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Experience The High Life At Lebua At State Tower: A Bangkok Beauty! - Updated 2020

Experience The High Life At Lebua At State Tower: A Bangkok Beauty!
lebua at State Tower (The World’s First Vertical Destination)
Sarah J
Sarah J
Updated

The electric Thai capital of Bangkok has a multitude of bars, restaurants, and clubs, but if you want to experience some superlatives, head to the classy Lebua at State Tower (often shortened to simply Lebua). The decadent hotel is home to several excellent bars and restaurants that are open to the public, occupying some of the highest levels in the soaring tower block. Standing at 247 metres tall, State Tower certainly stands out on the Silom skyline! It is the biggest building, in terms of floor space, in the whole of Southeast Asia.

This is what you can expect in Lebua, after riding the lavish elevator skywards:

1. Incredible views from Distil Bar: The highest bar in Bangkok! (from USD 160)

With a classy interior and a cosy exterior, Distil Bar can be found on the 64th floor of State Tower. Full table service is provided both inside and out, with all guests receiving a complimentary bowl of olives and peanuts with their drinks orders. Overlooking the Chao Praya River, it is definitely one of the best city spots for enjoying sunset. Watch as the sky changes colour through magical hues of pinks, oranges, and reds, before finally fading to black. Nightfall bring the sparkling lights below, with river boats, nearby towers, street lighting, car headlights, homes, and other buildings helping to illuminate the City of Angels.


lebua at State Tower (The World’s First Vertical Destination)

Address: State Tower 1055/111 Silom Road, Bangrak
Price: from 160 USD

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2. Comfortable seating areas (from USD 160)

One edge of the outside area of Distil Bar (known as the Cigar Terrace) comprises a long and comfortable sofa, perfect for relaxing with a drink and nattering with friends as you soak up the refined and elegant air. The plump cushions make it even more inviting – as if you needed more reasons to relax! There are also taller tables for those who wish to remain standing as they savour their perfectly-mixed cocktails or indulge in a fine Cuban cigar.

The indoor bar area has armchairs that you just want to sink down into, low tables, and ambient mood lighting.


lebua at State Tower (The World’s First Vertical Destination)

Address: State Tower 1055/111 Silom Road, Bangrak
Price: from 160 USD

Shoeshine First aid kit available Lift Fax/photocopying Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies Babysitting/child services Smoke alarms Concierge service

See our full list of recommended Hotels in Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand and also compare the prices with airbnbs in Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand

3. A wide selection of delicious drinks (from USD 160)

The extensive selection of drinks certainly doesn’t come cheap, but it softens the blow a bit if you remember that you are paying for the experience and atmosphere as well as the contents of your glass. Choose from an array of award-winning cocktail mixed to perfection by expert mixologists, with non-alcoholic varieties also available. The Hangovertini was created at Lebua, celebrating the venue’s appearance in the popular movie, The Hangover II. A wide choice of international beers and ales are also available, in addition to tea, coffee, and popular soft drinks.


lebua at State Tower (The World’s First Vertical Destination)

Address: State Tower 1055/111 Silom Road, Bangrak
Price: from 160 USD

Shoeshine First aid kit available Lift Fax/photocopying Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies Babysitting/child services Smoke alarms Concierge service

See our full list of recommended Hotels in Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand and also compare the prices with airbnbs in Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand

4. Sky Bar: Scenes from The Hangover II (from USD 160)

With an even more formal vibe than Distil Bar, Lebua’s Sky Bar is one level below on the 63rd floor. Famous due to its appearance in The Hangover II movie, Sky Bar offers even more sweeping views of Bangkok. If you are not planning on making a night of it, a top tip is to make one drink last for the two bars; visitors are permitted to wander between the two bars with their drinks, but you would probably get some shifty looks if you entered empty-handed!

Bar staff make mixing a colourful array of cocktails from behind their neon-lit circular bar look effortless, and the candle-lit tables create a romantic feeling. The wonderful ambience is further enhanced by the lilting sounds of jazz music wafting through the air, created by a live band within the bar.

A word of warning for people who dislike heights – the steps down to the main bar area are outside. The bar’s height and exposed nature means that it can get pretty windy. These two things combined can create a terrible feeling of vertigo. Additionally, the winds can be strong enough to blow your pricey drinks right out of their glasses!

Turn around at the bottom of the stairs and gaze up at the well-known golden dome that sits atop grand and elegant white columns. A symbol of the establishment, it simply screams decadence and class.


lebua at State Tower (The World’s First Vertical Destination)

Address: State Tower 1055/111 Silom Road, Bangrak
Price: from 160 USD

Shoeshine First aid kit available Lift Fax/photocopying Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies Babysitting/child services Smoke alarms Concierge service

See our full list of recommended Hotels in Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand and also compare the prices with airbnbs in Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand

5. Even more high-class at high altitude (from USD 160)

The world’s tallest open-air restaurant, Sirocco, is just steps away from Sky Bar. With a menu offering sumptuous treats such as oysters, caviar, seafood, and sushi, it is a terrific place to celebrate a special occasion. If you have always dreamt of visiting the world’s highest cheese cellar (?!?!?) you’re in luck! Pick from an astounding selection of cheeses from all across the world and satisfy your dairy cravings. In addition to swanky and luxurious hotel rooms, Lebua is also home to the award-winning Breeze, a true leader when it comes to Asian cuisine, the colourful and modern Café Mozu, Mezzaluna, an indoor delight on the 65th floor and the tallest restaurant in all of Bangkok, and Ocean 52 with its corporate vibe.

You will be greeted with luxurious touches everywhere you go, from the bars, restaurants, bathrooms, and corridors. Polished wooden floors, sweet-smelling towels, attractive flowers, and smiling members of staff add to the wonderful experience.


lebua at State Tower (The World’s First Vertical Destination)

Address: State Tower 1055/111 Silom Road, Bangrak
Price: from 160 USD

Shoeshine First aid kit available Lift Fax/photocopying Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies Babysitting/child services Smoke alarms Concierge service

See our full list of recommended Hotels in Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand and also compare the prices with airbnbs in Bangkok, Central Thailand, Thailand

Essential information for a perfect visit

Entrance to the bars and restaurants is free, although you will, of course, be expected to purchase drinks and / or meals.

Make sure you are appropriately dressed, or you may be turned away. Whilst you certainly don’t need to get decked out as though you are heading to a ball, you will need to be of smart appearance. Sportswear and beachwear are prohibited, and you can’t wear flip flops. Don’t visit after a heavy day of shopping either – shopping bags, suitcases, and backpacks are also not allowed.

And, one final superlative to add to the list – Lebua hosts the highest New Year ball drop each year!

Inject a splash of luxury to a night out in Bangkok with a visit to Lebua at State Tower.

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Originally from the UK, Sarah has been mostly based in her second home of Thailand for the past five years. As well as exploring new places, learning about different cultures, and sampling lots of...Read more

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