Six more stunning and scenic Bangkok skybars

By Paul Bearer

Skybars, usually found on the top floor of swank downtown hotels, are a favourite haunt for Bangkok’s nightlife crowd. Here are a half-dozen more of the city’s best to get you started.

ZOOM: Located on the 40th floor of the Anantara Bangkok Sathorn hotel, Zoom specializes in French cuisine with an Asian twist—and the food here is definitely as much worth seeking out as the unobstructed 360° views over Bangkok’s lively Sathorn district. Enjoy comfortable seating, a large central bar, and music provided by live DJs.
Anantara Bangkok Sathorn, 36 Narathiwat Ratchanakarin Rd.
bangkok-sathorn.anantara.com/zoom-sky-bar-restaurant

The view from Zoom Skybar

Semi-sheltered rooftop lounge area at Zoom Skybar


BREWSKI: Rooftop views, a casual laid back vibe, and a bar dedicated to serving amazing craft beer has made Brewski a unique and special venue. It’s located up on the Radisson Blu Plaza’s 30th floor, and apart from brews (and other drinks) you can also order pub grub that ranges from spicy Thai bar snacks to meaty beef burgers.
Radisson Blu Plaza, 489 Sukhumvit Rd. (at Soi 27)
www.radissonblu.com/en/plazahotel-bangkok/bars

It’s all about the beer up here, at Brewski

Casual crowds enjoying the beer and the views

Left: Even the chef gets into the suds; Right: The evening’s entertainment


NEST: Not all rooftop bars needs to be at dizzying heights, as exemplified by Nest, located on the 8th floor of the Le Fenix Hotel Bangkok. Enjoy innovative cocktails, exotic imported beers, a candlelit chilled out atmosphere, and the grooviest day beds and loungers to get cozy on.
Le Fenix Hotel Bangkok, Sukhumvit Soi 11
www.lefenixbangkok.com/nest-rooftop

Daybeds for lounging at Nest rooftop bar

Nest rooftop lounge by night


OCTAVE: If you want to tower over Thong Lor, make a stop at the dazzling Octave Rooftop Bar, which boasts one of Bangkok’s best 360° panoramic views. Located 45 stories above street level, atop the Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, this is a sleek and sophisticated rooftop hotspot (with fabulous, creative cocktails and some tasty bar menu items).
Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, 2 Sukhumvit Soi 57
www.marriott.com/hotel-restaurants/bkkms-bangkok-marriott-hotel-sukhumvit

Stunning aerial shot of the Octave rooftop complex at the Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit

Lower lounge level at Octave Skybar


SKY ON 20: This garden-like roof terrace is set up on the 26th floor of the Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20. It’s an ideal location—above the fray but close to the action—where fantastic cocktails and delicious snacks are the order of the day. And from Wednesday to Sunday live DJs perform.
Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20, 19/9 Sukhumvit Soi 20
www.novotelbangkoksukhumvit20.com/bangkok-restaurants/sky-on-20

Casual atmosphere at the Sky on 20 rooftop bar

Cool cocktails and a hazy sunset at Sky on 20


VANILLA SKY: Excellent views, tasty cocktails, and a nightclub party atmosphere make Vanilla Sky one of the top rooftop spots in Bangkok. Located on the 36th floor of the Compass Skyview Hotel, sunset seekers here can enjoy an amazing 360° view over the city skyline.
Compass Skyview Hotel, 12 Sukhumvit Soi 24
www.compassskyviewhotel.com/dining/vanilla-sky

Colourful cocktails at Vanilla Sky

Hard working bartenders at Vanilla Sky