The Bamboo Bar at Mandarin Oriental

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The Mandarin Oriental hotel's bar has been a sanctuary for music lovers in Bangkok ever since it opened in 1953, with live jazz still a prominent part of the experience today. Combining bamboo furniture, tiger skin prints and polished service, the room has an exotic, club-like feel. The sustainably focused menu, created by Artesian alumnus Jamie Rhind and rising-star bartender Pinsuda Pongprom, provides a liquid journey through the five regions of Thailand: sample the North via Birds, Bees and The Tree (rum, bee pollen, safflower, sunflower seeds) or the Central region in the form of Jack of All Trades (tequila, plum, red vermouth, rosemary).