Sitting at the counter by yourself… or at a table with food… or even taking off your shoes and throwing your feet up… Bangkok has a place where you can enjoy the live music of professional jazz musicians in the style of your choice. There is a place in Bangkok where you can enjoy live music by professional jazz musicians in the style of your choice. There is…
Saxophone: Bangkok’s long-established jazz bar offers live performances by professional musicians at reasonable prices.
Saxophon Pub & Restaurant is a long-established jazz bar located at the corner of the roundabout where the monument is just a 2-minute walk from Victory Monument BTS station. The high quality of the music played here is so high that not only local Thais but also Westerners and Japanese music lovers frequent the place, and it is well known among those in the know.
Three groups of musicians perform live every night, and you can enjoy different types of music, from jazz to acoustic to blues, depending on the time of your visit. The approximate time schedule is posted on the restaurant’s website, so you can reserve a seat according to the time of the music you want to hear.
Food and drinks are reasonable! You don’t have to go to Sukhumvit or Silom to enjoy Bangkok’s nightlife!
I visited the restaurant on a Friday night around 8pm. There was a live acoustic guitar performance going on. The waiter guided me to a counter about 5 meters away from the stage. I sipped a sip of Singha (130 THB/bottle + 10% service charge) and listened intently to the sound of the musicians as I nibbled on fried chicken (160 THB + 10% service charge).
As the name of the restaurant suggests, this place offers not only drinks but also a full food menu. You can order very common Thai dishes such as pad thai and tom yang kung, all of which are relatively reasonably priced starting at around 200 THB. So you can complete your nightlife here in one place.
Now, I hear that this restaurant sometimes hosts big-name jazz musicians from Europe and the United States at their events. In the past, Sadao Watanabe, aka Nabesada, one of Japan’s most famous saxophone players, is said to have performed here.
That said, it is different from the Blue Note in Japan, which has an atmosphere that only some people find difficult to enter. There is no music charge (although I don’t know when big-name musicians play for events), and everyone wears normal clothes and enjoys chatting casually, sometimes dancing, and enjoying music in any way they like. The openness to accept people from all walks of life is also typical of Thailand.
For those of you who are tired of the rooftop bar with a great night view… “Saxophone” is a representative jazz bar in Bangkok, Thailand, just a 2-minute walk from Victory Monument BTS station.
Here are the details of the restaurant.
住所：3/8 Victory Monument, Phaya Thai Road, Bangkok 10400
Business hours: 18:00-26:00
Phone number: 02-246-5472
Closed: No vacations (closed on official Thai holidays)
Rooftop bars on the rooftops of high-rise buildings with night views and poolside bars attached to luxury hotels such as the Conrad and Peninsula are great. However, the old established bars where you can have a drink at a reasonable price while listening to top-notch music will surely add a touch of class to your nightlife in Bangkok.
P.S. After a late night of drinking, this is a great place to finish off your meal…