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Written by Beverley Lennon
Co-written by Shannon Osztonits
Edited by Candice Neoo

Bangkok; a city that never fails to impress with its stunning skyline and pulsating energy. Among the many attractions that draw locals and tourists alike, Bangkok’s rooftop bars stand tall, offering a mesmerising fusion of panoramic sunset views, sophisticated atmospheres and delectable concoctions.

From glamorous rooftop lounges to secret hideouts perched atop luxurious hotels and trendy shopping malls, the city offers an exciting collection of sky-high venues to sip drinks under a setting sun or starry night. And while they don’t usually come cheap, there are ways to feel like you’re on top of the world for less (if you know where to look).

Explore the labyrinthine alleys of Chinatown to the trendy neighbourhoods of Sukhumvit and Thonglor to find some of Bangkok’s best affordable rooftop bars with a view.

After savouring delightful drinks and soaking in the enchanting views at one of these places, perhaps you might want to extend the night’s romance with an intimate dinner at a nearby romantic restaurant in Bangkok or check out the underground scene at a secret speakeasy bar.

P.S. If you’re looking to nurse your hangover back to life, Bangkok’s tantalising world of street food is the best remedy (and we speak from experience!).

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A rooftop bar that’s literally worth a trip across the world – SOL & LUNA

Just when we thought we had experienced everything Bangkok’s rooftop bars had to offer, along comes SOL & LUNA, adorned in sleek and modern design, captivating guests with its breathtaking 360-degree city views.

Spread over two levels, SOL (which means ‘sun’) and LUNA (meaning ‘moon’), fill the uppermost floors of GLOW Sukhumvit 71 hotel.

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Start at Luna, the rooftop bar for a dizzying array of delightful concoctions. Luna’s terrace grants unimaginable vistas of the skyline and offers front-row seats to witness the stunning sunset. In our opinion, there’s hardly a better rooftop bar in town to immerse yourself in Bangkok’s mesmerising cotton candy sky.

Don’t miss their signature cocktails including Sunset in Honolulu, a decadent mix of fresh tropical fruits consisting of pineapple, mango, and passion fruit perfected with a hint of rosemary. One of their standout drinks is the Full Moon cocktail, a unique combination of sweet and sour flavours featuring Umeshu, honey, and lime as the main ingredients.

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Meanwhile, over at SOL, their restaurant is adorned in all shades of the sun and combines honey-hued woods and cream-coloured furniture with floor-to-ceiling windows.

Here, guests are presented with a menu that draws inspiration from the bold and comforting flavours of Eastern cuisine, while incorporating the authentic essence of Western ingredients.

For a culinary delight, we highly recommend ordering the Soft Shell Crab Spaghetti. This dish features perfectly tossed pasta bathed in a tantalising X.O sauce and accompanied by crispy fried soft shell crab.

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If that doesn’t entice you, perhaps the Australian Wagyu Rice Pot will catch your attention. It showcases a Japanese-style baked rice dish served with tender slices of premium Australian Wagyu beef and a luscious fresh egg yolk.

Given its location, charming decor and irresistible menu, SOL & LUNA has made its way to the very top of the list of the best rooftop bars in Bangkok; meaning advance reservation is highly recommended.

Address: 15th Floor, GLOW Sukhumvit 71 Hotel

Opening Hours: Mon – Sun, 5pm – 11pm (SOL Restaurant); 5pm – 12am (LUNA Rooftop Bar)

Contact: +66 911717134

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1. Step onto a tropical jungle rooftop – Tichuca Rooftop Bar

Tichuca Rooftop Bar (also known as the jellyfish bar) is a hidden gem nestled on the rooftop of a glitzy skyscraper in the heart of Bangkok’s Sukhumvit. As you step onto the rooftop, you’ll be greeted by an enchanting ambiance that seamlessly combines sleek modernity with a hint of tropical charm.

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The panoramic views that unfold before your eyes are nothing short of spellbinding. Bangkok’s majestic skyline stretches out like a captivating tapestry, adorned with flickering lights and gleaming towers.

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The bar offers a wide range of alcoholic beverages to suit every taste, from traditional concoctions to cutting-edge blends flavoured with enticing Asian touches. Whether you prefer a zesty lemongrass mojito or a classic Old Fashioned, Tichuca Rooftop Bar will deliver a liquid symphony of flavours that dances on your palate.

As the night wears on, an eclectic mix of music fills the air, fusing the beat of Bangkok with the rhythms of the rest of the world. You can choose to get caught up in the rhythm or simply enjoy the art of people-watching, the choice is yours!

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For a good night’s rest, pick one of those Bangkok hotels with amazing infinity pools and bathtubs!

Note: Please bring along your original ID or passport for entry.

Tichuca Rooftop Bar

Price: Drinks from 180 Baht (Approximately USD $5)
Address: T-One Building 8, 46th Floor, Sukhumvit 40 Alley, Phra Khanong, Khlong Toei, Bangkok, Thailand
Contact: +66 65 878 5562
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 5pm-12am


2. A combination of city and river views – Fallabella The Riverfront

On the 6th floor of the iconic ICONSIAM in Bangkok, Fallabella The Riverfront takes fun to new heights.

With the breathtaking Chao Phraya River as your backdrop, this affordable rooftop bar in Bangkok offers a mesmerising panorama that will take your breath away.

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The glistening waters, adorned with traditional longtail boats, reflect the vibrant lights of the city, creating a spectacle that is nothing short of awe-inspiring.

Get ready for a flavour-packed feast at Fallabella. It’s a global fusion of cuisines, seamlessly blending traditional Thai dishes with international favourites. From tantalising Italian pastas to melt-in-your-mouth steaks, the menu offers a gastronomic journey that delights the palate.

Thirsty? Fallabella’s vibrant bar serves a tropical paradise in a glass. Sip on fruity, colourful cocktails or explore refreshing mocktails with innovative flavour combinations.

But the excitement doesn’t end there. Fallabella The Riverfront is a hub of electrifying entertainment. Dance to live bands and talented DJs as their music sets the energetic vibe that pulses through the night.

Fallabella The Riverfront

Price: Drinks from 180 Baht (Approximately USD $5)
Address: ICONSIAM, 6th floor, Charoen Nakhon 5 Alley, Khlong Ton Sai, Khlong San, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
Contact: +66 96 892 6425
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 11am-12am


3. A taste of Europe – Pastel Rooftop Bar & Mediterranean Dining

Prepare to be impressed by the aesthetic of Pastel Rooftop Bar, a stunning gem that graces the sky above Thailand‘s sprawling capital city. To experience this breathtaking venue, venture up to the 22nd floor of Aira Hotel, located in downtown Sukhumvit.

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Inspired by the charm of the Mediterranean, Pastel Rooftop Bar awaits, ready to captivate your senses and transport you to a world of unparalleled beauty.

Within the semi al-fresco setting, you have access to an array of seating options, adorned with charming sofas and Bali-inspired umbrellas. These delightful additions not only infuse the venue with a hint of Bohemian summer but also create the perfect backdrop for capturing memorable Instagram photos.

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Imbued with a laid-back and relaxed ambiance, Pastel Rooftop Bar effortlessly channels the enchanting vibes of the Mediterranean. Prepare to embark on a culinary journey as you peruse a menu brimming with an abundance of seafood delights.

Indulge in the irresistible flavours of the Tuna tartare, a delicacy that tantalises the taste buds with its exquisite blend of freshness and textures. And don’t miss out on the perfectly-grilled calamari, a dish that showcases the mastery of culinary perfection.

At Pastel Rooftop Bar, the Mediterranean essence is brought to life through a symphony of flavours, using only fresh ingredients directly from local farms wherever possible.

Pastel Rooftop Bar & Mediterranean Dining

Price: Drinks from 150 Baht (Approximately USD $4.20)
Address: Aira Hotel – 22nd floor, 14 Soi Sukhumvit 11, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Contact: +66 95 703 5679
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 5pm-1am (Happy hour 5pm-6.30pm)


4. A multi-storey venue overlooking Chao Phraya River – SEEN Restaurant & Bar

Having already garnered a devoted following from Sao Paulo to Lisbon, and now expanding to the City of Angels, renowned chef Olivier da Costa has now graced Bangkok with his tantalising playground of culinary delights and innovative cocktails at this exceptional rooftop bar.

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Ascend 26 storeys in the elevator of Bangkok’s iconic AVANI+ hotel and find yourself transported to one of the city’s most remarkable sunset destinations – SEEN Restaurant & Bar (30 minutes’ walk from Asiatique The Riverfront).

From this vantage point, delight in a breathtaking vista of Bangkok’s skyline and the iconic Chao Phraya River, while indulging in expertly crafted cocktails by a team of award-winning mixologists.

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Immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance of SEEN Restaurant & Bar as live Saxophone and Percussion performances grace the stage every Thursday to Saturday from 8.30pm to 11.30pm, offering you an unforgettable rhythmic experience.

SEEN Restaurant & Bar

Price: Drinks from 240 Baht (Approximately USD $6.75)
Address: Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel, 26/27 Fl. 257 Charoennakorn Road, Thonburi, Bangkok 10600 Thailand
Contact: +66 2 431 9492
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 11am-12am


5. A hidden gem in Bangkok’s Chinatown (keep it a secret!!) – Dragon King Cafe

Bid farewell to ordinary, flashy rooftop bars because this delightful gem captivates with its genuine and unpretentious charm.

Dragon King Cafe, an affordable rooftop bar nestled in the vibrant heart of Bangkok’s enchanting Chinatown, also serves as an exceptional weekend breakfast destination.

Offering unparalleled vistas of the river and unobstructed panoramas of the temple, Dragon King Cafe is the ultimate destination for unwinding with refreshing fruity beverages after a day filled with exploration and shopping in the bustling city.

Complementing these delightful concoctions is their Italian-Asian fusion menu, featuring some of the finest pasta dishes you can find in town!

Dragon King Cafe

Price: Drinks from 150 Baht (Approximately USD $4.20)
Address: 290 Tri Mit Alley, Talat Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Contact: +66 80 969 1969
Opening hours: Thu & Fri 5pm-9.30pm; Sat & Sun 8am-10.30pm. Closed on Mon-Wed.


6. A tropical sanctuary that cares for the world – Paradise Lost

Nestled on the vibrant 25th floor of Bangkok’s trendy SIAM@SIAM Design Hotel, this lively and colourful spot sets the stage for an extraordinary experience. Prepare to be delighted by a sensational array of innovative cocktails, accompanied by an eclectic selection of music that sets the perfect vibe for a memorable evening.

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Paradise Lost shatters the conventional notion of a rooftop bar, inviting you into a realm where imagination runs wild. Within this visionary space, a near future unfolds, painting a vivid picture of a world in the process of healing from environmental catastrophe.

Dressed in an exquisite palette of pastel pink and adorned with abundant greenery, the venue exudes an aura of tropical elegance. The drink offerings here boast refreshing flavour profiles, thoughtfully crafted with a strong emphasis on embracing a zero-waste philosophy.

Prepare to indulge your senses in a harmonious blend of taste and sustainability.

Paradise Lost

Price: Drinks from 220 Baht (Approximately USD $6.15)
Address: 865 Rama I Rd, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Contact: +66 61 930 1333
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 5pm-1am


7. Dance the night away – MOJJO Rooftop Lounge & Bar

You’ll feel like you’re on top of the world at MOJJO Rooftop Lounge & Bar, perched atop the Skyview Hotel in the pulsating Sukhumvit neighbourhood of Bangkok.

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Here, get ready to indulge in a night of wine, dine, and irresistible Latin beats that will transport you to a world of sizzling excitement.

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Immerse yourself in the vibrant ambiance as you step onto the rooftop and are greeted by the tantalising aromas of Latin cuisine wafting through the air. The gastronomic treats at MOJJO will transport your taste buds to Latin America, from succulent beef pieces to tapas and delicious Spanish paella.

But the fun doesn’t stop at the table – prepare to unleash your inner dancing queen or king on the pulsating dance floor.

MOJJO Rooftop Lounge & Bar

Price: Drinks from 190 Baht (Approximately USD $5.35)
Address: 32nd Floor SKYVIEW Hotel Bangkok, 12 Sukhumvit Soi 24 Klongton, Klongtoey Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Contact: +66 2011 1136
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 5.30pm-12.30am


8. Bask in romantic temple views – Eagle’s Nest Rooftop Bar

Listed as one of our top picks for a romantic restaurant with a view in Bangkok, Eagle’s Nest Rooftop Bar is an exquisite hidden gem nestled on the 5th floor of Sala Arun.

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Prepare to be mesmerised by the breathtaking vistas it offers, including stunning views of the iconic Wat Arun temple and the majestic Chao Phraya River.

As you gaze into the distance, you’ll also be treated to glimpses of the revered Reclining Buddha Temple (Wat Pho) and a group of four grand stupas, all of which can be admired from the bar’s panoramic 360-degree vantage point.

While being one of the most affordable rooftop bars in Bangkok, it boasts an extensive menu of drinks and food that seems to have no bounds in terms of variety. No prior reservations are necessary, as this establishment warmly embraces walk-in guests.

Eagle’s Nest Rooftop Bar

Price: Drinks from 150 Baht (Approximately USD $4.20)
Address: Sala Arun Hotel, 5th floor, 47-49 ถนน มหาราช Soi Phen Pi Marn, Tha Tien, Phrabarommaharajchawang Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Contact: +66 2 622 2932
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 4pm-10pm


9. Spot Bangkok’s iconic landmarks! – Sala Rattanakosin Rooftop Bar

Perched atop an elegant riverside hotel, this vibrant and breezy sanctuary offers an experience that will sweep you off your feet, both figuratively and quite possibly literally!

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Sala Rattanakosin, a vibrant and luxurious place with 15 stylish guest rooms in the city of Bangkok offers a romantic dining option – overlooking the beautiful ChaoPhraya river and historical temple of Dawn called Wat Arun.

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Soak in the beauty of the sunset and plunge into the fantastic fusion tastes of Western and Thai food. Meanwhile, talented mixologists stand ready to shake, stir, and create concoctions that will send your tastebuds on an exhilarating roller coaster ride.

Seating options are as diverse as the flavours in their cocktail menu. But the real magic happens when you step out onto the open terrace. Cheers!

Sala Rattanakosin Rooftop Bar

Price: Drinks from 200 Baht (Approximately USD $5.60)
Address: 39 Maharat Road, Rattanakosin Island, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Contact: +66 2 622 1388 / +66-81-936-1388
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 4pm-10.30pm


10. Enjoy lush views of Lumpini Park from here! – HI-SO

Sitting gracefully on the 29th floor of the esteemed SO Sofitel in Bangkok, HI-SO Rooftop Bar stands as an enchanting oasis in the sky.

This affordable rooftop bar in Bangkok gives an unmatched perspective of the dazzling skyline cradled by the city’s famed Lumpini Park.

Sip on meticulously crafted cocktails that are as visually stunning as they are tantalising to the taste buds, and immerse yourself in an atmosphere of elegance and excitement. Don’t miss out on their wine selection, which pairs well with their charcuterie board.

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Open daily from 5pm to 1am, HI-SO is one of the best spots to settle down after a long day of shopping around Bangkok. As day turns to night, the bar transforms into a vibrant social hub, with live music captivating your senses and an electric energy filling the air.


Price: Drinks from 170 Baht (Approximately USD $4.80)
Address: SO Sofitel Bangkok, 29th floor, 2 N Sathon Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Contact: +66 2 624 0000
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 5pm-12am


11. Funky, groovy, tropical in the city – Escape Bangkok, Ellipse Bar


True to its name, Escape aims to transport you to a groovy realm. And they do it oh-so-well. It looks like a beach bar and feels like a bit of paradise, and the open space gives it that light and airy tropical vibe.

There are four different areas, each with their own unique oceanic feeling.

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Slink into those easy-breezy beach vibes down at The Sail Bar as you unwind on sofa beds, with straw lanterns above and bamboo in its bountiful. You’ll find the International Craft Beer here!

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The Ellipse Bar is the heart of Escape and this is where things get funky later in the eve. Watch the barman spin up delicious handcrafted cocktails, or sip on fine wine.

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Come dine and relax in The Tent, with its rich and warm interiors. Looking for a gourmet main or decadent dessert? You’re in the right place.

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The Terrace is if you’re seeking a bit of seclusion. Want to go further out to sea? They offer a trio of curtained cabanas – if privacy is what you’re after.

Escape Bangkok, Ellipse Bar

Price: Drinks from 140 Baht (Approximately USD $3.90)
Address: 693-695 The EmQuartier, 5th Floor, Sukhumvit Road Klongtan-Nua Wattana, Bangkok 10110
Contact: +66 2 003 6000
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 5pm-12.30am


12. Fly above Bangkok – Above Eleven

Take the lift to the 33rd floor of the Fraser Suites Sukhumvit in Soi 11 to this urban bar and restaurant. Don’t miss this experience, it is one of the best in Bangkok.

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Small staircases take you up levels that are made to look like a forest, while the next turn takes you into an ultramodern concrete finished foyer. The bar has unobstructed views of the city that lights up at night, a true sight to behold.

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The food is mouthwatering and the drinks are not overly expensive. The dishes range from gourmet sushi to lamb and duck servings – there is something for everyone at this bar.

Above Eleven

Price: Drinks from 220 Baht (Approximately USD $6.15)
Address: 33rd Floor, Fraser Suites, 38/8 Sukhumvit Road, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Contact: +66 2 038 5111
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 6pm-2am


13. One with a swimming pool! – Legend Roof Bar

This is one hidden local treasure that anyone will enjoy with its casual hip atmosphere, views, and even a pool.

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It’s frequented by local university students and you can enjoy the twinkling rooftop views from 2 floors – the open patio and the lower level.

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Yummy Thai food is also offered here from Stewed Beef fried with Basil to Crispy Catfish with Basil Sauce.

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Legend Roof Bar is brimming with chill from its gorgeous setup (including a shimmering pool) to the delicious food and gorgeous views! There’s live music available too so it’s always lively and upbeat here!

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P.S. If you’re a soccer lover, you’ll be delighted to know that they screen live weekend matches here too.

Legend Roof Bar

Price: Drinks from 105 Baht (Approximately USD $2.95)
Address: 614/139 Rooftop fl.12, Pisawit Tower, Soi Phahon Yothin 24 Yeak 2-1-2, Bangkok, Thailand, Bangkok
Contact: +66 81 376 4466
Opening hours: Sun – Thu 5.30pm-12am; Fri & Sat 5.30pm-1am


14. Loud and proud with fabulous architecture – Red Sky Bar

This known and absolutely fabulous bar is one of a kind. One of the most famous restaurants and clubs is Red Sky, largely due to its colourful arch and spectacular parties.

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A large dining area during the day turns into a bumping dance floor at night. These parties can be heard throughout the streets of Bangkok. Located near the heart of Bangkok, you will be able to see the whole city from the perch of this rooftop bar.

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Red Sky Bar sits on the 55th floor and features 360 degree views through large seamless windows, which allow you to get a bird’s eye view of the city.

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Shop during the day and party all night at this bar.

Red Sky Bar

Price: Drinks from 250 Baht (Approximately USD $7)
Address: 999/99 Rama 1 Road, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Contact: +66 2 100 6255
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 5pm-1am


From unique bars to exciting night markets, there’s plenty of things to do in Bangkok once the sun goes down!

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