Where to Enjoy the Best Views of Bangkok

Because Sometimes You Need a View With Your Drink

Head to any of these popular Bangkok night life spots for cool cocktails and breathtaking views of the city from above.
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    Bar Vertigo in Bangkok
    See spectacular views of Bangkok at Bar Vertigo. Peter Adams/Getty Images

    The Banyan Tree Hotel's roof-top bar and restaurant offers a spectacular 360 degree view of Bangkok from the 61st floor and a chic but comfortable place to sit back and have a drink.

    • Address: 21/100 South Sathorn Road, Tel. +66 2679 1200
    • Hours: 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.
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    This open-air bar on the 63rd floor of the imposing State Tower building is the hottest spot in Bangkok for drinks and views of the city. The bar seems to teeter on the edge of the building but the weak-kneed can opt for a spot on one of the lounging couches off to the side where you can still hear the nightly live jazz performances. Clientele tends to be young and beautiful, and they strictly enforce the dress code, so no shorts or sports sandals!

    • Address: 1055 Silom Road, Tel. +66 2624 9999
    • Hours: 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.
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    This indoor bar on the other side of the Chao Phraya River sits on the 32nd floor of the swanky Millennium Hilton. Live jazz music and low lights give ThreeSixty a relaxed and cool vibe, and you'll feel even cooler since it's inside and air-conditioned.

    • Address: 123 Charoen Nakom Road, Tel. +66 2442 2000
    • Hours: 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
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    This restaurant and lounge hidden inside a mundane high rise building is the city's newest hip bar with a view. Dining takes place inside at the restaurant's 75 foot dining table but head outside to the open-air lounge for a view of Bangkok's downtown area. With the well-heeled, hip crowd this place attracts, there's as much to look at inside as outside.

    • Address: 48 Column Building, Sukhumvit Soi 16, Tel. +66 2302 2557
    • Hours: Noon to 1 a.m.