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The Bamboo Bar, Bangkok

4.4
#15 of 192 in Nightlife in Bangkok
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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  • The oriental hotel is like a movie set where the interior is located (even though it was actually filmed) and the snake bar is also very good.
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  • The bar is cute, small and cozy. There is a live band that plays everyday except on Sundays when there was a live pianist playing. We had some bites with our drinks. It was a good place to hang out an...  more »
  • its been awesome place happened to visit in my Bangkok visit; a cozy classic style bar uplifted with its amazing cocktail list, one of the best old fashioned i tried. the bar nibble was one of the uni...  more »
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  • 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.
  • First come first serve. A classic bar with jazz music on weekends. Good service, some time can be too robotic. Overall nice ambiance and would recommend.
  • Outstanding! Cynthia and the band is absolutely incredible jazz! Has put our stay at the hotel at the next level. Genuinely they are the stars that set it apart from the rest. The manager has been incredible and takes very good care of everyone. A reason alone to stay at the Mandarin!
  • Absolutely loved this place. It was so quaint and antique with one of the best jazz band I’ve ever seen. Do not miss the cocktail menu this is based on different parts of Thailand. It was very unique and delicious. No wonder this place is in Asia top 50. What’s best is the price is also very decent! Do come early though as the band doesn’t stay until very late.
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