When we arrived to Sirocco Sky Bar in Bangkok in the Lebua Hotel I started rambling on about how there was this amazing rooftop bar in Bangkok where Hangover 11 was filmed. A bellman ushered us to the elevator and as soon as the elevator arrived to the 63rd floor we were greeted with “Where Hangover 11 was filmed.” sign.
And there you have it. Somehow I had overlooked that the bar we were going to was the bar I wanted to go to but was to busy to actually Google where and what the bar was called.
The first thing you notice was the view.
It was breathtaking.
City lights stretched for miles with nothing but open air to block your view.
A long artistic staircase led you down to the restaurant seating and beyond that was first come first serve bar. Everyone was dressed lovely. Some in gowns, some in business attire, and some more casual.
As we were seated to our table, which I honestly think was the best in the house, I couldn’t help but feel like we were on the set of an intense James Bond movie.
The ambiance was rich and glamorous and behind us, above on an upper terrace, was a live band preforming in the background. The New Years Ball was glowing and set to drop only weeks away and the skyline was lit and clear. Our hostess was charming and our waiter gladly took a photo for us. We ordered some wine and let it all sink in.
It was easy to see why the producer of the Hangover franchise was keen on having the movie be set here. Sirocco was where you came to be pampered.
I order the beet salad and Aaron ordered a pasta dish. We each shared a side of mashed potatoes and an order of mushrooms. I think they were the best things I’ve ever eaten. I could have ordered two more servings.
Instead we decided on gelato which came served over ice.
Because we were so short on time in Bangkok we had made dinner reservations the night before and were glad we done so. The place was packed. Especially the bar area where there was little space to be enjoyed and moving freely wasn’t an option.
Despite the crowdedness we decided to take a look at the view from the bar anyways.
I can honestly say it was one of the best experiences I’ve had in Thailand. It was so different from what I was used to. It was being warped into a more glamorous, romantic, world. For me romance was, and still is, Netflix and being surprised with Indian food or pizza but I had forgotten how nice it feels to treat yourself.
One thing that comes with travelling is you learn to forget the price tags and just relish in the experience you’re having. I always find myself hesitating, “Is this really necessary?” But if it’s like nothing you’ve ever done before and aren’t sure if you’ll have an opportunity to try it again soon then I say go for it. Life’s about the experiences and taking the memories with you.
I would absolutely recommend anyone in Bangkok to make a night at Sirocco and experience what it’s like to be up high in an open space with nothing but the city lights around you. It was a perfect dining experience.
“An evening at Sirocco has been considered a perfect dining experience ever since the world’s highest alfresco restaurant first opened its doors – a distinction that was confirmed when the restaurant received a Perfect 10 from Thailand Tatler for all four categories of Food, Wine, Ambience and Service.”
Address: 1055 State Tower, Silom Road, Bangrak, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Phone:+66 2 624 9555
Hours: Open today · 6:00 pm – 1:00 am