5 top rooftop bars in Bangkok

1) Moon Bar

The panoramas here are unrivalled, 360° of nothing but endless skyscrapers and the Bangkok lights. Completely exposed to the elements, don’t even think about coming up here in bad weather. Photographers will love it too, as it’s the only sky bar that is tripod friendly and lets you set up for those great sunsets. 

Moon Bar at roof top

at: Banyan Tree Hotel, 61st floor, 21/100 South Sathorn Road, Sathorn

+66 (0)2 679 1200

http://www.banyantree.com

2) Sky Bar

Located up on top of the Lebua Hotel and State Tower, movie fans will recognise this bar as being the scene shot in the Hollywood comedy Hangover II. Yes, you can slurp down a Hangovertini here, but the main reason to come is the jaw-dropping view of the sunset over the Chao Phraya River. 

Sky Bar Bangkok

at: Lebua State Tower, 63rd floor, 1055 Silom Road, Silom/Bang Rak

+66 (0)2 624 9555

http://www.lebua.com/sky-bar

3) Octave

Most of Bangkok’s rooftop bars are surrounded by skyscrapers, but Octave differentiates itself by being on top of one of the few high rises on the east side of town. The wooden deck up on the 45th floor here boasts a 360° panorama, as well as a unique look straight down the entire sky train line below. 

Octave Rooftop bar at the Marriott Hotel

at: Marriott Hotel, 2 Sukhumvit Soi 57, Thonglor/Ekkamai

+66 (0)2 797 0000

http://www.marriott.com

4) Cru at Red Sky

The Red Sky Bar on the 55th floor of the Centara is nice enough, but head 3 more flights up to CRU, a champagne bar that is the highest rooftop bar in town. The views are dizzying here, and you can indulge in GH Mumm pink champagne. Every seat affords a 360° view of every landmark in Bangkok. 

rooftop terrace of Cru at Red Sky

at: Centara Grand, 58th floor, 999/99 Rama I Road, Pathumwan

+66 (0)2 100 6255

http://www.champagnecru.com

5) The Speakeasy Rooftop Bar

This elegant sky bar has two floors, one with more intimate tables for two along a small deck, and a more spacious rooftop area, with comfy chairs and sofas to relax in under the stars. 

The Speakeasy Rooftop bar Bangkok

at: Hotel Muse, 24th and 25th floor, 555 Langsuan Road, Pathumwan

+66 (0)2 630 4000

http://www.hotelmusebangkok.com

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