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The best music bars in Bangkok

Let the music play (and savor the drinks!)

Arpiwach Supateerawanitt
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Arpiwach Supateerawanitt
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What makes a bar worthy of a visit? A welcoming ambiance, good drinks and, for audiophiles, great music.

If you’re one of those who think that a bar’s playlist is as important as its cocktail menu, then check out these 11 venues.

You can also check out our picks for the best bars for introverts if you're into a more low-key kind of vibes.

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Thailand’s best bar (according to World’s 50 Best Bars 2020 and Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2021) hosts classy jazz performances from Tuesdays to Saturdays. Listen to talented performers croon out relaxing tunes while sipping Thai-inspired cocktails by British mixologist Jamie Rhind.

The bar is open from Sundays to Thursdays (17:00-01:00) and from Fridays to Saturdays (17:00-02:00).

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  • Khlong Toei

Hanging out at one of the coolest bars in Thonglor feels like hanging out in a friend’s house. A booth displaying vinyl records stands in one corner, from which a DJ cranks out classic tunes.

The bar is open daily from 17:00 to 01:00.

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  • Langsuan
  • price 4 of 4

Definitely a must for jazz lovers, this swanky establishment at Velaa Sindhorn Village is styled as an elegant theater straight out of the 1920s, complete with a glistening chandelier and red velvet seats.

Tables and booths are positioned to give guests maximum privacy. Cuddle or converse as you listen to live jazz performances and DJ sets. 

Crimson Room is open daily from 17:00 to 23:00.

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East-Meets-West charms are the perfect setting for jazz music played by top-notch local and international performers.

The bar is open from Thursdays to Saturdays, from 19:00 to 23:00, and on Sundays from 17:00 to 22:00.

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This new bar on Soi Sukhumvit 36 has an impressive collection of vinyls. Records are played from front to back without any skips so you can sip your drinks while appreciating an entire album.

The bar is in its soft opening phase, and is only open from Wednesdays to Saturdays, from 18:00 to 23:00.

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  • Phloen Chit
  • price 4 of 4

Lennon’s indulges the music lover’s whims by bringing back those good old days when listening to music was considered an art form. Nostalgia is evoked through a setting reminiscent of a 1950s home-recording studio and a drinks list that features all-time classics.

The bar is open daily from 19:00 to 24:00.

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  • Sukhumvit 24
  • price 2 of 4

Hip kids and cool adults alike love this Phrom Phong crowd-pleaser where music across several genres is performed live on a nightly basis. Guests can socialize and enjoy the low-key atmosphere as they sip on classic cocktails throughout the night.

The bar is open daily between 16:00 and 23:00.

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  • Phaya Thai

This renowned jazz and blues club on Phayathai Road has long been a hotspot for Bangkok’s audiophiles. Saxophone also sees legendary Thai artists, such as T-Bone and Koh Mr. Saxman, taking turns to rock out on stage.

The bar is open daily from 18:00 to 02:00.

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  • Charoenkrung

Situated in Central: The Original Store, this two-story venue hosts live jazz performances on its first floor (every Wednesday and Thursday at 21:00), while the Audiophile Bar on the second floor blasts out cool tunes from the turntables every night.

The bar is open from Tuesdays to Sundays, 18:00 onwards.

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  • Watthana

A favorite among the non-mainstream crowd, Studio Lam is dedicated to supporting Thai indie artists as well as international experimental performers.

The bar is open from Tuesdays to Sundays, from 17:00 to 02:00.

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One of the hottest drinkeries in Chinatown’s Soi Nana, Tep Bar is big on promoting Thai culture, from traditional Thai music and decor to concoctions that feature local flavors.

The bar is open from Mondays to Fridays, from 18:00 onwards, and from Saturdays to Sundays, from 17:00 onwards.

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