Sky Bar Rooftop at Lebua Read
A cocktail with a view
Perched amongst the city’s towering skyscrapers and surrounded by rich culture and history, the Sky Bar is one of the most popular bars in Bangkok. The Sky Bar is at the world’s highest open bar located in the second tallest tower in Bangkok. If you’ve seen Hangover II, you’ll be able to identify the famous Sky Bar rooftop at Lebua State Tower, that was the setting for one of the most iconic scenes in the movie. Lebua State Tower is at the corner of Charon Krung and Silom roads and about 5 minutes away from the Saphan Taksin BTS station.The rooftop that’s located 63 floors up the tower offers mesmerizing views of the river and the city and is ideal for a sundowner. The bar generally opens around 6pm and closes at 1 am every day. The movie made the bar even more popular than it already was, and fans of the movie should definitely try the Hangovertini, in honour of the movie, which is a delicious blend of green tea liquor, Martini Rosso, apple juice and rosemary honey which makes for a great cocktail to enjoy at the peak of your night. The bar also features a good list of beers and wines.
For those staying looking to stay at a luxury hotel in Bangkok, hotels in the city such as Emporium Suites by Chatrium provide for great dining and bar facilities. The Sky Bar plays a good dose of jazz music each night which suits rather well with the atmosphere of the bar and the surrounding panoramic views of the city. Although the bar can get quite crowded with locals, the place is gaining popularity with tourists at an alarming rate.
Visitors to the bar are advised that the dress code to follow is “smart casual”, therefore you might want to change out of your island flip flops and shorts!
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+