May 11, 2018
This huge rooftop bar has space for 500 people, and is set across two distinct areas – one with a laidback “beer garden in the sky” feel, the other a more sophisticated space for sipping wine, but both maintaining a distinctly Thai flavour. The views are predictably impressive, looking out onto downtown Bangkok and offering glimpses of Chao Phraya River, the huge glass buildings of Sathorn Road, Lumpini Park and the famous shopping district of Siam, all lit up with Bangkok’s neon signs. And while parts of the bar are open-air, much is covered by a ceiling, so it can be enjoyed whatever the weather. The decor is simple and predominantly white, with plenty of seating provided by cube tables and chairs in the casual bar area, so finding somewhere to sit is usually a breeze. The wine zone features plush sofas, dimmed lighting and a towering, air-conditioned glass wine cellar, named ‘Uncorked’, which houses around 500 wine labels. Overall the drinks list is fairly classic, with decent cocktails at surprisingly affordable prices – particularly for a rooftop bar where the bill can often end up as sky-high as the venue itself. The food is equally reasonable and features Thai-style snacks and main meals. From 10pm live bands play on the bar’s stage, blasting out a selection of popular tunes.