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.
While the main bar downstairs features a masculine, rather imposing, vibe, the brand-new rooftop space offers a more relaxed setting. Unlike typical watering holes where bartenders sling drinks before your eyes, this rooftop venue boasts smaller bars that afford barmen a bit more privacy (with the intention to save space and create a less pretentious feel too, we suppose). And as expected, you get one the best views the city can offer with a lookout to Bangkok’s central business district.
Compared to the rooftop bars at other five-star hotels, the cocktails at Penthouse Rooftop don’t skimp on the booze nor do they come with sky-high prices. Signature numbers include Penthouse’s take on Paloma, here given an Oriental twist with pomelo and oolong tea syrup combined with Patron Silver tequila (B360). Chalong Mule, a twist on Moscow Mule, has all the elements we love about the sweet and sour classic, but gets an extra tropical flavor from basil leaves (B360). Le Pierriot is a flavorful drink that mixes Cointreau, red wine reduction, Pernod absinthe, lemon and tonic (B360). If you prefer spirits-forward options, you can ask for classic cocktails or heavier items from the main cocktail bar. And if you’re off the alcohol, the bar also serves an impressive teetotal refresher inspired by the traditional miang kham snack (B200).