Cloud 47, the Silom rooftop bar which took Thai beer garden-style boozing to the sky, is set to close at the end of March.

The bar's owner, Pheeraphon Pipawakorn, made the announcement on his personal Facebook page late last week.

Opened in mid-2013, the bar on the 47th floor of Silom's United Center Building hit the sweet spot for its sweeping views of the central business district, Chao Phraya River and beyond, as well as drink prices far cheaper than most rooftop competitors. 

According to Pheeraphon, the bar will cease operations on Mar 31 after the expiry of its lease, with the space then set to be converted into an office.

The announcement of Cloud 47's closure follows arguably the venue’s biggest ever event, a sold-out concert by UK singer Joss Stone on Mar 9.

Pheeraphon says he’ll now focus on Red Marble, a new butcher-restaurant at The Crystal Veranda (set to open Apr 1), but pledges he’ll soon return to Silom with another rooftop bar and a jazz bar.
47/F, United Center, Silom Rd., 091-889-9600. BTS Sala Daeng