21 Best Rooftop Bars in Bangkok

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    The best rooftop bars in Bangkok combine sublimely mixed cocktails and stunning views over Thailand's sprawling metropolis, and there are an awful lot 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 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 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!

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    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.

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

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

    Phone: +66 (0)2 679 1200

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    Sky Bar - lebua at State Tower

    Riverside - 63rd Floor

    Sky Bar rooftop at Lebua State Tower is on many first-time visitor's 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 storeys high, it's the only place to be when the sun is setting over the Chao Phraya River.

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

    Open: Daily from 6pm to 1am

    Phone: +66 (0)2 624 9555

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    Octave Rooftop Bar - Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit

    Sukhumvit - 45th Floor

    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. 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, and the top floor of this 3-level venue is the highest spot in the city for a party.

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

    Open: Daily from 5pm to 2am

    Phone: +66 (0)2 797 0000

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    Hi-So Rooftop Bar - Sofitel So on Sathorn

    Sathorn - 29th Floor

    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 their ever-changing colors and lights. It takes a while to apprehend how magnificent Bangkok can be at sunset and this is a great spot to do just that.

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

    Open: Daily from 5pm to 12.30am

    Phone: +66 (0)2 624 0000

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    Three Sixty - Millenium Hilton Bangkok

    Riverside - 32nd Floor

    A popular hang-out for Bangkok's jet-set and cultivated travelers, this sophisticated jazz lounge 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.

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

    Open: Daily from 5pm to 1am

    Phone: +66 (0)2 442 2000

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    Above Eleven

    Sukhumvit - 32nd Floor

    Thirty-two floors above Bangkok’s premier party street on Sukhumvit Soi 11, you'll find Above Eleven, a chilled-out Central Park inspired rooftop bar, set out over 2 floors. As well as coming for a sunset cocktail, you can also experience their unusual Peruvian-Japanese fusion dishes.

    Around 10 minutes' 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.

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

    Open: Daily from 6pm to 2am

    Phone: +66 (0)83 542 1111

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    CRU Rooftop Champagne Bar

    Siam - 59th floor

    CRU Rooftop Bar Bangkok is the highest and certainly one of the fanciest rooftop bars in Bangkok. It serves some exclusive labels of G.H. Mumm Champagne, a snack menu of world 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 gives photos some nice contrasts.

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

    Open: Daily from 5pm to 1am

    Phone: +66 (0)2 100 1234

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    Red Sky - Centara Grand at CentralWorld

    Siam - 55th Floor

    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. If 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. Being on top of the latter, Red Sky is a great place to round off a day of retail therapy.

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

    Open: Daily from 4pm to 1am

    Phone: +66 (0)2 100 6255

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    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 more uniquely, at the working 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: Daily from 6pm to midnight

    Phone: +66 (0)2 207 4999

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    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 a trip to see the 180-degree cityscape from the 46th floor.

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

    Open: Daily from 5pm to midnight

    Phone: +66 (0)2 348 9100

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    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 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 5.30pm to 1am (open from 5pm on Friday)

    Phone: +66 (0)2 431 9120

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    Zoom Skybar - Anantara Sathorn

    Sathorn - 40th Floor

    Zoom at Anantara 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 world delicacies with an Asian twist, as well as a light bites menu which goes well with their cocktails for those who are coming for pre-dinner drinks or late-night snacks.

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

    Open: Daily from 5.30pm to 1am

    Phone: +66 (0)2 210 9000

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    Bar9 at Novotel Platinum

    Pratunam - 9th Floor

    Bar9 might not be very high – only 9 floors up – but it has a strategic location in the shopping heart of Bangkok, just between CentralWorld and Platinum Mall. The view is surprisingly nice and offers some interesting photo opportunities. Plus, what we like most is the chance to take a scenic break from the heat of a shopping day.

    Drinks are not expensive and the place is supremely comfortable – a bit like sitting in a garden by the pool, suspended above the madness of the city.

    Location: Novotel Platinum, 220 Phetchaburi Rd, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 8am to 1am

    Phone: +66 (0)2 209 1700

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    342 Bar - Baan Wanglang

    Riverside - 5th Floor

    This cute alfresco rooftop bar sits 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.

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

    Phone: +66 (0)2 412 7234

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    Bluesky - Centara Grand Lad Prao

    Chatuchak - 24th Floor

    This 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, Blue Sky offers a lofty vantage over Chatuchak and Lad Prao. 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 6pm to midnight

    Phone: +66 (0)2 541 1234

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    Distil Rooftop Bar - lebua at State Tower

    Riverside - 63rd Floor

    Distil is a cocktail bar and lounge marrying some of the most innovative drinks in Bangkok with a seriously awe-inspiring view from the 64th floor of lebua Hotel.

    Comprised of an indoor seating area of comfy sofas, a circular bar, and an outdoor cigar terrace, this is a sophisticated place where guests can expect to sample some finer rarities that few other bars in Bangkok can boast: exclusive wines, cigars, rare whiskeys, and resident DJs playing jazzy lounge house.

    Location: 64th Floor, State Tower Bangkok, 1055 Si Lom, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 5pm to 1am

    Phone: +66 (0)2 624 9555

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    Long Table

    Sukhumvit - 25th Floor

    Long Table is not quite sky-scraping, but what it lacks in stature it makes up for in every other area. It does this by serving Thai food that tastes delicious and looks amazing, cocktails that err on the right side of sweet and a view that makes you forget that this isn’t a rooftop.

    An evening spent watching the sunset with a Bangkok Cosmopolitan in hand, followed by a 3-course meal enjoyed lounging in one of the cozy booths, makes Long Table one of the coolest sky bars in the city.

    Location: 48 16 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 5pm to 2am

    Phone: +66 (0)2 302 2557

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    Speakeasy - Hotel Muse

    Chidlom - 25th Floor

    The Speakeasy at Hotel Muse takes you back to the 1920s Prohibition-era 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 isn’t just a skyline; the classic vintage cocktails are just as important as the view.

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

    Phone: +66 (0)2 630 4000

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    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 feeling of being high up in the air is real and impressive. You can walk around the entire circumference of the tower and discover 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: Daily from 5pm to 1am

    Phone: +66 (0)2 623 4555

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    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 5pm to 1am

    Phone: +66 (0)96 860 7990

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    The Rooftop Bar - Baiyoke Sky Hotel

    Pratunam - 83rd Floor

    One of the highest rooftop bars in Bangkok, The Rooftop Bar is on the 83rd floor of Baiyoke Sky Hotel in Pratunam. Expect magnificent views, dizzying heights but an aging attraction, so grab a cocktail from the bar and head up a level to the revolving observation deck and watch the dramas unfold down below.

    Location: 222 Ratchaprarop Rd, Thanon Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 5.30pm to 11pm

    Phone: +66 (0)2 656 3000

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