Bangkok, Thailand is one of those places that is simply an overload to your senses. In the best way possible and it’s known for some of the best skybars in the world, so you need to check out the rooftop bars in Bangkok when you visit. Think urban edifices that juxtapose gorgeous little cities, skyscrapers that pierce into the sky and contrast with religious temples, modern festivals and religious ceremonies, busy streets and Buddhist monks…It’s a city of contrasts, of beauty, of chaos, of vigor. A city you simply cannot get enough of the Bangkok rooftop bars.
One of the best ways to experience the city is through the Bangkok sky bars. Sitting atop a bar while you feel like you’re on top of the world surrounding by panoramic vistas that will steal your breath pretty much sounds like the dream. The higher the bars, the better of course – and that’s what Bangkok is really good at. How does having a fancy drink/cocktail at a rooftop bar in Bangkok sound like? Here are some of the best rooftop bars in Bangkok.
83rd Floor,Baiyoke Sky Hotel Ratchaprarop Rd, 222 Ratchaprarop Road Ratchathewi
Description: This is the highest rooftop bar in Bangkok. It works a little differently than other skybars. First, you grab your drink a level less than the roof, and then you take your drink to the roof. There’s an entire revolving observation deck that you can stand on to take the perfect post-card worthy pictures and enjoy the best views. The views are spectacular to say the least and you’ll get to choose between the views on the 83rd floor or the views on the 84th floor.
Location: 83rd floor of the Baiyoke Sky Hotel.
Note: Sometimes you have to pay an admission fee depending on how much of a crowd there is. This admission fee, however, includes your first drink.
21/100 South Sathon Road Sathon
Description: This is one of the best sky bars in all of Bangkok. It’s hard to compete with Vertigo and Moon bar for so many reasons.
- Firstly, this is the highest in all of the city and it’s set up on the 61st
- You’ll get rewarded with the absolute best views of the city with the river snaking its way through the edifices.
- It’s very relaxed and has quite a “chill” vibe. You don’t have to feel like there’s something you need to be doing there.
- You can enjoy the views with nice cocktails without having to fight for a table.
- Vertigo is the restaurant and it’s connected to the Moon Bar in an open-air bridge!
2 North Sathorn Road Bangrak Bangkok
Description: What makes this Bangkok rooftop bar different is the fact that the views are simply so hard to compare to the rest of the sky bars all over Bangkok. You won’t only be the gorgeous skyline of Slam and Silom – but you’ll also have the incredible contrast of greenery and the lakes of Lumphini Park.
Note: Try going there by sunset so you can get the absolute most of the views. The skyscrapers, the lakes, the lush greenery, the hues of sunset, and the changing lights that paint the city will all make this experience so much better.
Location: 29th floor of Sofitel So.
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55/555 Soi Langsuan, Lumphini, Pathum Wan
Speak easy bars are renowned for the quirky experiences they offer all over the world. That’s why this speakeasy bar naturally offers something a little different.
Description: Firstly, this bar has a prominent theme. The theme revolves around the 1920’s Prohibition era. You’ll find all sorts of funky and quirky decorations all around that add a nice touch to the bar.
What to expect? Cocktails in jam jars are normal and expect to find all vintage and classical drinks there. Top all of this with the gentle sounds of jazz music, the atmosphere is unparalleled. Reminiscent of the flappers’ era and an ode to vintage bars – you’re bound to definitely have fun there. Spend an evening there with a great mal, a better drink and an even better vibe!
Description: A 360-degree view that shows you the wondrous skyscrapers and bustling metropolis of Bangkok from above along with some of its main attractions. There is also a certain chill atmosphere about this place, it’s not too touristy while also not too local – a perfect blend of moth.. Since it’s not one of the most well known bars, you can go there without having to reserve a seat or a table and you’ll probably end up finding a place.
Bar inside: The Octava Rooftop Bar inside has its seating plan so well strategically planned with every seat facing the gorgeous, breath-taking views.
Structure: There are three different floors so you can actually get to choose where to sit depending on how you feel like that day or what sort of views you want to get or even what general mood you’re into. The first level has the lounge while the two other floors have a DJ playing music.
47th Floor, United Center
Again, not just your typical rooftop bar in Bangkok, Cloud 47 is an expert at offering something little bit different.
Location: This bar has one of the nicest locations in all the bars mentioned here – it’s right in the center of Silom Road. If you’re staying near the Sala Daeng BTS Station as well, you’d be pleased to know that it’s only a 5 minute walk from there. It’s on the rooftop of the United Center office tower.
Description: The best thing about this bar is that offers the ultimate sky bar experience without the usual exuberant prices that come with the other sky bars in Bangkok. You’ll get to enjoy views, a good atmosphere, good food and drinks and you won’t pay that much! You can dress however you want and you don’t need to pay that much to have fun.
Note: Make sure to reserve your table at this place before going.
1695 Phaholyothin Road
Description: Located on the 24th floor, this bar would have you thinking that the views from there would not be as good as views from the 84th floor for example. However, the views from this bar are refreshingly different. Instead of being above everything, you’re going to be rewarded with uninterrupted views of skyscrapers, of the city lights and the Chatuchak Park.
The bar/Restaurant: Apart from the drinks, there’s a restaurant that serves the best French delicacies. However, note that the prices may be a bit too pricey.
Location: North of the Bangkok center inside of the Grand Lad Prao hotel.