Rooftop bars in Bangkok: Our tips

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We are and remain of the opinion: No stay in Bangkok without a rooftop bar. For us, Bangkok is without a doubt the city of rooftop bars. There are dozens of them and each bar has its own peculiarities. Whenever we are in Bangkok, we drink a cocktail in a sky bar.

In the meantime we have visited countless rooftop bars in Bangkok and reveal our personal favourites. We have packed all our tips into this article so that you can prepare your Skybar visit in the best possible way.

1. “Sirocco” Skybar on the roof of the Lebua State Tower The classic of all rooftop bars in Bangkok is the bar of the “Sirocco” restaurant in the Lebua at State Tower. Ever since the restaurant with the golden dome became famous through the film Hangover 2, the number of guests has increased year by year.

And with it the prices: We have the feeling that the drinks are getting more expensive with every visit. During our last visit in February 2017 we have for two cocktails including tax and service charge 44 euros paid. (And we didn’t choose the most expensive cocktails here.) Don’t ask what they put in there for dinner.

From 63. Floor you have a gigantic view over Bangkok. What we don’t like so much: the bar itself has always been packed on all our visits. Photos can only be taken in certain places and everything around it seems pretty hyped. Of course, the view is still breathtaking and for us still one of the most beautiful of all sky bars in Bangkok.

The most important information about the sky bar in the Lebua State Tower Dress code: The following applies to men: no flip flops or open shoes, no shorts and no sleeveless shirts. You should also stick to this, because we have often had to watch how guests who are not dressed according to the dress code have been turned away here. You’re less strict with women. Maybe interesting for one or the other: In front of the Lebua State Tower you can rent closed shoes and long clothes for a fee.Address: 1055 State Tower, Silom Road, Bangkok , Thailand

Getting there: The easiest way to get to the Sky Bar is by taxi. The nearest BTS station (Saphan Taksin) is also only 10 Minutes walk away.

2. “Breeze” Skybar in the Lebua State Tower We feel much more comfortable than in the Sky Bar of the “Sirocco” in the bar of the “Breeze” restaurant a few floors below. There are noticeably fewer guests here and the atmosphere is generally much more relaxed. We prefer to drink our cocktail directly at the bar and watch the staff mix it. In comparison to the Sky Bar of the “Sirocco” you can usually easily get a seat at the bar in the “Breeze”.

At our last one We had a visitor Mojito (680 THB) and a Passion Fruit Mojito (555THB). Service charge and tax are added to the prices. In the end we paid together just under 40 euros, which is of course incredibly expensive. As expected, both cocktails were excellent.

The atmosphere is very harmonious: there is a pretty waterfall and there is pleasant lounge music in the background. We also think it’s great that you’re greeted with a hot cotton towelette. A few years ago we got free cashew nuts with every drink – much to Romeo’s delight. On our last two visits, however, we were unfortunately denied the nuts.

The most important information about the Skybar “Breeze” Dress code: “Breeze” and “Sirocco” can be reached via the same access, therefore The same dress code applies: No flip flops, no shorts and no sleeveless shirts for men. You can rent matching clothes directly from Lebua State Tower down the street for a fee.

Address: 1055 State Tower, Silom Road, Bangkok , Thailand

Getting there: The nearest BTS station (Saphan Taksin) is only 07 minutes walk away. The most convenient way is by taxi.

3. “Seen Rooftop Bar” on the roof of Avani Riverside Bangkok Hotel The “Seen Rooftop Bar” (formerly Attitude Rooftop Bar) is one of the newer sky bars in Bangkok. It is located on the roof of the Avani Riverside Hotel, just outside the center on the other side of the Chao Phraya River. The bar is very spectacular located almost directly on the river and you have a great view of the city and the mighty Chao Phraya River.

The Prices in the “Seen Rooftop Bar” are – compared to what you get – absolutely fine: Cocktails cost about 400 Baht. This is where the service charge and taxes come in. Nuts/chips are served with the drinks. The ambience is rather stylish. Particularly noteworthy are the employees, who were particularly friendly and courteous in this bar.

The most important information about the “Seen Rooftop Bar” Dress code: No dress code – so far we can judge that. Men would still recommend not to come in shorts.
Address: 180/1-3 Charoennakorn Road, Thonburi, 10200, Bangkok, Thailand

Getting there: There is no MRT or BTS station within walking distance. Our tip: The hotel has a free shuttle boat that runs at regular intervals from the BTS station Saphan Taksin to the hotel.

4. “ZOOM Sky Bar” on the roof of the Anantara Hotel The “Zoom Sky Bar” belongs to the Anantara Bangkok Sathorn Hotel. The bar is located in 40. Floor. We experienced the “Zoom Sky Bar” less crowded than many other rooftop bars. This is mainly due to the fact that it is quite extensive. We think it’s really great that you got a from the Skybar degree view of Bangkok.

The music was quite cool (on one of our visits there was even a DJ playing), but the mood didn’t really build up because there weren’t that many people there compared to the size of the bar. The drink prices are cheaper than in comparable rooftop bars. For two cocktails we have a little more than 12 Euro paid.

The most important Information about the “ZOOM Sky Bar” Dress code: Smart casual, ie men are not allowed to wear open shoes, shorts or sleeveless shirts.

Address: 10 Khwaeng Yan Nawa, Khet Sathon, Bangkok, Thailand

Arrival: The nearest BTS station (Chong Nonsi) is about 10 walking distance away.

5. “The Speakeasy Rooftop Bar” on the roof of the Muse Hotel A small insider tip is the “Speakeasy Rooftop Bar”, which is unbelievably stylish Muse Hotel. The entire hotel is reminiscent of the 21s and the “Speakeasy Rooftop Bar” is no exception: Even the The waitresses’ clothes are reminiscent of earlier times. The view from 20. Floor is less impressive than other sky bars in Bangkok, but the very relaxed atmosphere makes up for it.

The bar is on two floors. A small, inconspicuous staircase takes you to the roof terrace, from which you can look in all directions and sit really nicely. Another plus: when it rains you can still enjoy the atmosphere because the bar is covered.

The prices are absolutely fine: For two cocktails you pay a total of about baht, so a little more than 17 Euro. There are always roasted peanuts. Our conclusion: Highly recommended, especially if you are looking for a rooftop bar with a difference.

The most important information about the “Speakeasy Rooftop Bar” Dress code: no dress code

Address: 55/530 Langsuan Road, Lumpini, 10110, Bangkok, Thailand

Getting there: The nearest BTS station (Chit Lom) is about 10 walking distance.

6. “Sala Rattanakosin” Rooftop Bar with a view of Wat Arun The rooftop bar of the Hotel Sala Rattanakosin is a really great place to watch the sunset. The special feature: From here you have a direct view of the majestic Wat Arun. The sun sets behind the temple – what a view!

The rooftop bar itself is nice, although not overly spectacular. Unfortunately, there are only few seats, so you have to be lucky without a reservation.

The drink prices are – as to be expected from the location – not very cheap, but quite fair. For two cocktails we have about 800 Baht paid. Our conclusion: A visit is worthwhile just for the amazing view of Wat Arun.

The most important information about the rooftop bar “Sala Rattanakosin” Dress code: No dress code, but we might do without shorts or sandals.

Address: 32 Maha Rat Road, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200,Thailand

Arrival: The bar is very close to Wat Pho. Either you come by Chao Phraya Express Boat to Tha Tien Station. From there it is only a 3 minute walk. Or you can take the MRT to Sanam Chai station. From there it’s tight 10 minutes walk.

7. “Moon Bar” on the roof of Banyan Tree Hotel From the “Moon Bar” which belongs to Banyan Tree Hotel, you can enjoy a spectacular 360 Grade View on Bangkok. The bar itself is on a fairly small area and there is depth all around. Admittedly, we find that quite unique. However, in our opinion, the bar itself is getting a bit old and cannot keep up with the newer bars in the city in terms of interior.

Our two cocktails – Mojito and Lychee Martini – were really good. We paid about 1. 360THB. Unlike other rooftop bars in Bangkok, you get three kinds of nuts with every order in the “Moon Bar”. The atmosphere is livelier than, for example, in the “Breeze” because the Skybar is less spacious and you are in a smaller space with other people.

The most important information about Moon Bar Dress Code: As in most fancy bars, ie no flip-flops, shorts and sleeveless shirts for men. (It is best not to be too sporty in general.)

Address: 21/ S, 100 S Sathorn Rd, Yan Nawa, Sathon, Bangkok , Thailand

Getting there: The nearest MRT station (“Lumphini”) is about 10 walking distance.

8th. “Above Eleven” on the roof of the Fraser Suites Sukhumvit Another insider tip! In the “Above Eleven” on the roof of the Fraser Suites Sukhumvit, we have always felt comfortable from the first minute of every visit. The ambience is great – not too chic, but rather casual and informal. There are both high tables and comfortable sofas. And best of all, you can sit outside even when it rains, because there is a covered area – something we have seen in a few other rooftop bars.

The drinks come with free peanuts. The prices are extremely fair. Cocktails cost about 350 until 400 Baht, a Singha coming up 114 Baht (each plus service charge and tax).

The most important information about “Above Eleven” Dress code: Men are not allowed to wear sleeveless shirts or open shoes. In general, the dress code is less strict than in other bars.

Address: 37/8 Soi Sukhumvit 11, Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Vadhana, Bangkok 5826, Thailand

Getting there: The nearest BTS station (Nana) is about 11 walking distance away.

9. “Three Sixty Lounge” on the roof of the Millennium Hilton The view from 32. Floor of the Millennium Hilton Hotel on the Chao Phraya is great – that’s for sure. The bar isn’t as high up as those two in the Lebua Hotel, but that doesn’t really matter. There is one indoor area that we didn’t test – rooftop bars can rarely convince us from the inside.

The prices are relatively high – especially , considering that the ambiance is stylish but not overly elegant either. A Cosmopolitan costs about 400 THB (service charge and tax are added here). A Singha beer also costs THB (plus service charge and tax) – ultimately about 10 Euro. Unfortunately there is no happy hour.

Information on the Skybar “Three Sixty Lounge” Dress code: No flip flops, shorts and sleeveless shirts for men

Address: 100 Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan, Bangkok, Thailand

Getting there: Unfortunately, there is no MRT or BTS station nearby. You can arrive either by taxi or by hotel’s own boat from Saphan Taksin Station.

03. “Octave Rooftop” at the Marriott Hotel The Octave Rooftop Bar is located at the rooftop of the Marriott Hotel in Sukhumvit and is located quite high: strictly speaking, the bar extends over the floors 45 until 49. If you want to visit this rooftop bar, let me tell you in advance that there are plenty of Marriott hotels in Bangkok. Ideally, have the address handy if you decide to take a taxi.

You have a really spectacular view from the top – but only if it’s not raining. Otherwise you have to take a seat in the (not very atmospheric) interior. When the weather is good, the Octave Rooftop Bar is one of our favorites. But then the bar is also very well frequented – which, among other things, can be seen at the Happy Hour between 12 and 19 clock is. At this time, select cocktails are half price. Otherwise, as expected, the prices are rather high. It’s best to come early to secure a good seat. (Attention: The bar only locks around 17 Clock on). Nuts are served with every drink, but the taste takes some getting used to.

The most important information about the Octave Rooftop Bar Dress code: No flip-flops, no shorts and sleeveless shirts for men

Address: 49/F , Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, 2 Sukhumvit Soi 45, Bangkok, Thailand

Arrival: The nearest BTS station (Thong Lo) is only about 5 minutes walk away.

11. “Scarlett Wine Bar & Restaurant” on the roof of the Pullman G Hotel The Scarlett Wine Bar & Restaurant is – as the name suggests – primarily a restaurant that 37. Floor of the Pullman G Hotel. The dining area is indoors, the outdoor area is more of a bar area. This is covered, which is a bit of a shame for the atmosphere, but is an advantage when it rains.

The Scarlett Bar has a nice one View towards Chao Phraya, but only in one direction. For one 360-grade view you have to go to another bar. The prices are reasonable and also lower than those of top addresses such as Sirocco or Moon Bar. For a “signature” cocktail you pay about 320 THB – plus Service Charge and Tax.

The most important information about the “Scarlett Bar” Dress code: No open shoes, no shorts and sleeveless shirts for men

Address: 188 Si Lom, Bangrak, Bangkok, Thailand

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12. Mahanakhon Skywalk & Rooftop Bangkok The second tallest building in Bangkok houses one of the newest attractions of the city: A skywalk with a glass floor in dizzying 310 meters in height. There is also a bar right next door. However, since most people come for the Skywalk, the ambience is not particularly good in our opinion.

The view is fantastic though and probably the very best you can find in all of Bangkok. We were there before sunset and can only recommend it to you. The Rooftop Bar also has a chic (indoor) restaurant called Mahanakhon Skybar, which we did not test.

The most important information about the Mahanakhon Skywalk & Rooftop Bangkok Dress code: No dress code for the bar. Smart-casual is the rule for the restaurant (no sleeveless shirts, no shorts, no flip-flops).

Entry: Since the focus here is on visiting the Skywalk, admission is required. The price is 555 Baht (weekdays) or 1001 Baht (Weekend).

Address: 123 Narathiwas Road, Silom, Bangrak , Bangkok ,Thailand
Arrival: The nearest BTS station (Chong Nonsi) is just a few minutes walk away .

Our tips for visiting a sky bar in Bangkok What time of day? While Bangkok’s skyline at night is truly impressive, we highly recommend that you schedule your visit just before sunset . So you can enjoy the most diverse lighting moods: the sight during the day, the (hopefully) impressive sunset and the sight at night.

Another advantage of coming early: In some bars there are a happy hour, for example in the Octave Rooftop Bar. No advantage without a disadvantage: In many bars there is a lively rush around sunset – this applies in particular to the classics such as the Sky Bar in the Lebua State Tower.

What to do when it rains? The dilemma of many sky bars in Bangkok: when it rains they are (partly) closed and you are taken to the air-conditioned interior referenced. Unfortunately, this is rarely convincing. The one at Sirocco, for example, is completely overcrowded and you can’t even enjoy the view. We were also not enthusiastic about the interior of the Octave Rooftop Bar.

The good news: There are some sky bars that are great covered without having to go indoors. These include, for example, the Above Eleven or the Speakeasy Rooftop Bar.

New Year’s Eve in a rooftop bar in Bangkok Anyone who is in Bangkok on New Year’s Eve naturally wants to experience something special. We have the turn of the year 2018/2017 in Bangkok and after much deliberation we decided on Above Eleven.

If you spend New Year’s Eve in a rooftop bar If you want to spend in Bangkok, you have to be aware that it costs quite money. At Above Eleven you pay 2.000 Baht entrance fee. Here, however, two drinks were included. The entrance fee was one of the lowest in Bangkok. In many other bars it was not uncommon for it to be 4. Baht or even higher.

In addition, on New Year’s Eve the bars are hopelessly overcrowded. Also, don’t expect too impressive fireworks. Since New Year’s is celebrated on a different date in Asia, the same fireworks tradition simply doesn’t exist here as in Europe. Nevertheless, we found the evening at Above Eleven great.

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