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“Very Disappointing !!!!!”
Review of The Bamboo Bar

The Bamboo Bar
Ranked #4 of 41 Concerts & Shows in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Rebirth of an Icon The Bamboo Bar is a landmark that personifies the passion, seductive elegance and spirit of both The Oriental Hotel and Bangkok's rich history. From humble beginnings in 1953 in what is now the hotel's renowned Authors' Wing, The Bamboo Bar grew in size and reputation to become an international legend. In late 2014, the bar closed for an extensive renovation, intended to propel this iconic establishment into the future whilst preserving its unique history and unique character. Welcome to the new Bamboo Bar - refreshed, remixed and reinvented.
Reviewed January 9, 2013

The Bamboo Bar is located at the Mandarin Oriental, a top class hotel, perfect in every detail. We went to visit the bar based on the reviews we read but did not enjoyed it at all. First of all it was a bit smelly. It has a nice decoration, a good jazz selection and a great tradition but it is a lot better to go to the adjoining Verandah restaurant and bar and watch all the boats crusing the Chao Phraya river. Specially at sunset it is a great experience. Another option is to stay at the lobby around six in the evening, surrounded by flowers and candles and listen to the 4 musician orchestra. Having said that forget about the Bamboo Bar and check the other options at the Mandarin Oriental.

Thank Luiz R
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Coolest Bar for the Coolest Jazz.
Live band great coctails Ice cold beer and cigar to go.
Life is good.

1  Thank aexcell
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

Stayed at the mandarin so this was our last port of call each night after coming back from venues various. Very relaxed listening to the resident jazz band. Slightly older clientel but good atmosphere. As ever service excellent.

Thank Epicureously
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

This bar located next to the Verandah is a very charming bar serving very good cocktails.
In the evenings, there is a nice jazz singer for jazz lovers.

Thank IstanbulSenator1
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Reviewed June 23, 2012

I have visited regularly over the years when in Bangkok and this time really enjoyed the excellent piano jazz. However the place was nearly empty. Drinks and service were fine. The place appears these days somewhat of an artificial recreation of years past. Will still come back next time tho.

1  Thank ditchnapper
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