There are an uncountable number of rooftop bars in Bangkok, but Moon Bar, perched on the 61st floor of Banyan Tree Bangkok, remains a classic. As the sun sets, the buzzing city changes its colours, and from up here, you can watch this obstruction-free time-lapse video with a martini in hand. Indulge in the sport of people watching too: Dapper men and young, Instagram-loving patrons, a reflection of Bangkok’s heterogeneity, give the bar its chic vibe. On the other side of this spaceship-like terrace, the al fresco restaurant, Vertigo, elevates the dining experience. Book a table here to enjoy delicious seafood and premier steaks.

Moon Bar at Banyan Tree Bangkok is one of the best rooftop bars in the city. You'll get many Instagram-worthy shots here.
Moon Bar at Banyan Tree Bangkok is one of the best rooftop bars in the city. You’ll get many Instagram-worthy shots here.

The best time to visit this rooftop bar is just before sunset, around 6pm. It is immensely popular with locals and expats, so beat the crowds and get here early to get the best spot.

Locals and tourists come here for the magnificent views of the city. Courtesy of Getty Images.
Locals and tourists come here for the magnificent views of the city. Courtesy of Getty Images.

The Details

  • Address: 21/100 Banyan Tree Hotel, South Sathon Road, Sathon Sathon, Bangkok 10120
  • Timings: 5pm – 1 pm
  • Dress Code: Smart casual (no flip flops or shorts)
  • Signature Cocktail: Vertigo Sunset (pineapple, cranberry, and lime juices blended with Malibu)
The Moon Bar and Vertigo restaurant look like a spaceship.
The Moon Bar and Vertigo restaurant look like a spaceship.