Lebua Sky Bar Bangkok is the most famous rooftop bar in the city and known from “Hangover 2”. But is it really worth the visit?
Thailand’s dazzling capital, Bangkok, is famous for its stunning skyline, bustling streets, and lively nightlife.
The Lebua at the State Tower Hotel in the Silom district rises in the middle of this urban jungle.
The Lebua Sky Bar, also known as “The Dome at Lebua,” sits majestically on its roof – you can recognize it from afar by its characteristic golden dome.
At a height of 250 meters, the Rooftop Bar offers an incomparable view of the city.
The panorama stretches across the Chao Phraya River, the endless neon lights of the streets, and the sparkling skyline.
An evening at Lebua Sky Bar Bangkok used to be considered an absolute must for any visit to the Thai capital. In the meantime, however, more critical voices are being raised.
In this article, we take a closer look at the Lebua Sky Bar Bangkok and tell you whether a visit to the famous rooftop bar is still worth it.
Getting there: Take the BTS Skytrain (Green Line) to Saphan Taksin station; from there, it’s a 7-minute walk. Alternatively by cab.
Opening hours: 17:00 till 00:00
What makes Lebua Sky Bar so special?
Lebua Sky Bar is Bangkok’s most famous rooftop bar. One of the reasons is that some scenes of the movie “Hangover 2” were shot here.
Many visitors also know the Rooftop Bar as The Hangover Sky Bar, The Dome, or simply The Sky Bar.
And in fact, the bar is much more than just a viewing platform. It has become a symbol of luxury, elegance, and extravagant flair in Bangkok.
The stylish interior, subdued lighting, and modern design create a great atmosphere that guarantees a memorable visit.
In 2020, Lebua Sky Bar received the World Travel Award as “Asia’s Leading Hotel Rooftop Restaurant & Bar 2020.”
It’s also listed on the New York Times’ “36 Hours in Bangkok” – where it was described as “the most stunning rooftop bar you’ll ever see.”
Sunset is definitely the best time to visit Lebua Sky Bar.
The Rooftop Bar transforms into a magical place when the sun slowly slips over the horizon and bathes the city in warm light.
The play of colors in the sky, the glittering lights of the city, and the majestic river give it almost a poetic touch.
Tip: Experience a great evening with a dinner boat trip on the Chao Phraya Princess!
Lebua Sky Bar experience: What do guests criticize?
But like many other famous bars and restaurants, Lebua Sky Bar’s fame seems to have gone a bit to its head.
Since management changed just before the pandemic, reports of rip-offs at the Rooftop Bar have piled up to near fraudulent levels.
In most of the world’s major cities, people have almost become accustomed to the fact that prices are rising every year and have doubled in some cases within two years.
In the meantime, however, guests are already intercepted at the elevator and taken to a less nice bar outside. Here, the first overpriced drink is already to be ordered.
However, if you politely insist on visiting the “actual” Lebua Sky Bar, you will most likely be taken there.
But here, too, you fall right into the next trap: just above the stairs is a bar that supposedly only serves champagne.
However, after asking several times, some guests said they could also choose from three different cocktails.
For the fact that the drinks are rather average, the prices here are already extremely high at 2700 baht (about 70 euros).
In addition, there’s a tax and service charge, so we’re talking about around 80 euros for a single drink.
For example, in the Lebua Sky Bar itself, the cheapest glass of white wine starts at around 30 euros.
What is the dress code at Lebua Sky Bar?
The dress code at Lebua Sky Bar is Smart Casual – this applies to both adults and children.
Not allowed are:
- Sportswear or jerseys
- Swimwear and beachwear
- Slippers and flip-flops
- Sandals and other open shoes for men
- Sleeveless tops for men
- Shorts for men
The dress code is enforced pretty consistently at Lebua Sky Bar. So if you don’t want to travel there for nothing, you should stick to it.
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What else you should know about Lebua Sky Bar
Lebua Sky Bar’s notoriety has meant that the rooftop bar can get extremely crowded, especially at sunset.
The management has drawn up a few “rules to ensure everything runs smoothly.”
For example, you can’t stop on the famous stairs from the movie Hangover 2 because there have already been accidents there.
Instead, there is a designated area at the top of the stairs where you may take photos.
Photography is allowed. However, the use of drones, tripods, selfie sticks, and clip-on flashes is not permitted.
Children over seven years old are welcome in the bar accompanied by adults. Note, however, that the Lebua Sky Bar dress code also applies to children.
Tip: Book a guided tour of Bangkok’s main sights to learn more about the city’s history.
Frequently Asked Questions about Lebua Sky Bar Bangkok
Here, we answer some frequently asked questions about the Lebua Sky Bar Bangkok.
What is Lebua Sky Bar in Bangkok?
Lebua Sky Bar is a famous rooftop bar in Bangkok, located on the 63rd floor of Lebua at the State Tower Hotel. It offers a great view of the city and the Chao Phraya River.
What is the dress code at Lebua Sky Bar?
The dress code at Lebua Sky Bar is elegant and chic. Men are asked to wear closed-toe shoes, long pants, and no sleeveless tops. Beachwear, swimwear, sportswear, flip-flops, and slippers are not allowed.
Is there an age restriction for Lebua Sky Bar?
In Thailand, you are not considered of age until you are 20 and are therefore not allowed to go to bars and order alcohol until then. However, tourists over the age of 18 are not usually denied entry. Children may visit the bar accompanied by adults from 7 years old.
Is Lebua Sky Bar in Bangkok expensive?
Yes, drinks at Lebua Sky Bar are extremely expensive. Here, you pay not only for the location and the great view but also for the fame of the Rooftop Bar (among others from the movie “Hangover 2”).