Sky Bar Bangkok
Sky Bar Bangkok at Lebua Hotel is without a doubt the most visited rooftop bar in the city. It was already famous since its opening for a unique location near the Chao Phraya river, a staggering height of 62 floors and mostly for an iconic golden dome. After being featured in the Hangover II movie, it suddenly became a Bangkok must-do on every traveller’s list.
The Sky Bar stands majestically 62 floors above the rest of Bangkok and wherever you stand on this rooftop, the view is breathtaking. Once you step out of the dome, the first thing you see is the large staircase leading to this bar itself where a circular counter glows with ever-changing colour. Unfortunately taking this photo from the top of the stairs is not allowed, a security staff makes sure you won’t. Supposedly it’s to avoid accidents which I didn’t really believe since I was not standing by the stairs but by a safe side mezzanine. I think they want to keep the copyrights to that angle.
Views from the bar area are no less impressive. With a sea of roofs down below and the skylines of the ever-growing skyscrapers of Bangkok divided by the mighty Chao Phraya River and the gigantic golden dome in the foreground, it’s hard to beat this feeling to be on top of the world.
However, what made Lebua famous is also its downside. Sure it’s expensive, but it always was and a beer can cost you 320++ and imported 400++ baht for an imported Italian beer (they don’t serve local beer anymore, I bet the price of 450 ++ per glass was too shocking). If you don’t know yes what ++ means, you’ll have to add a 10% service charge and 7 Government taxes; that’s would actually cost you 376 and 494 baht. A glass of wine would start at 640++. But the place has become so crowded, you just stand there with your glass in the middle of an elegant crowd slowly trying to make their way to the edge for the compulsory photo. Nowhere to seats, no space to talk, not a romantic experience, definitely not the place you would pick to unwind at the end of a long exploration day.
The restaurant is very unique, more spacious than any other rooftop dining in town, but very expensive and not as good as you would expect it to be for the price you paid. It could have been bad luck but all the dishes arrived cold on the day we had dinner there. Maybe the wind was stronger than usual at such altitude, but since the bill was the same…
So it is definitely a nice place, a photo to take and a memory to bring back home, but if your idea is to sit down and enjoy the sun going down while having a romantic chat, better go to Red Sky at Centara or Vertigo at Banyan Tree.
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Bangkok Sky Bar Info
Address: 61st Floor, The Dome at Lebua, Silom Road, Bangrak
Open: 6 pm – 1 am
Tel: 026 249 555
Price: very high!
Sky Bar Dress Code: Smart Casual
Sky Bar Location Map
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