One of Bangkok’s greatest delights is its many rooftop bars, which transform into lively hives of celebration during events like New Year’s celebrations. There are chic and classy bars, and high-end bars with infinity pools and fabulous luxury. The higher the bars, the better, because of the scintillating view of the city and its outskirts. Bangkok’s rooftop bars are classy places and many of them require a dress code. Don’t turn up in tee shirt and ripped jean shorts; find out what the dress code is and then check it out.
The Roof Top Bar, Baiyoke Sky Hotel
One of the best rooftop bars in Bangkok, the Roof Top bar is also the very highest, as it is located on the 83rd floor of the Baiyoke Sky Hotel. The bar is actually not on the hotel’s roof – rather, it is one level down. Still, it’s set at a magnificent height. If you like, you can grab your drink and head out to the roof and chill out at the revolving observation deck that has a gazebo. The
Sky Bar, the Dome at Lebua State Tower
This bar is quite likely the most famous one in Bangkok and the crowds prove it. It’s always busy and buzzing with a dynamic vibe that’ll drive your sleep away. The incredible, stunning views of the city from the top of the 63rd floor tell you why this bar has been a favorite location for the popular Hollywood movie Hangover. Be sure to capture pictures of the fabulous sunset over the river. This sky bar is one of the Bangkok points of interest for tourists.
Zoom Sky Bar at Anantara Sathorn
This best rooftop bar in Bangkok takes up the entire roof of the 40th floor of the Anantara Sathorn Hotel. There’s plenty of room here to enjoy your cocktails while taking in the magnificent view from the 40th level. Opt nibbles with your cocktails and dine later; the in-house restaurant serves up a modern French menu with an Asian twist.
Zense Gourmet Deck & Lounge, CentralWorld
Though not exactly a rooftop bar, Zense is located on the 17th floor of CentralWorld, Bangkok’s enormous shopping complex. The bar offers fabulous views over the river plus the horseracing track. The whole place is chic and spacious and perfect for a cozy romantic evening on the colorful beanbags scattered everywhere. This gourmet rooftop restaurant Bangkok is very famous among locals and tourists alike.
Cloud 47 Rooftop Bar and Bistro
Cloud 47 is located on the roof of the United Center office tower. While this rooftop is uber chic and glamorous, the prices are reasonable because of the location. Also you can arrive in sandals and tee and shorts – no dress code required. If you want the top spots for the view, best reserve your table early on.
Octave Rooftop Bar, Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit
This bar is not located in the main tourist scene, which means it is peaceful and quiet. The incredible 360 degree views you get of Bangkok from this sky bar is one of the bar’s biggest selling points. The bar comprises three full floors, so you don’t have to fight for seats or tables. Seating is substantial and the breathtaking views are free and the DJ tunes are perfect for an evening of bliss here.
Char Rooftop Bar at Indigo Hotel Ploenchit
The Char Rooftop bar is located on the 26th floor of Ploenchit’s Indigo Hotel. Char is smaller than other rooftop bars in Bangkok but has managed to utilize the space wisely. It is stylish, practical, and very private. You can lounge in comfortable seats in private alcoves the way you see it in infinity salons. The views are incredible and definitely something to write home about.
Vertigo and Moon Bar, Banyan Tree Hotel
This sky tower Bangkok is located on the 61st floor of the Banyan Tree Hotel, and from the height, you can see that the bar is one of the very highest in Bangkok. Vertigo hasn’t been chosen for a Hollywood movie but the views are very similar to the ones you get from the Hollywood-accolade-recipient Sky Bar at Lebua. Vertigo restaurant takes up the space at one end of the roof and Moon Bar takes the other. They are connected by an open-air bridge from which you can obtain views to die for.
Attitude at Avani Hotel Thonburi Riverside
The Attitude Rooftop is just the perfect place to head to for a meeting with pals and some drinks in the evening. Located on top of Avani Bangkok Hotel, this stylish riverside cocktail bar offers stunning views, and an extensive cocktail menu.
Cru Rooftop Bar
Cru Bangkok is located above Centara Grand at CentralWorld at the 59th level which is the rooftop. It is an intimate and sophisticated bar, with its own private lift. The interior design is white-on-white, very chic. The center bar is a large circle and is shadowed by a huge illuminated arch whose colors change throughout the night. The views again are incredible from this rooftop.
Park Society, Sofitel So
The Park Society bar and restaurant are located on the 29th floor of the Sofitel So building. You can see all the way over the lush landscapes surrounding the lakes of Lumphini Park and beyond. You can even see the skyline of Siam and Silom from this bar. The best time to take pictures is at sunset, when the bar’s lights glow soft in multi-colors and the skies turn pink and purple outside.
Cielo Rooftop Skybar
Formerly known as Zeppelin bar, Cielo’s pricing is great and the views of the sunset are just perfect, owing to its location on the top of a residential apartment building. The entrance is not romantic, given that it’s an apartment building, but the location manages to avoid the crowds as well. The views are stunning, 360 degree all around and drinks menu is quite acceptable.
Riverside Rooftop Bar
Riverside Rooftop Bar is cute and al fresco and is located on the top of Baan Wanglang Hotel on the river‘s Thonburi side. To get here, you’ll have to cross the ferry to Wanglang pier. Finding the place is not exactly easy, but the views from the fifth floor bar are fantastic to say the least. Enjoy looking over at the fantastic Grand Palace and Wat Arun from the bar, and admire how the gold of the palace shines to glory when the setting sun’s rays hit it.
Distil Rooftop Bar – lebua at State Tower Riverside
Distil is the second rooftop bar situated on top of the Lebua tower, at the 64th level. The views from this height are seriously awe-inspiring. The décor is made of comfy sofas, outdoor cigar terrace, a circular bar and stylish wall decorations. You can sample some finer rarities here that are made only by a few other bars in Bangkok. Ask for the bar’s exclusive wines, rare whiskies, cigars and more.
Speakeasy, Hotel Muse Chidlom
This skybar Bangkok is located on the 25th floor of the Hotel Muse in Chidlom; Speakeasy is a step into the past. The 1920’s Prohibition Era vibe of the place will really impress you. The bath full of cocktails, cool jazz in the background, alcohol in jam jars and more keep the 20’s vibe ongoing. The bar offers fabulous views over Sukhumvit.
There’s no place like Bangkok when it comes to letting your hair down and having a great time. Bangkok’s rooftop bars have been an institution in themselves, offering much to the tourist appeal of the city. Visit Bangkok and check out some of these bars and let us know what you think.