Located on the roof of Bangkok’s 2nd tallest building, State Tower, The Dome at Lebua sits on top of the world. Adorned with a golden dome, it features a range of rooftop restaurants and bars like no other. With breath-taking views of the Bangkok skyline and world-class food and drinks, you’ll be sure to have a night you won’t ever forget. Also don’t forget your wallet, as this one is pricey.
The Dome at Lebua was made famous by being featured in the 2011 film, The Hangover Part II. It’s located on top of a 5-star luxury hotel which hosted the Hangover boys in the movie. Since then it has become incredibly popular and rightly so, as it is a rooftop venue like no other.
This rooftop paradise features a range of restaurants, including Mezzaluna, Breeze and Sirocco, as well as a range of bars, including Sky Bar and Distil.
Mezzaluna is a 2 Michelin-starred restaurant that sits of the 65th floor of the tower. It offers modern cuisines and an incredible fine-dining experience which will keep your taste buds happy. It is often named as one of Thailand’s best restaurants and also one of the world’s top 100 restaurants.
Breeze is an award-winning Pan-Asian restaurant that serves delicious Asian food in an al fresco setting. It is definitely worth a visit!
Sirocco is the world’s highest rooftop restaurant. Opened in 2003, it offers 270-degree views of the Chao Phraya River and the city of Bangkok. This restaurant serves delicious Mediterranean food and has been names as one of Thailand’s best restaurants. They also have a live band every evening. If you’re around for New Year’s Eve, every year since 2015, Sirocco has hosted the highest ball drop in the world (872 feet).
Sky Bar offers unmatched views of Bangkok and is rated as one of the world’s best rooftop bars. This sky heaven features transparent walls to give you a full 360-degree panoramic view of Bangkok as well as an illuminated LED bar that changes colour. They have an extensive cocktail list that features many original cocktails such as the famous ‘Hangovertini’ which was created specifically for the Hangover Part II movie. You can also try some of their experimental cocktail such as the ‘poptails’ which are a mix of popsical and cocktail. Sky Bar additionally has a great selection of beers and wines. And if you’re not already impressed enough, Sky Bar is the world’s highest open-air bar.
Distil is an oyster and whisky bar that opens before the others, so if you’re there early, you can head here to their outdoor terrace with comfortable sofas to enjoy a whisky and a view.
Head over to The Dome at Lebua for the best views of the city. Go for sunset for an unforgettable experience but be aware that it is VERY expensive. 2 cocktails will leave you £50 lighter. If you’re looking for a relaxing and comfortable evening then this probably isn’t the place for you as it does get very crowded and you won’t always get a seat, but with the best views of Bangkok, it is worth a visit, even for one drink.
Address: 1055 State Tower Si Lom, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand.
Cost: £££££££ Very expensive. Also, waiters won’t leave you alone until you order a drink. We almost paid £50 for 2 cocktails! 0.2L Coca Cola is 300 baht (£7.25!!).
Opening Times: 5pm-1am every day.
Time: Suggested duration is 1 hour. Due to the high prices and overcrowded atmosphere, it is best to stay for 1 drink then go to another sky bar such as Octave or Red Sky Bar for a more relaxed atmosphere and cheaper prices.
Dress Code: Dress smart. No shorts, sandals or flip-flops. Try to avoid the backpacker look. You won’t be allowed to bring in big bags or tripods.
How to get there: Take the BTS Skytrain to Saphan Taksin station. From here, it is a 10 minute walk. Alternatively, take a taxi.