One of the most frequently-asked questions that I have got after I told them I work for Myanmore is where to go for live music in Yangon.

To answer this question,we have come up with this guide to live music. Before we go into that, here’s the list of famous live bands in Yangon.

  • Where’s Charlie?
  • Bamboo Trio
  • The Four Live Band
  • Edogawa Township
  • Velvet Avenue – 70’s 80’s 90’s Live Band
  • LNR Band – Live!
  • Live Band ‘SOS’

 

These bands go around several bars and restaurants in town to perform. You can catch them at these places.

1Atlas Rooftop Bar & Lounge

Atlas is one of the best-viewed rooftop bars in town which recently reopened a few week ago. Atlas has Jazz Under the Stars on Wednesday by The Bamboo Trio and on Saturdays, they have Where’s Charlie? with beautiful view above from the city.

Address: 84, Pan Hlaing Road, Sanchaung Tsp

Opening hours: 5 pm – 11 pm

RSVP recommended via 09 767419413

 

2Hard Rock Cafe Yangon

The popular American Rock concept based cafe is now in Yangon. Enjoy the authentic American dining experience with live music from Tuesday to Sunday with their own Live bands from abroad. Lunch menu from 12:00pm available now.

Address: 4th Floor, Room-406, Myanmar Plaza, 192 Kaba Aye Pagoda Road, Bahan Tsp

Opening hours: 12 pm – 12 am

 

3Jazz in Time

Jazz In Time is the one & only jazz bar in Yangon, featuring live music, special cocktails, fun and jazzy dining experience with reasonable prices. They have Jazz Night on every Thursday and Saturday with Imagine Jazz Band and G.Y.S. And Blues Night on every Friday and Sunday with Blues Texture Band.

Address: G-01 Bo Myat Tun Tower, Bo Myat Tun Street, Botahtaung Tsp

Opening hours: 5 pm – 12 am

 

47th Joint Bar & Grill

It is the one and only reggae bar in town and is always full with a mix crowd of expats and locals everyday. They have Open Mic Night on Tuesdays, Burmese Music Night with ‘SOS’ Live band on Wednesdays and Fridays, they have LNR Band.

Address: Ground floor, Urban Asia Center, Corner of 47th Street and Maha Bandula Road, Botataung Tsp

Opening hours: 5 pm – 2 am

 

5Pirate Bar

It’s located beside 7th Joint Bar & Grill. They have Edogawa Township band on every Fridays, It is the only one Japanese live band in town..

Address: Ground floor, Urban Asia Center, Corner of 47th Street and Maha Bandula Road, Botataung Tsp

Opening Hours: 5 pm – 12 am

 

6Terminal5 Bar & Grill

Terminal5 is located at the corner of Sanchaung street and Padonma Street. It’s a little bit smaller than others, but it is also a good place to chill. They have Where’s Charlie? On Thursdays, local talented bands and Velvet Avenue on Fridays.

Address: 27A Sanchaung Street, Sanchaung Tsp

Opening hours: 5 pm – 12 am

 

750th Street Cafe Bar & Restaurant

50th Street offers  one of a kind atmosphere where you can eat, drink & banter the night away! Just off Merchant Street in the center of downtown Botataung Township. They have Acoustic Sessions by Ye Lin Aung on Wednesdays and MISnomer band on Saturdays. Plus, they have recently launched new menu.

Address: 9/13 50th Street, Botataung Tsp

Opening hours: 10:30 am – 1 am

 

8Prime Bar & Unplugged Music

It is a unique bar at the junction of Parami Road & Myint Zu Street. They have big a live band setup with The Four on Sundays.

Address: 49 Parami Road, corner of Myint Zu Street, Mayangone Tsp

Opening hours: 7 am – 11:30 pm

 

9Envoy Restaurant & Bar

It’s a colonial style building turned restaurant and bar with an open-air outdoor zone to chill in this weather. They have live music performed by The Four  every Friday and Saturday.

Address: 108 Bo Aung Kyaw Street, Lower Block, Botataung Tsp

Opening hours: 11 am – 11 pm

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Min Ye Kyaw
Matt worked with MYANMORE for four years covering a wide range of topics.

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