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If you’ve spent more than a few hours on the ground in Bangkok, to say that it is a maze is a major understatement. The road signs are confusing, you’ll have better luck solving a Rubik’s Cube than deciphering a map and asking for directions isn’t always a guarantee you’ll end up in the right place. Want to know the best cure for the Bangkok Blues? Head up! Bangkok boasts some of the most amazing rooftop bars in the world, so here are the top 7 rooftop bars in Bangkok!
If it’s the best river views in all of Bangkok you’re after, make the steep ascent 63 floors to the Lebua Skybar. Since opening, Lebua has become one of the city’s most sought after Sky Bar locales and was featured in the movie, Hangover 2. So if you’re eager to eat at the hottest spot in town, be sure to book a reservation. Offering spectacular sunset views, and an impressive oyster and whiskey menu, you won’t want to leave the comfortable cushioned seats. Conveniently located a mere 10 minutes from the Saphan Taksin BTS, you won’t even need a map to find it, just look for the distinctive looking golden dome in the sky!
Not for the faint of heart (or heights), this sky high roof top bar sits on the 61st floor of the famous Banyan Tree Hotel. The Vertigo Rooftop Bar is conveniently located on Sathorn Road, minutes from the very central Lumpini Park. An oldie but a goodie, this must-see bar has unobstructed 360 degree views of the city, with a sci-fi sort of design. Sip away on your favorite martini as the world scurries about below, and the sky almost touchable above.
Going up! Sukhumvit Road Climb is a treasure trove of fabulous malls, boutique shops, restaurants, and now, a gorgeous skybar on the 45th floor of the Sukhumvit Road. This breezy establishment lacks the pretentiousness of other rooftop bars, with a laid back feel and charming staff. With a funky blend of modern and traditional decor, comfy bucket seats, chic wooden tables and ambient blue lighting, this bar’s off-the-beaten-path locale make it the perfect post-shopping pit stop.
The 47th floor location is most certainly dizzying but surprisingly, the drink prices are not. If you’ve ever wanted to feel like a celebrity with their head in the clouds with a keen eye on your spending, Cloud 47 features million dollar 180 degree views, a super casual atmosphere and inexpensive food and drink. Once you’ve been sufficiently corrupted at the Patpong Night Market, you’ll find Cloud 47 centrally located on Silom Road. One of the best features of this bar is a 3 story ceiling allowing patrons to enjoy some much-needed rooftop relaxation rain or shine.
Avoiding crowds can seem like a bit of a challenge while in Bangkok, especially if you’re looking for the perfect rooftop perch. The Zeppelin not only offers staggering 180 degree city views, it’s also affordable for those traveling on a moderate budget who still want a taste of opulence. Don’t let the dreary facade fool you, the Zeppelin is a diamond in the rough on the 46th floor, an off-the-beaten path location and a menu that will leave you sated and impressed.
Calling all foodies and cocktail enthusiasts, the Sky at Blue Sky is the perfect marriage between sumptuous international cuisine and picture perfect panoramic views. Perched atop the Centara Grand Lad Prao Hotel, patrons have been ranting and raving about Blue Sky’s food and cocktail menu for years. World class mixologists will blend just about anything you desire from the classics to new age concoctions.
One wouldn’t think to put Bangkok and Speak Easy in the same sentence, but would be more perfect for a city with a sultry underworld? Get nostalgic in this Prohibition inspired Speakeasy while enjoying the finest views of Sukhumvit and Sathorn Roads. Listen to jazz greats croon the classics, and take note of all the fine little decor touches. Located a quick ten minutes from Chit Lom BTS, take a night to enjoy Bangkok’s take of one of history’s most interesting eras.