Enjoy the Bangkok panorama at Zeppelin Rooftop Bar — Photo courtesy of Dave Stamboulis
Bangkok must be one of the world capitals for the most panoramic rooftop sky bars, and they keep springing up throughout the city. The latest to grace the "City of Angels" is Zeppelin Rooftop Bar, which probably falls under most sky bar connoisseurs' radar, due to the fact that it's not in the central "hi-so" bar zone or in a five-star hotel.
While most foodies and aficionados of fine alcohol won't traipse any further than Thonglor or Ekkamai, the next skytrain stop over – Phra Khanong – is starting to undergo a bit of a renaissance. The Weltz Residences, site of Le Luk Condominium, is now home to a W Market, a night bazaar with several fun small eateries set around a pleasant garden and the new Hof Art Gallery. Towering above it all is Zeppelin Bar.
Incredible Bangkok cityscape from Zeppelin — Photo courtesy of Dave Stamboulis
Zeppelin sits on the 46th floor of the Le Luk Condo. In fact, the place is so well hidden that you actually have to get the doorman to use a condo keycard to give you elevator access up to the top.
Once there, you emerge out onto the roof of what is the only truly tall building in the area, towering above everything else, with sweeping dramatic city views and a 360-degree panorama. Nicest of all, the bar looks straight down the skytrain line into the heart of downtown. This makes for the perfect spot for sunsets and watching the city's neon night lights go to work.
Zeppelin Rooftop Bar and Skywalk — Photo courtesy of Dave Stamboulis
There are comfy sofas, wicker chairs and other spots to lounge on up here. And as this isn't Thonglor nor any of the five-star hotel bars gracing the Chao Phraya or Sathorn Road, you will almost have the place to yourself. There is never a huge crowd up here; in fact, it's almost like having your own private elegant penthouse.
The drink menu here is not that long, although the bartender can make most normal requests. And the cocktails here might not be anything that you'll rave about at home. (They certainly aren't that cheap, at around 300-plus baht per drink.) But, hey: you're paying for the air space up here, and it is worth every penny.
It's a great spot for enjoying the night — Photo courtesy of Dave Stamboulis
Also of interest up here is the Skywalk, a glass-floor bridge that looks down directly into the abyss all the way down to the ground, most definitely unnerving for those with a bit of vertigo. You are basically walking a glass panel that gazes down at the lobby hundreds of feet below.
Nice glow lighting helps set the mood and enhances things up here. And since you're so near to the clouds, you most certainly won't be needing air conditioning.