The best rooftop bars in Bangkok combine sublimely mixed cocktails and stunning views over Thailand's sprawling metropolis with features tailored to your ideal night out. Thankfully there are an awful lot of Bangkok rooftop bars to choose from. How many cities in the world can pretend to have more rooftop bars than Bangkok? None we know of... In our list, you can find some of the best sky bars in Bangkok: places to lounge back with a loved one, soak up the city in a full 360° sweep, and even party late into the night as a million lights sparkle far below. How many rooftops in Bangkok have you visited?

    Remember that most rooftop bars have a dress code of no sports shorts and no sandals or sleeveless shirts for men. Come dressed to impress!


    Vertigo - Banyan Tree Bangkok

    Sathorn - 61st Floor

    This alfresco bar-cum-restaurant is 61 floors above the bustling streets of Bangkok, overlooking a magnificent cityscape. The stylish setting fuses fairytale romance and cosmopolitan chic. Indulge in some of the world's finest champagne, exotic cocktails, wine-by-the-glass or non-alcoholic beverages in the bar area, or go all the way for a memorable dinner of barbecued seafood.

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    Location: S Sathon Rd, Khwaeng Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok 10120, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 5 pm to 1 am (weather permitting)

    Phone: +66 (0)2 679 1200


    Sky Bar - lebua at State Tower

    Riverside - 63rd Floor

    Sky Bar rooftop at Lebua State Tower is on many first-time visitors' to-do lists.

    With a 360-degree view, there's a good reason this bar sees a steady flow of out-of-town guests. The round bar juts over the edge and, at 63 stories high, it's the only place to be when the sun is setting over the Chao Phraya River.

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    Location: Lebua at State Tower, 1055 Si Lom, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 5 pm to midnight

    Phone: +66 (0)2 624 9555


    Octave Rooftop and Lounge is more than a place for watching the sunset or having a romantic meal. No rooftop bar in the city has a 360-degree view of Bangkok that matches this one, and the top floor of this 3-level venue is one of the highest spots in the city for a party.

    Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok waited a long time for its very own rooftop bar, and then finally one came along and showed the rest of them how it should really be done.

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    Location: Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, 2 Ban Kluai Nuea Alley, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 5 pm to 2 am

    Phone: +66 (0)2 797 0000


    Just below Hi-So Rooftop Bar at Sofitel So is the green immensity of Lumpini Park and beyond that the striking glass-and-metal skyline of Siam and Silom: tall towers with ever-changing colors and lights.

    It takes a while to comprehend how magnificent Bangkok can be at sunset and this is a great spot to do just that.

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    Location: 2 N Sathorn Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 5 pm to midnight

    Phone: +66 (0)2 624 0000


    Three Sixty at Millennium Hilton Bangkok is not only a popular hang-out for Bangkok's jet-set and cultivated travelers, this sophisticated jazz lounge also does justice to its name with unrivaled 360-degree views.

    Drinks are moderately priced and there are demarcated smoking zones. Take the lift to the 32nd floor and watch in awe as the world goes by. Let the romantic mood and gentle jazz wash over you, while enjoying sensational views of the city.

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    Location: 123 Charoen Nakhon Rd, Khlong Ton Sai, Bangkok 10600, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 5 pm to midnight

    Phone: +66 (0)2 442 2000


    Above Eleven

    Sukhumvit - 32nd Floor

    Above Eleven, a chilled-out Central Park inspired rooftop bar, is set out over two floors at total of 32 floors above Bangkok’s premier party street on Sukhumvit Soi 11. It's a perfect place for a sunset cocktail, and you can also delight your senses with their unusual Peruvian-Japanese fusion dishes.

    A 10-minute walk from the BTS at Nana, Above Eleven bar and restaurant is on the rooftop of Fraser Suites and can be accessed by the entrance at the back of the serviced apartment complex.

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    Location: Fraser Suites Sukhumvit 33rd Floor, Sukhumvit Road Soi 11, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 6 pm to 2 am

    Phone: +66 (0)8 3542 1111


    CRU Rooftop Champagne Bar

    Siam - 59th floor

    CRU Rooftop Bar Bangkok is one of the highest and fanciest rooftop bars in Bangkok. It serves some exclusive labels of G.H. Mumm Champagne, a snack menu of international delicacies and genuine 360-degree views.

    Located above Centara Grand at CentralWorld, Cru Bangkok takes pride of place on the 59th floor (and quite literally on the rooftop) of the hotel. It has a more intimate and sophisticated feel than Red Sky below, with its own private lift and a chic, white-on-white design. There’s a large circular bar in the center and a huge illuminated arch that changes colors throughout the night and creates photos with some nice contrasts.

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    Location: Centara Grand at CentralWorld, 999/99 Rama 1 road, Phatumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 5 pm to 1 am

    Phone: +66 (0)2 100 6255


    While Red Sky doesn't offer a striking riverside view, it has a pretty impressive 360-degree panorama view from the 55th floor of one of the most convenient locations in town.

    When you visit Bangkok, chances are you'll end up shopping in the Siam area, where the largest and most trendy shopping malls of Bangkok are located, including Siam Paragon, MBK and CentralWorld. As it's top of the latter, Red Sky is a great place to round off a day of retail therapy.

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    Location: Centara Grand at CentralWorld, 999/99 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 5 pm to 1 am

    Phone: +66 (0)2 100 6255


    Cielo Rooftop Skybar

    Sukhumvit - 46th Floor

    Cielo Rooftop Skybar hits the right notes with a great view, affordable prices, and plenty of front-row seats for the sunset.

    With so many rooftops in Bangkok, it’s important to stand out from the crowd, and though it has an out-of-the-way location and an uninspiring entrance via an apartment building, it’s worth the trip to see the 180-degree cityscape from the 46th floor.

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    Location: Cielo Sky Bar & Restaurant 46th Floor on Sky Walk Condominium, W District, Sukhumvit Road, Phra Khanong, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 5.30 pm to 12 am

    Phone: +66 (0)2 348 9100


    Pastel Rooftop Bar & Dining

    Swanky gastronomy served high in the sky

    Situated on the 22nd floor of the Aira Hotel, Pastel Rooftop Bar & Dining delivers an indulgent Mediterranean experience in the popular nightlife area of Sukhumvit Soi 11. Here, you’ll enjoy hypnotic skyline views from a panoramic deck and a glamorous interior embellished with art deco touches.

    Reserve a spot in a velveteen booth and savor delectable small plates including sea urchin croquettes, Iberico cold cuts, and Galician-style octopus. Finish your night with a generous helping of creamy tiramisu and a handmade Dolce Vita cocktail.

    Location: Aira Hotel, 22nd floor, 14 Soi Sukhumvit 11, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 5 pm to 1 am. Happy hour from 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm.

    Phone: +66 (0)9 5703 5679


    342 Bar - Baan Wanglang

    Riverside - 5th Floor

    342 Bar is a cute alfresco rooftop bar sitting on top of Baan Wanglang Hotel on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya River. Though you'll have to negotiate the ferry crossing to Wanglang Pier while using your best map-reading skills to find the place, the view from the modest 5th floor is quite superb.

    It's small, yet its semi-hidden location means it doesn't get too packed, so you can enjoy the views across the water to the Grand Palace and Wat Arun in peace. There's also a good range of signature cocktails and bar snacks that won't give you a heart attack when the bill arrives.

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    Location: 342 Trok Watrakhang Alley, Siriraj, Bangkok Noi, Bangkok 10700, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 4 pm to 11 pm

    Phone: +66 (0)2 412 7234


    CHAR Rooftop Bar at Indigo Hotel

    Ploenchit - 26th Floor

    CHAR Bar on the 26th floor of the Indigo Hotel in Ploenchit might not be as large as most of its counterparts, but it has excelled at using the space wisely with style and practicality, and even managed to create a certain sense of privacy.

    You can sit in large comfortable loungers in one of the alcoves best described as 'infinity salons’ or, for a unique office alternative, at the work station facing the growing cityscape of Bangkok. It's probably the best place to finish that last email with a glass of wine.

    Location: 26th Floor, Hotel Indigo Bangkok, 81 Witthayu Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

    Open: Sunday–Thursday from 5 pm to midnight, Friday and Saturday from 5 pm to 1 am

    Phone: +66 (0)2 207 4999


    SEEN Restaurant & Bar at Avani Hotel

    Thonburi Riverside - 26th floor

    SEEN Restaurant & Bar at Avani Bangkok Hotel is a riverside cocktail bar that offers an excellent place to head to in the evening for a few drinks with friends. This modern bar has stunning views and an extensive cocktail menu.

    Seen Restaurant and Bar is on the 26th floor of the Avani Riverside Bangkok Hotel, which is a 15-minute ferry ride away from the Saphan Taksin BTS Skytrain station. There's also a free shuttle ferry from Sathorn Pier in front of the Skytrain station.

    Location: AVANI Riverside Bangkok 257 Charoen Nakhon Rd, Samre, Thon Buri, Bangkok 10600, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 11 am to midnight

    Phone: +66 (0)2 431 9120


    Zoom Skybar - Anantara Sathorn

    Sathorn - 40th Floor

    Zoom at JC Kevin Sathon Hotel is a popular rooftop bar in the Sathorn area of Bangkok. With fantastic views from the 40th floor of the Anantara Sathorn Hotel, it offers a different perspective over the city and, covering the entirety of the roof, this open-air bar and restaurant has plenty of spots to relax.

    The food served here is a selection of international delicacies with an Asian twist, as well as a light bites menu which pairs well with their cocktails for those who are coming for pre-dinner drinks or late-night snacks.

    Location: 36 Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra Rd, Yan Nawa, Sathon, Bangkok 10120, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 5.30 pm to midnight

    Phone: +66 (0)2 210 9000


    Blue Sky - Centara Grand Ladprao

    Chatuchak - 24th Floor

    Blue Sky is a rooftop bar that stands out from the crowd in terms of its location and view. Set on the 24th floor of the Centara Grand Hotel, BlueSky offers a lofty vantage over Chatuchak and Ladprao. From here, you can see the entirety of downtown Bangkok in one frame.

    The cocktail list highlights both the classics and signature creations. There’s also a restaurant serving French-inspired contemporary cuisine.

    Location: 1695 Phahon Yothin Rd, Centara Grand at Central plaza Ladprao, Bangkok 10900, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 6 pm to 1 am

    Phone: +66 (0)2 541 1234


    Eagle Nest Bar

    Atmospheric venue with a panoramic vista

    Casting spectacular views over Wat Arun temple and the Chao Phraya River, Eagle Nest Bar is a hidden Bangkok treasure that’s nestled down a sleepy side street in the city’s old Rattanakosin district. Head 5 floors up to the top of the Sala Arun boutique hotel and take a seat on the al fresco deck for handcrafted cocktails.

    By day, Eagle Nest Bar delivers a picturesque city outlook, but the venue really comes to life after sundown when the spires of Wat Arun (the Buddhist Temple of Dawn) illuminate in gold against the ink-black sky. If you fancy a bite, head downstairs to the hotel’s Bitter Deck restaurant where you can savor aromatic Thai classics like papaya salad with grilled white tiger prawns and yellow curry with soft shell crab.

    Location: 7-49 Tha Tian Alley, Khwaeng Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

    Open: Monday—Friday from 4 pm to 11 pm, weekends from 4 pm to 12 am

    Phone: +66 2 622 2932


    Speakeasy - Hotel Muse

    Chidlom - 25th Floor

    The Speakeasy at Hotel Muse takes you back to the 1920s Prohibition-era in the US when illicit liquor was rolled in the back door by mobsters and served in cleverly disguised underground clubs.

    Thankfully, you won’t be breaking any laws at this speakeasy, but authentic touches like a bath full of cocktails in jam jars and cool jazz playing in the background keep the vibe unique and funky. With an interesting view over Sukhumvit and towards Sathorn, this rooftop is more unusual than most. But this bar isn’t only about the skyline, the classic vintage cocktails are just as important as the view.

    Location: 55 555 Langsuan, Lumphini, Pathum, Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 6 pm to midnight

    Phone: +66 (0)2 630 4000


    The Roof @38th Bar - Mode Sathorn Hotel

    Sathorn - 38th Floor

    The Roof @38th Bar at Mode Sathorn Hotel is easily identifiable by its mauve color, way above the traffic jams and the little annoyances of big-city life. The rooftop is entirely open-sky, so not really an option on rainy days, but the tangible feeling of being high up in the air is impressive. You can walk around the entire circumference of the tower and experience a superb 360-degree view of this part of Bangkok.

    Location: 38th floor, Mode Sathorn Hotel, 144 North Sathorn Road, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 5 pm to 1 am, Sunday from 5 pm to midnight

    Phone: +66 (0)2 623 4555


    Scarlett Wine Bar and Restaurant

    Silom - 37th Floor

    Scarlett Wine Bar on the 37th floor of the Pullman Hotel Silom serves great cuisine with superb views of Bangkok's sea of skyscrapers. From the moment you enter the vast restaurant, you're instantly immersed in a warm atmosphere, and the tension of the outside world fades away.

    Occupying almost an entire floor, the dining room is cleverly designed to create islands of lights, making the place cozy without the need for walls or partitions.

    Location: 188 Silom Rd, Khwaeng Suriya Wong, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 5 pm to midnight

    Phone: +66 (0)9 6860 7990


    Tichuca Rooftop Bar

    Teeter above the city

    Tichuca Rooftop Bar is a jungle-themed beauty that boast’s one of Bangkok’s most impressive vantage points — 50 floors above street level. Take in a 360-degree vista of the capital below from an extensive deck that’s furnished with rustic stools, lava-flow benches, and comfy rattan sofas.

    The focal point of Tichuca is a giant LED tree that lights up in rainbow hues like something out of Avatar. As the DJ drops the latest beats, order a round of tiki-style cocktails including the June in Peru and the Vietnamese Guava.

    Location: T-One, Building 8, 46th Floor, Phra Khanong, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

    Open: Sunday—Thursday from 5 pm to 12 am, Friday and Saturday from 5 pm to 1 am

    Phone: +66 (0)6 5878 5562

    Willy Thuan | Compulsive Traveler

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