Best Bangkok’s sky bars (Part 1)

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There is no shortage of interesting things to do when traveling to Bangkok. Going to sky bars in Bangkok at night to see the view of the city is a must-try activity your should not miss.

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The Roof Top Bar, Baiyoke Sky Hotel

Our number ten entry is actually the highest sky bar in Bangkok situated on the 83rd floor of the Baiyoke Sky Hotel. It would have ranked higher on our list if it was genuinely a rooftop bar but the bar itself is down one level from the roof. Even so, once you’ve grabbed a drink you can head up another floor and hang out at the revolving observation deck with gazebo. The best thing about The Roof Top Bar is the views, and from all the way up on the 83rd or 84th floor they are of course spectacular. Depending on the time you arrive you may be asked to pay an admission fee but this does include your first cocktail.

83rd Floor,Baiyoke Sky Hotel Ratchaprarop Rd, 222 Ratchaprarop Road Ratchathewi

Baiyoke Sky Hotel/The Rooftop Bar is easiest reached by public transport from Ratchaprop Airport Link station less then 5 minutes walk away.

The Speakeasy, Hotel Muse

While The Speakeasy is not situated on an impressively high floor it has made our list because it offers something a little different and unique to other sky bars in Bangkok. Themed on the 1920’s Prohibition era, The Speakeasy is fun and funky with nice touches like cocktails in jam jars and a cocktail menu that nods toward the vintage and classic drinks as well as more modern concoctions. With jazz music playing in the background this really is a swinging place to spend an evening, starting with a meal in their restaurant area.

The speakeasy, Hotel Muse (via hotelmusebangkok)

55/555 Soi Langsuan, Lumphini, Pathum Wan

Hotel Muse/The Speakeasy is 7 minutes away from Chit Lom BTS station.

Zoom Sky Bar at Anantara Sathorn

Set on the 40th floor of the Anantara Sathorn Hotel, Zoom Sky Bar and Restaurant covers the entire roof of the hotel giving ample space to stretch out and enjoy the cocktails. If you’re planning to dine first the restaurant serves a cosmopolitan menu of modern French with an Asian twist or you can just select a few options from their light bites menu. Also, unusually for Bangkok, they do serve nibbles with the cocktails and if you come before 8pm you’ll be able to enjoy plenty of great value happy hour cocktails. The biggest thing you’ll come for is the views – because the bar covers the entire roof you can walk to all corners for a 360 degree uninterrupted city view, including the sunset. Mellow music plays in the background for an enjoyable evening.

36 Narathiwart-Ratchanakarin Road

The closest BTS station is Chong Nonsi, at 1 km away it can be a long walk in Bangkok’s heat.

Blue Sky, Centara Grand Lad Prao

The 24th floor location of Blue Sky may have you thinking the views wouldn’t be so great, but think again. Located north of Bangkok centre the Grand Lad Prao Hotel is not surrounded by high-rises so it actually offers a fabulous, uninterrupted view of the big city lights of downtown Bangkok, just a short distance away, while below are the leafy vistas of Chatuchak Park. Blue Sky also features a restaurant serving French-inspired contemporary cuisine which, though on the pricey side, is of a fabulous quality.

Blue Sky (via bangkok.com)

1695 Phaholyothin Road

Centara Grand Lad Prao/Blue Sky is a 8 minute walk from MRT station Phahon Yothin with possibilities to walk inside Central Ladprao.

Zen Gourmey Deck & Lounge, Centralworld

The nice thing about Zense is that it’s an unexpected surprise! Most of the sky bars in Bangkok are located on top of hotels but Zense is on the 17th floor of Bangkok’s vast shopping complex, CentralWorld. Despite not being really high up the restaurant and bar have beautiful views over the river and the horseracing track and the whole place has a chic vibe. There’s lots of space here too so you can find a cozy corner for a romantic evening, or sit back and relax on the beanbags with friends.

4/5 Rajadamri Rd., Pathumwan

CentralWorld/Zense is a comfortable 7 minute skywalk from Chit Lom BTS or Siam BTS station.

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