Thailand is one of the popular Asian destinations among globetrotters and Bangkok city is the first Thailand city that pops up in any Thai vacationer’s mind. Bangkok being a major metropolitan city and home to one of the busiest airports in the world makes it a default destination for many visitors who arrive in Thailand. But then travelers do not spend much time in Bangkok as it is super crowded and chaotic. Most of them usually prefer to stay for a day or two before heading out to the blissful island paradises of Thailand. Nevertheless, Bangkok has its own charm even though the city feels stiflingly crowded. This vibrant city has found ways to escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy tranquility by converting rooftops of towering skyscrapers into an ultimate collection of spectacular alfresco restaurants and bars. Set on high-rise exquisite hotels, these restaurants provide a serene ambiance unruffled by the frantic world below.
Here are our top 6 rooftop restaurants and bars of Bangkok:
1. Vertigo & Moon Bar – Banyan Tree Bangkok
Set on top of the eloquent Banyan Tree Bangkok hotel, 61 stories above Bangkok city, Vertigo & Moon Bar offers a sophisticated open-air ambiance with incredible views of Bangkok city. The menu offers a fusion of delectably grilled steaks and tender seafood cuisine along with the finest range of champagne, wine, and cocktails. The view from the restaurant is breathtaking and the mood relaxes with slow music that complements the mellow shades of nightfall. Dining hours start from 6 pm till 10.30 pm.
2. Sirocco & Sky Bar – Lebua at State Tower
Another stunning restaurant and rooftop bar perched on top of a renowned luxury hotel, Sirocco & Sky Bar is set up on the 63rd level at The Dome at Lebua. Boasted as the highest sky bar in Bangkok offering the best panoramic vistas of Bangkok city, this restaurant and bar offer creative mixology of cocktails, Mediterranean cuisine, fabulous nightlife scenery amid multi-hued evening sky, and the glittering Bangkok city skyline. The menu has an elegant selection of caviar, oysters, appetizers, and main courses. If you are not able to decide what to order, there is a Chef’s tasting menu which consists of the chef’s recommended selection of dishes that you can try. Service starts from 6 pm till 1 am daily.
3. Above Eleven
Set high up at 32nd story Fraser Suites in Sukhumvit Soi 11, Above Eleven is an alfresco bar cum restaurant that will tantalize your taste with delectable Japanese – Peruvian-inspired gourmet amid fantastic sky views of Bangkok city. You can enjoy a breezy evening here and soothe your appetite as suited – like a glass of chilled cocktail and some bite-size snacks if you are looking for an evening drink with friends. Indulge in the enticing flavors of Nikkei cuisine if you want to spend an elaborate evening with dear ones. The twist of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine is tempting and definitely something new worth exploring. The menu is reasonably priced and starts from 250 Thai Baht onwards. The highlights on the menu are Cebiche Trio, Causas, and Peruvian Nikkei Bites.
4. Red Sky – Centara Grand Central World
An impressive circular alfresco bar and dining venue perched on top of Centara Grand Central World, Red Sky offers a pulsating, contemporary ambiance with 360-degree vistas of the Bangkok skyline. Lounge at the plush sofas at the edge of the floor with your favorite drink and enjoy a beautiful sunset accentuated by the live jazz music in the background. The venue is convenient as it is part of the Centara Grand Central World shopping mall and the Centara Grand Hotel. After a fulfilling shopping experience, this rooftop venue is the ideal place to end your day on a high note. The idyllic settings are quite spacious and the menus are more reasonably priced than other luxury hotel rooftop dining venues. The menu is a diner’s delight offering a luscious assortment of smoked, grilled, and slightly charred dishes and seafood delicacies of lobsters, caviar, scallops, and oysters. The service starts from 6 pm, dining is available till 11 pm.
5.Attitude – Avani Bangkok
Sunset cocktails, Asian fusion cuisine, and the amazing bird’s eye view of the gleaming Bangkok city and Chao Phraya River sound like the perfect elements for a sundowner experience. Located on top of Avani Riverside Hotel, Attitude Rooftop has stylish settings and shares its space with the hotel’s swimming pool. The buoyant ambiance includes a well-stocked alfresco bar, lively DJ, and an art deco dining room. You can enjoy a blissful evening with light appetizers and boldly flavored cocktails or an exquisite tapas-styled dinner in a show kitchen experimenting with modern cuisine. The menu starts at 350 Thai Baht. Attitude has a lip-smacking series of seafood platter that starts from 5800 Thai Baht.
6. Octave Rooftop Bar and Lounge – Marriott Sukhumvit Hotel
Ascend to a scintillating view of Bangkok on Octave Rooftop Bar and Lounge located at the 45 -49 levels at Marriott Sukhumvit Hotel. This is the absolute alfresco experience to enjoy unobstructed 360-degree views of Bangkok. The seating area around the edge of the restaurant-lined by glass panes offers the ideal spot to watch an unrivaled Bangkok evening sky view. The ambiance has a chic look with neon lighting and trendy tunes resonating around. Savor bite-size appetizers or a light meal platter of Asian-style dishes along with an impressive selection of cocktail menus. The food menu starts from 170 Thai Baht and cocktails from 250 Thai Baht.
Bangkok’s rooftop restaurants and bars provide an extraordinary experience for its visitors. After an exhilarating day of sightseeing and shopping in Bangkok, head to one of these rooftop havens to spend your last night in the city amid a mild, placid ambiance that ebbs away from the madness of a cosmopolitan city while still offering you the best panoramic views of it. The elegant flair combined with laid-back comfort, good food, stellar city views, and charming vibes makes this dining experience one of your most cherished moments. It is recommended to have reservations made prior to your visit as these rooftop restaurants are popular for their amazing fine dining experiences. Most restaurants follow dress codes where guests are expected to be dressed in smart casual attire and sportswear, singlets, sandals, or flip-flops will not be entertained. If you liked Bangkok during your city sightseeing, you will fall in love with it once you have admired its beauty from above.