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The Bamboo Bar, Bangkok

#16 of 184 in Nightlife in Bangkok
Nightlife · Jazz Bar
The Bamboo Bar is a landmark that personifies the passion, seductive elegance and spirit of both The Oriental Hotel and Bangkok’s rich history.

From humble beginnings in 1953 in what is now the hotel’s renowned Authors’ Wing, The Bamboo Bar grew in size and reputation to become an international legend. In late 2014, the bar closed for an extensive renovation, intended to propel this iconic establishment into the future whilst preserving its unique history and unique character.

The beverage and liquor concept has been created by Mandarin Oriental’s award winning mixologist team, with Bamboo Bar Originals retaining their signature status on the cocktail list along with classics mixed according to their original recipes. The Bamboo Bar’s Flavour Cocktails are masterful blends of legacy and tradition yet with modernity and innovation and are set to become legends in their own right.

Kindly note that smoking is not permitted at The Bamboo Bar as well as other public areas. For your comfort we offer smoking outside The Bamboo Bar from 9:30pm onwards or all day at The Cigar Terrace adjacent to Reception.

Opening Hours: Through Sunday to Thursday from 5pm to 1am and through Friday to Saturday from 5pm to 2am

Live Jazz: Through Sunday to Thursday from 9pm to 12 am and through Friday to Saturday from 9pm to 1am
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  • An evening with Jazz in Bangkok? For many decades it will be the bamboo bar with their wonderful band and mesmerising vocalist. Make a booking in advance for a nice seat and sip slowly on their...  more »
  • New Years Eve, killing time for an hour before fireworks, as the family was in the hotel room. Great welcome, great bar staff greeting, great selection of beverage, great bar snacks., great...  more »
  • Great ambiance, legendary bar more than 50 years old. Cocktail s are great and reasonable in price comparable to other 5 star establishment. The service is great. It was a piano night had it been the jazz night it would have been excellent.
  • A magical colonial bar located within the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, full of period furniture and thoughtful artefacts and live jazz every night! The bar oozes tasteful opulence and refined class. The list of wines and spirits available is extensive, and they have an ever-changing selection of original cocktails on offer, as well as all the classics. There is also a very nice cigar lounge! Although seating is limited, there are seating areas on the veranda outside the bar that offer the ability to still hear the music inside and enjoy more conversation when the music is playing. That said, I advise arriving before 2030 to get a good spot in the bar to see the band, however the staff are very attentive and can allocate you a table when it becomes available if you choose to sit outside first. A great spot to go to for some serenity and good music away from the hustle of downtown.

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