Few things can compare to a round of cocktails on top of a swanky roof top bar overlooking the city lights, which is why travellers are constantly returning for the Bangkok nightlife. KKday gives you a run-down of Bangkok’s top rooftop bars you have to check out on your next trip!
Vertigo & Moon Bar at the Banyan Hotel
Bangkok’s open-air bars may be multiplying, but none can truly compare with the original: Vertigo & Moon Bar. As the first of its kind not just in Thailand, but in all of Asia, Vertigo & Moon Bar has built quite a name for itself. It sits at the 61st floor of the Banyan Tree Hotel and offers sophisticated alfresco dining with its open-air grill and bar. Complete the intimate atmosphere of the Bangkok night with a signature handcrafted cocktail from one of the skilled mixologists.
Sky Bar Rooftop at Lebua State Tower
The most popular of Bangkok’s sky bars is Sky Bar Rooftop at Lebua State Tower, which was made even more famous by the hit-movie, Hangover II. At 63 floors up one of Bangkok’s most notable hotels, you’ve got an unparalleled view of the city and the fabled River of Kings. Crowds flock here once the work day ends, and while you may not be able to find a seat, the unusual cocktails and incredible view certainly make for an unforgettable experience.
Red Sky Rooftop Bar at Centara Grand Hotel
Red Sky lies at the heart of Bangkok, making it the perfect place to unwind after a long day of shopping in Siam. The ambiance is much more toned down compared to Lebua’s Sky Bar, with a friendly waiting staff and excellent Jazz quartet, and a sophisticated selection of European cuisine.
Octave Rooftop Bar at the Bangkok Marriott Hotel
Last but not least: Octave Rooftop Bar and Lounge. While it may be the new kid on the block, Octave is quickly becoming a Bangkok favourite. The three-level venue provides plenty of sitting room with a different atmosphere on each floor. You can feast on Asian-fusion cuisine at The Lounge, dance the night away at The Attic, or enjoy your cocktail and city view at The Bar.
The night is young, so let loose and have a little fun! Be sure to hit up any of these bars the next time you’re in the city.
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