Best rooftop bars in Bangkok
Spectrum is a three-level watering hole that crowns the newly-opened Hyatt Regency Sukhumvit Hotel on Soi Sukhumvit 13. Comprising an air-conditioned lounge and a more exciting outdoor, it’s ideal for taking in views of Lower Sukhumvit.
The city's new sky-high cocktail establishment, The Loft, promises to amaze with sleek interiors, expansive Bangkok views, and delicate concoctions inspired by vintage recipes included in the classic cocktail tome The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book.
Breezy rooftop restaurant Vertigo and Moon Bar on the 61st floor of Banyan Tree Hotel features Art Deco furniture and flickering candles on each table.
One of the newest Novotel hotels in the city, the Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 4 features cozy rooms and aplenty dining options like other Novotels. What makes it a little different is RedSquare, the pool bar on the 25th floor that claims to be the city’s only vodka rooftop bar.
Surawong welcomes Yao, a new rooftop bar perched on the top floor of Marriott Hotel The Surawong.
A more casual space set off by garden plants and cushioned seats.
Park Hyatt Bangkok has finally introduced the latest, last and topmost annex to Penthouse Bar + Grill, the lavish dining and drinking destination that occupies the luxury hotel’s top three floors. Climb up the stairs from the triplex’s second level for the full-on, al fresco rooftop experience.
After a long wait, the crown jewel of Thailand’s first Park Hyatt is ready to be experienced. Taking over the top three stories of the hotel tower, Penthouse Bar + Grill is home to six different food and drink outlets: The Grill Room, Chef’s Table, The Cocktail Bar, The Mezzanine, The Whiskey Room and Rooftop Terrace.
Though not as famous as its bigger sister, Vertigo and Moon Bar on the rooftop of Banyan Tree Hotel, Vertigo Too is still pretty impressive when it comes to sky-high tippling. Lit-up city scenes can be seen from all directions regardless of where you sit, courtesy of dim lighting and the restaurant’s narrow layout.
Crowning the iconic Centara Grand at CentralWorld, four levels higher than the famous Red Sky restaurant and bar, CRU offers mind-blowing views of the Bangkok horizon alongside drinks made in partnership with G.H. Mumm Champagne.
Hidden in quiet Soi Sukhumvit 20, no one would expect the Novotel Hotel to have this lovely rooftop bar. The compact venue combines a laid-back ambiance and nice views with affordable drinks, and offers a cool spot to unwind on weeknights.
Named after the mellow hue the sky took on when its owner first arrived at the location, Vanilla Sky is nestled on the 35th floor of Compass SkyView, offering stunning views of Sukhumvit from every angle.
The rooftop offering of the Radisson Blu Hotel is currently the highest beer bar in Bangkok, offering guests an opportunity to sip a variety of malted brews while enjoying stunning skyline views.
Sitting on the 64th floor of Lebua, the swanky Alfresco 64 makes up the latest addition to The Dome, which also houses a number of fine-dining restaurants and high-end bars. The whisky bar’s overall design is evocative of a luxurious yacht. Instead of views of the ocean, however, you get unparalleled views of the Bangkok cityline.
Set on the 64th floor of the State Tower Buiding, the sophisticated Flûte A Perrier-Jouët Bar is currently the world’s highest Champagne bar. From the lit-up bar adorned with elegant butterfly patterns, lush green cushions, and exclusive Champagne glasses decorated with golden butterflies, it’s not too difficult to guess that the space was designed to cater more to ladies who look for the finer things in life.
Breezy rooftop restaurant Vertigo and Moon Bar sits on top of Banyan Tree Hotel offering a dining courtyard on one side and the alfresco bar on the other. Soak up nocturnal views of downtown Bangkok and the Chao Phraya River while enjoying the signature dishes like spiced ahi tuna ceviche (avocado, coriander, lime, chili, shallots topped with salmon roes, B900), and boneless lambloin served with a dollop of mashed potato, sautée mushroom, a cashew and pistachio nut crust topped with mastard rosemary lamb jus (B2,100).
Located on the 63rd floor of the State Tower, Sirocco & Sky Bar is a must-visit for both locals and foreigners visiting Bangkok. Its golden spot on Silom Road gives the best city and river views of the city. Kick off your night in alfresco settings with an authentic Mediterranean meal at Sirocco before heading up to the Sky bar for an after-dinner drink. Whiskey fans will find more to love about this venue; the bar stocks up on many heritage bottles that are rarely found in Bangkok.
Above Eleven dares you to go through a maze-like entrance to dine with the Bangkok cityline at your feet. The place offers bite-size grub and hearty dinners to suit different degrees of hunger.
While the decor takes you almost a century back, the music, in contrast, at this double level Speakeasy is modern all the way; DJs play house on the rooftop (25th floor) and pop tunes on the 24th floor. Grab a table by the edge of the terrace to enjoy the best views of Bangkok’s city lights.
You probably think eating at a restaurant at the Millennium Hilton will cost you a small fortune, but rooftop bar ThreeSixty refutes this reputation. Offering casual Western cuisine with panoramic 360-degree views, ThreeSixty is perfect for couples and friends hoping to spend their afternoons in a luxurious yet laid-back setting. The venue is best-known for their rooftop picnics, even offering picnic hampers (B1800 net for two persons) stocked with gourmet delights such as lobster and shrimp cocktail salad and foie gras terrine. The basket also contains a serving of deep-fried prawns (packaged in a Chinese take-out box) and beef sandwiches. If you fancy a cocktail—or two—to liven up your picnic, we recommend the Isan Summer (Guatemala rum, orange, passion fruit, Thai tea syrup and kaffir lime, B450), pink sangria (chopped fresh fruits and rosé wine, B450), Bohemian Bliss (absinthe with apple juice, B450) or the Seduction of a Geisha (cognac, Japanese sake, green tea, fresh ginger and shitake syrup, B450), which comes with sashimi.