Review: Vertigo Moon Bar, Bangkok (w/ Menu and Prices)

On my last trip to Bangkok I went to five rooftop bars: Banyan Tree Vertigo Moon Bar, Sofitel SO Park Society Bar, Millennium Hilton 360 Bar, Lebua Sirocco Sky Bar and Above Eleven.

My first stop was Vertigo Moon Bar located on the roof of the 61st floor of the Banyan Tree Hotel. BKK traffic is a nightmare so your best bet is to take the MRT to Lumphini and then grab a taxi for ~150 baht to the hotel. Ask anyone in the lobby and they will point you towards the bar elevator. Once you get to the top make sure you specify that you want drinks (not dinner). Try to get there early so you can get a seat near the edge.

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Edge of the BKK with Ning

Banyan Tree is the second highest rooftop bar in Bangkok (Sirocco is the highest) and it was significantly less crowded than Sirocco. Banyan Tree is a very dark bar and not the best place to take pictures. I found the vibe very relaxed and Vertigo was my second favorite rooftop bar. All of the rooftop bars in Silom are packed with tourists and westerners. Thai people are noticeably absent, probably because drink at Vertigo costs about 5x more than it would 60 floors below. Quite a surcharge for the view.

Vertigo wasn’t overcrowded, had a great vibe and a decent view. One thing about all the rooftop bars, the view gets old pretty fast. You’re too high up to people watch and there aren’t many things to look at after dark. Lebua Tower/Sirocco and its golden dome being the obvious exception. If you’re in BKK, you might as well check it out, but I wouldn’t recommend staying in the hotel and I doubt you would want to go more than once. Here’s a look at the drink menu, cocktail list and prices.

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2 thoughts on “Review: Vertigo Moon Bar, Bangkok (w/ Menu and Prices)

  • December 27, 2016 at 2:58 pm
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    Thanks for the menu pics and the write up. Just out of curiosity, why would you not recommend staying at the banyan tree? I’ve only ever stayed at the Pen in the past, but have booked banyan tree hoping to try something new. Anything in particular wrong with the place?

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    • January 2, 2017 at 9:57 pm
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      Andrew,
      I always get the feeling that Banyan Tree is on the outskirts of Silom and it doesn’t feel very close to anything. That’s not entirely accurate but I wouldn’t recommend it for first time visitors. Have you stayed at Hotel SO Sofitel? The pool and rooftop bar both look down on Lumpini park and it’s very beautiful. It also has better access to the MRT. Having said that, staying near the park is never my first choice. I prefer Sukhumvit or the river. My favorite area of the city is Thong Lor. There’s a nice marriott there with a gorgeous rooftop bar. Their executive lounge looks down on the compound of the biggest entertainment mogul in Thailand and the bar usually has a few Thai celebrities. That area is mostly residential and too far for most visitors.

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