There is nothing that beats the thrill of enjoying live music and drinks in the company of like-minded people. Bangkok has always been famous for its live music bars and restaurants, but times have changed now.
Even though the newer bars in Bangkok are getting flashier and bigger, the charm of authenticity lacks in most of them. But, there are still many bars that offer the perfect welcoming atmosphere and top live performances from many different bands and individuals.
Here are the top spots in Bangkok that are masters in delivering exceptionally amazing live music experience to their patrons –
Located just around the central Khao San Road, Adhere 13th remains full every night because of the amazing live music. Since there are limited seating arrangements indoors, most find themselves standing outside with beers in their hands and listening to the energetic music. The entire bar is covered by album covers, signs and musical tchotchkes and has low lighting that gives a feel of a friendly dive bar that is missing from many live music spots in the city.
When people enter 1930’s Shangai themed bar, they do not feel like they are in Bangkok anymore. The beautiful leather sofa and the aged brick and vaulted doors take the people to an entirely different era. The bar has not overlooked any part of the decoration. What attracts patrons to this bar is their international live performers. The restaurant area has a capacity of 30 guests while the bar can comfortably accommodate about 200 people. They have an extensive drinks menu and food options to pick from.
Apoteka Bar & Restaurant
Apoteka is comfortable located in the party area of Bangkok, Sukhumvit Soi 11. The bar offers an industrial feel with its decoration inspired by old world Apothecary Shop. The antique blown medicine bottles and healing apparatus gives a distinct feeling of style to the entire place. It has a wide variety of sitting areas and is also perfect for a relaxing evening with partner or friends. The bar has live music all days of the week played by some of the best performers and bands in the city.
Fatty’s Bar & Diner
Fatty’s Bar and Diner is a fun and relaxing place to enjoy some beer and rock music. If you are up for it, you too can get your choice of instrument every Tuesday when they have their popular open-mic event. The bar serves fast food like fish and chips, wings, Swiss cheese, mushroom burger, sandwiches and more that comes with a decent price tag. The place is filled with regulars on most days. It is not the easiest place to find, but when you do, you will find it totally worth it for its music and good food.
Located in a residential area off Sathorn Road, this cozy bar/gallery offers all kinds of music to its guests, from live dub to indie-rock and drum ‘n’ bass. The decor of the place is modest and uncluttered and easily transformers from a cafe and gallery during the day to live music bar at night. With the space a little less for the number of visitors it gets all day, and during the night, the action often spills out where there are little stools with a wooden bench.
Phranakorn Bar is a hideaway that is mostly popular with the student’s crowd and a small number of foreigners’ because of its low priced drinks. The bar is located on the ground floor of a four-storey shop house that has art gallery, studio and a rooftop bar. They have live music every night and is a great hidden gem for those looking to relax with some great food , drinks and live music.
Play Yard by Studio Bar
Play Yard by Studio Bar has a theme decor with power Rangers and Gundman models and fixed gear bikes littering the room. The indoor has couches facing a stage. The outdoor space has a wooden seating and a 2 meter wide pool. There are also projector screens for watching football action live. They have live music every day with eachday of the week dedicated to different genres.