Adhere Blues Bar is a small, narrow establishment on Samsen Road just over the Norarat Sathan Bridge, which is easily reached from Khao San Road. The bar is decorated with photos, album covers and musical instruments. Here, all the blues-lovers are in for a treat as you listen to all the famous blues. Drinks are affordable and mostly Thai food is served. Live music usually starts around 9p and includes a mix of local talent with occasional visiting artists engaging in sporadic jam sessions with travelers.
There are few clubs that make a mark on the international scene and Onyx is one of them. On par with the trendiest clubs in Dubai and New York, it is, perhaps, the best place in the city for an indelible party. Multi-level dance floors, balconies and futuristic LED lights create an ambiance that many can only dream of. With high ceilings and expansive spaces, the dance floors resemble sports stadiums, while the advanced mood lights lend the club an ultra-luxurious vibe. Booking one of its 15 VIP booths may cost most people their monthly salary but these booths do afford a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Famous international dance troupes, singers, bands and DJs often grace its eclectic performances. Dress up in your very best and be prepared that you might meet a celebrity here if lucky.
Octave Bar & Lounge is a truly top class experience, that will make you feel like you are on cloud nine. This beautiful rooftop lounge and bar is located in the Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, on the 45th floor. The sleek and classy decor of this bar is inspired by some of the most chic apartment terraces of New York city. Not only can you sip on perfectly crafted cocktails and fine wines as you take in the ethereal view of Bangkok city and watch the sunset, you can also grab delicious gourmet fare on offer here. Patrons can even enjoy the live DJ, as they nibble on the delicious Asian-fusion tapas and seafood at the bar.
Saxophone Pub is one of Bangkok's most popular live music venues since September 1987 and is particularly busy on weekends. If not for the Buddhas and Thai flags, you could be in the heart of Cajun country. Much time and effort has gone into recreating a New Orleans style blues bar with pictures and memorabilia of famous jazz performers like Louis Armstrong. Saxophone is best known for jazz but also puts on a range of rock, blues, pop, soul and reggae performances. The top quality Thai and western food is served speedily by friendly staff, and the bar is famous for its selections of whiskey.
Enter through the narrow doorway into one of the most dazzling looking bars in Bangkok. The Iron Fairies' decor appears to be a cross between an iron factory and a fairy grotto. Immediately on entering, there is a wrought iron spiral staircase. Moreover, inside seating is along a bar supported on metals, poles and cogs, or at small tables along the wall. The decor also includes burnt crumbling brick walls, old leather satchels, lights in wire cages, jars of 'fairy dust', chains and industrial pieces of machinery: it is all very atmospheric! The owner is also a blacksmith who creates the 'iron fairies' in the workshop/restaurant, and you can purchase his works at the restaurant. The menu is mostly burgers, although tiger prawns and salad are available, and the food arrives on a heavy wooden block. Drinks include wines, beers and potions (cocktails).
Brown Sugar is the destination all jazz music lovers head to, and is also one of the most popular jazz venues in the city. This cozy place with a laid-back ambiance is a favorite of expats who love to hang around here to savor local dishes while downing a couple of drinks. Don't be misled by the small size of this place. Many international favorites have performed here in the past and the trend continues to the present day. Apart from the resident bands, guest bands are also welcomed and applauded at Brown Sugar. Visit this music madhouse and be a part of a fun-filled evening at Brown Sugar.
A sophisticated restaurant and bar located in the bustling neighborhood of Bang Rak, Napa is known for its scrumptious Thai meals, baked delights and tempting drinks. Located in the heart of the city, this is one of the few restaurants that offer Thai-fusion fare. The decor is spectacular with wooden furnishings and elegant lighting fixtures. The menu is quite extensive and you won't settle for one order! The cocktails menu is tempting enough for patrons to order multiple drinks. Napa also doubles up as a bakery and serves delicious baked delights and heavenly desserts. A soothing ambiance complemented by light classical and modern jazz numbers welcomes you to this charming place.
If you are looking for a fun place to be at this evening, Barley Bistro & Bar is the place to be. This bar is popular for offering a range of cocktails along with their specialty beers and other spirits to choose from. For the hungry, the bar offers a range of local delicacies to relish. Its beautiful roof-top setting is perfect for unwinding in the evening. The bar is also popular for hosting live-music performances regularly and is one of the favorite local hangouts.
Located within the posh W Hotel, Woobar is a stylish cocktail bar and lounge that welcomes a discerning clientele. Sip a signature cocktail as the strains of live music soothe your senses. As the night wears on, the dynamic space takes on a new avatar, that of a happening nightclub. Hosting some of the city's top DJs, groove to original rhythms as the dance floor comes alive with every track. There are private rooms for groups, for those who enjoy a more exclusive evening out.