Bangkok has long been at the top of the list for those looking for a quick getaway from Macau. Despite its hustle and bustle in streets and outdoor markets, the charming city itself is also known for its exciting nightlife. Whether you are a fan of a crazy night out for a classy drink with the best view in town, Bangkok offers you countless options. Here are our picks for some of the best rooftop bars in Bangkok.
Octave Rooftop Lounge & Bar
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This rooftop bar occupies three stories and offers you a spectacular 360° view of the city from Sukhumvit Road. As one of the highest party venues in town situated on the 45th floor of the Marriott Hotel, you can immerse in the skyline of the shimmering city lights, summer night breeze and music from a live DJ every night. Fulfill your taste buds with Asian-style tapas and sushi. Don’t forget to try out their signature cocktail “Thai Treats Twisted” inspired by the classic dish, Mango Sticky Rice. The drink is made from Krystal Thai rice spirit, shaken with mango juice, homemade hibiscus syrup and finishes with Golden Farlunum bitter. Delicious and perfect to cool you down on a hot, summer night.
Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, 2 Sukhumvit Road Soi 57, Bangkok 10110, www.mariott.com
Nearest BTS: Thonglor
Above Eleven is a popular garden-themed bar in town, up on the 32nd floor with a 180° view of Siam. Inspired by a private park experience, the interior design transports you in the lap of nature and its surroundings, with their tree-like decor surrounding you in a fun and modern ambiance. This bar is known for its one-of-a-kind Japanese and Peruvian fusion menu. For drinks, I personally recommend the Nikkei Caipirinha which is a mix of capucana cachaça, melon liqueur, lemongrass, lime juice, thyme, lemon and lime pisco.
Fraser Suites Sukhumvit 33rd Floor, Sukhumvit Road Soi 11, Bangkok, 10110, www.aboveeleven.com/bangkok
Nearest BTS: Nana
Vertigo and Moon Bar
Arriving at the Vertigo and Moon Bar is almost like boarding a spaceship in the sky. The place not only offers exceptional wine and cocktail choices, but an al fresco dining experience set on the 61st floor of the Banyan Tree Hotel. The rooftop terrace bar overlooks the glittering cityscape of Bangkok. The best time to experience this bar is definitely at sunset with a glass of wine in hand, submerging yourself in the golden sky!
Banyan Tree Bangkok, 21/100 South Sathon Road, Bangkok, www.banyantree.com/en/thailand
Nearest BTS: Sala Daeng
If you are a fan of the 1920s Gatsby decor, The Speakeasy is a must-visit. The interior design resembles the age of glamour and takes you back in time to the prohibition era where alcohol was not allowed. Located on the 24th and 25th floor of the Hotel Muse Bangkok, this bar showcases a vintage selection of cocktails. Instead of inventing cocktails, the mixologist here are experts in classic drinks. Try out Sazerac 1838, a combination of Jack Daniels, absinthe and bitter and let us know what it feels like to travel to the past.
Hotel Muse Bangkok, 55/555 Soi Langsuan, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok, www.hotelmusebangkok.com
Nearest BTS: Chit Lom
ThreeSixty Jazz Lounge
The ThreeSixty consists of two sections, the rooftop terrace and an indoor cupola with a stunning 360° panoramic view of the city. If you are looking for a chill and jazzy night, this is the place to be. Situated on the 31st floor of the Hilton Hotel, this bar gives you the best experience of luxury and tranquility. The drinks here are generously sized and a wide range of options are available. From Bellini Sunset to 30-year old Scotch, there is surely something that will make your mood. Choose a comfortable sofa seat on the terrace and unwind yourself with the beauty of Bangkok.
Millennium Hilton Bangkok, 23 Charoen Nakhon Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Ton Sai, Khet Khlong San, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, www.hilton.com/en/thailand
Nearest BTS: Saphan Taksin