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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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+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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Classy bar !

We visited this classy bar in the Mandarin Oriental.The attractive interior is a place to enjoy a perfect dry martini for me and a perfect Manhattan for my husband.We had a very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this classy bar in the Mandarin Oriental.The attractive interior is a place to enjoy a perfect dry martini for me and a perfect Manhattan for my husband.We had a very relaxing moment in Bangkok. The bill was rather expensive.

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

Dear puertovallartafan, Thank you for sharing your experience about The Bamboo Bar on Tripadvisor. I was delighted to read that we could deliver excellent cocktails to your liking and provide an oasis of relaxation. We are looking forward to welcome you at the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok soon again. Best regards, Benoit Boissarie Assistant Director of Food & Beverage More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this bar and had some fantastic New Year's Eve there and stayed at the hotel many times but came away this time feeling cheated. Ordered a glass of sparkling wine which was 600 THB on the menu when we asked for the bill we realised I had been given a glass that cost 1500 THB. After trying... More 

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

Dear stanleycromo, Thank you for taking the time to share a review on TripAdvisor. We are most disappointed that we were not able to provide you with the high standards of quality which we are usually associated with. We hope that you can look at your experience as an isolated incident and that you give us an opportunity to redeem... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 381 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This legendary jazz club & bar is situated inside the landmark Mandarin Oriental (1876) which is located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River in downtown Bangkok. The elegant place originates from 1953 but was recently renovated and its attractive interior features lacquered dark wood, comfortable wicker chairs w/ tiger print upholstery and a fine mirrored ceiling providing the... More 

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

Dear T-Bird1974, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed our renovated Bamboo Bar. We are striving to deliver the best quality experience to our guests and are pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We highly appreciate your comment and are looking forward to welcome you back at... More 

Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here looking for good live jazz and couldn’t believe what we found. The place is just like a hotel lobby with a few musicians playing “lounge bar” stuff – of no jazz interest whatsoever. On top of that, the drinks were expensive and the service cold - and, like many other places, they add service charges. After our... More 

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

Dear DavidLine, Thank you for taking the time to share a review on TripAdvisor. We are most disappointed that we were not able to provide you with the high standards of quality which we are usually associated with. We hope that you can look at your experience as an isolated incident and that you give us an opportunity to redeem... More 

Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

What a great place to have a drink or two in the famous Bamboo Bar. Timeless ... a truly fantastic experience. Never to be missed while in Bangkok!

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

Dear Hilly B, thank you very much for reviewing The Bamboo Bar with 5 stars. We deeply appreciate it. I was most delighted to read that we were able to provide you with a memorable evening at our Live Jazz Bar. We would be delighted to welcome you back upon your next visit to Bangkok. Until then, best regards, Benoit... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I discovered the Bamboo bar early last year and since then we have become regulars every time we visit Bangkok. Great atmosphere, great staff, and great collection of cocktails and quality drinks. It is classy and timeless. You certainly get lost in time while enjoying your drink and listening to the jazz, both live and as background.... More 

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

Dear OriolesMD, Greetings from Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok. First of all I would like to thank you for your patronage towards The Bamboo Bar and our hotel. We are most delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoy our cocktails and ambience as we always strive to deliver the best quality products and service to our guests. Once again, thank you very... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Renovated recently. Often with lovely live music and guest mixologists. Beautifully designed with wonderful drink selection. A little oasis of calm in BKK which oozes class. A great stop before dinner at the wonderful MO restaurants - Le Normandie, China House or Ciao (all superb).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

At mandarin oriental, you can find bamboo bar. The only word that can describe this place is: WOW! I was blown away by everything. The place, the service, the DRINKS! I really think you have to visit Bamboo bar!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Very stylish and upmarket bar. Just the place to enjoy a seriously good cocktail before dinner. Classic decor, discrete and attentive staff. Smart casual (no shorts at all) policy strictly enforced in evening.

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

Dear Voyager212, Thank you very much for visiting The Bamboo Bar and for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. I am pleased to read that you had the chance to have a pre-dinner cocktail at our bar and that we could delight you with your drink. We always try to provide our guests with the highest quality of products and spirits possible.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to find this bar located in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Bangkok. The drinks are a little bit expensive but excellent, the service was very good and the jazz music and the decor give you really the colonial-style feeling. We really enjoyed our stay there.

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