The Anantara Sathorn's 40th floor has a 360-degree cityscape view.
The buzz: Opened last month, Anantara Bangkok Sathorn’s 40th floor has a 360-degree cityscape view, complete with a DJ and dance floor.
The décor: Resembling Vertigo Grill and Moonbar, Zoom’s spacious wooden patios and dim lights bring intimacy to what is otherwise a very big rooftop bar: it seats 192 people on two decks and two nooks.
The food: The restaurant serves French Mediterranean cuisine along with Asian options. Entrees are B480 and up: seared sea bream with artichoke, leek and vanilla sabayon (B800), duck breast with duck leg samosa and carrot and ginger puree with dark cherry jus (B700) and sinful desserts like the double chocolate cake with banana brulee and orange and banana sorbert (B280).
The drinks: The drinks menu is quite large, offering your standard cocktails (B350/375), bottled (B250/375/420) and draught (B180/250) beer, champagne/sparkling wine like Krug Grand Cuvee (B28,000) and soft drinks and coffees. Their signature cocktails (B375) range from the white chocolate margarita (home-infused Tres Magueys Tequila with white chocolate, cinnamon, honey and white chocolate melted on the rim of the glass) to Paradise on Earth (brandy, apricot brandy, banana liquor, lemon juice and grenadine syrup). If you’re a wine person, they have a vast selection of white, red and rose wines with two options by the glass (from B350).
The music: Every night exhibits a different resident DJ, spinning from 9pm onwards. And every other Wednesday sees Khun Aht playing the saxophone. The mood and tone of the music before the DJs is old-school rock and bubblegum pop.
Why you’ll come back: If you can afford a repeat visit, it’s probably for the uninterrupted views of the city at sunset. It also looks like a great venue to host private events and gatherings seeing assections can be cordoned off.