At least since the Hangover II, Bangkok is especially famous for its amazing sky bars. However, if you decide to go to the one that they filmed the movie at, chances are you’ll be paying 20 to 30 USD on a single drink. Or you just won’t buy any. But that’s not really the point of going to a bar, is it?
When we were in Bangkok in January 2015, we found a hidden gem that few people seem to know about, and even fewer seem to write about it. We’re talking about the ZOOM Sky Bar & Restaurant. It sits atop of the luxurious five star hotel Anantara Bangkok Sathorn and offers both reasonable food and drink prices. It’s really just as stylish as the famous ones, but it won’t be overcrowded with people. Plus, you’ll be able to actually enjoy your drinks without thinking about the money too much, even being on a tight budget.
Best of all though, they offer a great happy hour as well: From 5:30pm to 8pm you buy 1 get 1 free. That means, each cocktail you drink will set you back around 4 to 6 USD. Really not too bad for this setting right? ZOOM is located on the 40th floor!
The hotel isn’t right in the centre of Bangkok, but very close by. That actually works out in favour of the view, because you’ll have most of the skyline to one side. And they’ve got live music up there too!
All in all, this place is certainly the least pricey upscale rooftop bar in Bangkok that we’ve come across. Even more so, if you go for sunset – which is happy hour. If you really like it there, it’s open till 1am every night.
And by the way: The hotel itself is one of the best value luxury accommodations in Bangkok as well!
Read our full review on our stay here. You’ll usually pay about 70 USD for a standard room or 80 to 90 USD for a suite, each with their own balcony. And for a tiny bit of money on top, you’ll get an amazing breakfast buffet too. Book your stay here.
Other sky bar options with good value for money are:
- Upper class: Octave Rooftop Lounge & Bar (atop of Marriott Sukhumvit, 49th floor)
- Mid class: Above Eleven (atop of Fraser Suites Sukhumvit, 33rd floor)
- Casual: Cloud 47 (atop of United Center, 47th floor)
With ZOOM being on par with Octave, while offering better prices, you know where to head for best value!
Cloud 47 offers the best drink prices out of all of them, but isn’t all that glitzy and stylish.
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