Perched 61 floors above the city on the roof of the sultry Banyan Tree Hotel, Vertigo and its Moon Bar are tops for great views, and for trading the sub-zero climate of air conditioned bars for gentle breezes. They're less good for staying dry in the wet season though, since there's no roof.
A chic open-air lounge popular with the cocktail-drinking glamour set and Amex carrying ex-pats, the restaurant does good barbecued seafood and boasts some excellent signature dishes, such as grilled sea bass with citrus salsa and cilantro. They grill a pretty good steak too, and there's a decent vegetarian menu, but mostly you're here for the drink and scenery.
Take a seat at any of the white linen-covered tables and you'll get a stunning view whichever way you turn. Bangkok's cityscape, the winding Chao Praya river and the soccer ball sun sinking below the horizon are best enjoyed with a glass of fine Cristal, or wine and cocktails. Their signature drink is the Vertigo Sunset Malibu, a splash or cranberry juice, plenty of pineapple juice and a squeeze of lime. The price tags are somewhat hefty, and there's a dress code to keep the riff raff out - so no shorts, sleeveless tops or flip flops. Read More
There's a telescope for star gazing and live jazz is laid on most evenings too. There can be few more romantic gestures than whisking your date up here for a glass of top notch bubbly high above the bustling streets of Bangkok just check that they're OK with heights first.