A sophisticated mix of panoramic views and potent libations
Go sky high in style above the Chao Phraya River at the Millennium Hilton Bangkok’s stunning rooftop venue, the ThreeSixty Lounge. With an unobstructed and unrivaled 360° panoramic vistas of the city—both the old town and the downtown—this elevated lounge spot truly stands out from other Bangkok sky bars. They don’t call it 360 for nothing!
The bar is divided into two separate areas. On the31st floor stands the al-fresco hanging garden known as the ThreeSixty Outdoor Lounge, a perfect spot for a romantic sunset getaway, with a backdrop of golden sunrays blazing behind Wat Arun. This distinctive area also offers sloped seating, allowing full enjoyment of the view, as well as a helicopter landing pad which transforms into a DJ booth on Fridays and Saturdays.
Once the orange coloured sky turns to inky black, and a smattering of bright stars appear, move to the upper floor where the unique circular lounge is located. This spacious area exudes a classy and luxurious ambience, as the moonbeams fall weightlessly on the assembled crowd and jazz melodies from a live band fill the midnight air. Meanwhile the large panoramic windows showcase the scenic view over the manic metropolis below. Dim lighting, low-seated chairs, and an elegant bar counter blend together seamlessly to create an elegant blend of romance and sophistication.
Mixologist and F&B Masters Champion Nutchonwit Ngammesri suggests starting with the recommended Robusto Mojito (B450). Using Cuban cigar infused rum as a base spirit, combined with fresh lime juice, mint, hazelnut syrup, and soda, the end combination reveals the refreshing scent of the citrus and mint, and the sweetness from the syrup. Though it is deceptively easy to drink, it’s pretty strong. Another recommendation from the bartenders—especially for the ladies—is the Pink Sangria (B450). Small cubes of juicy watermelon, and summer fruits such as guavas, apples and pineapples, are all put into this concoction that is based with apple brandy and rosé wine.
Another drink highlight is the Big Mango (B450), consisting of citrus vodka, mango purée, and coconut liqueur. It’s one of ThreeSixty’s signature drinks, and is served in a tall martini glass garnished with a lemon wedge and cherry. By contrast the Indian Spice Ristretto Martini (B450) is made up of fine espresso, premium vodka, and aromatic cinnamon and cardamom spices—recommended for coffee snobs who like their some java in their juice. For non-drinkers, try the Ultimate Vitamins (B270), a mocktail mash-up of peach, pineapple, orange, and lime juice.
The kitchen here also offers some hard to resist menu items. Deep-fried rock lobster spring roll with mango relish (B490) is a popular favourite, while the Battered fried fish finger with lemon tartar sauce (B450) is a perfect palate pleaser. By Pongphop Songsiriarcha
31-32F Millennium Hilton Bangkok
123 Charoennakorn Rd.
Tel: 02 442 2000
Open daily: 5pm-1am