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