Rooftop Bars Bangkok
The ultimate way to escape Bangkok's ever buzzing streets is to look up in the sky and find relaxation at one of the best Bangkok rooftop bars. The million dollar question: which are the best rooftops in Bangkok? You can find the answer right here, with our all-you-need guide to the best rooftop bars in Bangkok.
From budget BKK rooftop bars to real luxurious rooftop restaurants, from a cosy rooftop bar on Sukhumvit to the most grand sky bar Bangkok. This guide is packed with all info you need about the cool places to drink and dine in Bangkok. Opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more.
To make the most of the Bangkok skyline and nightlife, just scroll down and find the Bangkok rooftop bar best suited for you.
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This guide was made by The Rooftop Guide, the world's leading experts on rooftop bars. With over 800 rooftops visited over the last five years, we keep you up to date in the ever growing universe of rooftop venues.
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FAQ Bangkok Rooftops
What is the age limit at Bangkok rooftop bars?
The age limit at most Bangkok rooftop bars is +20, as the legal drinking age in Bangkok and Thailand is 20 (source). The more high-end the rooftop venue is, the more likely are the chanches you will be asked for ID. As a foreign visitor, not looking to young, most casual bars will probably not ask for ID. During daytime, rooftops with a pool are usually open to all ages, and children can usually visit rooftop bars if accompanied by an adult.
Can you smoke at Bangkok rooftop bars?
Most Bangkok rooftop bars are non-smoking venues. Since 2019, Thailand and Bangkok introduced stricter smoking laws, which does not only prohibit smoking inside public areas, but now also at a 5-metre ‘exclusion zone’ outside public entrances and exits (source). So while more and more rooftop bars are now non-smoking, some still allow smoking in designated areas. However, note that E-cigarettes and Vaping is banned in Bangkok.
What is the Bangkok rooftop bar dress code?
While there is no general standard, most Bangkok rooftop bars have a dress code of no sports attire and no sandals/flip-flops or sleeveless shirts for men. Think 'smart casual', with well-fitting and neat, yet comfortable clothes. During daytime the dress code is usually more casual, and venues with a rooftop pool can be visited in just shorts and t-shirt. You can find the specicifc dress code for each rooftop bar in Bangkok by clicking them above, or read more in this article.
Are Bangkok rooftop bars free?
Yes, the majority of Bangkok rooftop bars has a free entrance. So while you usually do not have to pay anything to go up and enjoy the Bangkok skyline views, expect prices that are higher than at a regular Bangkok bar. If there is an entrance fee at the rooftop bars, it is usually in connection with an event, like a rooftop party with DJs and entertainment, or something even more special, like a New Year's Eve event.
When is the best time to visit a Bangkok rooftop bar?
The best time to visit a Bangkok rooftop bar is in the early evening. Most rooftop bars open around 5pm, when the daytime heat starts to settle, and we recommend arriving just about opening hour. This way you can enjoy both a fantastic Bangkok sunset, and hopefully enjoy the rooftop bar without to much of a crowd. Daytime visits to Bangkok rooftop bars is only recommended if there is a rooftop pool.
Do you have to be a hotel guest to visit a Bangkok hotel rooftop bar?
No, usually you do not have to be a hotel guest to visit a Bangkok hotel rooftop bar. At least not during night time, when almost all rooftops are open to the public. During daytime it is more common that sections of the rooftop (or the while terrace) is exclusive to guests staying at the hotel. If there is a rooftop pool, this is most likely only available to in-house guests.
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Rooftop bar Bangkok
Prime season: all year
Residents: aprox 15 millions
Bangkok is considered as one of the world's top cities in terms of rooftop bars and roof terraces. The amount of towering skyscrapers allows one to find Bangkok roof terraces with magnificent views almost everywhere. From Lumpini Park to a Sukhumvit rooftop bar.
This, combined with good food and cheap prices make the city one of the most popular destinations in the world. Bangkok is absolutely teeming with good and mighty rooftops. We have gathered all the best roof bars from Bangkok in one place.
Considering all the new top terraces in Bangkok that opens up, the page is filled with new ones continuous throughout. So look out for the best rooftop bars Bangkok here.
The Bangkok skybar, roof restaurants and rooftop bars are very scattered geographically and considering that the city is a rather unfriendly town in terms of walking, the best option is to go by taxi between the various sites. There is no quite exact city center which contributes to the diffusion of roof terraces here.
Typical criterias for the being the best rooftop bar in Bangkok, is a location at a high altitude with amazing skyline views. So what are you waiting for, get out there and find the best bars and restaurants with a view, that suits your criterias and location.
You can also find the best sky bars in Bangkok at our map here on this page. For more indept info about this amazing city, read here.
Bangkok is Thailand's capital and also the largest city with about 15 million inhabitants if you include the entire metropolitan area. The city consists of both modern skyscrapers, palaces, temples and shantytowns.
Food, drink and party on rooftop bars in Bangkok
If you like Asian and particularly Thai food, you have certainly come to the right place if you go to Bangkok. So, which is the best rooftop bar in Bangkok? On the rooftop bars in Bangkok you can eat great Thai food at a very good price. In Bangkok, most things are very cheap. It also applies to food and drinks on the roof terraces here. Obviously, prices are slightly more expensive on these places, but still very good compared to many other countries. Regarding beverages most things are available here. Cocktails, wine, sake, beer, etc. What's better than an ice cold beer to the view of Bangkok's skyline. Rooftop bars in Bangkok are not often used as party venues, but more like a place you go to in the afternoon and evening to enjoy drinks and some good food.
Alltitude and views from the rooftop bars in Bangkok
Bangkok is probably the city in the world that has the most rooftop bars with magnificent views. A typical rooftop Bangkok is often located at very high altitudes in a skyscraper with absolutely stunning views of the Bangkok skyline and its surroundings. Bangkok is a very spread out city which gives various views from the different roof terraces. Often with 360-degree views and at an altitude of a few hundred meters. Sunset views of the city and Bangkok in the dark are two of the coolest urban views you can find.
Other attractions in Bangkok
Regarding shopping, Bangkok is one of the world's best cities for this. The range of shops along with the incredible prices makes many come here a few extra days just to shop. The temples in Bangkok is one thing you cannot miss when you are here. The temple Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace is the most popular and finest the city has to offer. Otherwise, many tourists come here to look at Thai boxing, or visit one of the city zoo. For those who want to relax the city's rooftop bars or the Lumpini Park is the best option. And here you can find a great guide to things to do in Bangkok.
Rooftop pools in Bangkok
Bangkok is ranked as one of the world's best cities when it comes to rooftop bars, and the same goes with rooftop swimming pools at the terraces in Bangkok. Lots of hotels have rooftop pools. Those rooftop pools you can find are very large and luxurious with good views of Bangkok's skyline. If you like pool parties, they organized it at regular intervals on the roof terraces equipped with rooftop pools. Do not forget to book your hotel in Bangkok with a rooftop pool with us, to be able to take part of this luxury with a rooftop pool and get the best prices on hotel rooms.
Flights and hotels in Bangkok
Bangkok is a real hub in terms of flights from all over the world. Which means that many flights from all over the world is right here. The airport is fairly close to the center which makes it easy to get from and to the airport by taxi, bus or train. There are also lots of good hotels. Given that the city is very large and spread out there are some fantastic hotels in almost all the districts. Many of the finer hotels are often equipped with beautiful rooftop bars and in many cases with cool rooftop swimming pools. Book your hotel directly at our site to get some of the best prices and offers. And here you can find one of the best Bangkok travel guides out there.