CRU Rooftop Bar is the latest and maybe the most exclusive rooftop in Bangkok right now (pronounce it ‘cru’, not C.R.U. meaning a a vineyard of recognized quality in France) a vineyard or group of vineyards, especially one of recognized quality.). The location is well-known since it is just 3 floors above Red Sky Bar on 55th Floor of Centralworld. CRU Rooftop wants to be for the Hi-So and Bangkok Elite people, serving mostly Champagne and selected grand crus (got the name now?). The 360˙ view from up there is simply superb. Note that CRU is not part of Red Sky and there is a cover charge to go up there (apparently a lot of people tried)
It is interesting how just 3 more floors above the famous Red Sky Bar can change the view of Bangkok… while it’s not the highest tower in town (so far, Sky Bar at lebua still hold the record of the highest open-air rooftop bar with 62 floors), 58 floors is seriously impressive and on a clear day you can see really far. Trying to name all the Bangkok landmarks is really fun.
CRU opens at 5 PM so you have plenty of time to come and enjoy the sunset… it’s such a treat with champagne and great music… it doesn’t come cheap as each glass will cost you about 600 to 1,000 baht, but once in a lifetime you deserve it! Now the fun part is to describe how to get there from the floor!! From the ground floor you will need to take the lift to 23rd floor then change lift to 55th floor, then take the stairs to 56th floor where you will find a lift to the 58th floor. By the time your reach, you will be very thirsty! 😀
So since this was a special event for us we went a little overboard and ordered quite a bit: Kir Royal (950 baht), few glasses of Mumm’s Champagne (999 baht) , Premium Russian Caviar (5,200 baht) and Foie Gras and Chicken Yakitori skewers (388 baht). The bill was as high as the building but it is one time occasion (or is it?)
Open: 5 PM -1 AM
Location: Centara Grand Bangkok (at the far end of Central World Shopping Mall)
Tel: + 66 (02) 100 6255
Dress Code: Bubbly Smooth (whatever that is)