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One of my favorite places to clear my head from the daily nuisances of Bangkok, is the Siricco Bar located on the 64th floor of the State Tower. Simply put an open air bar on top of one of the tallest buildings in the city.

The view is stunning; overlooking the edge of Bangkok from Bang Rak / Silom area. From up there, Bangkok actually looks neatly organized and a little bit more civilized. There

13 Comments so far

  1. Ben Harris (unregistered) on August 18th, 2005 @ 2:41 pm

    That view looks amazing! When you say the drinks and food are expensive, can you give me an idea of just how expensive items you’re familiar with are?

  2. Mr Jim (unregistered) on August 18th, 2005 @ 2:41 pm

    The view is good, but the building is decrepit. There is also no place to sit up there unless you want to have an expensive and mediocre dinner.

    A better choice is Vertigo on the roof of the Banyan Tree on Sathorn Road. Good seating and a view just as good. Food is also mediocre

  3. enda (unregistered) on August 18th, 2005 @ 4:15 pm

    i’ve been there some times last month. actually sirocco is just one of the restaurant u can be up there. there’s mezalluna and distil. but sirocco is the only pace with open air.

    more info here: http://www.thedomebkk.com/home.asp

    at sirocco the food rate start at 800 up, but u can just order the drinks [start at 300 baht] at the bar if u only want to take pictures. :)

    my companion that night agreed with mr jim opinion, if u want to seal the deal on a date or a romantic rendezvous, it will be harder for women to say no there :p

  4. him (unregistered) on August 18th, 2005 @ 4:34 pm

    If you are feeling really cheap on a date, or you don’t think your bargirl / boy will fit in at Bonafide’s suggested location, you can get cola at the top of the Bayoke II tower (bangkok’s tallest building), hehe.

    Nice photos though. What camera did you use?

  5. Bonifide (unregistered) on August 18th, 2005 @ 5:54 pm

    Ben: I believe there’s a dress code up there too, just don’t dress like a hoodlum and you’re fine. Oh, and no sandals.

    Jim: Vertigo’s not open air is it?

    Him: Thanks. Canon EOS Rebel XT, but still trying to figure out how to use it, just got it a couple weeks ago.

  6. that guy (unregistered) on August 19th, 2005 @ 1:00 am

    distil on the other side of the floor has an outdoor section with bed style seating and an indoor section that is pretty funky.

  7. Ben Harris (unregistered) on August 19th, 2005 @ 10:19 am

    Hey Bonafide,
    You must ESP(N) (It’s a ‘Mean Girls’ joke) or something because Newsline did a segment on the Sirocco Bar last night and my other half was saying he has been there with his sister. On top of that, Newsline was superb last night!

  8. movie buff (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2005 @ 12:16 pm

    For a proper meal for two (two starters, two entrees, a bottle of wine) at Sirocco you should prepare to spend about 4,000 – 5,000 baht.

    I, for one, think it’s worth it. I’m not an expert in matters of the palate, but i certainly thought the food was delicious, the setting was luxurious, the live jazz music was spot on, etc.

  9. bitslice (unregistered) on August 24th, 2005 @ 10:02 pm

    I’d also recommend Vertigo at Banyan Tree. For two, it’d cost you a bit more than 5000 Baht. Reservation should be made in advance.

    By the way, there’s also a small bar up there where you can sit till late, and yes, it’s open-air.

    Banyan Tree Bangkok: 02-6791200.

  10. Liza Ayres (unregistered) on September 26th, 2005 @ 11:54 pm

    Hi there, found this article very interesting. So, whats the final recommendation Siricco or Vertigo? We’re going in 4 weeks..!

  11. Bonifide (unregistered) on September 27th, 2005 @ 11:36 am

    Liza: I’d go for Siricco. I like the atmosphere better and the touch of live music there takes it for me.

  12. bkkmei (unregistered) on September 29th, 2005 @ 11:45 am

    Liza, if you are prepared to fork out for a meal or are prepared for a standing (i.e. not particularly relaxing) drink, I’d go to Scirocco’s – the view is awesome but as above have said, there’s nowhere to sit unless you eat there.

    If you want a relaxing drink go to Vertigo. The view is good. Get there around 6pm and see the sunset…

  13. mizzAirasia.. (unregistered) on January 17th, 2006 @ 7:39 am

    Yes i just visited siricco Bar…it was my first time there..the view to so great yes i agreed and also so damn expensive food… good luck i didnt have to pay hehehe… i love there ! (but wont go often…or i will broke or my man broke..)

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