You really can’t miss out on having drinks on the rooftop of Red Sky bar in Bangkok.
Before even going to Red Sky, I suggest having a drink by the temples at the river. This is by the rooftop bar (and restaurant) called The Deck by the river.
This is during sunset. Awesome eh?
Once the sun goes down, the temple lights up in all it’s splendid glory. I almost didn’t want to leave but my friend & fellow digital nomad, Pete from Travelistly and Bucketlistly insisted there were better city views on the rooftop bars of Bangkok.
So off to Red Sky we went.
Of course, there’s the infamous Skybar, where the The Hangover II was filmed but Pete informed me that the bar has gotten TOO famous which meant crowds of tourists huddling over each other to snap a photo, which means a mediocre experience. Screw that.
He offered an alternative rooftop bar that we could go to – which was Red Sky, a part of the Centara Grand Hotel, which is also part of the gigantic shopping mall of Central World. No mistake, this was the better choice.
The two elevators leading to Red Sky is located a bit outside the shopping mall. You will have to turn your back to the BTS Skytrain track and walk all the way to the end of CentralWorld where the elevator will take you to the 55th floor.
The dress code is casual smart. I wouldn’t wear casual flip flops or beach tank tops, especially for the guys. I saw people dressed to the nines and other people were more casual like me and Pete. We wore shorts, jeans, and t-shirts or casual tops. When you arrive, the very friendly and English-speaking staff will offer to take you to a table to dine from or you can go up the staircase to the bar.
There’s a few sofas and velvet cushioned chairs to curl up on so if you’re a couple, be sure to grab one and canoodle while staring out at the city lights.
Don’t expect typical Southeast Asia prices though. This place is considered high-end and fancy (for locals and visitors). A beer costs like $7-10 and a glass of wine ranges from $12-17 – which isn’t too expensive if you’re coming from one of the big cities from the US but knowing that you can grab a beer for $1 downstairs, it’s a little steep.
Thank you to Pete for taking all the photos – you talented, creative + techie you.