Asoke’s Continent hotel has given its rooftop a makeover in the form of Bangkok Heightz, a 39-story-high under-cover lounge bar with a local flavor.
Their aim to bring Thai “street food” up to a rooftop bar results in fancified versions of Thai classics like lamb shank in massaman curry (B690) and deep-fried lobster served with rich and creamy panang sauce (B1,400). These are definitely not street prices, either.
Signature cocktails also play around with a lot of local flavors. In the Cha Yen (B320), you get three kinds of Thai whiskey—Sangsom, Mekhong and Regency—along with Thai tea, sweet cream, Bailey’s and milk. Tuk Tuk (B320) is made with a Thai vodka brewed just outside of Bangkok in Pathum Thani, called Bangyikhan, as well as lemongrass syrup, lime juice and lychee, served with Thai dessert, khanom luk chup (fruit-shaped mung beans).
While the place is a bit small, the ceiling low and the vibe dark, there are some good cocktails at a fair price to be had. Our tip: abuse the hotel’s B999 all-you-can-eat-and-drink deal at Medinii then head up here for a couple after.