Attitude rooftop bar is the latest opening in Bangkok, and we all know it won’t be the last, but Attitude is worth a special mention. What makes Attitude at Avani Hotel interesting is the location on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya river, the side that most people only visit when they go to Wat Arun. It might be the reason this rooftop can afford to be so vast, and Attitude took full advantage of so much space. The place is well designed with a bar area next to a very cool open lounge. Further, you will even find a massive infinity pool, but it’s probably reserved for the hotel guests.
Being on this side of the river is a challenge… so far there were only two other rooftop bars: the beautiful but not so well know Millennium Hilton and the small 342 Bar opposite Grand Palace. Most of the time residents and travellers are a little reluctant to travel on this side of Bangkok, it seems to be a bit remote and always worried about the traffic. But such a beautiful view with a good atmosphere and super comfortable sitting is worth going.
Attitude Rooftop Bar enjoys superb views of the Chao Phraya river, almost facing the now famous Asiatique night market and its iconic ferries wheel. On the right-hand side, you can see the light of King Rama III bridge and a bit of sunset if you come early enough. It’s relaxing and impressive, and the music is well selected and not intrusive. Drinks and food are not too expensive for a rooftop of this level. Food is also good with a good mix of tapas and real dishes; meat is delicious and perfectly cooked. Desserts are surprisingly good and well presented. Service is a little hesitating, but it will come, and the waitresses do their best to be friendly and welcoming, but when the place gets busy, it gets a bit disorganised.
To give you an idea of the menu and price, we had some Indonesia pork satay, salmon miso with pickled radish, excellent Thai garlic chilli with marinated beef and crunchy garlic chips (360 baht each, well served) followed by a very well cooked rack of lamb (890 baht). Desserts were Tofu cheesecake with passion fruit glaze plus an apple mouse in canny sugar and apple sherbet, 260 baht each. Local beer costs 200 baht.
Attitude rooftop bar might not work on your usual path, but if you happen to be around there and want to spend a couple of hours in a great place with a fantastic view, you should add it to your list of best things to do in Bangkok.
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