I really like Bangkok despite its downsides. True, I did not taste it right away, but from the second or third visit. And in particular, I like to go to the observation decks of skyscrapers. Several times I have already been to the well-known Bayok Skye and I wanted something new. In general, you know, this is my omission that I have not visited other places, because there are enough observation points, like high-rise buildings, in Bangkok.
To catch up, I decided to go to 2 places at once: Vertigo Grill & Moon Bar and Lebua Skybar (follow the link post about him). Looking ahead, I will say that most of the sites in Bangkok are restaurants and bars, why should the place be wasted.
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Vertigo Rooftop Bar & Restaurant
I must say right away - I liked it very much. Indeed, a good place, as written in the reviews. The building itself is the Banyan Tree Bangkok Hotel, where you can stay for a couple of days if you wish. The hotel is also good, but not cheap.
And Vertigo Moon Bar is located on the roof of this skyscraper hotel at the height of the 61st floor. You come to the 59th by elevator, and then go up the stairs for a couple of floors..
The roof is not very big and is divided into 2 zones: a bar and a restaurant. Moreover, the restaurant is located on two levels: a little lower and a little higher. The bar is of a high standard, so nothing interferes with the 360-degree view. Bayok Sky and the tallest building in Southeast Asia, MahaNakhon, are visible. And, what else I liked - there is no roof and no windows, you sit so blown by all the winds of Bangkok directly on the street. True, this is good only in clear weather, if it rains, then you have to leave.
Despite the fact that many tables in the restaurant were occupied, and there was almost no free space in the bar, the impression of a crowd that is in Lebua does not appear, it is real there, like in the subway at rush hour. Although people come to the bar not so much for drinks as for photographs of themselves against the backdrop of Bangkok at night, there is no excitement, everything is calm and measured. Also, another comparison is not in favor of Lebois, in Vertigo - no one is you «graze», does not follow what you do.
Well, of course, I'll tell you about the prices. It's a little expensive here for Thailand. On the other hand, this is still an unusual place, the roof of a skyscraper after all. And if you do not go here every day, then it is quite acceptable. You can come with a girl, or with friends on your birthday to diversify the places for gatherings. So, I first ordered myself a cappuccino for 300 baht, then a non-alcoholic mojito for 385 baht. The coffee is normal, but the mojito is something concentrated painfully turned out. Any drink is accompanied by a free plate of nuts and chips.
It seems to me that it is worth going at least once. If I have the urge to be at the rooftop bar, then I'll think of the Vertigo moon bar first. I’ll even say more, sometime on the occasion I’ll have to eat here. I didn’t look at the prices for food, but again, it’s not every day to have dinner here. In principle, I like the idea itself, got into a taxi and in half an hour you are already sitting on the roof, drinking coffee and enjoying the views. You can take an hour break between work or sightseeing in Bangkok.
Information to visit
The bar is open from 7 pm to 1 am.
The visit is free. Theoretically, you can not order anything in the bar, walk around to take a photo and retreat downstairs, but I did not check, I decided to sit.
All prices add 7% VAT and 10% service charge. In the menu, of course, all prices are drawn without these surcharges..
It is possible to order an online visit to a restaurant (not a bar) for a romantic dinner. Food will be available from a specific menu, such as a buffet. Considering the prices in the restaurant, it will work out well. You need to book through Klook, a very useful service if you didn't know.
Dinner at Vertigo>
The bar and restaurant have a dress code, as evidenced by the inscription at the entrance to the lobby, as well as reviews on the Internet. I dressed maybe too closed. In fact, you don't need to cover your shoulders, you can wear a regular T-shirt. The main thing is pants and closed shoes, not flip-flops or sandals. It's easier for girls, open sandals are no problem. Judging by the visitors.
Hotels in Bangkok>
Be sure (and I insist) to check for discounts or special offers on the excellent Roomguru service. He will quickly and easily show you discounts in all existing booking systems. In Asia, for example, there are a lot of offers on Agoda.com, which are much more interesting than for exactly the same hotels on Booking.com.
For example, here is a direct link to the hotel: Lebua at State Tower
On the map
Located close to MRT Lumpini metro station. In the same place next to the eponymous Lumpini park.
Viewpoint at Vertigo Restaurant
Viewpoint at Vertigo Restaurant
Banyan Tree Bangkok Rooftop Bar & Restaurant, 61st Floor. It is called Vertigo Grill and Moon Bar. Nice place.
Banyan Tree Bangkok Rooftop Bar & Restaurant, 61st Floor. It is called Vertigo Grill and Moon Bar. Nice place.Read more
P.S. In general, see for yourself whether you want to go to such a place or not. But if we go, then definitely not to Lebua! Vertigo is much nicer in my opinion. And some people generally consider him the best in Bangkok. I myself still want to go to MahaNakhon when it is opened.