Introducing my favourite “sky-high” bar and restaurant…
Sirocco is a spectacular roof top bar/restaurant at the 63rd floor of the State Tower (Lebua Hotel) and part of the so called Dome.
Tres-tres chi-chi ! I love it.
Gorgeous furniture and the rich smell of leather tell you that fun and glam are just round the corner !
Here is Sirocco !
Looking at the view, I get a little dizzy… This high up, maybe it’s the lack of oxygen:P
State Tower, in the not so distant past, had been one of those half finished ‘shell-of-a-building’… another victim of the Asian Economic crisis. However, the bad times are now a figment of the past, and state tower has blossomed into one of those landmark buildings of the city Bangkok, sitting on the junction of Silom and Charoen Krung Road.
We waited AGES for our drinks… Look at the crowd! Insane.
In the end we gave up waiting outside and decided to move the party in, to the swanky, more comfortable indoor bar.
Finally.. a cocktail to end my draught haha
Just a word of caution… the drinks here are great.. expensive BUT humongous, loads of alcohol and truly value for money. But don’t ever, ever eat here because the restaurant food sucks! You have been warned!
SONY moment !!! Say cheese… mon ami… :)
The indoor DJ spins a mean tune… Cool, chill-out house assault the senses…
It’s pretty snooty, all this. It really is. Too snooty for words…. I love it
Even the DJ is snooty. I mean, like if you spun against this backdrop, wouldn’t YOU be snooty?!
NEXT STOP.. the TAPAS BAR.
Here is the Tapas Bar! Our friends the french DJs use to spin here on a regular basis! The music they spin is HOUSE (french, of course:P). Of late, they have local DJs spinning here though.. but the music is still pretty good.
The local DJ in action ! The local Ah-kwa in AKSHUN!
The crowd is warming up…
ON TO…. VERTIGO!
Man… the Thais are really into high and lofty places I tell ya… Everything seems to be located at least 60 floors above ground level!
In the case of Vertigo… some 61 floors above the streets of Bangkok! Over these few days clubbing, I overcame my fear of heights.. I really did!
Again, as with Sirocco, they do food here.. and again (as with Sirocco) it leaves a lot to be desired. I mean, Bangkok hawker food is just soooooo great that you really don’t need to splurge on 5 star dining.. save your money for the BOOZE and the PARTY and the SHOPPING! lol.
Anyway, if you like, you can indulge in barbecued seafood, champagne and a wide selection of cocktails, wines-by-the-glass and non-alcoholic drinks….
Or… better yet, indulge in a stellar bottle of vintage wine, good company… and great conversation…
as we did … :)
NEXT STOP… to BED!!!
Psychedelic colours and psychedelic people move to the pulse of a different beat…
Man.. how do these people see in the dark… what with all those intermittent blinding laser lights…
SKILLED. They really are.
After awhile MORE… i got REALLY hungry and REALLY grouchy…
So did the french-off-duty-dj-dudes.. i mean, look at their faces…
Common boys… lets go look for some REAL food .. before i pass-out ;P
The quest for food.. is quickly concluded, when we see,
STREET FOOD! Hurray!!! JOY! BLISS!!!
This is my favourite sort of cuizine! Say what you like , but i have never, EVER, gotten sick from eating street-side food in Bangkok.
You will notice that their streets are CLEAN, their back alleys spotless and their toilets ODOURLESS!
Even their stray dogs are gorgeous and NON-mangy.
The Thais are really hygienic people. I think Malaysians could learn a thing or two from the Thais. Really.
Here it is! Yummie (un-debatable), hygienic (debatable), street-side noodles ! See the cubic blood.. the innards.. the animal fat… the stuff that real food is about! Take it .. or leave it.
MSG Levels: Nil
Fish sauce: sky high!
Price: extremely cheap