I’m not really one for big cities, luxury and, truthfully, I’m not really a drinker either… BUT, if all those things can come together in a foreign place while I’m on vacation then count me in! The Sky Bar at Lebua Hotel & Resort in Bangkok, Thailand is one of those places, coinciding luxury with its epic panoramic views of Bangkok and a range of alcoholic beverages to suit anyone’s desires.
Here’s all about Drinking 64 Floors Up: The Sky Bar at Lebua:
Arriving to the Sky Bar
The Sky Bar is located on the 64th floor of the Lebua Hotel in the Bang Rak district of Bangkok. We stayed at the Lebua at State Tower during our time in Bangkok so it was easy for us to simply take the elevator from our hotel room to the top floor. Visitors who aren’t staying at the hotel can arrive through the main entrance of Lebua, walking in to a large area that resembles a mall. Women staff members greet visitors towards the back of this area, inquiring whether each party is here for accommodation or entertainment and then lead each group to the elevators, instructing which floor to take to the Sky Bar.
Settling In With a Glass of Wine
I wasn’t completely sure how the whole system at the Sky Bar worked but as soon as we exited the elevators, staff welcomed us with a warm Thai smile and asked if we were here for the restaurant or for a drink. Handing us a menu of drink options that included champagne/wine and cocktails and asking for our order, they then led us around the smaller bar to the left, then to a cocktail table decorated with flowers and a bowl of nuts. Within seconds, my chilled glass of Italian Sauvignon Blanc was in my hand.
Views for Days
Anyone looking for a panoramic view of Bangkok from above should make a visit to the Sky Bar as it’s the perfect place for it. While there are multiple rooftop bars in Bangkok and all around the globe, the Sky Bar at Lebua actually is the highest in the world at 820 feet. The Chao Phraya River that runs through the heart of the city, various entertainment districts and the stunning highrises that dominate the sky of Bangkok can be seen from up here.
Moving Over to the Light Up Bar
Before leaving our cocktail table, the staff asked for payment for the first round of drinks.
→Gratuity and a service fee is included in the price of your drinks so pay attention to your receipt! My husband actually tipped them on top of what they had already charged us so our two glasses of wine ended up costing us 2500 Baht, or around $80.
Once the drinks are paid for, we headed over to the extravagant marble steps that lead down into the restaurant and a staff member escorted us over to the light up bar on the edge of the platform.
The same sort of drink menu is offered at this bar as well as the first.
Be sure to try the Hangovertini that the staff created for the cast of the Hangover!
Possibly one of the most stunning features of the entire Sky Bar is the Dome, which hosts a collection of rooftop restaurants and bars that have been rated as some of the best in Bangkok.
If you’re planning on staying at Lebua, consider being a part of the Tower Club, which markets upgraded rooms in a separate tower. The Tower Club also offers package deals with many variations that include private culinary or mixology classes, continental breakfasts, a luxurious suite and dinner at one of the 4 restaurants at Lebua.
A Worker’s Photoshoot
Flash photography is prohibited up at the Sky Bar so the staff improvises by using the perfect selfie-flashlight to take pictures for visitors. This one worker was entertaining everybody as he’d literally contort in to all of these crazy positions, getting down on his knees and standing on his tippy-toes, just to suit the guests’ needs. We walked away with nearly 30 photos after that spiel and half of them consisted of me cheesing so hard from laughing at him.
Feeling Like Royalty
My favorite part of our whole experience at Lebua and the Sky Bar was the staff’s hospitality. Not only were they incredibly classy in their attire and always wore a smile on their face, their willingness to accommodate their guests in any way that they could really shone throughout our whole stay. We felt like royalty the entire time, especially while enjoying a couple of hours up at the Sky Bar.
The Lebua Hotel in Bangkok is considered to be a 5 star resort and, while it is much cheaper to stay at compared to other 5 star hotels throughout the world, every penny we spent on our accommodation here was totally worth it!
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