Top 20 Rooftop Bars in Bangkok 2015
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How many cities in the world can pretend to have more rooftop bars than Bangkok? None we know of...
In our list you can find places to lounge back with a loved one, soak up the city in a full 360˙ sweep, and even party late into the night as a million lights sparkle far below. We climbed them all to create the ultimate list of Bangkok Rooftop Bars and our legs are sore. How many have you done?
Remember that most rooftop bars have a dress code of no sports shorts and no sandals or sleeveless shirts for men.
1Vertigo and Moon Bar - Banyan Tree Hotel Sathorn - 61st Floor
This alfresco bar-cum-restaurant is 61 floors above the bustling streets of Bangkok, overlooking a magnificent cityscape. The stylish setting fuses fairytale romance and cosmopolitan chic. Indulge in some of the world's finest champagne, exotic cocktails, wine-by-the-glass or non-alcoholic beverages in the bar area, or go all the way for a memorable dinner of barbecued seafood. Read More...2Sky Bar - lebua at State Tower Riverside - 63rd Floor
Ever since Hollywood turned up, Sky Bar rooftop at Lebua State Tower has seen its popularity soar. With a 360 view there is a good reason this bar is top of most visitors 'to do list'. The round bar juts over the edge and at 63 stories high, it is the only place to be when the sun is setting over the Chao Phraya river. Read More...3Octave Rooftop Bar - Marriott 57 Hotel Sukhumvit - 45th Floor
Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok waited a long time for its very own rooftop bar, and then finally one came along and showed the rest of them how it should really be done. Octave Rooftop and Lounge is 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 three level venue is the highest spot in the city for a party. Read More...4Park Society - Sofitel So on Sathorn Sathorn - 29th Floor
Just below Park Society at Sofitel So is the green immensity of Lumpini Park and beyond the striking glass-and-metal skyline of Siam and Silom; tall towers with their ever-changing colours and lights. It takes a while to apprehend how magnificent Bangkok can be at sunset... Read More...5Three Sixty - Millennium Hilton Bangkok Riverside - 32nd Floor
A popular hang-out for Bangkok's jet-set and cultivated travellers, this sophisticated jazz lounge does justice to its name with unrivalled 360 degree views. Drinks are moderately priced and there are demarcated smoking zones. Take the lift to the 32nd floor and watch in awe as the world goes by. Let the romantic mood and gentle jazz wash over you, while enjoying sensational views of the city. Read More...6Above Eleven Sukhumvit - 32nd Floor
32 floors above Bangkok’s premier party street on Sukhumvit Soi 11 you will find Above Eleven, a chilled-out Central Park inspired rooftop bar, set out over two floors. As well as coming for a sunset cocktail, you can also experience their unusual Peruvian-Japanese fusion dishes. Around ten minutes walk from the BTS at Nana, Above Eleven bar and restaurant is on the rooftop of Fraser Suites and can be accessed by the entrance at the back of the serviced apartment complex. Read More...7Cloud 47 Silom - 47th Floor
Cloud 47 is the latest addition to Bangkok's Amazing Rooftop Race. Located at the top of the United Center office tower, Cloud 47 is quite different from any other rooftop you might have heard of or visited before. Usually it's all posh and glitzy, with drink price list as high as the building and waitresses straight out of the movie makeup room, but here prices are surprisingly friendly, atmosphere is casual and a beer costs no more than 160 baht. Read More...8Red Sky - Centara Grand at CentralWorld Siam - 55th Floor
Red Sky is one of the latest rooftop in Bangkok and while is doesn't offer a striking riverside view, it has a pretty impressive 360 panorama view from the 55th floor of one of the most convenient location in town. If you visit Bangkok, chances are you will end up shopping in the Siam area, where the largest and most trendy shopping malls of Bangkok are located Siam Paragon, MBK and the newly rebuilt CentralWorld. Read More...9Zense Siam - 17th Floor
If you are looking for somewhere chic to have a sunset cocktail or to enjoy a rooftop dinner, then Zense rooftop is a great choice. The view is fantastic, from the horseracing track to the lines of traffic moving slowly out of town at the end of the day. But what we really love about Zense rooftop is its location. Walking through CentralWorld you’d never expect there to be such a cool and funky venue just above you. Read More...10The Roof @38 Bar - Mode Sathorn Hotel Sathorn - 38th Floor
The Roof @38th Bar at Mode Sathorn Hotel is easily identifiable by its mauve color, way above the traffic jams and the little annoyances of big city life. The rooftop is entirely open-sky so not really an option on rainy days but the feeling of being high up in the air is real and impressive. You can walk around the entire circumference of the tower and discover a superb 360 view of this part of Bangkok. Read More...11Zoom Skybar - Anantara Sathorn Sathorn - 40th Floor
Zoom at Anantara is the latest establishment to join the heady heights of popular rooftop bars in Bangkok. With fantastic views from the 40th floor of the Anantara Sathorn Hotel, it offers a different perspective over the city, and covering the entirety of the roof, this open air bar and restaurant has plenty of spots to relax. The food served here is modern French with an Asian twist, as well as a light bites menu which goes well with their cocktails for those who are coming for pre-dinner drinks or late-night snacks. Read More...12Cielo Rooftop Skybar (formerly Zeppelin) Sukhumvit - 46th Floor
Cielo Rooftop Skybar (formerly Zeppelin) hits the right notes with a great view, affordable prices and plenty of front-row seats for the sunset. With so many rooftops in Bangkok, it’s important to stand out from the crowd, and although it has an out of the way location and an uninspiring entrance via an apartment building, it’s worth a trip to see the 180 degree cityscape from the 46th floor. Read More...13Distil Rooftop Bar - lebua at State Tower Riverside - 63rd Floor
Distil, the second rooftop bar located on top of the famous lebua tower, is a cocktail bar and lounge marrying the most innovative drinks in Bangkok with a seriously awe-inspiring view from the 64th floor of lebua Hotel. Comprised of an indoor seating area of comfy sofas, a circular bar, and an outdoor cigar terrace, this is a sophisticated place where guests can expect to sample some finer rarities that few other bars in Bangkok can boast: exclusive wines, cigars, rare whiskies, and resident DJs playing jazzy lounge house. Read More...14Speakeasy - Hotel Muse Chidlom - 25th Floor
The Speakeasy Hotel Muse takes you back to the 1920’s Prohibition era when illicit liquor was rolled in the back door by mobsters in Hench coats. Thankfully, you won’t be breaking any laws at this speakeasy, but authentic touches like a bath full of cocktails in jam jars and cool jazz playing in the background keep the vibe unique and funky. With great views over Sukhumvit and towards Sathorn, this rooftop is more unusual than most, but this isn’t just a skyline; the classic vintage cocktails are just as important as the view. Read More...15Long Table Sukhumvit - 25th Floor
Long Table is not quite sky scraping, but what it lacks in stature it makes up for in every other area by serving Thai food that tastes delicious and looks amazing, cocktails that err on the right side of sweet and a view that makes you forget that this isn’t a rooftop. In fact, after an evening spent watching the sunset with a Bangkok Cosmopolitan in hand followed by a three-course meal enjoyed lounging in one of Long Table’s cosy booths, I can honestly say there is no cooler sky bar in the city. Read More...16Bluesky - Centara Grand Lad Prao Chatuchak - 24th Floor
Finally a rooftop bar that stands out from the crowd – in terms of the location and view. Set on the 24th floor of the Centara Grand Hotel, Blue Sky offers a lofty vantage over Chatuchak and Lad Prao. From here, you can see the entire downtown Bangkok in one frame. The cocktail list highlights both the classics and signature creations. There’s also a restaurant serving French-inspired contemporary cuisine. Read More...17L'Appart - Sofitel Sukhumvit Hotel Sukhumvit - 32nd Floor
L’Appart is a French restaurant with perhaps the greatest concept design Bangkok has to offer. Styled as a high-society Parisian apartment from the turn of the 19th Century, diners can choose to eat in the living room, library, rooftop terrace or even in the kitchen. The apartment style exudes luxury living and is the perfect mix of ambiance, originality and world-class French cuisine. Located on the 32nd floor of Sofitel Sukhumvit Hotel it is a short walk from either Asok or Nana BTS Station. Read More...18Scarlett Wine Bar and Restaurant Silom - 37th Floor
Scarlett Wine Bar on the 37th floor of the Pullman Hotel Silom serves great cuisine with superb views of Bangkok sea of skyscrappers. From the moment you enter the vast restaurant you are instantly immersed in a warm atmosphere, and the tension of the outside world fades away. Occupying almost an entire floor, the dining room is cleverly designed to create islands of lights, making the place cozy without the need for walls or partitions. Read More...19342 Bar - Baan Wanglang Riverside - 5th Floor
This cute al fresco rooftop bar sits on top of Baan Wanglang Hotel on the Thonburi side of the river. Although you'll have to negotiate the ferry crossing to Wanglang pier whilst using your best map-reading skills to find the place, the views from the modest fifth floor are quite superb. It's small, yet its semi-hidden location means it doesn't get too packed, so you can enjoy the views across the water to the Grand Palace and Wat Arun in peace. There's also a good range of signature cocktails and bar snacks that won't give you a heart attack when the bill arrives. Read More...20The Rooftop Bar - Baiyoke Sky Hotel Pratunam - 83rd Floor
The highest rooftop bar in Bangkok, The Rooftop Bar is on the 83rd floor of Baiyoke Sky Hotel in Pratunam. Expect magnificent views, dizzying heights but an aging attraction, so grab a cocktail from the bar and head up a level to the revolving observation deck and watch the dramas unfold down below. Read More...