Lebua Sky Bar: Raising The Bar In Bangkok
The Sky Bar at Lebua is without a doubt the most famous rooftop bar in all of Bangkok, and for good reason. Having firmly established reputation shortly after opening in 2003, this bar still retains the title of tallest open-air bar in the entire world, and having a spot as a set in The Hangover II only served to further cement its place on the map of Bangkok nightlife.
Although the popularity of rooftop bars began in Bangkok prior to the Lebua Sky Bar, there’s no question that the fame of this bar has catapulted the scene in general to a higher level, marking guidebooks, websites and traveler-friendly maps across the board.
Incidentally, the Lebua Sky Bar is probably the only rooftop bar in the city that doubles as a major tourist attraction, which only heightens the atmosphere and energy all the way at the 64th floor.
While some may argue that the energy and popularity of the bar can be overwhelming at times, there’s no question that it’s well deserved. Its central placement by Saphan Thaksin on the Chao Praya and 270 degree view allows one to see all the way down the river to Phra Phradaeng, and north to Nonthaburi and the Rama VIII Bridge.
The views are breathtaking and arguably the best in the whole of Bangkok.
No cover charge is required and some people only visit Lebua Sky Bar just to see the view. But for those wanting to truly experience the Lebua Sky Bar and to truly savor the moment buying one of the excellent cocktails is a must.
Mixologist Ron Ramirez carefully crafted cocktail menu has crafted an exceptional selection of signature drinks, the most famous of which celebrates its history in pop culture – the Hangovertini, a mixture of whiskey, green tea liqueur, sweet vermouth, fresh apple juice and rosemary infused honey.
Most cocktails will set you back around 500 THB, with small bottles of beer going for around 300 THB, which is a small price you pay to enjoy the fantastic views.
It should be noted that the bar area is standing only which gives everyone the opportunity to move around and enjoy the view from every viewpoint.
For those who want to take in the views while sitting down, you can head over to the adjoining Sirocco Restaurant which offers an incredible romantic meal with views looking over Bangkok city.
At both the restaurant and the Sky Bar, it’s important to keep in mind that the dress code is smart casual at all times. This means no shorts, sleeveless shirts, sports uniforms, or open-toed shoes for men, and similar attire for women.
Lebua likes to ensure that its status as a tourist destination comes firmly second, and that they are truly dedicated to providing a world class experience 64 floors above the city.
Reaching the Lebua Sky Bar is straightforward – the simplest way is to jump in a taxi and ask for the Lebua Sky Bar. Another option is to take exit 3 from Saphan Thaksin BTS Station and turn left on Charoen Krung Road, then walk north for 200 meters and cross the street. After taking a right on Silom Road, you’ll find the State Tower entrance on the right. The Lebua Sky Bar is open from 18:00 to 01:00 daily.