And the best value sky bar in Bangkok is…

/And the best value sky bar in Bangkok is…

And the best value sky bar in Bangkok is…

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At least since the Hangover II, Bangkok is especially famous for its amazing sky bars. However, if you decide to go to the one that they filmed the movie at, chances are you’ll be paying 20 to 30 USD on a single drink. Or you just won’t buy any. But that’s not really the point of going to a bar, is it?

When we were in Bangkok in January 2015, we found a hidden gem that few people seem to know about, and even fewer seem to write about it. We’re talking about the ZOOM Sky Bar & Restaurant. It sits atop of the luxurious five star hotel Anantara Bangkok Sathorn and offers both reasonable food and drink prices. It’s really just as stylish as the famous ones, but it won’t be overcrowded with people. Plus, you’ll be able to actually enjoy your drinks without thinking about the money too much, even being on a tight budget.
Best of all though, they offer a great happy hour as well: From 5:30pm to 8pm you buy 1 get 1 free. That means, each cocktail you drink will set you back around 4 to 6 USD. Really not too bad for this setting right? ZOOM is located on the 40th floor!


The hotel isn’t right in the centre of Bangkok, but very close by. That actually works out in favour of the view, because you’ll have most of the skyline to one side. And they’ve got live music up there too!
All in all, this place is certainly the least pricey upscale rooftop bar in Bangkok that we’ve come across. Even more so, if you go for sunset – which is happy hour. If you really like it there, it’s open till 1am every night.

And by the way: The hotel itself is one of the best value luxury accommodations in Bangkok as well!
Read our full review on our stay here. You’ll usually pay about 70 USD for a standard room or 80 to 90 USD for a suite, each with their own balcony. And for a tiny bit of money on top, you’ll get an amazing breakfast buffet too. Book your stay here.

Other sky bar options with good value for money are:

With ZOOM being on par with Octave, while offering better prices, you know where to head for best value!
Cloud 47 offers the best drink prices out of all of them, but isn’t all that glitzy and stylish.

Do you have any further questions, did we forget a certain bar, or you just enjoyed and found this useful? If so, do not hesitate to comment below on your thoughts! We love hearing from you guys! 🙂 Happy Travels!

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By | 2019-01-21T14:53:11+00:00 November 6th, 2016|Bangkok|18 Comments

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  1. Katharina 11/15/2016 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    Aaah. I wish I had read this post before our trip to Thailand in September. Our hotel the Millenium Hilton had a 360 sky bar but we never went to any other ones. Great tip! Thanks for sharing x

    • Luxurybackpacking 11/15/2016 at 10:08 pm - Reply

      Hey Katharina!
      Aww no! I guess it’s a great excuse to go back to Bangkok to try out the Anantara sky bar! We have stayed at the Millennium Hilton a few times as well, it has a great view of the city though, however the only downside is that it isn’t outdoors! 🙂

      Happy Travels!
      Emma & Yannick

  2. I love sky bars! For some reason Bangkok has never really appealed to me but places like this do help to put it on my bucket list! 🙂

    • Luxurybackpacking 11/16/2016 at 3:58 pm - Reply

      Hey Sanne!
      We love sky bars too! You should give Bangkok a go and make sure to visit some sky bars as we are sure your perception will change once you see how beautiful the city is from high above! 😀

      Happy Travels!
      Emma & Yannick

  3. neha 11/17/2016 at 4:54 am - Reply

    Glad that I read your post before I head to Thailand, which is high on my bucket list. I will definitely try out this restaurant

    • Luxurybackpacking 11/17/2016 at 10:46 am - Reply

      Hey Neha!
      Yes please do! We are sure you’ll love it! Don’t forget happy hour from 5:30 – 8pm! 😉

      Happy Travels!
      Emma & Yannick

  4. theCuriousPixie 11/17/2016 at 5:09 am - Reply

    Sky bars are my favourite. It’s magical seeing a city twinkling from that height. Definitely going to keep this place in mind for my next visit to Thailand!

    • Luxurybackpacking 11/17/2016 at 10:45 am - Reply

      Hey theCuriousPixie!
      Us too, we love them! The Anantara Sathorn is definitely our favourite sky bar so far, it has amazing views of the city, a beautiful modern decor and the prices of cocktails are the cheapest we have seen in a sky bar so far! Don’t forget happy hour 😉

      Happy Travels!
      Emma & Yannick

  5. Gokul Raj 11/17/2016 at 5:19 am - Reply

    Will be travelling to Thailand in Feb. Making a note about this one.

    • Luxurybackpacking 11/17/2016 at 10:44 am - Reply

      Hey Gokul!
      That’s great, we hope we’ve helped you choose a place to stay, as there are just so many in Bangkok!

      Happy Travels!
      Emma & Yannick

  6. Digital Travel Guru 11/17/2016 at 7:21 am - Reply

    Great Post enjoyed reading

    • Luxurybackpacking 11/17/2016 at 10:41 am - Reply

      Hey Digital Travel Guru!
      Thank you so much, we hope it helped you! 🙂

      Happy Travels!
      Emma & Yanick

  7. Davide 11/17/2016 at 7:22 am - Reply

    Soooo nice, I have been many times in Bangkok but I have never looked the city from the high above!! Maybe I have to go back there….:-p

    • Luxurybackpacking 11/17/2016 at 10:40 am - Reply

      Hey Davide!
      We love Bangkok, but once we saw it from a sky bar is showed us a whole never perspective of the city! It still amazes us everything we go to one! Yes it’s a great excuse to go back 😉

      Happy Travels!
      Emma & Yannick

  8. Jimmy and Tina 11/19/2016 at 7:47 am - Reply

    Speaking to my heart! Bar or Pub we will be there, very nice views would love to check out some day

  9. Vyjay 11/20/2016 at 4:07 am - Reply

    This bar looks gorgeous. The location of the place and the amazing views are really great. A place to enjoy the wonderfully vibrant spirit of Bangkok.

  10. Christina 11/20/2016 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    Happy Hour at Zoom Skybar looks like a hoot. The view is amazing! You’ve inspired me to do a tour of Bangkok’s rooftop bars.

  11. FS 11/22/2016 at 3:56 am - Reply

    The views are really great. Thanks for sharing.

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