Type: Live Music
Music aficionados will love it here. This unpretentious cool jazz bar gets packed with a young Thai crowd each evening, and is one of the more happening spots along Phra Athit Road, which is just a... Read More
Music aficionados will love it here. This unpretentious cool jazz bar gets packed with a young Thai crowd each evening, and is one of the more happening spots along Phra Athit Road, which is just a 5-minute stroll from Khao San central, but more noted for bohemian bars frequented by Thais than for foreign backpackers. Jazz Happens is run by Nu Vudthivichai, one of Thailand's top pianists, and there are nightly performances by students and alumni from the Silpakorn University Jazz Faculty. In addition to the talented musical offerings, there is also a large Thai food menu as well as plenty of creative drinks or just bottles of Singha or Sangsom rum. It's far cheaper than most places, and the focus really is on quality here, and is a great spot for seeing some superb young jazz talent, as well as the occasional bit of pop.
- Khao San Road's Best Nightlife: "If you are coming from Khao San, turn right on Chakrabong Road, then left on Rambutri all the way down the alley until it curves left. Take the next small alley right which will bring you out to Phra Athit, which runs parallel to the Chao Phraya River and is where the Phra Athit ferry pier is."
- Best for Khao San Road's Best Nightlife Because: For talented jazz in a cool local bohemian bar, Jazz Happens is the perfect venue.