Spectrum Rooftop Bar on Sukhumvit
Spectrum Lounge is a rooftop bar built on 3 levels at the top of the Hyatt Regency Bangkok on Sukhumvit. The rooftop is vast and beautifully designed but doesn’t have a truly panoramic view of Bangkok. On each side of the rooftop are immense glass walls that somehow block the view, so the only remaining open space is the narrow front of the building. Best is probably to walk down the stairs and sit at the small terrace below. It’s small but at least you get to see the long stretch of Sukhumvit BTS line.
There are several sitting areas and the main one is actually located behind the bar, away from the edge of the rooftop, and therefore doesn’t offer any views. The fancy bed alcoves along each side are a bit better but require to be booked in advance, which means you probably won’t get these.
Be aware that the main rooftop only opens from Wednesday to Saturday, from 8 pm to 12 am, so the sky will already be dark and photos opportunities will be limited. (we took our photos when upper rooftop was open to all at 5.30 pm)
Another higher floor only accessible via a glass elevator is reserved for special events, but we were lucky enough to be invited to see it.
In case of rain, the indoor bar and lounge welcome you with a pretty good live Jazz music and cosy atmosphere.
The drinks and tapas are good, but prices are on the high side. Keep in mind that since prices don’t include the tax (++) you bill can escalate quickly.
Spectrum Lounge & Bar Info
Address: 1 Soi Sukhumvit 13, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Open: 5.30 pm – 12 am for the tiny terrace, Wed to Sat: 8 pm to 12 am for the real rooftop (temporary situation)
Phone: 02 098 1234
Dress code: Smart Casual
Price: Very High
Floor: 29th – 30th