Celebratory drinks at the Banyan Tree Sky Bar, Bangkok
Parking the car down a dark and empty side street we walked towards the Banyan Tree Hotel with purpose, pushing any thoughts of the car being trashed on our return from our ever suspicious London minds, we headed towards the popular Sky Bar.
The night ahead was all about celebrating our appearance on Live Thai television following our morning interview on TV5 and what better way to honor this unusual occasion than soaring up to new heights, 61 floors up to be precise, above the busy Bangkok city streets to sip cocktails at the Banyan Tree’s spectacular Moon Bar.
After snagging a couple of stools along the edge of the bar, looking out over the city below us we were handed a large drinks menu along with a torch to see what we were ordering under the night sky.
A couple of dreamy sounding cocktails were swiftly ordered and with bowls of snacks in front of us. We gazed.
The surreal day trickled slowly away from us, the dusky clouds moved lazily above our heads, chilled lounge music filled our ears as the alcohol from the vodka cocktails gently seeped into our systems, staring at the glittering lights of the city below us, we felt on top of the world.
Soaking in every second, a couple of hours had passed before we even realized. Woken from our vertical dream by the assertive rumbling of our stomachs, we reluctantly left the bar, to finish off the night with a hearty meal.
The Banyan Tree’s Moon Bar was our second experience at one of the many famous Bangkok city sky bars, the first time we enjoyed mojitos at Nest Bar on Sukhumvit road. At just 9 floors up you feel more cocooned among the cities buildings rather than dancing high above them, Nest is just a baby compared to the towering Moon bar and this sky high experience is one to definitely be repeated!
There was probably cheaper alcohol to be had down at street level but soaring to the lofty heights of the sky bar was all part of the magic and the cocktails were somewhat reasonably priced for the location in which they are served (around 350 baht +)
Weather permitting the Moon Bar is open daily from 5pm-1am.
Attached to the bar is the roof top Vertigo Restaurant, open from 6pm-11pm. Reserve a table in advance if dining alfresco above Bangkok is on your list of things to do!
Tips & Heads Up:
Located on Sathon Road, there is also a strict smart/causal dress code so bare this in mind before heading up to the 61st floor! If you don’t they will still let you in but you have to wear a very unflattering wrap around your legs that looks kind of ridiculous!
Also for the Photographers out there. Tripods are not permitted in Moon Bar Vertigo because of their safety policy. But you could always bring a SLR Gorilla Pod and secure it to the many surfaces, bars rails and tables that line the edges if you want to get a good clean shot of Bangkok Skyline at night.
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