Ever since ‘Hangover 2’ was filmed in Bangkok sky bars have been popping up all over the city. We have found one that’s affordable with some great views. With so many options, it might be hard to choose the best rooftop bar in Bangkok, but I think we have found it 55 floors above Bangkok is Red Sky Bar Bangkok.
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Best overall hotel in Bangkok – The Westin Grande Sukhumvit
Red Sky Bar Bangkok
How to get to Red Sky
You can reach Red Sky Bangkok from anywhere in the city by taking the BTS to the Siam station on the Sukhumvit line. Red sky bar is located on the 55th floor of the Centra Grand hotel. The hotel is attached to the Central World Mall in the heart of Bangkok’s shopping district.
If you’re looking where to stay in Bangkok the Siam area on Sukhumvit is one of our favorites.
Once at Central World Mall head to the ground floor and then walk toward the H&M store near the back, away from the main road. Keep left and walk past the H&M store. After about 100 meters turn right into the entrance of the hotel. I
t doesn’t look like a hotel entrance, but the signs will say Bangkok convention center. Locate the elevators and take them to the hotel lobby or reception. Here you will need to change elevators to go to Red Sky.
Make sure to get up to the rooftop bar at least 45 minutes to an hour before the actual sunset. This will ensure a good seat facing toward the sun, and the best part of the sunset is well before it actually goes down. I’d suggest going right when happy hour starts at 4 pm.
What are the Drink Prices at Red Sky
The prices are what make Red Sky Bangkok the best rooftop bar in Bangkok. The happy hour is the best deal, drinks are two for one from 4-6 pm. Without happy hour it could be pricey to drink here with a single beer costing 300 baht and mixed drinks starting at 320 baht.
At happy hour it’s still expensive Bangkok standards, but you are really paying for the view. We typically order higher-end mixed drinks because they are the same price as a beer, Makers Mark for me and Absolute vodka for Hannah. Red Sky does accept credit cards in case you get a little carried away at happy hour!
What is the Dress Code for a Rooftop Bar in Bangkok
The dress code is another reason why we love Red Sky. Their dress code is Smart Casual, which means pants and a collared shirt for guys, but sandals are fine.
I have seen people in shorts and t-shirts, but that’s not the rules. Women are allowed to wear most anything. Other rooftop bars in Bangkok have much stricter dress codes and will not let you in without dress shoes and fancier clothes, which can be tough for travelers.
Sunset from a Red Sky Rooftop Top Bar in Bangkok
Sunsets in Bangkok are amazing, nightly the city has a fiery red and orange sunset. The humidity and clouds the city has light up with bright colors as the sun sinks behind them. It’s definitely a must-do in Bangkok.
Other Recommended Bangkok Hotels We’ve Personally Stayed In
- Westin Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok Affordable Luxury on Sukhumvit Check Prices Booking.com
- Maduzi Hotel Boutique Hotel on Sukhumvit – Check Prices Booking.com
- Lub’d Hostel Budget Siam Hotel/Luxury Hostel Check Prices Booking.com
- W Bangkok Luxury Silom Hotel Check Prices Booking.com