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For a fun night out with an incredible view, check out these buzzy outdoor and rooftop bars in the Thai capital

Travel is finally back on the agenda and the one place that is on top of everyone's post-pandemic travel list is Bangkok. With a plethora of shopping options, historical sights, incredible food and a roaring nightlife scene, it's no surprise that we all want to hop on a plane to the land of smiles ASAP. 

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If you are heading out to Bangkok soon, one of the things you have to do is to explore the nightlife scene. With incredible bars, award-winning mixology teams and stunning views of the city, Bangkok's bars should be high on your priority list. 

Below, we list some of the most happening and luxurious rooftop bars you can find in Bangkok. 

1. Cru Champagne Bar

With a 360-degree open-air view of the city, Cru Champagne Bar is the place to be if you are headed to Bangkok. 

Located on the 59th floor of Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at Centralworld, Cru Champagne Bar boasts an incredible location that will give guests a stunning view of the majestic Chao Phraya River on one end and the Royal Thai Polo Club at another, in addition to other famous landmarks. 

The bar offers up G.H. Mumm Champagne exclusively in Thailand, as well as a wide array of bespoke and classic cocktails that will satisfy no matter what you might be craving. 

Tatler Tip:

If you are hoping to get that perfect Insta-worthy shot of Bangkok in all its glory, visit the bar around 6 pm so that you can catch the golden hour and the majestic sunset. You will also get to witness the city light up during this time which is beautiful on its own. 

Check it out here.

2. Mojjo Rooftop Lounge & Bar

Located on the 32nd floor of Skyview Hotel Bangkok, Mojjo Rooftop Lounge & Bar offers up the best of the Thai nightlife scene with glittering views of the city and a mid-century Cuban vibe that is perfect for those who prefer cosy and rustic bars. 

With both indoor and outdoor seating options available, the bar offers snazzy cocktails and delectable South American tapas on the menu. You will also find rum-heavy drinks, smooth cigars and Latin music that will really get you in the party mood.

Check it out here.

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3. Seen Restaurant & Bar Bangkok

Seen Restaurant & Bar Bangkok is totally the place to be seen (see what we did there?). 

The multi-storey and multi-sensory bar overlooks the city skyline while giving you absolutely stunning views of the Chao Phraya river. The bar boasts a modern Portuguese-Brazilian menu designed by celebrity chef Olivier da Costa. Add to that upbeat party music and cocktails by an award-winning mixology team, and you have yourself a good time.

Check it out here.

4. Penthouse Bar + Grill

When you visit Park Hyatt’s latest rooftop bar for drinks and bites, you will be able to admire the 360-degree vista of Bangkok’s central business district. Park yourself at the al fresco section decked in lush greenery and imbibe on refreshing tropical cocktails.  
 
Start with a signature, like the Queen of Heart, a mix of butter washed Calvados, pear liquor, malic acid, cucumber syrup, tonic water, and garden bitters, or opt for a bright amaretto sour from the Bartender’s Selection. Enjoy your tipples with small bites like the jumbo crab cake, Penthouse beef tartare and cajun chicken wings.
 
Tatler Tip:

For a full experience, head up during golden hour to capture a stunning view of the sunset.

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5. ABar Rooftop

Gin lovers are in for a treat at ABar. Perched on the 38th floor of Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, this al fresco bar offers an extensive list of gin cocktails as well as unobstructed views of Bangkok’s skyline. Savour libations like the No. 1, a gin and tonic signature concoction of Caorunn gin, homegrown rosemary, dehydrated grapefruit and Fever Tree Premium Indian tonic; and the Packaged with Love. A house signature, the latter is a refreshing cocktail of rosemary infused Beefeater gin, fresh passionfruit, fresh lime juice, peach bitters and egg white.

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6. Yào Rooftop Bar

Sip on Asian-inspired tipples while taking in gorgeous views of Bangkok’s glittering cityscape and the Chao Phraya River at Yào. Signature numbers include the Szechuan, featuring a medley of Absolut vodka, lychee juice, lime juice, kaffir leaves syrup and tonic; and Forbidden Daiquri. The latter is a rum-based cocktail that pleases the palate with its combination of Nusa Cana White rum, fresh lime juice, and elderflower and hibiscus syrup.

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7. Sky Bar

One of the highest rooftop bars in the world, Sky Bar offers unobstructed views of the city’s rivers. Get comfortable at the spacious al fresco area and imbibe on tantalising cocktails like the tropical Sky Sipper, a bubbly offering of Olmeca Altos tequila, dry orange, passionfruit syrup, mango juice, lemon juice, and orange peel. For something gently spiced, go for the gin spiced margarita instead, a sweet and sour concoction of Plymouth gin, Cointreau, watermelon, Thai chilli, agave syrup and fresh lime.

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