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Maggie Choo's is considered one of Bangkok's hottest bars at the moment. It is also a Cantonese restaurant, but the place is themed on the prohibition era of 1930s Shanghai. Depending on what night you go, you can expect fun times any night of the week.
Expect the evening to get going around 9.30pm when the girls come out and put on a little five-minute cabaret show. After the show, the girls blend into the background sitting on swings or playing cards while sat at the tables. It is an interesting place to visit, though, like many parts of Bangkok, the price of the drinks might not deliver the experience you was hoping for.
The building itself used to be an old bank vault, which is still there, and you can have your own private party in one of the nine bank vault booths. This place is worth a look, however, live shows are probably a better time to visit because the DJ decks kind of kill the magic of the place.
Some nights offer lives Jazz acts which make the place come alive. If you go on a DJ night, then expect a superb evening, but having turntables banging modern music, while fun, takes the edge off the experience.
In the mix are the real-life cabaret girls and a daily program of live performances of bands playing R&B, Blues, Soul and Jazz and DJs spinning Deep House and Nu Disco, or Hip Hop and R&B.
On quieter nights the background music is good, and the dimmed lights create a much more chilled vibe. From 10.00pm onwards, the mood changes with great live Jazz music, with renowned artists playing on weekends.
As you would imagine the drinks don't come cheap, but there is a decent selection of cocktails, whiskies and wines. The dress code is smart casual, but unless you turn up topless and smelling like a warthog; I'm sure you'll be okay. However, dressing up does tend to add to the magic of Maggie Choo's.
Table reservations are recommended.
Maggie Choo’s is located at the end of Silom road, under the Novotel Fenix Silom and near to the famous 'Sky Bar' at Lebua. Best reached by the BTS Saphan Taksin station.