Bangkok’s Sky High Night Life: 13 Rooftop Bars with A View

Joy Intisuk

Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand

Ever dreamed of sipping cocktails high above a bustling city?

Bangkok’s vibrant rooftop bar scene offers just that and more. This city, known for its busy streets and stunning temples, also boasts an impressive collection of rooftop bars. Each provides a unique view of the city’s skyline, along with delicious drinks and a lively atmosphere.

This guide will take you on a tour of Bangkok’s 13 best rooftop bars. From chic, modern spaces to relaxed, open-air terraces, these bars are perfect for experiencing the city’s sky-high nightlife.

Join us as we explore where Bangkok’s night sky truly comes alive!

#1 342 Bar

Bangkok, Thailand

You will never get lost at 342 Bar as it is named after its own address – 342 Soi Wat Rakhang. The bar sits atop the chic boutique hotel of Baan Wanglang Riverside. The view from the 342 at night is magnificent, with the spectacular architecture of Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Arun Buddhist temples to be seen across the Chao Phraya River.

342 serves a range of bar foods, including pasta, burgers, and steaks. They are easy to munch and share with friends while enjoying their signature cocktails.

Thai Sabai is a must-try.  It is a mixture of basil, lemon, syrup, and a dash of Bangkok’s Mekhong spirit.

Location: 342 Soi Wat Rakang, Prannok Rd., Siriraj, Bangkoknoi, Bangkok,10700
Bar Hours: 4:00 PM to Midnight
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +662 412 7234

#2 Rim Rooftop Dining & Bar

Rim Rooftop Dining & Bar is another sky-high night spot along the Chao Phraya River on the Thonburi side. Situated on the 4th floor of the Kowtha Rivertel, this bar gives a panoramic view of the cityscape across the river, including Asiatique Sky’s Ferris wheel.

Dining at Rim is simply delectable. It serves authentic Thai cuisine with the perfect balance of saltiness and spiciness to suit every palate. To complement their dishes, they have a good selection of crafted beers, wines, and spirits to kick in some booze.

The price range can be expensive, and ordering through a QR code can be confusing, but it is worth the fun and the view.

Location: 102 108 Charoen Nakhon 35 Alley, Khlong San, Bangkok 10600
Bar Hours: 4:00 PM to Midnight (Tuesday to Sunday)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +66 95 964 2461

#3 Dumbo Jazz and Vinyl Bar

Bangkok, Thailand

If you want a fun and laid-back atmosphere, then Dumbo BKK is where you should be. This rooftop bar is on the 6th floor of the old INN office building in Phaya Thai district. The interior motif has a unique pop culture vibe, with walls painted with murals of Abraham Lincoln and a quirky representation of a dollar bill.  

To match its American theme design, the bar serves pasta and cheesy burgers with fries on the side. Enjoy their NY-style cocktails, mocktails, wines, and beers to keep the party going.

And, of course, the night wouldn’t be complete at Dumbo Rooftop Bar without live jazz performances to set the mood grooving for the night.

Location: 490/5 Phahonyothin Rd., Khwaeng Samsen Nai, Khet Phaya Thai, Bangkok, Thailand, Bangkok
Bar Hours: 5:00 PM to Midnight
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +66 94 963 6469

#4 At-Mosphere Rooftop Cafe

The At-Mosphere Rooftop Cafe is a cozy bar on top of The Secret Service Hotel in the old city of Bang Lamphu. Just a 5-minute walk away from Khao San Road, the bar is not as sky-high as others in Bangkok. But it definitely has a charming view of the Phra Nakhon and the Phukhao Thong or Golden Mountain.

This modern loft-style bar combines Thai and international cuisine that cater to every palate. It offers excellent choices of affordable cocktails, spirits, beers, and even ciders.

Indeed, the best thing about At-Mosphere is the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the staff and the guests. Many locals also frequent here, making it an excellent venue for an authentic Thai experience.

Location: 113/1 Thanon Tani, Phra Nakhon, Thailand, Bangkok
Bar Hours: 6:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +66 87 603 0087

#5 Vela Rooftop Sanam Pao

Bangkok, Thailand

Want UNLIMITED food and drinks? Head now to Vela Rooftop Bar at Sanam Pao.

It is a hidden gem near Sanampao BTS Skytrain station that promises to fill you with good food and booze. With a buffet-style menu, the restaurant serves Thai dishes with their own unique twist. The grilled lamb racks with chili dip and the spicy duck confit are must-try entrees.

For drinks, don’t worry as the mocktails are free flowing here for 90 minutes. But it is best to try the cocktail concoctions by Vela’s expert mixologists.

Location: 1029/12-14 Phahonyothin Road, Samsen Nai Subdistrict, Phaya Thai District, Bangkok, Thailand, Bangkok
Bar Hours: 5:00 PM to Midnight
Phone: +66 92 425 4429

#6 Vertigo and Moon Rooftop Bar at Banyan Tree Bangkok

Soaring high above the 61st floor of the Banyan Tree Hotel, the Vertigo and Moon Rooftop Bar is a definitely a sky-high destination for every traveler in Thailand. The bar gives an exciting 360-degree view over Bangkok’s glimmering cityscape.

Vertigo and Moon is claimed to be Asia’s first grill and bar rooftop. The al fresco dining offers sumptuous international cuisine that perfectly pairs with fine wine and cocktail drinks from Moon Bar.

The dining experience here is exquisite but quite expensive too. Although the ambiance is very romantic – imagine having blissful dates here or wedding anniversaries under the night stars of the city.

Location: 21/100 S Sathon Rd, Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok 10120
Bar Hours: 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +66 2679 1200

#7 Fallabella River Front at ICONSIAM

Bangkok, Thailand

Fallabella River Front is an Asian fusion restaurant on the 6th floor of the legendary Tasana Nakorn Terrace Zone of ICONSIAM. This high-rise rooftop bar gives you a scenic night view of the Chao Phraya River. 

Guests can enjoy a la carte or 3-course meals with unlimited mocktails to quench their thirst. Our favorite is the Pad Thai with Live Canadian Lobster. It’s HUGE – so get your napkin ready, and don’t be shy about getting your fingers dirty.

Fallabella signature drinks are also sips you cannot miss here. Don’t be fooled by their Jolly Roger drink. It’s sweet as candy with the right kind of kick.

Location: ICONSIAM, Bangkok, Thailand, Bangkok
Bar Hours: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Phone: +66 96 892 6425

#8 1826 Mixology & Rooftop Bar

Located on the 26th floor of Rembrandt Hotel and Suites, this upscale rooftop bar offers fine drinks and a scenic view of Asoke. This homey bar is a perfect spot to witness stunning sunsets over Benjasiri Park.

1826 serves multi-cuisine comfort pub foods with fusion revolving around Thai, Mexican, Italian, and Indian tastes. These interesting dishes give every taste buds a delightful twist.

To highlight the experience, give in to the expertise of their in-house mixologists. Let them craft you creative drinks, alcoholic or non-alcoholic, they sure can make you crave. Look for Ron, Ice, or Rana to mix you the best drinks.

Location: 26th Floor, Rembrandt Hotel, 19 Sukhumvit Soi 18, Khwaeng Khlong Toei, bangkok 10110
Bar Hours: 5:00 AM to Midnight
Phone: 062-598-0327

#9 Red Sky Rooftop & Bar at Centara Grand

The Red Sky Bar is located on the 56th rooftop floor of the Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Center at Central World. This bar gives a 360-degree panoramic view of the city’s mesmerizing nightscape.

Red Sky can also be easily distinguished from afar. With its light-changing arc – red, blue, purple, or green, you know it is the place to be.

The bar best serves tapas that well complement an excellent array of drinks. Tourists will love Red Sky’s Tuk Tuk cocktails. At the same time, groups can share their Giant cocktail drinks for a more intimate bonding.

With the bar’s 120-seating capacity, there’s plenty of room for everyone. No reservations are needed.

Location: 56th Floor, Centara Grand at Central World, 999/99 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan,
Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Bar Hours: 5:00 AM to 1:00 AM
Phone: +662 100 6255

#10 Above Riva at Riva Arun

Bangkok, Thailand

Above Riva is another popular rooftop bar that adds a vibrant atmosphere along the Chao Phraya River. This bar is located on the rooftop deck of the Riva Arun Hotel in the Tha Tien area. It is not sky-high, but it gives guests a clear view of Wat Arun and Wat Pho.

The bar showcases its “Twist of Thai” cuisine, offering a fusion of local flavors made from fresh ingredients. The Pepper Beef Tateki and Hokkaido Cream Brulee Cheesecake are mouthwatering dishes you should tick from their menu. There is also a good selection of premium wines and champagnes to complete the dining experience.

Location: 392/25-28 Maharaj Road, Phraborom Maharajawang, Pranakorn, Bangkok 10200
Bar Hours: 6:00 AM to Midnight
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 02 2211188

#11 AkaAza Rooftop Bar at Amara Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

Situated atop the 26th floor of the Amara Hotel Bangkok, AkaAza is one of the city’s most praised rooftop bars. This sky-high bar offers more than just drinks and a cityscape view; it also sets you up for a chill and relaxing night by the infinity pool.

The bar serves trendy cocktails and bar bites that will fill your tummy just right. The energetic techno beats in the background keep the bar’s vibe alive.

The place feels high-end, but you’ll be surprised to know that their food and drinks are within affordable price ranges. The scenic view and lively atmosphere are super well worth it.

Location: 180/1 Surawong Road, Si Phraya, Bang Rak 10500 Bangkok, Thailand
Bar Hours: 8:00 AM to Midnight
Phone: +66 2 021 8888 ext 5555

#12 Yao Restaurant and Rooftop Bar

Craving for Chinese food? You don’t want to miss Yao Restaurant and Rooftop Bar.

Elevate your Bangkok nightlife experience with a modern taste of China. This multi-level hotspot is on the 32nd floor of the 5-star Bangkok Marriott Hotel – The Surawongse. The luxurious Shanghai-inspired deco of this bar is matched with the stunning view of Thailand’s iconic Chao Phraya River.

A la carte and set menus are available for guests to savor. You got to taste their signature dishes, Grandpa’s Recipe Braised Pork Spare Ribs with Sweet and Sour Sauce and 6 Elements Shanghai Platter. It is truly an authentic Chinese delicacy that will keep you ordering for more.

As for the drinks, the Szechuan and Mandarin Songbird give their cocktails a unique Chinese flair. But if you want to keep your sips more classy, go for their classic cocktails and fine wines.

Location: 32 Fl. Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse, 262 Surawong Road, Si Phraya, Bangrak, Bangkok, 10500
Bar Hours: 5:00 AM to Midnight
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 020885666

#13 Top Knot by Hotel Once

Top Knot is a chic rooftop bar and restaurant on the 9th floor of Hotel Once Bangkok. The rooftop scene from the venue oversees the beautiful view of the Chao Phraya River and the Rama 3 Bridge.

The glass railing design of Top Knot makes this terrace bar feel more open and airy. It almost feels like the space is floating in the sky.

With Charoenkrung Contemporary-inspired cuisine, the bar serves a great selection of pizza, pasta, salads, appetizers, and desserts too. Drinks vary from classic cocktails to rum and whisky. But, if you want a hot cup of coffee, they have it too.

Location: 2074/99 Charoenkrung RD Soi 72/2, Wat Phrayakrai, Bangkorlaem, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Bar Hours: 11:00 AM to 10:30 PM
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +66-2688-2596

Final Thoughts:

As our journey through Bangkok‘s mesmerizing rooftop bars comes to a close, it’s clear that each spot offers a unique blend of stunning night views, delicious drinks, and vibrant atmospheres. From the chic and modern aesthetics of 342 Bar to the tranquil and traditional Above Riva Bar, these 13 bars provide the perfect backdrop for unforgettable evenings.

Whether you’re a local looking for a new adventure or a traveler seeking the best of Bangkok’s nightlife, these rooftop bars are must-visit destinations. So, grab a cocktail, enjoy the skyline, and immerse yourself in the city’s sky-high nightlife. Bangkok’s rooftop bars are where memories are made under the stars.

Joy Intisuk is not only a seasoned travel writer and a native of Chiang Mai, Thailand, but also a Director and Chief Editor of Thailand Nomads. Specializing in the digital nomad lifestyle, Joy leverages over a decade of experience exploring Southeast Asia to bring a deep and personal insight into the vibrant culture and hidden gems of Thailand. Her expertise is particularly focused on the logistical nuances of living and working remotely in the region.

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