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The best rooftop bars in Bangkok combine supremely mixed cocktails and stunning views over Thailand's sprawling metropolis, and there are a lot to choose from.
In our list you can find places to lounge back, soak up the city in a full 360 view, and even party late into the night as a million lights sparkle far below.
This alfresco bar-cum-restaurant is 61 floors above the bustling streets of Bangkok, overlooking a magnificent cityscape. The stylish setting fuses fairytale romance and cosmopolitan chic. Indulge in some of the world's finest champagne, exotic cocktails, wine-by-the-glass or non-alcoholic beverages in the bar area, or go all the way for a memorable dinner of barbecued seafood.
Address: S Sathon Rd, Khwaeng Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Sky Bar rooftop at Lebua hotels and resorts state tower is on many first-time visitor's to-do lists. With a 360 degree view, there's a good reason this bar sees a steady flow of out-of-town guests. The round bar juts over the edge and at 63 stories high, it is the only place to be when the sun is setting over the Chao Phraya river.
Address: Lebua at State Tower, 1055 Si Lom, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Octave Rooftop and Lounge is more than a place for watching the sunset or having a romantic meal. No rooftop bar in the city has a 360-degree view of Bangkok that matches this, and the top floor of this 3 level venue is the highest spot in the city for a party.
Address: Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, 2 Ban Kluai Nuea Alley, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Hi-So Rooftop Bar at Sofitel overlooking the green immensity of Lumpini Park and the striking glass-and-metal skyline of Siam and Silom; tall towers with their ever-changing colours and lights. It takes a while to apprehend how magnificent Bangkok can be at sunset and this is a great spot to do just that.
Address: 2 N Sathon Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
A popular hang-out for Bangkok's jet-set and cultivated travellers, this sophisticated jazz lounge does justice to its name with unrivalled 360-degree views. Drinks are moderately priced and there are demarcated smoking zones. Take the lift to the 32nd floor and watch in awe as the world goes by.
Address: 123 Charoen Nakhon Rd, Khlong Ton Sai, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
32 floors above Bangkok’s premier party street on Sukhumvit Soi 11 you will find Above Eleven, a chilled-out Central Park inspired rooftop bar, set out over 2 floors. As well as coming for a sunset cocktail, you can also experience their unusual Peruvian-Japanese fusion dishes.
Address: Fraser Suites Sukhumvit 33rd Floor, Sukhumvit Road Soi 11, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand