Thais enjoy live music with their food and drinks – preferably popular music, so that they can sing-along to, or listen as background music while they chat away with their friends. Which is why one will find that most pubs, bars and restaurants have live bands playing popular Western and Thai cover songs.

However, increasing numbers of venues and establishments are opening up for original music to be properly performed, but could be a little hard to find when you don’t know where to look.

Check out the map below to see examples of venues where local original bands normally perform.