Bangkok entertainment

Top Choice Spectator Sport in Thewet & Dusit

Rajadamnern Stadium

Rajadamnern Stadium, Bangkok’s oldest and most venerable venue for moo·ay tai (Thai boxing; also spelt muay Thai), hosts matches on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6.30pm to around 11pm, and Sunday at 3pm and 6.…
Top Choice Live Music in Thanon Sukhumvit

The Living Room

Don’t let looks deceive you: every night this bland hotel lounge transforms into the city’s best venue for live jazz. True to the name, there’s comfy, sofa-based seating, all of it within earshot of the music. Enqui…
Top Choice Live Music in Banglamphu

Brick Bar

This basement pub, a favourite destination in Bangkok for live music, hosts a nightly revolving cast of bands for an almost exclusively Thai crowd – many of whom will end the night dancing on the tables. Brick Bar c…
Top Choice Live Music in Northern Bangkok

Parking Toys

One of Northern Bangkok’s best venues for live music, Parking Toys hosts an eclectic revolving cast of bands ranging in genre from rockabilly to electro-funk jam acts. Take a taxi north from BTS Mo Chit (or MRT Chat…
Live Music in Thanon Sukhumvit

Lam Sing

Even Ziggy Stardust–era David Bowie has nothing on this dark, decadent, rhinestone-encrusted den, one of Bangkok's best venues for mŏr lam and lôok tûng, music with roots in Thailand's rural northeast. Come for rauc…
Cinema in Siam Square, Pratunam, Phloen Chit & Ratchathewi

Paragon Cineplex

In addition to Thailand’s largest IMAX screen, Paragon Cineplex's options include the Blue Ribbon Screen, a cinema with a maximum of 72 seats, where you’re plied with pillows, blankets, complimentary snacks and drin…
Live Music in Siam Square, Pratunam, Phloen Chit & Ratchathewi

Saxophone Pub & Restaurant

After 30 years, Saxophone remains Bangkok’s premier live-music venue – a dark, intimate space where you can pull up a chair just a few metres away from the band and see their every bead of sweat. If you prefer some …
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 Siam Square, Pratunam, Phloen Chit & Ratchathewi


A flagrantly 1960s-era cinema in central Bangkok, the Scala's one screen shows a mix of contemporary Hollywood and films from the past.