Bangkok's Best Jazz Bars
Last week, Saxophone (3/8 Phaya Thai Rd., 02-246-5472) celebrated its 28th birthday with a free bar. If you’ve gotten over the hangover, maybe it’s time to revisit some of Bangkok’s other live jazz institutions.

By Kritthee Visitkitjakarn

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  • Bangkok's Best Jazz Bars

Jazz Happens!

This little jazz boutique owned by Nu Vudthivichai, one of Thailand’s most prominent pianists, showcases the skills of a wide range of performers, from contestants on The Voice to students and graduates of Silpakorn Jazz Faculty. Order a bottle of Singha, some gab glaem, and swing away. 
Phra Athit Rd., 02-282-9934. Open daily 7pm-1am

Brown Sugar

Although this Langsuan mainstay has moved to more sophisticated digs on Phra Sumen Road, it still features the same list of Western comfort food and classic cocktails, while the stage is reserved for local jazz talents like Tissue Paper and Attention Please. 
469 Phra Sumen Rd., 081 805 7759. Open daily 5pm-12:30am

Tamaya Jazz Live

Headed by the Italian-Japanese fusion specialist Chef Kouichi Hori, this bar features some interesting food to go with the live music. Try the carbonara mentaiko or rustic pizzas as you watch talents both local and international such as Cherryl Hayes and Frank Hergott.
85 Nihonmura Mall, Thonglor Soi 13, 02-115-1697. Open daily 5pm-midnight 

Jazz Sushi by Saxsociety

Jazz legend Koh Mr. Saxman owns this Japanese restaurant-cum-live-performance venue with décor that’s a cut above the usual down-and-dirty jazz hangouts. He regularly brings in international performers, with a cover charge of B200 on certain nights.
2/3 Silom Soi 19, 089-999-5157. Open daily 11am-10pm. BTS Silom 

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