It's without a doubt, a great many nightclubs in downtown Bangkok as well as all the music
venues here, rate on par with the very best the world has
to offer. Whether you fancy a quiet moment listening to jazz music,
hanker to dance the night away at a popular dance club, ready to rock to
hardcore classics or you simply want a friendly hangout to sip your
favourite cocktail, Bangkok has it all and more. And there's a heck of a lot more exciting nightclubs in Bangkok to check out.
If you are yearning for an intimate jazz venue then Brown Sugar Bar should be what you are looking for. It's located on Soi Sarasin off Ratchadamri Road near Lumphini Park. This tiny bar is one of Bangkok's premier night spots for jazz lovers. There are lots of hidden alcoves and corners where you can snuggle up with your partner while listening to some of the best jazz artists in Bangkok.
This place has become something of an institution and frequently features many folk artists who strut their stuff long before the resident band begins to kick in. Brown Sugar is open from 6:00 pm until midnight but goes early for the best seats.
One other fabulous music venue on Soi Sarasin is the 70s Bar and as its very name implies, the music here matches that of some of the greatest hits of the 1970's rock and roll era. Though the bar is quite small, it's an extremely popular expat hangout. While it does not take that many people to make the dance floor feel crowded, the friendly atmosphere coupled with countless choice classics gives this bar the full thumbs up. They are open from 6:00 pm until 1:00 am.
With its relaxed atmosphere, the Bamboo Bar located in the Oriental Hotel is possibly one of the nicest spots for jazz lovers. Apart from its elegant tropical atmosphere and the wonderful waitresses who keep the drinks flowing, the bar has an excellent resident band. It's a great place to unwind and listen to some smooth jazz. The Bamboo Bar is open daily from midday until after midnight.
Popular among the city party crowd is a bar called Tapas. It is located on Soi Silom 4 right on the doorstep of the Patpong Night Market
in downtown Bangkok. It's a super place to be and be seen as there's
also a good chance you could spot a few celebrities. Tapas is open
nightly from 7:00 pm until 1:00 am.
One of several downtown nightclubs in the notorious Patpong Red Light District of Bangkok is Radio City, where locals impersonate and perform live Elvis Presley and Tom Jones tribute shows. Somehow these kings of rock and roll are alive and well and won't be leaving the house anytime between 10:00 pm until late. And that's because they continue to draw huge crowds. With the band's backing, Elvis and Tom are sure to make your evening a real pleasure. Radio City is located in Patpong Street 1 and is open nightly from 7:00 pm until 2:00 am.
On the same street as the Tapas Bar is a great jazz venue you should try called Norgiega's.
This unpretentious bar is open nightly from 6:00 pm until 1:00 am and
sports a selection of live bands playing not only jazz but also rock and
blues music. The bar often has sessions by the house DJ whose speciality
is salsa. It's a great place to dance the night away with friendly
locals as well as foreigners.
One of the most unusual downtown nightclubs but nevertheless a magical place has to be Concept CM2 held in the basement of the Noveltel on Siam Square Soi 6 Bangkok. It's where the real party begins. Experience extrasensory sounds with the latest house, electro, lounge and rock music played by some of the world's best DJs.
has several entertainment zones which include the main arena with nightly
live bands such as Power Jam and Seven Senses. There is also a Boom
Room where DJs mix up R&B music, a huge karaoke lounge and a sports
bar where the largest drinks in town are served. Concept CM2 is open
nightly from 9:00 pm until 2:00 am. To get there take the BTS to Siam
Another one of the lively downtown nightclubs located above Radio City along notorious Patpong is Lucifer.
It's a popular dance club and disco with a devilish theme decorated
with stalactites, mosaics and red-eyed demon masks that gaze eerily down
on the dance floor. The staff here are friendly and they serve drinks
wearing orange uniforms and devil's horns. Lucifer is open from 9:30 until
The Bangkok branch of the Hard Rock Cafe has all the hallmarks associated with the international chain including a guitar-shaped bar serving a wide range of cocktails and beers. It's also one of the liveliest downtown nightclubs in the city complete with competent rock bands that will see you dancing for hours on end.
You can enjoy some of
the great grub from the menu and the bar's happy hours are from 5:00 pm
to 8:00 pm. The Hard Rock Cafe is located on Soi 11 in Siam Square and
is open daily from 11:00 am until 2:00 am the following morning.
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