Bangkok Blues closed its doors for the final time last Sunday night, apparently for financial reasons. The Thai restaurant and live music venue was founded by internationally known Thai musician Chai Siribongkot and his family, who sold it to Sue Ann Nguyen and Johnathan Vu in the mid 2000s.
Despite significant renovations, including the creation of a guitar shaped bar, Nguyen and Vu were unable to grow the business and it to Darrell Taylor and Sharon Kline. The iconic club located at 926 W. Broad has been known for the mural of musicians on its exterior wall as well as its performers and menu.
Bangkok Blues’ website, www.bangkokblues.com is still functional and includes performance dates through 2011. The bar still looks like it is open for business at any time and the phone number, 703-534-0095, is still operational and appears to be accepting reservations.