Maggie Choo’s offers one of Bangkok’s quirkiest and most unique settings and was designed by the famous designer Ashley Sutton. The venue functions as both a restaurant and a bar and visitors enter it through a wooden Chinese door, hidden just outside the Novotel. Once inside the vault, the interior is dominated by leather sofas, bust statues, old paintings and ambiance lighting. Maggie Choo’s also features a cabaret show and daily live music performances from Blues, Soul and Jazz to DJs bringing Hip Hop or Deep House music to the atmospheric bar. The extensive drinks menu features all the classics alongside a noteworthy selection of whiskeys, wines and champagnes. With a space that looks like 1930’s Shanghai, it is hard not to get tangled up in Maggie Choo’s eccentric charm and keep coming back for more.
Address: 320 Silom Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand, +66 2 635 6055
Counting among Bangkok’s top rooftop bars and the world’s highest open-air bar, the Sky Bar, situated on the 64th floor of the Lebua State Tower, is one of the city’s most recognizable spots and offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Setting the scene for the second Hangover movie, the Sky Bar attracts a mixed crowd of locals and travelers looking to get a sip of the original cocktails and a glimpse of the stunning views of the skyline of this Asian capital. Few bars, if any, can rival its features, and the professional staff serves up some quality drinks from an international selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Additionally, the adjoining Sirocco restaurant offers one of the most memorable dining experiences in town and provides one more reason to visit this place.
Address: The Dome at Lebua 63rd floor, 1055/42 Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand, +66 2 624 9999
Far from being just one of Bangkok’s many rooftop venues, Park Society is one of the latest most trendy hotspots in the city and a welcome alternative from other touristy establishments. Located on the 26th floor of the city’s Sofitel and overlooking the scenic Lumpini Park, this place offers slightly more reasonable prices than other venues of its kind. The hi-so terrace has been decorated in modern styles, offering a comfortable setting from which to enjoy magnificent views. Low-key background music, professional staff and dim lights enhance the intimate atmosphere. Additionally, Park Society serves up a variety of tapas which are best enjoyed with a glass of wine.
Address: 2 North Sathorn Road, Sofitel So Bangkok, Bangkok 10500, Thailand, +66 26240000
It’s hard to get tired of Bangkok’s rooftop bars, with each one of them offering unique features and views, and Cloud 47 is no exception. The bar is set on the 47th floor of the United Center office tower and provides a 180 degree view of downtown Bangkok. The bar encompasses three floors providing enough sitting space even if it rains. The extensive bar and balcony area with its scenic blue lighting are an architectural masterpiece and are definitely well worth the trip. Next to its extensive list of beverages, from wines to cocktails and quality spirits, this place serves up some of the most scrumptious nibbles in Silom, next to a variety of cakes and desserts. Live music, the casual atmosphere and a friendly crowd make it one of the coolest hangout spots in the city.
Address: 47th Floor, United Center, Silom, Bangkok 10500, Thailand, +66 964496694
Tapas Room has brought Spanish vibes to Bangkok with its eclectic Latino house music and architectural villa style. The fashionable venue consists of a restaurant, a bar and a club, allowing you to seamlessly progress from one space to the others throughout the night. Terracotta decor and low ceilings contribute to its Mediterranean charm and the rooftop provides a welcome respite from the bustling dance floor. Tapas Room has been part of Silom’s nightlife scene for almost two decades and continues to elate the crowds with quality DJs and affordable drinks. One of the city’s hippest spots, expect the dance floor to fill up speedily as the evening turns into night and get your groove on with the locals.
Address: 114/17-18, Soi Silom 4, Silom Road, Su Riya Wong, Khet Bang Rak, Bangkok, 10500, 10500, Thailand, +66 2 234 4737
Namsaah Bottling Trust
It’s hard to miss Namsaah Bottling Trust, an Asian gastro-bar situated in a bright pink 20th-century building – but this is not the only reason this place stands out. With the sumptuous bites by Chef Ian Kittichia, visitors can expect a satisfying feast, but Namsaah Bottling Trust is also a marvelous place to enjoy a few alcoholic beverages. The spacious bar at the heart of the house mixes up more than 30 different cocktails ranging from the classics to inventive combinations. Creating unique beveages, the skillful bartenders produce some of the tastiest drinks in the city. An outdoor terrace in the front and atmospheric music played by live DJs contribute to create a cosmopolitan environment and make Namsaah Bottling Trust one of our all-time favorites.
Address: 401 Soi Sirijullassayvok (Silom Soi 7) Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand, +66 26366622
Who would have thought that Lebua Tower was home to not only one but two marvelous rooftop bars? Located next to the tourist magnet Sky Bar, visitors often neglect the outstanding Distil bar, which is renowned for making some of the best and most creative cocktails in the city. With a much more relaxed atmosphere and comfortable sofas, the sophisticated Distil is the favored hangout for Bangkok’s refined locals and expats. Soothing lounge music in the background and the professional staff enhance the atmosphere, and there’s also a cigar terrace. The food served includes sumptuous sushi and sashimi and four different types of Iranian caviar. A more memorable experience than drinking a tasty cocktail on the highest rooftop bar in the world overlooking the streets of Bangkok will be hard to come by.
Address: State Tower, 1055 Silom Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand, +66 2 624 9555
Scarlett Wine Bar & Restaurant
If you are enthusiastic about quality drink, head to Scarlett Wine Bar & Restaurant, a sophisticated venue on the 37th floor of the Pullman Hotel. Next to outstanding international cuisine and tapas, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of Bangkok. Scarlett seeks to provide a cozy yet elegant atmosphere and has been decorated with wooden floors and warm tones to enhance its comfortable setting. Thousands of glasses hang from the bar’s ceiling and an adjoining wine cellar makes it clear that the staff know their trade. The romantic terrace lies under a roof covered by lush greenery, and the dim lights further contribute to the magical ambiance. Whether you are planning an informal business meeting or a reunion with friends, Scarlett is always a good choice.
Address: Pullman Bangkok Hotel G, Silom, Bangkok 10500, Thailand, +66 2 238 1991
Zuk Bar is one of the classiest venues in the city, located in the prestigious Sukhotai Hotel. Surrounded by a scenic courtyard garden with some ponds, the bar is a wonderful spot for a few informal drinks or a romantic date. It is filled with comfortable couches, atmospheric statues and a DJ that sets the right vibes for the intimate ambiance. Light snacks or aperitifs are available to satisfy any food cravings and the drinks list features numerous national and international beers, wines and cocktails. Whether you are looking to relax, to get the night started or to simply find a little privacy in Silom’s bustling nightlife scene, Zuk Bar is a great choice.
Address: 13 / 3 South Sathorn Road | Thungmahamek, Bangkok 10120, Thailand, +66 2 344 888
Smalls Bar offers a quirky setting featuring an eclectic mix of French, Thai and Japanese decorations. Spread out over three levels, including a balcony and an open-air deck, the funky venue has made a name for itself as one of the hippest joints in Bangkok, all owed to the creative genius of David Jacobson. On Wednesdays visitors can enjoy live music such as blues and jazz within a truly atmospheric setting. The rest of the nights feature an array of eclectic DJ sets. Next to a range of national and international drinks, the Smalls Bar offers nibbles, signature cocktails and an infamous selection of Absinthe. The welcoming crowd will make for a brilliant night out.
Address: 186/3, Suan Phlu Soi 1, Bangkok 10120, Thailand, +66 95 585 1398