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Bamboo Bar, Bangkok's oldest jazz institution (the original bar dates back to 1953), has gone through its first renovation in 18 years.

Created by Bangkok design studio P49, the new look maintains lovably kitsch touches—tiger-print upholstery, wicker chairs—but the whole thing looks a lot moodier, with acres of laquered dark wood and a mirrored ceiling. 

Head bartender is Pinsuda "Ann" Pongprom—one of the top four finalists at Diageo 2016 and finalists in Bacardi Legacy 2017—teamed up with the British bar manager Jamie Rhind, and the pair makes a great team.

Their latest creation is a menu called "A Capella," inspired by legendary jazz singers of the last century: Ray Charles, Louis Armstrong, Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday and more. 

Time After Time (see the picture below) pays homage to Frank Sinatra's hit song. The drink belongs to Sinatra’s favorite class of cocktail: the digestif. It comes with Zacapa rum, La Quintinye sweet vermouth, chocolate cherry syrup and Fernet-Branca (an Italian herbs and spices spirit). All cocktails are B520.

Those who don't drink alcohol have some jazzy options, too. On the mocktail menu are five drinks that also march to the same tune. All mocktails are priced at B290.

Since Bamboo Bar opened in 1953, Mick Jagger, Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn have all pulled up a rattan chair amid its stylish jungle motifs and seductively tropical decor to enjoy the smoky sounds of visiting jazz legends. Even Ray Charles is rumored to have jammed with the house band in 1977.

Live jazz daily starts from 9pm-midnight on Sun-Thu and 9pm-1am on Fri-Sat. 

Events Happening at Bamboo Bar
The former guitarist of British rock band The Police plays live. Tickets TBA. For more details visit bit.ly/2AHkxnN.
When: Dec 12, 9pm
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Phone: 02-659-9000
Bamboo Bar, 1/F, Mandarin Oriental, 48 Charoen Krung Soi 40 (Oriental Avenue), Bangkok, Thailand

Nearest Train:

BTS Saphan Taksin

Opening Hours:

Sun-Thu 5pm-1am; Fri-Sat 5pm-2am
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