Vertigo Rooftop Bar and Moon Bar at Banyan Tree Bangkok are among the best in Bangkok, just after the Sky Bar at Lebua State Tower and the 360 Bar at the Millennium Hilton. Both Moon Bar and Vertigo are on the 61st floor of the famous Banyan Tree Hotel on Sathorn Road, a tall and skinny looking building.
Vertigo is the restaurant where you can have a dinner with some pretty amazing views but most people just like to hang in the comfortable chairs and sofas of the bar, for a sunset drink and some unforgettable photos. The view while not as nice as Hilton 360 is nevertheless breathtaking… you can get a bird-view on the megalopolis spreading as far as the eye can see… well, if sky is clear which is not too often in Bangkok.
Prices are on the high side, expect to pay 500 Baht ++ for a glass of wine and 250 Baht ++ for a beer, which means 250 Baht +10% service charge and 7% government tax, so in fact it would be about 292 Baht. But if you think about it, as long as you order even a soft drink, there is no entry fee to enjoy this amazing panoramic view and take some really nice shots. Staff is as efficient, smiling and polite as you can expect it from a Banyan Tree hotel. (Banyan Tree Phuket)
The best time to go for sunset is around 6.30 pm and the best way to go there if you don’t have your own vehicle is taxi. To be on time for sunset, allow extra time as traffic in this area is pretty bad at the end of the week. Dress smart casual is required, no shorts or flip-flops.
Moon Bar opens from 5pm to 11pm and
Vertigo Restaurant from 6pm to 1am.
21/100 South Sathorn Road – Tel 66 (0) 2679 1200.