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Red Sky Bar, Bangkok – Everything You Need To Know

Red Sky Bar is one of Bangkok’s most famous rooftop bars and after visiting for myself recently, I can see why.

If you’re looking for somewhere with a relaxing atmosphere, incredible views and great drinks then a trip to Red Sky Bar should be on the cards.

In this post, I’ll tell you everything you need to know about Red Sky Bar, Bangkok including the prices, dress code, menu, how to get there and more.

About Red Sky Bar Bangkok

Key things to know about Red Sky Bar Bangkok.
Key things to know about Red Sky Bar Bangkok.

Red Sky Bar is located on the 56th floor of the Centara Grand Hotel which is part of the CentralWorld shopping mall.

As you can imagine, from 56 floors high you get a pretty impressive view of Bangkok from above. The bar actually offers panoramic 360º views that just seem to go on and on.

Red Sky Bar was actually the very first sky bar that I ever visited in Bangkok and let me just tell you, I was blown away by the views.

My favorite thing about Red Sky Bar is that it’s super relaxed and affordable. You definitely won’t have to sell your kidney to get a drink here.

Best Time To Visit

One of the best times to visit is at sunset as you get an unrivaled view of the sun setting beyond the horizon and you get to watch as the cityscape turns from day to night.

If you want to see the sunset, I’d recommend getting there at least 1 hour before sunset to get the best seats as, of course, the sun will only set on one side of the bar!

Layout

Red Sky is actually situated over 2 levels. Floor 56 is where you’ll find the Sky Bar.

It’s filled with comfy-looking sofas and lounge chairs that are spread around its circular, open floor with every chair getting a great view of the city.

The bar has an excellent selection of cocktails, wines and spirits that you can sip on whilst you enjoy the views.

On the 55th floor, you’ll find a restaurant which you can dine at if you like. They have a great selection of European dishes and I’ve heard that their American wagyu beef is super tasty. 

Expect to pay a high price as the restaurant is quite expensive but it is an incredible experience and the views are unimaginable.

Red Sky Bar is a really relaxed bar and from 7.15PM onwards they even have a Jazz quartet that plays background music. It really adds to the atmosphere, putting you at ease.

Another one of my favorite things about Red Sky Bar is that it features a large arch that changes color throughout the night.

💡 Helpful Tip: Due to Thai law, you have to be at least 20 years old to enter the bar and drink alcohol.

Red Sky Bar Dress Code

View from Red Sky Bar.
View from Red Sky Bar.

The Red Sky Bar dress code is officially ‘smart casual’. I found that they were one of the most relaxed and lenient sky bars that I visited in Bangkok.

At a different sky bar, we were turned away as my boyfriend was wearing trainers! Luckily, Red Sky Bar didn’t really care what people were wearing.

Red Sky Bar themselves ask that you don’t wear singlets, flip flops or shorts so I’d avoid wearing these to be on the safe side.

To be honest, I had no idea what a singlet was and had to Google it – it’s basically a vest/tank top.

Having said that, it seems like Red Sky Bar doesn’t actually care what you wear as when I visited I saw several people wearing shorts and a few people in flip flops.

After a quick Google search of reviews, it seems that many people have reported that Red Sky Bar doesn’t uphold the dress code either.

Red Sky Bar Bangkok Menu

The vodka & coke I ordered at Red Sky Bar, Bangkok.
The vodka & coke I ordered at Red Sky Bar, Bangkok.

Red Sky Bar has a pretty decent menu. For drinks, you can choose from soft drinks (like Coke, Sprite, Fanta orange etc), fresh juices, mocktails, cocktails, spirits, wines, beers, tea, coffee and some small appetizers.

On certain religious holidays, like Makha Bucha Day and Visakha Bucha Day, you’re not able to order alcoholic drinks at the bar and can only order soft drinks.

This is due to Thai law which prohibits the sale of alcohol on these religious days.

Red Sky Bar Bangkok Prices

Red Sky Bar is actually one of the most affordable sky bars in Bangkok, however it’s still not cheap.

You won’t be getting any of those ridiculously strong (potentially lethal) cocktails that you’ll find on Khaosan Road for just a few dollars.

Drinks are expensive at Red Sky Bar. Expect to pay around $13 for a cocktail.

When I visited, I ordered a single vodka and coke and it cost around 400 baht ($11.60).

There is also a 10% service charge which adds a bit more to the bill.

Happy Hour is the best time to go if you want cheaper drinks as you’ll get a pretty good 2-for-1 deal.

Here’s an overview of the prices at Red Sky Bar:

  • Cocktails – 450 baht ($13)
  • Sangria – 390 baht ($11.30)
  • House wine – 240 baht per glass ($7)
  • Beer – 320 baht ($9.30)
  • Spirits (e.g. gin, vodka) – 330 to 370 baht ($9.60 – $10.80)
  • Soda (e.g. Coca cola, Sprite etc) – 190 baht ($5.50)
  • Fresh juice – 240 baht ($7)
  • Mocktail – 320 baht ($9.30)
  • Ice coffee/tea – 240 baht ($7)
  • Water (small) – 240 baht ($7)
  • Water (large) – 390 baht ($11.30)

I was mainly surprised at how expensive the water is here!! It’s literally the same price as the house wine.

Although the drinks are pricey at Red Sky Bar, it’s all because of the views. I try to think of it like I’m not paying for the drink but for the experience. 

To be honest, I’d gladly pay $13 for those views and a cocktail. Plus, it’s much more affordable than some of Bangkok’s other sky bars like the Dome at Lebua.

The restaurant is also equally as expensive, expect to pay at least $55 to $72 per dish.

When Is Red Sky Bar Happy Hour?

Red Sky Bar Happy Hour runs every day from 4PM until 5PM. During this time, all the drinks are 2-for-1.

This is the absolute best time to visit as you could get a cocktail for just $6.50 (which is a bargain for those views).

When I lived in Bangkok, I really made the most of happy hours at the sky bars and always made sure I visited at the right time.

If you know you’ll be having a few drinks then order them all at once before happy hour ends and then you can stay for another hour or two.

I did this all the time!

Red Sky Bar Opening Hours

Red Sky Bar Bangkok is open from 4PM until 1AM every day of the week.

Last drinks orders can be placed at 12:45PM.

How To Go To Red Sky Bar Bangkok

Map of Bangkok showing the location of Red Sky Bar.
Map of Bangkok showing the location of Red Sky Bar.

Red Sky Bar Address: 999/99 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand.

Red Sky Bar is located on top of the Centara Grand Hotel which is part of the CentralWorld shopping mall in Siam.

The easiest way to get there is to take the BTS to Siam station (Sukhumvit Line) which is literally right next to the shopping mall.

The hotel is actually attached to the shopping mall so if you go inside you can follow the directions to the Centara Grand Hotel.

When you get to the hotel, just take the elevator to the 55th floor. You’ll have to walk through the restaurant and up to the 56th floor which is where you’ll find the bar.

Do You Need A Reservation For Red Sky Bar Bangkok?

No, you don’t need a reservation for Red Sky Bar and they don’t actually accept reservations, it’s walk in only.

When I visited Red Sky Bar, I didn’t make a reservation. I just showed up at around 7PM.

I definitely didn’t need one as there were still plenty of spare seats available and so we were seated right away.

We even changed seats in the middle of our visit so that we could get a different view of the city and there was still plenty of choice.

Red Sky Bar works on a first come, first served basis so if you want to be there for a specific time e.g. sunset then arrive early to ensure you get a good seat.

If you want to dine at the restaurant then you do need to make a reservation but you definitely don’t need one for the bar.

The restaurant actually requires a reservation so don’t go without one as you probably won’t be let in.

Red Sky Bar Bangkok Review

View from Red Sky Bar, Bangkok.
View from Red Sky Bar, Bangkok.

I visited Red Sky Bar recently so here’s my review…

As I mentioned, I actually lived in Bangkok for a few months so I’ve visited a lot of sky bars with some being better than others.

I can honestly say that Red Sky Bar was one of my favorites!

I was firstly pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t too busy when I arrived. We were able to get a seat straight away and even switched seats in the middle of the evening to get a different view.

This definitely isn’t the case at all of Bangkok’s sky bars. At Octave Rooftop Bar, I was waiting a good 20 minutes to get a seat!

One of the main things I really loved about Red Sky Bar is that every single table gets a great view of the city as it’s set out in a circle. 

At other sky bars, like Hi-So, I was sat right at the back and couldn’t even see the view at all so it felt like a wasted trip.

The views were one of the main things I really loved about Red Sky Bar. This was actually the first sky bar that I visited in Bangkok so I was particularly blown away because I’d never seen anything like it before.

In terms of prices, this place is expensive and I definitely didn’t enjoy the bit when the bill arrived. 

Unfortunately, pretty much all of the sky bars in Bangkok charge these kinds of prices and Red Sky Bar is actually one of the cheaper ones.

I was still happy enough to pay for the drinks as the whole experience felt worth it to me.


And that’s it!

Thanks for reading this ultimate guide to Red Sky Bar, Bangkok.

Visiting a sky bar in Bangkok should definitely be on your Thailand bucket list as it’s one of those things that you just have to see for yourself.

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Megan

Megan Jones is a travel expert and founder of Traveller's Elixir, who has been travelling the world full time since 2021. Megan's travel tips been featured in numerous media outlets including Metro, Timeout, Thrillist and more.

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