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    Brown Sugar Jazz Bar

    Was taken to brown sugar jazz bar last night, in prasumen road, phranakorn, just north of the democracy monument.
    Outside is a daytime coffe shop thatyounwalk through to the bar itself.
    Inside is a nicely kitted out bar/resteraunt in a supper club mould, all done in a sort of open brick industrial style. They have a spacious outside deck overlooking one of the cleaner klongs.
    All focus inside is on the stage where live jazz bands perform.
    Didn't get to hear any bands though as the first round of drinks made it clear that I wouldn't be settling in for a long haul.
    Guiness was 360 a pint, which while over the odds for home, seems to be par for Bangkok, I passed on this though, not wanting to inflict the cost on my host. So I ordered a singha, the others ordered a coke and a juice.
    While we were waiting for the drinks I further overused the menus, food was a 100 baht to 200 baht per dish range and what we ended up with was ok.
    After ordering food I ended up on the drinks page of the menu.
    Small singha 180 baht.
    Coke 140 baht.
    Fresh juice 160 baht.
    My god! Last time I saw prices like that a lappy was included in the price, or at least a discounted bj.



    Ps. There are no girls in this bar. Not even coyotes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    Guiness was 360 a pint
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    Small singha 180 baht.
    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    Coke 140 baht.
    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    Fresh juice 160 baht.
    the brown sugar itself must have been astronomical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    Coke 140 baht.
    Fuck me backwards with a breeze block!

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    Well jazz-bar some sugar in her brown that's expensive!

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    In those places you need to buy a bottle of spirits .

    Someone has to pay for the musicians, if Jazz was your thing you would have stayed and let us know if it was any good.

    I see you mention no birds, you wouldnt enjoy a night down Cowboy with me when you see the price of lady drinks there

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    Judging by the reviews you missed a great night out due to your thriftfulness


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    there's always Saxaphone in Din Daeng, this time just near Victory Monument

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    In those places you need to buy a bottle of spirits .

    Someone has to pay for the musicians
    For that price I would have expected a Coltrane/Nat King Cole double bill.

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    If you were to divide the tariff charged by, say, 70 then one might see less of a challenging bill in terms that prevailed when the was that much stronger.

    So often we exclaim horror when prices seem steep, I do it all the time now in Bangkok, but in truth they are really quite reasonable. It's just that we are the poorer in comparative terms.

    Was the draught beer not more economical? In the Saxophone that seems to me the tipple of sensible choice when bottled lager is similarly priced as the Brown Sugar.

    Food is nevertheless quite cheap and usually quite good - the locals wouldn't tolerate otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Guiness was 360 a pint. . .
    While we were waiting for the drinks I further overused the menus, food was a 100 baht to 200 baht per dish range and what we ended up with was ok.
    After ordering food I ended up on the drinks page of the menu.
    Small singha 180 baht.
    Coke 140 baht.
    Fresh juice 160 baht.
    My god! Last time I saw prices like that a lappy was included in the price, or at least a discounted bj.
    Those are roughly Tokyo prices at a pub with band- pretty steep for Bangkok, unless the music is outstanding. For example, this joint (40 baht/100 yen): What the Dickens Menu

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    Backpacker land so expect extortionate prices for the gullible, who wants to come to Bkk to listen to jazz anyway!

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    ^People who like jazz?

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    ^ I'm guessing it's priced to keep backpackers out. I was the only westerner there that night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    ^People who like jazz?
    Honorary PHd, a well researched and thought provoking answer..

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    Bar 55 NYC

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    Quote Originally Posted by robuzo
    Those are roughly Tokyo prices at a pub with band- pretty steep for Bangkok, unless the music is outstanding. For example, this joint (40 baht/100 yen): What the Dickens Menu


    I well remember walking into What the Dickens 18 years ago which was owned/run by a husband and wife team with my bezzy mate, Raj Ramya. He was just starting a band which along with Bret became Shake the Earth. They were the houseband for some time.

    Now, they're playing out of LA and doing very well as The Beautiful Loosers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    I'm guessing it's priced to keep backpackers out. I was the only westerner there that night.
    If you would like to repay your host, I suggest taking them to the small live blues bar on Samsen Rd (just down from Koh Saan Rd. With your back to the police station at the top of Kao Saan, turn right and walk up to the crossroads, keep straight over the crossroads and over the little hump back bridge over the klong. The bar is on your left at the bottom of the steps - get their early as it soon fills up! Cracking live blues

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    I always try to find out when the bands start their set and go there about 30 minutes before.

    The prices for alcohol in these type of venues are ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    ^ I'm guessing it's priced to keep backpackers out. I was the only westerner there that night.
    Backpackers out! At over seven quid a pint it would keep out most oil trash out...

    It's Bangkok not boat quay.

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    There is an exquisite farang saxophonist at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Fridays and Saturdays. You might appreciate the above prices after a night there, but believe me it is well worth the enjoyment his playing bestows on the ears.

    Also some real jazz in the Bamboo Bar in the hotel.

    http://www.mandarinoriental.com/bang...he-bamboo-bar/

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiLeakHunt View Post
    there's always Saxaphone in Din Daeng, this time just near Victory Monument

    slightly more affordable. but not by too much. good music and good night out though at the Saxaphone.

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