A great 360 experience in Bangkok
We have been to many rooftop bars in Bangkok before, but we didn’t yet have Octave in our collection, so we decided it was time to pay a visit. We were excited because Octave is to Sukhumvit what the famous Sky Bar is to the riverside, and it has since become one of our favorite rooftop bars in Bangkok.
Design & Atmosphere
Octave Rooftop Bar occupies 3 floors at the top of Marriot Hotel Sukhumvit. On the first level, a well-designed bar offers impressive views of the neighborhood. There are plenty of seats and lounge chairs for everyone to enjoy and the choice of music is great, ideal for dinner. From there, climb a few more steps to reach the second floor, where a modern balcony bar decorated with blue neon lighting gives a slightly better angle. However, those two floors are not very busy because everyone simply rushes to the very top floor.
The Top Floor
And yes, the highlight is definitely the 49th floor. It’s a beautiful open-air terrace with a large circular cocktail bar in the center and a DJ booth playing a great music selection on the side.
We arrived around 6.15 pm and it was already packed with customers, so coming a little early might be a good idea. Luckily, we managed to secure a table for 2 by the edge of the terrace, with a fantastic shooting spot, but it was the last available one. We were then free to go around and take photos of Bangkok while waiting for the sunset and the blue hour that follows.
What to order?
Happy Hour starts from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and we got 50% off on signature cocktails! The cocktail menu is called “Colors of Thailand” and is very creative. Those cocktails start at THB 420 and we paid just 50%! We randomly picked some of them from the menu as we had no real clue of what was what, but it was fun! For those who don’t like cocktails, the price for beers starts at THB 225 and THB 260 for mocktails.
Octave Rooftop Bar offers a different view of the Bangkok skyline, compared to other rooftop bars in the same area. The fantastic 360 panoramic view is very impressive, and the atmosphere is perfect, the staff is friendly, and the service is good.
It’s a great rooftop bar in the city that we recommended. The price is a bit high, but Happy Hour makes it affordable for everyone, and it’s worth paying for such a great experience in Bangkok.
Octave Rooftop Bar Location
Address: 45th & 47th Floor, Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, 2 Ban Kluai Nuea Alley, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Opening hours: 5.00pm-2.00am
Phone: 02 797 0000
BTS: Thong Lor station