Bangkok Venues

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This tiny bar offers Bangkok’s best blues act. With the repertoire including cover versions of songs by Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and the likes, the resident all-Thai band -- Bangkok Connection -- takes up the simple stage every night from 9:30pm till midnight. The band only has one guitarist (who’s also the owner of the bar), one bass player, a drum kit and occasionally a guest vocal. What makes it so cool is not only the music, but also the friendly vibes. Rare Thai songs are sometimes rendered here for a treat. Look out for surprise jam sessions on weekend nights.

Samsen Road, near Banglumpoo Bridge. Open daily from 7pm till midnight

Every night is music night at Above Eleven. Sway to live tunes, salsa nights and DJ's on rotation nightly with occasional special entertainment line-ups just for you. Above Eleven is most definitely the hottest rooftop bar in town!

Small beach bar in Ban Chang Rayong has local bands

Top concert artists including visiting artists from abroad such as Bruno Mars, Harry Styles, Coldplay etc.

Student pub has live music during the week and DJs on weekends. On Saturday in the same street there are many live bands and DJ music as the students make fun!

Since 1985, Brown Sugar has been serving Bangkok's live music fans. Ranked as "one of the best bars of the world" by Newsweek (1997), Brown Sugar has never failed to give everybody a good time! ​After 27 years of great service, Brown Sugar has now moved from Sarasin Rd. to Phrasumen Rd. - a bigger home. Now called "Brown Sugar : The JazzBoutique" - Always Open! During the day as a restaurant and coffee house, and at night for nice cold beers with great music 7 days a week! Now with a brand new 200-seater space on its second floor to serve art exhibition, film screening, plays, poetry reading, private events/functions, performances and concerts, and whatever you can think of.

The monthly "Brown Sugar Showcase" showcases live performances of International/touring acts every last Fri-Sat of the month. Expect great music in the house, upstairs and downstairs!Check

Checkin 99 - unfortunately closed down

Check Inn 99 is now located at our new address on Sukhumvit Soi 33 (next to the Lotus Hotel). The original Bangkok Cabaret Bar and restaurant dated back to early 1960. Originally named Copacobana we are Bangkok’s oldest operating bar & nightclub business that predates the Vietnam War R&R period. It has a wide range of live music and special events including covers of golden oldies, jazz & jam, pop, rock, modern hits, dance routines and fun. We host a regular Sunday afternoon Jazz Jam session with local and international musicians.

A lot of Thai artists, but also some such as Robben Ford

Big Arena with big named artists such as Ed Sheeran, Guns and Roses,

Jasmine Pub

Bang Saray has music on Wednesday and Saturday, mixture of pop, rock and classics

Blues bar open Friday, Saturday and Sundays with jam night on Sundays


Originally this bar was meant to be a platform for music students and a venue for music workshops, but now it's become a hotspot for recording artists to perform. It is more like a mini-concert hall than a bar with live bands. The music varies from mainstream rock, punk, ska, vocal pop and jazz and sometimes they even have jam sessions between local artists and international acts, or between local indie bands of different music genres. Overtone is most lively on weekends. Cover charge inclusive of a drink applies. You have to be at least 20 to get in.

RCA, Rama IX Road. Open daily 9pm till 1am.

Everynight!! Live bands mainly Thai ones

Live bands every night with jam night on Tuesdays

Rock pub is the only place in town that claims to play only rock and nothing else. Since its opening a little over a decade ago, this dungeon has hosted live sessions by many of Thailand’s legendary outifts –- Stone Metal Fire, Kaleidoscope, Lam Morrison and so forth. And even in their downtime, when Thai airwaves are heavily saturated by Korean pop and so-called modern rock, these groups still come here and make appearances to their loyal fans. Most nights you get mainstream rock, hard rock and heavy metal, but sometimes you can find yourself bobbing to grunge, garage rock, nu-metal, post-punk, rock and roll and even ska. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to hear some bands with their original songs in both Thai and English.

Hollywood Street Building, Phayathai Road. Open daily from 6pm till midnight

For almost two decades, this spot has been a favorite among musicians and music lovers alike. It has long been a platform for new bands -- many of which scored their careers here, along with a fan base. The name might give the impression you’re going to get only jazz -- and actually that was the case until the last decade. But now, with 2-3 live bands each night, you get to hear live sets from either aspiring new groups or established professionals with anything from jazz, blues and reggae to mainstream hard rock. Thailand’s favorite ska group, T-Bone, performs here every Friday night. Check with the management for music of the night.

BTS: Victory Monument, open daily 6pm till 1am

Randy Cannon trio with a host of guest USA singers performing contemporary Jazz, great for relaxing and super professional players.

Whisgars is about spending quality time, enjoying life’s finer things with friends, in a fun and entertaining environment. Our entertainment program includes the very best musicians in Bangkok playing classic smoky blue note jazz and Sagar, our amazing close up magician, to create the unique Whisgars atmosphere.