Sky Bar Bangkok – Best Review: Location, Dress Code, Drink Prices & More

By | 2018-06-12T12:34:00+00:00 Jan 21st, 2017|Categories: Travel|Tags: , , , |22 Comments

View From Sky Bar Bangkok RooftopWith an impressive cocktail menu, spectacular views of the city and an exclusive atmosphere, it’s not hard to see why Sky Bar Bangkok is considered the best rooftop bar in Bangkok.

Sky Bar is located at a staggering 820 feet above the bustling streets of Bangkok making it the highest open-air rooftop bar in the world!

Our review of Sky Bar Bangkok covers everything that you need to know about Bangkok’s best rooftop bar including how to get there, the dress code, drink prices and other useful tips.

Everything To Know About Sky Bar Bangkok

Perched atop the 64th floor of Lebua at State Tower, the Sky Bar offers patrons incredible views of the entire city of Bangkok.

The Sky Bar has long been one of Bangkok’s most popular rooftop bars due to it’s location and exclusive atmosphere, but the bar’s popularity has skyrocketed ever since many scenes from the Hangover Part II were filmed there.

Whether you are in town for one night or one week, a visit to Sky Bar should definitely be on your list of things to do in Bangkok.

Opening Hours

Monday: 6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Tuesday: 6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Thursday: 6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Friday: 6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Saturday: 6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Sunday: 6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

How To Get There

The Sky Bar is located on the top floor of Lebua at State Towers in the Bang Rak District and there are several different options for getting there.

Directions To Sky Bar Bangkok

[To get directions to the Sky Bar on Google Maps from your current location, click here.]

By BTS Skytrain (Metro)

If you plan to arrive via the BTS skytrain then you’ll want to take the Silom Line to Saphan Taksin station in the Sathon District. Once you get to Saphan Taksin station you’ll need to walk about 10 minutes to get to the Lebua building where the Sky Bar is located.

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By Taxi / Tuk Tuk

If you are not staying near one of the BTS skytrain lines then a taxi or tuk tuk is likely your best option for getting to the Sky Bar.

“Tuk Tuks” are small, three-wheeled vehicles that used to be a main form of transportation among locals in Bangkok. Nowadays the tuk tuks are more popular among tourists than the local people in Thailand, but they are still considered to be an authentic part of Thai culture.

Tuk Tuk In Bangkok Thailand

We were hesitant to try the tuk tuks at first, but after our first ride in a tuk tuk they became our main method of transportation for getting around Bangkok.

Note: When negotiating on a price for a tuk tuk ride make sure you specify that you want  a ride with “NO STOPS” as most drivers will try to stop in tailor shops, go-go bars and other local establishments where they will get a commission for bringing you.

What Is The Dress Code At The Sky Bar?

The Sky Bar Bangkok has a “smart casual” dress code and it is strictly enforced so it is important to show up in appropriate attire. In fact, we witnessed several people being turned away at the door because they were wearing shorts and/or flip flops.

Example Of Dress Code At Sky Bar Bangkok

[Pictured above: Paul Anthony and I dressed in smart casual attire at Sky Bar.]

According to the dress code policy on the Sky Bar’s official website:

“We do not permit athletic or sports uniforms, torn clothing, slippers, beach sandals and flip-flops. Gentlemen must avoid any sleeveless clothing, shorts, and open shoes. Please note that our smart casual dress code applies to children.”

It is also worth mentioning that backpacks, suitcases, shopping bags and other luggage are not permitted and the Sky Bar does not provide storage for such items.

How Much Do Drinks Cost At Sky Bar Bangkok?

The drinks at Sky Bar Bangkok are expensive for Bangkok standards, but it is important to remember that you are paying for the unrivaled views of the city and the exclusive atmosphere. Additionally, the higher drink prices at Sky Bar help to keep the crowds away as it is by far the most famous rooftop bar in Bangkok.

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Prices for drinks range anywhere from about ฿300 to ฿850 THB, with most of the specialty cocktails costing about ฿650 THB.

Note: At the time of writing, the USD/THB exchange rate was about $1 USD to ฿35 THB so drinks ranged from about $8.50 to $25.

Cocktail Menu

Sky Bar Bangkok Cocktail Menu & Drink Prices

The Sky Bar menu includes a long list of specialty cocktails which have been expertly curated by resident mixologist Valerio Politano. 

Some of the innovative and creatively named cocktails on the menu include:

  • The Forgotten (฿690 THB)Chivas 18 along with maraschino, martini rosso and Dom Benedictine mixed in an oak barrel and “forgotten” to age for 3 weeks.
  • Pink on the Rood (฿690 THB) A delicious cocktail with Absolut 100 vodka, cointreau, lime, peach and egg white perfumed with a touch of red berry tea.
  • Sky Devil (฿690 THB) – Roasted red capscicum infused 72 hours in Blanco tequila shaken with fresh lime juice agave extract, finished with a dusting of crushed black pepper.
  • Burrough’s Reserve G&T (฿850 THB) World’s finest and most premium oak barrel aged gin mixed with tonic and served with house made tonic and cucumber ice cubes, a signature flavor that never gets diluted.
  • Pop Star (฿690 THB) – This is a refreshing cocktail with brain freezing pineapple popsicle along with Tequila, midori and sweet and sour.

I decided to go with a Summer Sunset (฿690 THB) which consists of cinnamon infused Havana Rum shaken with orange curacao, orgeat, lime and fresh mint.

Drinking Cocktails At Sky Bar Bangkok

What Is The Hangovertini?

One of the bar’s most popular drinks is the famous “Hangovertini,” which was created for the cast of The Hangover Part II when they were filming scenes at the now-famous rooftop bar. The Hangovertini is a cocktail made with green tea liquor, Martini Rosso, green apple juice and rosemary-infused honey.

I did not get a chance to taste the Hangovertini, but I met a quite a few people at the bar who did and almost all of them spoke highly of the drink.

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Pictures From The Rooftop Bar

As you can probably imagine, the Sky Bar is an ideal place for capturing breathtaking photographs of Bangkok.

Photography is permitted at the Sky Bar, but there are certain areas where taking pictures is prohibited. Additionally, the use of tri-pods, extensions, and external flash units are not allowed for photography at the rooftop bar.

You can see some of the cool photos I took at Sky Bar below:

View Of Chao Phraya River From Sky Bar Bangkok

[The view of Chao Phraya River and Bangkok as seen from the 64th floor of Lebua at State Towers.]

Sky Bar Bangkok View

The above photo shows the view from one of the tables at the Sirocco restaurant.

Note: The best time to go to Sky Bar is just before sunset so you can catch the sunset and then watch the city light up as the night begins.

Final Review Thoughts

Paul Anthony and I had a blast enjoying a few cocktails while taking in the views of Bangkok at the Sky Bar.

The only downside to Sky Bar Bangkok is the fact that it is a bit more crowded and more expensive than other rooftop bars in Bangkok due to its affiliation with Hangover Part II.

However, the views are arguably the best among rooftop bars in Bangkok and the bar itself has become one of Bangkok’s iconic nightlife attractions so I believe it is still well worth a visit.

Sky Bar Bangkok
Reviewed by Trevor Guilday on .
"Great drinks and incredible views at Sky Bar Bangkok! Definitely worth a visit if you are in Bangkok for a few days."
Rating: 5.0 ★★★★★

About the Author:

Trevor is a digital nomad and travel writer at Bespoke Unit. His life-long passion for travel has taken him to 30+ countries over the years. He covers a wide range of travel-related topics including detailed destination guides, travel reward credit cards and life as a location-independent entrepreneur.

22 Comments

  1. WardoWardo January 25, 2017 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    The Sky’s the limit…
    nice views from the top of the Bangkok Sky Bar.

  2. KF Lum March 22, 2017 at 4:25 am - Reply

    Do they serve beers there?

    • Michael Oxman March 24, 2017 at 1:12 pm - Reply

      Hi KF,

      Thanks for the comment! To our memory there was one beer available. Definitely more of a cocktail bar, but we stil recommend going as the atmosphere and view were both incredible!

  3. Edelmen May 22, 2017 at 8:20 am - Reply

    Hello,

    My friend and I are planning to visit the Sky Bar, I’m 19 and she’s 20. And since I’m below the legal drinking age, will I be prevented from entering the rooftop bar?

  4. Vanille August 5, 2017 at 5:50 am - Reply

    Hi !

    Do women have to wear heels ? 🙂
    We are going to bangkok in a couple days ! can’t wait ! thanks you for the review !

    • Michael Oxman August 7, 2017 at 2:58 pm - Reply

      Hi Vanille,

      Thanks for the comment! To our knowledge, the only restrictions on footwear are that no one can wear flip-flops or athletic sneakers. You should be good without heels.

      Thanks for reading!

      -Mike

  5. Jeanne August 27, 2017 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    Hi,

    Everyone need to order drink or food there?

    • Paul Anthony August 28, 2017 at 3:26 pm - Reply

      No they don’t have too.

      Thanks, Paul!

  6. kay September 5, 2017 at 2:45 am - Reply

    Thanks for the review, very helpful. Can you just go there for cocktails? do they have a food menu?
    Can you sit?

    • Trevor Guilday September 5, 2017 at 8:29 am - Reply

      Hi Kay,

      Yes, you can just go for cocktails. There are a few high top tables around the bar area that you can sit at or you can reserve a table at the Sirocco restaurant if you want to order from the full dinner menu.

      You can find more info about Sirocco restaurant and the food menu here: http://www.lebua.com/sirocco

      -Trevor

  7. kayKAY September 7, 2017 at 2:56 am - Reply

    Thanks Trevor, have been going to BKK many times but always unsure, will definitely go there on my next trip.

  8. David October 30, 2017 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    Looks like a cool place. I will definitely go with my girlfriend when we go to Bangkok in December. Any other good nightlife spots you can recommend us?

    • Paul Anthony November 7, 2017 at 9:51 am - Reply

      Dear David,

      Was an amazing place!

      Unfortunately we were only in Bangkok for a few day, so don’t have too many spots to recommend. We did however go to Khao San Road, which was a fun, but had a very tourist vibe.

      Let us know if you find any local hidden treasures!

      – Paul

  9. JenniV November 28, 2017 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    You provided such great info, thank you!
    What do they do if it starts raining? Is there a place to take cover?
    We will be there next week – super excited!

    • Paul Anthony December 4, 2017 at 10:32 am - Reply

      Dear Jenni,

      Glad you like the post.

      I’m not sure what they do to be honest when it’s raining, as we were were very lucky and got a clear night.

      The main entrance has cover, and windows to see the view, but the best area to the round bar at the tip of the building. So if you can try to hold out for a good evening weather wise.

      Enjoy Bangkok!

      – Paul

  10. Azizi April 21, 2018 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    Hi
    Is there any entrance fee to enter the skybar?

    • Trevor Guilday April 23, 2018 at 2:46 pm - Reply

      Hi Azizi,

      Nope there is no entrance fee for Sky Bar, but you will probably need to buy a drink if you plan to hang out and enjoy the views from the rooftop for a while.

      Regards,

      Trevor

  11. Ashwani Verma April 27, 2018 at 9:01 am - Reply

    do they allow smoking there

    • Trevor Guilday April 27, 2018 at 1:23 pm - Reply

      Hi Ashwani,

      Yes, there is a designated smoking section at the rooftop bar area. Enjoy your time in Bangkok!

      Best,

      Trevor

  12. Hirak May 31, 2018 at 11:04 am - Reply

    Can I carry DSLR camera like 720 D with me at the top floor of sky bar? What shoes should I wear? Formal leather shoes? And what will be the dress code of woman?

    • Trevor Guilday June 2, 2018 at 3:05 pm - Reply

      Hi Hirak,

      Yes, you can take your DSLR camera up to the Sky Bar to take pictures. However, there are some areas of the rooftop bar where you are not allowed to take photos for safety reasons.

      The dress code is “smart casual” and they are pretty strict about it. Formal leather shoes are a great option, but not necessarily required. Men should avoid wearing any athletic shoes, flip flops, sandals or other open-toe shoes. I’d recommend women wear a dress or skirt with a pair of nice shoes.

      Have fun!

      -Trevor

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