงเทพมหานคร, 10120 10120, Thailand
Bangkok Cocktail Bars Map
One of the most popular cocktails in the city would be 008 Bar’s “The Captain”.
This is made from Whiteley Dry Gin, sweetened bee pollen & a slice of lemon.
Another favorite is The Woodshed’s “Deadly Invitation”.
This contains Rum & Zubrowka Bison Vodka.
Most cocktails in Bangkok will be between 300-500 baht.
They are higher in price at more upscale venues like Vertigo Too bar.
These 3 venues have a reputation for the best live music in a cool cocktail bar setting.
Flamenco – playing Afro Cuban/Afro-Brazilian Jazz.
The Living Room – Jazz, Acoustic Jazz & Soul Jazz.
Smalls bar – unique Folk Jazz & Jazz Funk.
However, if you want to ramp up a party and listen to music with bigger crowds, check out Gentlemen Clubs like the Pimp.
Venues like this always have the most popular live bands performing every night.
10 Best Bangkok Pubs with Live Jazz & Rock Music
|Cocktail bars||Opening hours||Music|
|008 Bar||6pm-1am daily||Smooth Jazz|
|Alonetogether Bar||7pm-1am daily||Jazz/Vocal Jazz|
|Bamboo Bar||5pm-12am daily||Jazz & Blues|
|Crimson Room||6pm-1am (2am on Fri, Sat)||Jazz/Organ Trio Jazz|
|Diplomat Bar||7am-1am (2am Fri, Sat)||Jazz/Vocal Jazz|
|Flamenco Bar||Wednesday-Saturday 6pm-12am. Closed Sunday & Tuesday||Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz, DJ's|
|Iron Fairies||6pm-2am daily||Organ Trio Jazz/ Vocal Jazz|
|Mutual Bar||5pm-12am daily||Jazz Funk/Folk Jazz|
|Smalls||7pm-2am daily. Tuesday's closed.||Folk Jazz/Jazz Funk|
|St. Regis Bar||6pm-10pm daily||Lounge|
|The Living Room||Wed,Thur 3pm-10:30. Fri, Sat 2:30-10:30, Sun 11:30-5pm, Monday closed.||Jazz Trio/ Acoustic Jazz|
|The Woodshed||5:30-12am daily.||Jazz, New Orleans Jazz|
|Uncle. Tim||Sun-Thur 10am-8pm, Fri, Sat 10am-12am||Jazz|
|Vertigo Too||Mon-Fri 6pm-1am, Sat, Sun 1pm-1am||Lounge|
|The Zuk Bar||Mon-Sat 5pm-1am, Sun 5pm-12am||Jazz|