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2. 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 t.r.o.p.i.c.a.l vibe.
There are four different areas, each with their own unique oceanic feeling.
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!
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.
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.
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:Cocktails starting at 300 Baht / USD $9 Address: Emquartier, 5th Floor, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand (Coordinates here) Opening hours: Daily from 5pm to 12midnight Contact: +66 2 258 6515
3. Stand on a see-through glass overlooking the city – The Marble Bar
Marble Bar? As in a bar made from marble? Yes ladies and gentlemen, that would be correct. But it’s not only the bar that’s been slabbed to ooze elegance and sophistication, but the entire rooftop too!
But before we even get to the bar, we have to talk about the floor: Definitely the most standout feature of this bar (as if the marble everything ain’t enough) is it’s amazing glass hole in the floor that overlooks the city below. Epic!!!
It’s got a really upmarket and elegant feel to it, so come dressed to impress.
Being on the 28th floor, naturally, it’s views are there to wow – oh beautiful Bangkok at sunset. On that note, try their eastern-inspired cocktails and craft beers!
Oh, and did we mention the infinity pool?
The Marble Bar
Address: 59/1 Sukhumvit Soi 39,Klongton-Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110. (It’s on the 28th floor of 137 Pillars) (Coordinates here) Contact: +66 2 079 7000 Opening hours: Daily from 12pm to 10pm Price: Craft beers from 250 Baht / USD $7
4. “I’ll take a cocktail with my wildflowers” – Wallflowers Upstairs
Looking to unwind and escape the urban heat? Step into this cosy vintage florist/rooftop bar and let your body relax among the flowers and florals of green.
With its reworked interiors and old-world charms, this is THE spot to snap up that Instragram shot. Think ferns and flora…everywhere! The space is two stories, with the bottom half dedicated to the florist.
Now the second half is where you’ll find it’s beautiful glass rooftop bar, which feels like a magical secret garden of some sorts.
Nightfall and the fairy lights are out. Take a sip of their Lychee fizz cocktail. Or perhaps a glass of vino? If you’re hungry, there’s good food to be had, such as the Kobe Beef Tataki (380 Baht).
So unique and beautiful in its set-up, make sure your phone is fully charged, because on this one, and I can personally guarantee, you won’t leave without at least, like, a million photos.
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.
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.
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.
Go and introduce yourself to the waitresses, we almost guarantee you will want to come here again and again!
Price:Cocktails from USD $8.50 / approx. 300 Baht Address: 38/8 Soi Sukhumvit 11, Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Vadhana, Bangkok, 10110, 10110, Thailand Contact: Tel: 083 542 1111, Fax: 02 207 9301 Mail:[email protected] Opening hours: Daily from 6pm to 2am
6. Enjoy ever-changing views of the city and Chao Phraya River – Club Lounge, the Revolving Restaurant
Make your way up to the 25th floor of this hotel and you will find a unique moving restaurant.
Watch your step as you move onto the slow moving platform that rotates in a circle.
Doesn’t matter which seat you grab as the whole restaurant spins offering ever changing views of the whole city and even the Chao Phraya River.
This restaurant is more upscale, but don’t confuse that with expensive. This is a great place to try a variety of different international cuisine and some fancy cocktails. Live music is performed every evening.
Ideal for business dinners, small gatherings or simply to impress your partner with a romantic meal for two with a 360-degree panoramic view of the city and river!
8. Chill out at this rooftop hot spot – Octagon Bar
This is one of our favorite rooftop bars as it carries a very upscale urban vibe. Sitting atop the Mercury Ville shopping mall on the 4th floor, it is the perfect place to grab a martini after a long shopping day.
Nestled amongst the skyscrapers in what feels like the centre of the city, you will feel like you are in a movie.
The drinks are tasty, and the food filling in this upscale bar. You’ll have trouble paying attention to your friends because the scenery will keep your attention.
It doesn’t feel like you are high in the sky, because of all the towering high rises all around you – but you’ll love the ‘rooftop-ness’ of it all nonetheless!
Price:From USD $5 / approx. 180 Baht for mains; From USD $5 / approx. 200 Baht for Asahi on tap, Address: 540 Mercury Ville Tower, 4th Floor, Room OP403, Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Phatumwan, Bangkok, Thailand Contact: +66 88 842 4044 Opening hours: Daily from 11am to 1pm
9. Toast to views of the Bhumibol Bridge – Qlick Rooftop Bar
It’s easy to choose Qlick for a bar session with its splendid views of Bhumibol bridge and more.
Get seated on the breezy veranda jutting over Bangkok’s lush riverside and take in the trendy industrial theme.
Apart from the ‘basic’ stunning features, Qlick’s menu provides something that will pique everyone’s interest. From craft beers and imported wine to your standard cocktails and colorful ice with corona bottles shoved in – they have an array of drinks to please anyone.
Head over and get ready for a super chill night out with great views and an even greater line-up of drinks!
Qlick Rooftop Bar
Price:From USD $4 / approx. 150 Baht Address: 3/F Green Republic Plaza, 979/9 Rama 3 Road, Bangkok Contact: +66(0)2 101 4937 Opening hours: Daily from 5pm to 1am
12. Come for the views, stay for the food – Jham Jun Bar and Bistro
One of the best things about Thailand is the incredible food at unbeatable prices. This restaurant is just that, affordable but is guaranteed to wow you with the tasty cuisine.
This fifth story rooftop patio is great to come to as the sun sets where you can enjoy a candlelit dinner.
Settle in for a laid back and romantic night with your special someone at this restaurant where you can even climb up an extra floor with a great view of the night sky.
Pull up a cushion and sit close to your partner with the extra low tables and floor seating. With two levels available for patrons to choose from, you will feel the intimacy at this restaurant feeling like you are one of the only tables in the bar.
13. 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 club is Red Sky, largely due to it’s colorful arch and spectacular parties.
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.
We hope you aren’t scared of heights as it sits on the 55th floor and features 360 degree views – through large seamless glass which allow you to have a bird’s eye view of the city, to scope out your next adventures.
The drinks are cold and the staff is friendly. Shop during the day and party all night at this bar.
PS: We recommend going down during happy hour to get the best deal for this incredible 5-star rooftop bar experience!
Red Sky Bar
Price:Beers from USD $8.50 / approx. 300 Baht (Happy hours 2-for-1 from 4pm to 6pm) Address: 999/99 Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, 55th Floor, Rama I Road, Pathumwan Contact: 02-100-6255 Opening hours: Mon-Sat 4pm to 1am; Sun 4pm to 12 midnight
Special Mention: Walk the colour-changing catwalk and learn the art of mixology – Breeze Restaurant
This is a highly recommended bar, and some has called it the best bar in the world – Breeze Restaurant was also named one of the most cutting edge restaurants by USA Today.
The sights are something pictures just can’t do justice, and despite its pretty pricey drinks, this is why we simply had to include it here.
The unique thing about this rooftop bar is the ultra vibrant and artsy design. Walk along the raised catwalk and watch it change colors underneath your feet.
If ultra modern aesthetics won’t impress you, just try the food that their award winning chef will make you that you can’t help but love.
True to Thailand style, you are sure to get the whole experience that this vibrant city offers with this upscale and rave-style bar. Because hey, who says you can’t have it all?
PS: Up for something fun? Learn the art of mixology and mix up your personal concoction with Experiment, the cocktail concoction that’s all yours.
Even better, the staff will be there to guide you through your mixology tutorial – and teach you all about the different layers and ways of blending tastes into something especially perfect for your palate!
Price:Experiment (Mixology tutorial) at USD $17 / approx. 610 Baht Address: 1055 lebua at State Tower, 52nd Floor, Silom Road, Bang Rak, Bangkok Contact: 02-624-9999, +66 2624 9555 Opening hours: Daily from 6pm to 12 midnight
Traveling to Thailand and looking for a great place to chill with drinks? Be sure to check out these bars that sit in the sky giving you an unobstructed view of Bangkok!
Been to any of these places? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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