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Is this Bangkok drinking hole the best rooftop bar in the world?

Hold onto your hats ladies, and onto your toupees men (especially you, Trump), because this is one Bangkok bar that's literally sky-high, and it may just be the best rooftop bar in the whole world.

Hold onto your hats ladies, and onto your toupees men (especially you, Trump), because this is one Bangkok bar that’s literally sky-high, and it may just be the best rooftop bar in the whole world.

Sky Bar at Sirocco, Bangkok, is already one of the highest open-air bars in the world, and located in the second tallest building in Thailand. But we think it’s certainly deserving of another superlative, namely: could this be the bestest bar in the whole entire world?

Well, let me tell you a little something about it first, and then you can decide for yourself…

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Sky Bar is located on the 63rd floor of the State Tower building, which punctuates the Bangkok skyline and sits on Silom Road, right in the heart of the city. The stunning bar incorporates a pretty awesome ledge that offers spectacular views of the city, especially when the Thai sun retires for the day and the other side of Bangkok reveals itself – often quite literally!

But you don’t even need to look over the ledge to catch the sprawling views at Sky Bar. This bar features transparent walls for 360-degree views of the Chao Phraya River and the Bangkok skyline, and the bar itself is lighted with multicoloured LEDs that change colour every 90 seconds – perfect for a Friday cocktail!

An idea: why don’t you play a drinking game with your mates where you all choose a different colour, and each time the bar changes to your colour you need to order a drink?

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CUE SAFETY MESSAGE: Drink responsibly peeps!

And talking of drinks, well, where do we start.

Led by Italian mixologist Valerio Politano, the cocktails here are, ahem, quite heavenly indeed. All your favourites are on the menu, of course, but it’s the Sky Bar’s own heady concoctions that are the real draw card. For instance, Politano’s signature Sky Bar cocktail, the “Sky Devil” – made with Olmeca tequila lime juice, agave syrup, red capsicum and a pinch of black pepper – is so good, you may just think you’ve died and gone to heaven.

It’s enough to make you start seeing the white light… which is now changing to blue… and now pink… and orange? Oh, wait, it’s that damn illuminated bar again, but you get the picture: it’s THAT good.

Or if a tequila based drink isn’t your tipple, why not order a “Hangovertini,” made from green tea liquor, Martini Rosso, green apple juice and rosemary-infused honey?

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If the name sounds familiar, it’s because it is.

This cocktail was specially created for the cast of The Hangover Part II whilst the film was being shot at the upscale Lebua at State Tower.

But since the success of the film, the bar has decided to keep it on the menu, which means you can now have your own little crazy Bangkok experience like just in the movie! If it’s good enough for the wolf pack…

It’s true, the prices at Sky Bar aren’t exactly Thailand cheap (e.g., a Hangovertini will set you back 550 baht, which is around $15), but they are Australian cheap, and you’d be hard pressed to find a cocktail at that price anywhere in Australia, especially one with a view like that found at Sky Bar.

So, now, let me go back to the question I asked you in the introduction: could this be the best rooftop bar in the world?

If you still can’t decide, perhaps it’s time you investigated it for yourself, and have drink there all in the name of research…

Have you had a sundowner at Sky Bar? Is the bar as good as it’s been claimed? Let us know in the comments below…