The Living Room at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit is one of the most refined places for jazz and wine in the city. Now you can enjoy lively jazz music accompanied by free flow wine every night of the week for under $31.94USD (1000Baht)++ per person. The Living room is a contemporary "jazz lounge" complete with a raised stage and world class acoustics. It's spacious and open with an avant-garde circular shape and a gilded dome on the ceiling that draws the eye. There is ample seating with small tables and comfortable chairs as well as larger tables with high back leather chairs and sofas for larger groups. The view out the windows along the wall is of the BTS sky train as it zips by and it gives an unmistakably urban vibe to the space.
"Hot Jazz, Cool Drinks & Good Eats" is their motto, and they have a solid reputation for showcasing a variety of high-caliber international and local talent. The schedule changes regularly and you will want to visit their website at www.thelivingroomatbangkok.com for the most up to date information. On our visit, we were treated to a sultry performance of classic jazz and swing standards by Cheryl Hayes & The Randy Cannon Group. Ms. Hayes is a well established international singer who has lived in Thailand for more than 20 years and has performed for the royal family. She embodies an easy going and laid back style that is enchanting and romantic.
The Food & Wine
The ‘Simply Jazz Flow” is one of your best bets in town as you get free flow red and white wine for under $31.94USD(1000Baht)++ per person from 21:00 to midnight. There is a selection of 3 reds and two whites and I recommend the Little Yearling Pinot Noir, 2011 from Australia and the Morgan’s Bay Chardonnay also from Australia. The cuisine here is some of the best on the jazz circuit and they offer burgers, sandwiches, grilled items, chilled items and fried finger foods, as well as a limited selection of entrees from the hotel's award winning restaurants Basil and Rossini. The Beef Burger w/Cheddar Cheese, Mushrooms and Onions is big and juicy and full of flavor. It is served with fries and you can choose your topping, so it’s quite special. I also recommend the Deep Fried Calamari which are crunchy and tender and go well with the wine. The drinks are no less impressive, and they have a line of signature cocktails called the Luxury Collection that showcases premium spirits and local flavors as well as unique martinis and a wide selection of aperitifs, whiskies, cognacs and liqueurs. Another spectacular offering is their "WOW Jazz Flight Wine Tasting" which allows you to taste three whites or three reds, but keep in mind it is not free flow, but it does give you access to a more premium selection. The Living Room exceeds expectations by bringing together traditional Jazz, great food and superior wine and cocktails in an upscale and romantic environment. Live performances are usually available from 18:00 hours to midnight. Please call +662 649 8353 for reservations and details.
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Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Luxury Collection
250 Sukhumvit Road Bangkok
Tel: + 66(0) 2649 8888
Central Reservations: +800-325-45454