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It is no secret that one cannot think of winding up a trip to the hippie Thai city of Bangkok without spoiling oneself a bit over the flamboyant nightlife culture. That being said, Bangkok’s nightlife and authentic Thai food touring go hand in hand. Luxury open air Thai dinners at lavish rooftop restaurants have gained a lot of popularity among the foodie millennials in the modern times. Such culinary affairs not only let tickle your taste buds with the sumptuous Thai delicacies, but also offer you an opportunity to lose yourself to extraordinary views of the glittering Bangkok city, with each sip of cocktail you take.
The well-lit, sparkling Bangkok city under its starry night sky is an awe-inspiring view to capture forever in the lenses of your eyes; but its even more ecstatic when you get to share a toast to it with your loved ones! Lot being said, here is a list of some of the fabulous open-air dinners that not only assure you excellent food and drinks, but an unforgettable night of gorgeousness.
1. Swing Bar by ChingCha
Located on the 6th floor of the towering building of ChingCha Bangkok Hostel, the Swing Bar is a gorgeous rooftop bar serving delicious snacks, exotic cocktails, authentic locally crafted beers, and amazing drinks. As they treat their gastronomical cravings with the super flavourful delicacies, the Swing Bar also offers its guests the chance to bask in the truly fascinating views of the iconic “Wat Suthat Thepwararam” and The Giant Swing.
Location: Rooftop ChingCha Hostel, 88/4-89, Siri Phong Rd, Samran Rat, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Timing: Open daily from 5 PM to 12 AM
Specialities: Snacks, cocktails, local craft beers
2. Above Riva
Above Riva is an iconic rooftop restaurant that relishes your taste buds with incredibly exotic cuisine and treats your eyes with the enchanting views of the pictorial Chao Phraya River. This open-air dining avenue offers the right mix of natural and chef-made flavours to offer you an opulent and pleasurable culinary affair.
While you dine here with your special one, try their creative fusion Thai delicacies and enjoy their stunning sunset cocktails that make for the perfect sundowners.
Location: 392, 25-28 Maha Rat Rd, Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Timing: Open daily from 6.30 AM to 12 AM
Specialities: Sunset cocktails, Fusion Thai cuisine
Source: Above Riva
3. Seen Restaurant and Bar Bangkok
Lying on the 26th floor of the gorgeous Avani Bangkok Hotel, SEEN Restaurant and Bar is a swanky, contemporary riverside cocktail bar. You can visit this gastronomy station in the evening to chillout with your friends over some great food and drinks, amidst the wonderful city views.
You may also choose to enjoy an intimate rooftop dinner with your sweetheart, sharing gourmet cuisine, dancing to the DJ, and soaking in the spellbinding views of the picturesque Chao Phraya river.
Location: AVANI Riverside Bangkok 257 Charoen Nakhon Rd, Samre, Thon Buri, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
Timing: Open daily from 5.30 PM to 1 AM; Open 5 PM onwards on Friday
Specialities: Portuguese-Brazilian menu, cocktails
Source: The Rooftop Guide
4. Zoom Sky Bar and Restaurant
Nestled on the 40th floor of the magnificent Anantara Sathorn Hotel, Zoom Sky Bar and Restaurant is a stunning rooftop bar, offering fanstastic views of the ever-charming Bangkok city. Spread across the whole roof, this beautiful open-air culinary avenue lets you treat your tastebuds with a wide range of international delicacies prepared with an Asian touch.
You can also enjoy late-night snacks with freshly prepared cocktails while soaking in the views of the well-lit and glittering city under the dark, starry skyline.
Location: 36 Naradhiwat Rajanagarindra Rd, Yan Nawa, Sathon, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Timing: Open daily from 5.30 PM to 1 AM
Specialities: Asian cuisine, quick bites, cocktails
Source: The Rooftop Guide
5. The Sirimahannop Tall Ship @ Asiatique Riverfront
Perched on the shimmering Chao Phraya Riverside, The Sirimahannop Tall Ship lets you dine atop a stunning ship, which was built to replicate the iconic 475-ton-three-mast “Thoon Kramom” ship. Decorated with historical artwork, this place lets you learn about the rich Thai heritage and civilization as you relish the flavoursome authentic culinary wonders of the land.
The enthralling views of the charming Chao Phraya river adds to the wonderful and unique experience of dining under the starry open sky, atop a gigantic ship.
Location: 2194 Charoenkrung Rd, Wat Phraya Krai, Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Timing: Mon to Fri – 16.00 to 00.00 hrs; Sat to Sun & Public Holidays – 12.00 to 00.00 hrs
Specialities: Thai and European seafood, creative cocktails, rum, spirits
The best way to gourmandise Thai food is by trying it at the lively Capital city of Thailand – Bangkok, with a special touch of some premium drinks and super gorgeous views of the mesmerizing panoramas of the land.
So, now that you know where to find the most heart-felt culinary temptations in Bangkok, add them all to your Thai Bucket List.
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