Bangkok is well-known for its many incredible rooftop bars. If, during your cruise to Thailand, you want to get a slightly different view of Bangkok, we certainly recommend visiting one. With incredible panoramic views to be found, top drinks and great food, you’re destined for a memorable time. To help you out a little, we’ve put together this guide on Bangkok’s best rooftop bars:
Bangkok’s best rooftop bars
Sukhumvit Soi 11 is one of the most popular streets for nightlife and fun times in Bangkok. 32 floors above it are the wonderfully relaxing and atmospheric bar and restaurant, Above Eleven. Its funky atmosphere and striking decor certainly make this spot stand out from other rooftop bars in the city. Sitting on its comfortable sofas while enjoying its signature cocktails and delicious Peruvian cuisine, is made only more memorable by the spectacular view framed by two tree-like pillars. Talk about picture perfect! The first Peruvian-Japanese rooftop bar and restaurant in South East Asia, Above Eleven is certainly a location that should be on your to-do list.
We asked the team at Above Eleven why people should stop by, they told us; “We have everything you need to make the perfect rooftop bar experience; fantastic food and beverages, impeccable views of Bangkok’s skyline and great service.” Speaking further about their incredible menu; “We also have a wide selection of dishes; vegetarian, seafood and meat, that compliments everyone’s dietary needs. Our food is unique but familiarly delicious at the same time with elements of western and eastern comfort food present in all of our dishes.”
Cielo Sky Bar
For an impressive but affordable rooftop bar, visitors should head to Cielo Sky Bar. Situated way up on the 46th floor, there are plenty of comfy seats on hand that are perfect for checking out the 180-degree view of the Bangkok cityscape - a sight even more impressive at sunset! At Cielo Sky Bar, you’ll discover great style and an elegant 1960s aesthetic. Cielo isn’t just a bar, it’s also a wonderful restaurant, making it the perfect venue for either an end of evening drink or a romantic meal. Their sumptuous menu can be found on their website if you’d like to take a peek.
CRU Champagne Bar
Vibrant and colourful, CRU Champagne Bar is an impossibly high rooftop bar and certainly one of the most striking in Bangkok. With truly remarkable views, this is the place to be for a fancy night out. Speaking to us about their establishment, the CRU Champagne Bar said, “Located on the 59th floor of Centara Grand at CentralWorld, CRU Champagne Bar is 210 metres above the ground and the only champagne bar in Bangkok with a 360° view.
“The selection available at CRU includes an extensive range from G.H. Mumm champagnes, Perrier-Jouët and other favourites. And while the main focus at CRU is the drinks, the menu also features an international array of bar snacks freshly-prepared by the expert team of international chefs. Catch one of the amazing sunsets, meet for a romantic rendezvous, celebrate one of life’s special moments or simply indulge yourself after a hard day’s work with a glass of fine bubbles.”
Marble Bar, as its name suggests, is an elegant and stylish rooftop bar that is decked in beautiful marble from head to toe, providing a look wholly unique to it across Bangkok’s rooftop bar scene. Situated at 137 Pillars Suites & Residences on the 27th floor, visitors can look forward to a verified oasis, stepping out into its space to see the bar right next to an infinity pool. This upscale and trendy bar is blessed with some exceptional views and is known for delighting its guests with a mixture of light refreshments, fine wine, tasty comfort food and passionately created cocktails.
Octave Rooftop Bar
Found at the Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, the Octave Rooftop Bar features a lounge and a 360° view of the breathtaking Bangkok skyline. Both comfortable and colourful, the 45th-floor space at Octave is truly impressive. The menu is comprised of new-age fusion food and a seafood bar, fine wine and cocktails. For entertainment, guests can look forward to live DJs, composing the score for what is bound to be a memorable evening.
Sabrina from Just One Way Ticket adores Octave Bar. She told us, “The bar offers a comfortable setting with impressive views over downtown Bangkok. It’s a great place to head in the early evening before sunset. Also, note that there is a happy hour that makes it totally worth it to go there at 5 pm. Cocktails are half price until 7 pm, every day! Try the Lumpini cocktail, it’s very refreshing. If you’re hungry, they offer some fusion food, Asian-style tapas platter, seafood and even hot dogs.”
Noted for having some of the best river views in Bangkok, Sky Bar is a true sensation and has become even more popular thanks to its appearance in the film Hangover II. Situated at Lebua State Tower, Sky Bar is a whopping 63 floors up and one of the hottest spots in town come sunset. You’ll certainly want to see what all the fuss is about during your holiday to Bangkok. While certainly a busy spot on a clear day, there’s not much that beats the views on offer.
To help visitors gain a more vivid picture of what to expect, we spoke to Kaite and Ben from Two Wandering Soles, “While the drinks at Sky Bar are good, the real star of the show is the panoramic view over Bangkok. It was quite a sight to watch the sunset and see the city come alive in the dark. If you are looking for a great view and a bit of luxury, Sky Bar is a good choice. Just know that there is a strict dress code and the drinks are not cheap. If you go there knowing what to expect, you’ll have a great time taking in the sweeping views.”
The Speakeasy Rooftop Bar
Inspired by the speakeasies of America in the 1920s and 30s, The Speakeasy Rooftop Bar on the 24th and 25th floors of the Hotel Muse is certainly a must-visit. Both elegant and sophisticated, there is a distinct atmosphere to be found here and a selection of cocktails to match. Also serving up gourmet dishes that are perfect for sharing and offering plenty of private areas for guests to enjoy, this bar has far more going for it than just a spectacular view. Gin enthusiasts will be especially attracted as The Speakeasy is home to 40 different premium gins, helping it be known as the best gin bar in Bangkok.
Samantha from Travelling King thoroughly enjoyed her time at The Speakeasy, “It’s a wonderful rooftop bar because it offers a small garden in a crazy city like Bangkok. With its fake green grass underfoot, it makes you feel super relaxed and, of course, the views over Bangkok are incredible.”