Head to one of these rooftop bars for your next night out in Sathon and Silom.
If you are a keen to only drink at a height then Bangkok is certainly awash with choices. All over the city there are options for you to enjoy. If you have already worked through our list along Sukhumvit, then why not check out what Sathon and Silom has to offer?
1. Sky Bar, Lebua at the State Tower.
Ask anyone of a rooftop bar in Bangkok and you can bet your bottom dollar that this gold domed one will spring to mind. As featured in the film The Hangover 2, this is a popular tourist haunt and there is good reason for this. As you leave the lift on the 64th floor and take the steps towards the bar area you literally feel as if you are on the top of the world. Make sure you get there early to get a good seat and book a table for dinner for an extra special occasion.
2. Moon Bar at the Banyan Tree.
Sat on the 61st floor of this luxury hotel is the Moor Bar. The Banyan Tree has a distinctive shape that can spotted from afar with the Moor Bar perched at the very top. Enjoying a drink here offers views towards Lumphini Park and also the Chao Phraya River as it sweeps round the city. Smart attire is certainly needed here to fit in with its chic persona, but your dressing up efforts will be well rewarded with some great sunset photo opportunities.
Who says that rooftop bars need to be on the top of a posh hotel? Well this is certainly the case at Smalls. Situated on the buzzing Suanphlu, this townhouse bar has an eclectic vibe that draws in those who probably would rather not been seen on one of the city’s swanky rooftop bars. Climb to the top of this pretty and the rooftop bar is surrounded by neighbouring rooftops and chimneys against a backdrop of the building’s exposed brickwork. Drinks here can be enjoyed in a laid back manner well into the night.
4. Scarlett Wine Bar at the Pullman G.
Admittedly this bar may be in another one of Bangkok’s hotels, but its fairly unknown to tourists meaning that you will not get rushed through your drink. With a comfortable sofa area or stools that can be pulled up at the side, Scarlett offers sunset views over the river. There menu is adorned with western specialties so you can tuck into tapas outside or head into the restaurant to eat at a table if you’d prefer something a little more formal.
5. Barley Bistro and Bar.
Another one for those wanting to steer away from the hotel crowd is this hidden rooftop bar on Silom Road. The small outside terrace is the place to enjoy a beer at a more normal price. On some week days the interior bar hosts a jazz band but if you are looking for somewhere that is outside to catch up with your friends then the terrace with the BTS train whizzing past is the place for you. Plus as it is tucked away you will avoid the tourist crowd.