Bangkok, often affectionately known as the “city of angels,” is home to over 8 million bustling people. The metropolitan named “World’s Best City” four years in a row by Travel + Leisure has a cornucopia of opportunities for those looking to explore the city. Rooftop bars are an excellent way to get the views while relaxing with a cocktail that evokes local fruits and inspires happiness!
Our Picks for the 6 Best Rooftop Bars in Bangkok
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Situated at the very top of the Banyan Tree Hotel and overlooking the Chao Phraya River, The Vertigo Grill and Moon Bar offers breathtaking views of Bangkok. Due to its intense height (the bar itself is on the 61st story), the clear skies of the spring and summer are best for the enjoyment of this establishment. Rain can be a deterrent as it has no roof. Drinks are affordable and the Malibu is poured generously. The Moon Bar is open from 5 p.m. until 1 a.m. every day, and Vertigo is open from 6 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. daily.
Address: Banyan Tree Bangkok, 21/100 South Sathon Road, Sathon, Bangkok
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Noted for being the setting for some scenes in The Hangover sequel, Sky Bar is a highly popular and very busy bar visited by many people. Overlooking the stunning City of Angels (another name for Bangkok) from the 63rd story, Sky Bar boasts the Sunset 63 cocktail, among various other liquors, that can be consumed at their effulgent neon bar that changes colors intermittently.
Address: Lebua at State Tower, 1055 Silom Road, Bangkok
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Cloud 47, aptly named after its location on the 47th floor of the United Center office tower, is a casual place to come take in the views and not break the bank on your outfit or your victuals. Reservations are recommended, especially if you desire views from the terrace. It’s also very close to Patpong Night market, so make sure to swing by on your way to or from Cloud 47.
Address: 47th United Center Bldg., Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok
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4. Blue Sky
Test your taste buds with the vodka-centric Blue Sky cocktail at one of the most popular rooftop bars in Bangkok. Located at the Sofitel Centara Grand in the Ladprao district, Blue Sky hosts club nights (known as “Full Moon” nights) once a month that overlook the expanse of the Chatuchak park.
Address: Sofitel Centara Grand, 1695 Phaholyothin Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok
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Home to what many claim is the world’s largest table at 70 seats, The Long Table is the hip watering hole for the young and upwardly mobile. With foie gras and fried prawn appetizers to whet your palate, take in the views of one of Bangkok’s lakes while you sip on the Long Table Margarita. Feast your eyes on Benjakiti Park while you breathe in the fresh air.
Address: The Column, 48 Sukhumvit Soi 16, Klongtoey, Bangkok
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Easily one of the choices with the most personality, the 1920s-themed Blind Pig (also known as “The Speakeasy”) is entered through a secret door that opens onto the 25th floor of Hotel Muse. With staff in Prohibition-era costume and newspaper-style menus, the establishment boats a very thematic ambience, including a separate cigar room. Cocktails focus on some nostalgic gin favorites as well as other selections for those who do not find gin favorable. This is a great place to have a conversation and not have your words overwhelmed by the music. A true ode to The Jazz Age.
Address: 55/555 Soi Langsuan, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok
This article was written by Lindy Tolbert.