The streets of Bangkok are packed with decent dining destinations, many of which also serve as perfect sunset-watching spots. So, for avid drinkers or opacarophiles who are currently searching for the best restaurants and bars for sundowners and sunsets in the Big Mango, here’s our list of places to keep on your radar.
Your rooftop bar experience will never be the same after a visit to Tichuca. This iconic sky bar draws inspiration from the lush forests of South Africa, though we can’t help but feel it’s reminiscent of the Tree of Souls from Avatar. Here’s a place that exudes a magical ambience, which makes Bangkok’s skyline all the more enchanting.
If what you are after is an extensive gin collection and a great view of Bangkok, look no further than ABar Rooftop nestled on the 38th floor of Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park. Cocktail connoisseurs can also embark on an adventure across Bangkok with their “Districts of Bangkok” signature cocktails – each inspired by the city’s hip slash historic neighbourhoods and iconic landmarks.
Cool down at the Cooling Tower. This rooftop bar situated on the 34th floor of the Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit serves up a scenic skyline view, accompanied by scrumptious tapas and a selection of sip-worthy cocktails.
Belga Rooftop Bar & Brasserie
Good food, a good view, good wine, and good fries—you can find everything you need for a perfect night out at Belga Rooftop Bar & Brasserie. Come early to catch the golden hour and pair your sundowners with authentic Belgian dishes like Moules Frites and Liege Waffles. The venue is also stocked with a wide array of Belgian beers to complete your Belgian cuisine experience.
Cocktail aficionados and vinyl enthusiasts will find Lennon’s to be an absolute delight. At first glance, you might even mistake Lennon’s for a vinyl shop given its extensive collection of over 6,000 vinyl records that guests can choose to play. Another highlight is the expertly crafted cocktails served in the sophisticated speakeasy-style setting with floor-to-ceiling windows that reveal the breathtaking skyscraper view of Bangkok.
The Crystal Grill House
Treasure by the Chao Phraya River, The Crystal Grill House offers design and culinary excellence through its debonair glass pavilions and an exquisite menu packed with a boatload of grilled delights ranging from scrumptious steaks to premium seafood. Everything about this place, from the design to the impressive food and cocktail selections, makes it an ideal space for opacarophiles, aka sunset lovers, to soak in the glow of the golden hour in Bangkok.
Craving your fave French brasserie fare? Brasserie Palmier at Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok offers a delectable selection of French classics and seafood-focused dishes in a serene riverside setting. Their alfresco dining section also makes an excellent choice for sunset dining.
Bar.Yard nestled on the 40th floor of Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok seamlessly blends together the vibes of a backyard barbecue with a tropical aesthetic. Kick off your evening on a bright note by sipping on tropical cocktails and indulging in hearty grilled delights such as the Backyard BBQ Sharing Platter, Dark Beer Smoked BBQ Baby Pork Ribs, Coal-Roasted Oysters, and Fire & Ice S’mores.
Yào Rooftop Bar
Cocktail and dim sum go hand in hand here at Yào Rooftop Bar at Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse. Savour house-made dim sum and sip on creatively concocted and presented cocktails with the cityscape of Bangkok as a backdrop.
Rongros not only serves up authentic Thai classics but also offers a picturesque view of Wat Arun and the Chao Phraya River. It’s a place we keep coming back to for their umami-packed Thai comfort fare and charming riverside atmosphere.