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“Great Bar, Fantastic Music”

Apoteka Live Gastropub
Ranked #3 of 338 Bars & Pubs in Bangkok
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: American, Asian
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Sukhumvit
Description: Apoteka Sukhumvit, located on iconic Soi 11, has established itself as a leading live music venue in BKK since opening in late 2012, with our family of BKK's finest local and imported artists and bands playing Blues, Jazz, Motown, Soul or Funk every night of the week. The apothecary inspired interior features exposed brick walls and vintage iron detailing reminiscent of the raw grandeur of New Orleans' French Quarter, while the spacious deck and inviting, open-plan bar provide an ideal space in which to relax and enjoy our nightly live entertainment, carefully crafted cocktails and delicious dining options - as well as a range of imported craft beer, a selection of fine cigars - all against the vibrant backdrop of Soi 11. Apoteka Sukhumvit is open from 5.00pm - 2.00am ,7 days a week.
Reviewed December 6, 2013

We visited here last week. Saw Danny California and his band. A breath of fresh air here in Thailand. Great musicians, and not playing the standard stuff Thai bands play.

We can't wait to go back. Highly recommended.

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Thank craigt3365
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

Since the soft opening, we (me and my fiance) have been treated like VIPs here. The service and friendliness of the staff is unmatched by any restaurant or bar in Bangkok (maybe except for Ku de ta but that's another story).

My love for this place grew after we were invited to the VIP-only, one-year anniversary last weekend.

Apoteka has a wonderful ambiance, complete with cool decor and a live jazz band. Food is great and drinks are cool too.

All in all, if you want a nice night out on a weekday or weekend, this is a good bet.

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Thank Shayan N
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Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

Really good atmosphere , fabulous live music .
Service always friendly and swift
Recommend for a fun night out and a few drinks .
Firehouse next door also good for a quick burger :-)

Thank Phil B
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Staying regularly in Bangkok I "discovered" Apoteka during my last visit in September and we absolutely! went back this time. Live Blues every night with different bands - all genuine and tiptop so far (4 visits). Real musicians, so to speak... Belgian Abbey beer on tap (ah!), smiling efficient bartenders & waitresses & a good crowd (come early!). Indulged in a couple of surprisingly delicious shots of thick black 'coffee shots' - for details ask Neil the owner...! A real host if any - thanks for a fun highlighted night! Cheers!

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Thank MagnusBvi
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

We visited Apoteka on Soi11 in Bangkok on two occasions over a fortnight whilst visiting Thailand. The first was during the week and the second at the weekend. Both visits were brilliant for ambience and entertainment.

We ate a number of times at the bar and experienced the local cuisine, which was amazing, and also had the BBQ sausage fest before we flew home. The chef even cooked the Thai food a little less 'hot' and was cooked beautifully.

The live music was varied, and we found that the evening bands were outstanding, in particular Danny California Blues Band, who are resident at the bar 3nights i believe. The afternoon music was more an 'open mic' session, which was a nice change, with some great quality shining through.

The staff were very attentive and both the manager and deputy were always around networking between other patrons etc. the service was excellent, and organised considering this bar is extremely busy in the late evenings. I would definitely recommend this bar to anyone wishing to learn about Bangkok and its delights, as everyone is so sociable in this place, staff and customers.

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Thank Liam A
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