Live Music in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

Bamboo Bar

After more than 60 years of service, the Mandarin Oriental's Bamboo Bar remains one of the city's premier locales for live jazz. Guest vocalists are flown in from across the globe – check the website to see who's in…
Live Music in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

Tawandang German Brewery

It’s Oktoberfest all year round at this hangar-sized music hall. The Thai-German food is tasty, the house-made brews are entirely potable, and the nightly stage shows make singing along a necessity. Music starts at …
Cinema in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

Bangkok Screening Room

Bangkok has heaps of attractions that draw tourists in — great weather, fantastic bars, unbeatable food, low prices – but it's not known for being an arts haven. This cinema is trying to change that, one indie film …
Bar in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini


This six-storey shophouse-turned-artspace in bustling Silom has something for everyone: film screenings, indie concerts, gallery nights displaying local talent and parties that rage late into the night. Drinks are s…
Theatre in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

Sala Rim Naam

The historic Mandarin Oriental hosts dinner theatre in a sumptuous Thai pavilion located across the river in Thonburi. The price is well above the average, reflecting the means of the hotel’s client base, but the pe…
Cabaret in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

Calypso Bangkok

Located in Asiatique market, Calypso is yet another destination for gà·teu·i (also spelt kàthoey) cabaret, which features cross-dresser or transgender performers.
Red-Light District in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini


One of the most famous red-light districts in the world, today any ‘charm’ that the area used to possess has been eroded by modern tourism. If you must, be sure to agree to the price of entry and drinks before takin…
Live Music in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

Three Sixty

Feeling frustrated with Bangkok? A set or two of live jazz in this elegant glass-encased perch 32 floors above the city will help you forget some of your troubles, or at the very least, give you a whole new perspect…
Red-Light District in Riverside, Silom & Lumphini

Duangthawee Plaza

This strip of male-only go-go bars is the gay equivalent of nearby Th Patpong. Expect tacky sex shows by bored-looking men.