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Closer to the Stars: Bangkok's best rooftop restaurants and bars


One of the beauties of Bangkok is that the city center never sleeps: the pulse of the capital beats in hundreds of entertainment venues — good and not so good. One thing is for sure: when you arrive here, you just have to have dinner or at least have a couple of cocktails on the roof of one of the skyscrapers.

What our brother is served as Bangkok, the Thais call Krung Thep, or the City of Angels. This resilient nation has its own risky traits — and not just riding a motorcycle taxi during rush hour. If the desire to eat or drink arose after the clock struck midnight, you need to look up. The roofs of the local skyscrapers are not idle: what is not the place for a bar, restaurant, lounge cafe or dance floor?

Moon Bar, Banyan Tree Bangkok

Purpose: to observe the stars

Address: 21/100 South Sathon Road

Phone number: +66 26 791 200 or 1800 050 019 (free of charge)

in the moon bar on the 60th floor, you can drop in for a glass of wine, and at the same time look at the stars in the telescope installed inside. the bar is open from 17: 00 to 1: 00 and is considered one of the most romantic places in bangkok. The appearance of visitors here is criticized: they do not like men in sandals and shorts, and women in open T-shirts can offer a headscarf to cover their shoulders. If the dress code situation seems too manic, you can go down 9 floors. Latitude Lounge & Bar is open at the same hours, and the guests ' clothes are treated more democratically here.


Sky Bar and Breeze

Purpose: cocktails at sunset

Address: 1055 Silom Road

Phone number: +66 26 249 999

An idea of the life of Bangkok's rooftops will be incomplete if you do not visit the restaurants and bars in the dome of the Lebua Hotel on Silom Road. The most famous of the places there — Sirocco-is located on the 63rd floor and is considered the highest restaurant space in the world. The Sky Bar is located on the same floor. From here you can enjoy great views of the night city (the bar is open until one o'clock in the morning) and the Chaopraya River. however, the lack of pre-reservation of tables does not give a sure guarantee of a good evening. if you can't get in from the sky bar and there are no objections to sea reptiles, you can turn into the nearby breeze.

It is worth knowing that at the entrance to the tower "Lebois" there is a strict dress code: men must wear closed shoes — no sandals or flip-flops, no matter how Italian and expensive they may be. the style police catch the intruders at the elevators and send them to a boring bar in the lobby.


The Long Table

Appointment: chic on bond

address: 48 column tower, sukhumvit soi 16

phone number: +66 23 022 55 79

The most original thing that is in the Long Table is the namesake itself, a long low table with 70 seats. It crosses horizontally the entire space of the restaurant and bar, which protrudes from the building at the level of the 25th floor. The rest of the interior is entirely of a glossy white leather and low glass tables. At such a table, by all means bending your legs, you want to take a glass of ice mojito and share your impressions of the past day. The wine rooms seem to be crammed in at every turn and are often empty. For those who are uncomfortable conducting solo dialogues in an empty space, it is better to choose a table on the veranda. Only you need to book in advance: tables here are in desperate short supply.


Bar-B-Q Corner

purpose: budget view of the river

Address: Level 5, River City Complex, 23 Trok Rongnamkhaeng, Silom

Phone number: +66 22 364 535

There is a regular food court in the mall, but it is better to look up during the tour of antique shops. From the roof of the River City Mall, you can watch the heavy traffic on the brown water of the Chao Phraya River while sitting in the garden and turning a hunk of meat on a personal table grill.


Red Sky, Centara Grand at Central World

Purpose: for meat and martini lovers

Address: 999/99 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan

phone number: +66 21 001 234

Red Sky is a semi-open restaurant with jazz pianists on the 55th floor. Local Canadian chef Aaron Foster has a reputation as a crazy visionary thanks to his experiments on the European menu. Among the masterpieces (by the way, cooked in a vacuum) , you can find ravioli with wild boar meat, tuna tartare, and pork stomach with tamarind. The open-air bar is open from 17: 00 to 1: 00.


Food Loft @ Central

Purpose: cheap and angry

Address: Level 7, Central Chidlom, 1027 Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan

Phone number: +66 27 937 070

To call this place a food court is to take food courts around the world to a new level. Food Loft @ Central-a budget place in the attic of the seven-story Central Chidlom with a great view and delicious food. Japanese, Indian, halal and vegetarian stands are available, and there is a section with juices and desserts. At the entrance, you need to take a card on which the cost of the selected dishes will be recorded, and at the exit, the cash register will calculate the total amount. Opening hours-10: 00-22: 00, until 17:00 alcohol is not sold.



Destination: Sunset in glamour

Address: Level 17, 4/5 Rama I Road, Pathumwan

Phone: 66 21 009 898

The bar is located on the roof of the 17-story Zen department store. A visit here is not just for you: we advise you to preen yourself so as not to fall face-first into the mud. Obviously, the dominance of boutiques on the lower floors explains the fact that the audience here consists of starlets and well-groomed Europeans, and Bangkok celebrities have made Zense their second home. The panoramic view of the bar provides all 360 degrees of visibility and makes the strongest impression at sunset. It is better to go up here by a glass elevator inside the store (open until 22: 00), the bar itself is open from 17: 30 to midnight.