[UPDATE: The Zeppelin Sky Bar has recently come under new management and is now the Cielo Sky Bar & Restaurant. Same stunning views, but with a different name and new menu on offer.]
Anyone who’s been in Bangkok long enough knows that the city has it’s share of Rooftop or Sky Bars. At this point, the trend has grown so popular that it’s become hard to really tell the difference between most of them, except for the one that was featured in that Hollywood movie about three grown men getting drunk and doing wild things.
So it comes as a pleasant surprise to find that one of the latest additions to the high-altitude scene is actually substantially different. The Zeppelin Sky Bar on Sukhumvit 69 is located near the Phra Khanong BTS station, just past Ekkamai, and tends to draw a different crowd from the other rooftop bars. Here, you don’t need to come overdressed or formal; just come smart & casual, and enjoy the views and drinks on hand.
The drinks are impressive too – with a wide variety of cocktails to suite your taste. We recommend the signature ‘Sky Walk Cooler’ (pictured below), the ‘Modori Margarita’ and the Mojito (all 330 Baht each) A selection of beers and spirits are also available.
The chefs on-site also cook up some fantastic tapas and international dishes, ranging from simple BBQ chicken wings to tenderloin steaks covered in foie gras and pumpkin. They also offer a variety of desserts and sweets for those of us with a sweet tooth. On our most recent visit we tried the Chocolate Mouse and the Cardamon Creme Brûlée (150 Baht each).
The real highlight of Zeppelin though has to be the views. At 46 floors up, and poised on top of the tallest high-rise in the area, the Zeppelin Sky Bar produces fantastic, panoramic views of Bangkok.
The 46th floor view provides glimmers of the Chao Praya in the distance, as lower Sukhumvit bursts into life at the onset of night. The atmosphere of the bar itself is worth noting as well – a romantic chic industrial design, with sleek polished interiors, and a cleverly-designed terrace that allows you to feel as if you have the view all to yourselves while enjoying it in the company of friends or loved ones.
Another standout highlight of the Zeppelin Sky Bar is the “Skywalk”, a glass walkway through the restaurant and bar that allows you to see all the way through to the building to the swimming pool below.
Although those with a fear of heights may want to steer clear, or at least keep their head pointed upward, all others are sure to get a rush from looking at a view that reaches well over 150 meters down.
The service is incredibly friendly, welcoming and relaxed, while at the same time being professional.
The Zeppelin Sky Bar is very new to the Sky Bar scene and so it is the perfect choice if you want to escape the other overcrowded bars. Now is the time to take advantage of its position as possibly the best alternative to the often overly ritzy and pretentious atmosphere of most of its competition.
To reach the Zeppelin Sky Bar, just take the BTS Sukhumvit Line to Phra Khanong Station, exit 3, then walk to the Luk Condominium, pass the Max Valu Supermarket, and find the entrance to the building on the right-hand side. The bar and restaurant are open daily from 11:00 to 02:00.
Have you been to Zeppelin Sukhumvit 69? Let us know what you thought of it in the comments below.