Octave Rooftop and Lounge once answered to Sukhumvit Road's long wait for its very own rooftop bar. It then came along and showed the rest of them how it should really be done. It's more than a place for watching the sunset or having a romantic meal. No rooftop bar in the city has a 360-degree view of Bangkok that matches this, and the top floor of this 3-level venue is the highest spot in the city for a party.
Starting on the 45th floor of the Marriot Hotel Sukhumvit, a 3-minute walk from Thong Lor Skytrain Station, Octave Rooftop Bar and Lounge opens at 5pm. Although the location is handy, it's slightly off the main tourist trail, meaning that it's usually easy to grab a seat at one of Octave’s tables with a view.
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- Banyan Tree's Apsara Dinner Cruise
- Vertigo & Moon Bar Rooftop Dining
- Ayutthaya Ancient Capital Tour with River Cruise
- Shangri-La Hotel's Buffet Dinner Cruise
- Bridge on the River Kwai & Historic Railway Tour
- Siam Niramit Dinner Show
- Calypso Bangkok Cabaret Show
- Chao Phraya River Dinner Cruise
- Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha Half-Day Tour
Octave Rooftop Bar highlights
Unlike many rooftop bars in Bangkok, which often have standing room only, Octave has made sure that there's an impressive selection of seating with uninterrupted views of the city. In fact, on every floor, there's nothing but a reinforced sheet of glass between you and the vista. The overall effect is pretty impressive.
The first level has a definite lounge feel to it, laidback and ideal for dinner and groups. There's a mix of nature and industry in the decor, with some antique Thai pottery on the shelf behind the bar, but somehow it all works well together: plant-covered walls, chunky wooden tables, modern bucket chairs and neon blue lighting. If you never get beyond this floor, you could still have a great night out; a DJ plays chillout tunes and the staff are attentive and friendly.
Dining and drinking at Octave Rooftop
The food and drinks menu are each a page long, and it's nice to find that Octave Rooftop doesn't bombard you with so many choices you couldn’t pick. The cocktail selection was creative and included a Bangkok 57, a shot of saffron-infused vodka topped up with champagne. There's also the pink-tinged Bloom Over the Roof, a mojito style blend with a hint of red fruit and the sweetness of elderflower cordial.
There's a selection of local beers wines by the glass. Mocktails to enjoy include the sweet but refreshing mango and ginger Sunset. The food at Octave Rooftop Bar was mostly quick bites and light meals such as chicken wings with a side of sweet chilli dipping sauce, peppered calamari and foie gras terrine on toast.
The view from the top
Head upstairs and you'll find a balcony bar, which lacks both the glamour of the floor below it and the party vibe of the floor above, but on a crowded night, it is the perfect spot for a bit of contemplation and admiring the view. This is a different view from many other Bangkok rooftops and is skyscraper heavy, stretching all the way to the cranes that line the dock area of the Chao Phraya River and straight along Sukhumvit, with the colourful lights of Baiyoke Tower twinkling in the distance.
Up another floor and you will find the pièce de resistance: a 360-degree rooftop with a circular bar, where staff mix the cocktails Tom Cruise style and the eclectic music ranges from Oasis/Green Day mash-ups to current chart-toppers.
Octave Rooftop Bar and Lounge may be the new kid on the block, but by offering a different atmosphere and a view unlike any other, you can guarantee it will soon be top of many people’s to-do lists when they visit Bangkok.
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Octave Rooftop Bar & Lounge
- Opening Hours: Daily from 5pm to 2am
- Location: 45th-49th Floor, Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, 2 Sukhumvit Soi 57, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
- BTS: Thong Lor
- Tel: +66 (0)2 797 0000