Six of the best rooftop bars in Bangkok

Keep your head in the clouds while visiting Bangkok to enjoy cinematic views over the Thai capital. Here are six of the best rooftop bars in Bangkok

Rooftop Bar, Bangkok, Banyan Tree,

Vertigo Grill & Moon Bar, Bangkok 
Vertigo Grill & Moon Bar is located on the rooftop of the 61-storey Banyan Tree Bangkok. Named after Alfred Hitchcock’s screw-tightening thriller of the same name, this oh-so-sophisticated bar sits on a former helipad and comes alive at sunset due to those views of the glittering Thai capital. The bar features vertigo-inducing escalated platforms and low walls to ensure an outstanding 360-degree panorama of the city.  banyantree.com 


Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit

Bangkok now has a roster of resort-style rooftop bars that capitalise on the Thai capital’s stunning skyline while providing a new perspective on the cityscape. Forget stuffy bars on ground zero and look to the skies for inspiration and a cool river breeze. While the hotel has a range of bars and restaurants, we recommend heading to the Octave Bar on the rooftop and accessing Wi-Fi so you post to your Insta feed from atop the landmark hotel.  marriott.com.au 


Rembrandt Hotel, Bangkok
How we adore the old-school aesthetic at the rooftop bar attached to the Rang Mahal restaurant atop the Rembrandt Hotel.  Artificial turf and ample seating on outdoor loungers will help inspire a bit of FOMO when you live-stream the fact that you’re here flirting with the bartender on the terrace. Ooh and aah over the neon-lit sky at this rooftop oasis on the 26th floor where a healthy mix of expats and locals enjoy bar bites such as tandoori fish fingers alongside mai tais.  rembrandtbkk.com 

Attitude at Avani Hotel, Bangkok
This intimate lounge with a rooftop patio showcases Bangkok in all its glory. Enjoy tasty tipples inspired by Asian flavours and made to pair with bar snacks such as pork ribs with Jack Daniels barbecue sauce and popcorn shrimp, which has a punch of salt and pepper. After wolfing down a few dirty, filthy martinis, stick to the best-selling cocktail: the passionfruit mojito to beat the stultifying heat while you’re sky high. Attitude soars above the city with views overlooking the Chao Phraya River, coiled like a snake down below. attitudebangkok.com 

Centara Grand Central World Bangkok, Centara Hotels and Resorts, Bangkok, rooftop bars in Bangkok, Thailand

Red Sky, Centara Grand Central World
Red Sky is so named because this is one of the best spots to watch the sun stain the sky red at dusk each day.  While diners can opt to dine indoors in the air-conditioning, the dramatic outdoor setting is a draw. Google chef Christian Ham’s menu before you visit the Red Sky so you can narrow down the options between the truffle-infused wagyu beef tenderloin and his contemporary take on a surf ‘n’ turf. Note: Happy hour is between 4 pm and 6 pm. centarahotelsresorts.com 

So Sofitel Bangkok Rooftop Bar, Rooftop bars, Best rooftop bars in Bangkok, Bangkok bars,

SO Sofitel Bangkok
The HI-SO Rooftop Bar at the SO Sofitel Bangkok is So Bangkok. Perched like an eyrie over an al fresco ledge on the 29th floor of the SO Sofitel Bangkok, HI-SO is in position to take advantage of those much-sought-after city views. Living the high life is attractive to a global audience so expect expats, local business types and flashpackers to ascend to the top of the luxury five-star hotel to find their motley tribe. Fashion icon Christian Lacroix had a hand in the design of the So Sofitel Bangkok, which draws influence from those panoramic views over Lumpini Park. Pencil the last Saturday of the month into your diary for the #SOPoolParty.  so-sofitel-bangkok.com

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