Best rooftop bars in Bangkok
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.
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.
Nestled on the roof top Avani Bangkok Riverside hotel, Attitude offers a panoramic view of the Chao Phraya River, Asiatique and the iconic buildings lining the riverbank.
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.
ThreeSixty has two zones: a handsome lounge where you dine international cusine with (almost) panoramic 360-degree views of the Chao Phraya River and those riverside architectural establishments, and an alfresco deck, which is perfect for couples and friends hoping to spend their evenings in a luxurious yet laid-back setting.
Located at Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, Octave offers light, East-meets-West bites and tapas-style dishes for you to nibble on while enjoying signature cocktails made of local ingredients. A local DJ takes over the decks from 8pm until late.
The outdoor balcony of Park Society is one of the most famous rooftop bars in Bangkok, thanks to the sweeping views over Lumphini Park. Seeking even more stunning views? Climb up one floor to exclusive rooftop bar, Hi-So.
Soar up to Centara Grand at CentralWorld’s rooftop to experience 360-degree city views. Lights are dimmed after sunset in the alfresco section to effect a breezy, romantic vibe. If you’d rather see what’s on your plate, reserve a table in the airconditioned indoor section or at the bar.
After taking your fill of classic Thai food by British chef Tony Wrigley at Sala Rattanakosin’s restaurant, climb up to the hotel’s photogenic rooftop bar to enjoy the breeze and a bevy of colorful cocktails.