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The Bamboo Bar

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Address: 48 Oriental Avenue | Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
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Phone Number: +66 2 659 9000
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17:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Rebirth of an Icon

The Bamboo Bar is a landmark that personifies the...

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.

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I think an absolute must if you enjoy a bit of refinement, its well located in the Oriental, charming and professional staff welcome you and will ensure you are well looked after... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Oxford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think an absolute must if you enjoy a bit of refinement, its well located in the Oriental, charming and professional staff welcome you and will ensure you are well looked after throughout the evening. It has a very relaxed atmosphere with a Jazz singer and pianist who on the occasions we have visited have produced a most enjoyable repertoire... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to visit this historical jazz club at mandarin oriental hotel. Bar and cocktails were great and good service. Arrive early, we arrived 8.30pm and got one of the best tables, pls note it's not possible to book a table, not even as resident hotel guest. Around 9.30pm all tables were full and guests even had to share in some... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We try to visit The Bamboo Bar whenever we are in Bangkok. We almost didn't make it this time because of relentless traffic but were glad we persisted later in the evening. We arrived just after 8pm and it became very busy soon after. Nonetheless, the atmosphere remained refined and civilised. The drinks are unique and skillfully prepared. Certainly worth... More 

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Thank John D
MOBangkok, Manager at The Bamboo Bar, responded to this review

Dear John D, Greetings from Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok. Thank you very much for your 5* review about the Bamboo Bar. We are most delighted to hear that you are so fond of or bar. Thank you very much for your comment about the atmosphere and for recommending us via TripAdvisor. We look forward to your next visit in near future.... More 

Hong Kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

There seem to be fewer and fewer try cocktail bars left in the world. A place that understands a cocktail is more than a Mojito. The Bamboo bar is one of those special places. If you love well thought innovative cocktails then this is your place. Casual but true class all the way. This will be on my list of... More 

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Thank Marc L
MOBangkok, Manager at The Bamboo Bar, responded to this review

Dear Marc L, Thank you for taking the time and sharing a review about the Bamboo Bar on TripAdvisor. I was delighted to read your 5* feedback and that we succeeded in creating a legendary experience for you during your last visit. Thank you too for complimenting our cocktail creations and our innovative bar team. We always strive to deliver... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Beautiful space on the water. My wife and I went for late night drinks and snacks and had a wonderful time. The jazz kept us entertained.

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Thank pacman3005
MOBangkok, Manager at The Bamboo Bar, responded to this review

Dear pacman3005, Thank you for reviewing The Bamboo Bar on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to hear that we were able to exceed your expectations with our culinary offerings and the live Jazz concert. We would be happy to welcome you back soon again to Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok. Kind regards, Benoit Boissarie Assistant Director Food & Beverage More 

Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Come to an old traditional bar like this (as old as me I found when I saw it opened 1953) having a cool evening with some beer and a very nice Jazz Combo. I came here, just because to my remembering the hotel bars in Mandarin Oriental Hotels are normally all outstanding. For me it was beautiful evening, getting some... More 

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Thank Ralf M
MOBangkok, Manager at The Bamboo Bar, responded to this review

Dear Ralf M, Thank you for taking the time and sharing your review on TripAdvisor. It is a pleasure to read that you frequent our sister properties and enjoy the bars across the chain. Moreover, I was delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere at The Bamboo Bar with the live Jazz performance and great drinks. Once again,... More 

Middlewich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Amazing no words just go at least once in your life !! Cool music jazz and great cocktails Great for people watching 😁

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Thank annknowles1957
MOBangkok, Assistant Director Food & Beverage at The Bamboo Bar, responded to this review

Dear annknowles1957, Thank you for taking the time to share your review of The Bamboo Bar with us. I am delighted to read such a generous feedback. We strive to uphold the best experience to our guests and we hope to welcome you back again at The Bamboo Bar. Kind Regards, Benoit Boissarie Assistant Director Food & Beverage More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The drinks are creative and delicious. There are Jazz live band performance. The staffs are professional and serve well. Have to say the dried okra snack taste fantastic! It is a bit expensive but it's in Mandarin Oriental, so acceptable.

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Thank ShuangShuang C
MOBangkok, Manager at The Bamboo Bar, responded to this review

Dear ShuangShuang C, Thank you for sharing your comments on TripAdvisor. I was delighted to read that you visited The Bamboo Bar several times during your stay at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok and that our staff created a memorable experience for you. I am pleased to read that you enjoy the atmosphere in the bar with the live jazz music as... More 

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54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Located in the Mandarin Oriental, the Bamboo Bar is an intimate place to listen to some jazz. Service was pleasant, performers were American, quality of the jazz was good. Great room to spend an evening. Will go back.

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Thank Daniel S
MOBangkok, Manager at The Bamboo Bar, responded to this review

Dear Daniel S, Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. I was delighted to read that you visited The Bamboo Bar during your stay in Bangkok and that our staff created a memorable experience for you. I am pleased to read that you enjoy the atmosphere in the bar with the live jazz music as well as our outstanding... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I just fell in love with it! This is definitely the place where one cannot find fault with it no matter how hard one tries, whether it is in terms of the décor - very classy and sophisticated, the service - impeccable as usual, the cocktail - very impressive and most of all, the jazz band - definitely the best... More 

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MOBangkok, Manager at The Bamboo Bar, responded to this review

Dear bellar0sa, Thank you for taking the time and sharing your review on TripAdvisor. I was delighted to read your comments regarding the quality of our cocktails and the high service level. We always strive to deliver the best quality experience to our guests and are pleased that we managed to create a memorable experience for you. Once again, we... More 

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