Yes, Bangkok rooftop bars are about the skyline, but things are more complex than that. Surely, view alone can’t make “the best Bangkok rooftop bar” by default. We will focus on the award-winning Speakeasy Rooftop Bar Bangkok in the lines below. This speakeasy is “hiding” in the Hotel Muse, which is stylish by itself. Now let’s see how well the top two floors of the Hotel Muse Bangkok impressed us.
Speakeasy Rooftop Bar Bangkok Ambiance
Where to put vibing bar if not up to the sky? On the 24th floor, you’ll find a few alternatives to the vibrant outdoor area. The main feature must be the lit bar behind which you’ll see how your drinks are being prepared. Here the vibe is more refined, with tall bar chairs and cigar room, called the Blind Pig, right around the corner. As expected, the inspiration from the 1920’s era is most obvious at the Blind Pig. Although, the contemporary touch gets wings on the uplifting beats.
Fun fact: The “Blind Pig” slang dates back to the prohibition era when it was used for the clubs, selling illegal alcohol. Their main challenge was to stay hidden from the police. Therefore it was nearly impossible finding a blind pig without a hint.
Let’s start the Speakeasy rooftop bar drinks menu review with an extensive Gin selection, counting about 75 premium samples. Of course, you can check the gin library in person before you create a personal twist on Gin Tonic. And not only that, you can make your own Gin Tonic configuration. You can choose the Gin, Tonic, and add-ons. To point out, add-ons extend much more than only cucumber and juniper berries.
As a matter of fact, there you’ll find a bunch of other fine spirits and fine Cuban cigars as well. The drink menu at the Speakeasy rooftop bar Bangkok is particularly known for its array of classic and signature cocktails.
In case you are looking for a glass of wine, beer, or some other spirit like whiskey, rest assured you’ll find that and more at the Speakeasy Rooftop Bar Bangkok.
G & T
This thirst-quenching cocktail’s base is a botanical gin infused with lychee, cucumber, apple, and butterfly pea. All together results in an incredibly compelling fragrant mix, especially when aromatic garnish adds the last word. We’re talking about the fresh kaffir lime leaf and rosemary branch that shines through the purple mix with expanding flavors. To point out the rejuvenating properties in the G&T Butterfly, we must mention the aloe vera juice and tonic, which round up the cocktail perfectly.
The Czech Absinthe is the perfect cocktail if you are late to the party or just feel rebellious. Although we might be kidding, this drink is no joke, especially with Absinthe inside the passion fruit shell. You can choose to start with a 50% Absinthe shot mixed with passionfruit juice or submerge it. Either way, you’ll let “The Green Fairy” flying and bonding with the Scotch whiskey and passion juice liqueur. On the nose, you’ll catch the smoky vanilla notes expanding with every sip. Soon you’ll find the cinnamon addition and connect it to the tasty image.
The grand twist on typical Mojito comes with the Grand Marnier orange liqueur, holding the ground alongside rum. As it happens, the mixologist at the Speakeasy Rooftop bar worked around the orange with the addition of ginger, lime, and watermelon juice. Combined with lots of fresh mint and soda, they maintained the renowned refreshing taste.
Lead in this mixed drink is the Thai sweet basil, which you’ll find in fresh form, but that is not all. Less obvious, but even more important part of basil is in vapor infused Thai Chalong Bay rum. Don’t miss this drink if you are fond of the sweet herbaceous notes. Let me add that basil reached another dimension once the mixologist perfected the fresh lime juice and zesty wedges additions.
One can have some nibbles to share, or light local or heavier western dishes. You’ll even find nachos, tacos, and ice cream on the Speakeasy Rooftop Bar menu.
We weren’t hungry but enjoyed the bar snacks consisting of salty olives and tropically seasoned peanuts.
Speakeasy Rooftop Bar Hideout
If you think Speakeasy Rooftop Bar Bangkok ends here, you are wrong. In the bar, you can find a huge painting, behind which are hiding stairs to the upper real “hidden bar” area. Both night sky and chill vibe rule the Speakeasy Bar’s upper floor.
Well, the upper floor somehow disappoints. We were expecting an even more glamorous ambiance or some other themed bar. Instead, we got a green plastic carpet and not an exciting setting. Our sad guess is that the fake grass and plastic garden chairs represent the western influences on the oriental charm.
Fun fact: Back in the prohibition era, one had to speak easy / silently / in codes when ordering the “giggle-juice,” aka booze.
Speakeasy Rooftop Bar Bangkok Review Card
- ATMOSPHERE – 9/109/10
- SERVICE – 9.7/109.7/10
- DRINK SELECTION – 10/1010/10
- PRESENTATION – 9/109/10
- OUR DRINKS – 8.9/108.9/10
- VALUE – 9.2/109.2/10
No matters what, Speakeasy Rooftop Bar Bangkok at Hotel Muse is a fun thing with outstanding cocktails and a great vibe. At the end of the day, that is what counts the most. We had fun here for sure and our staying at Muse Hotel got only more exciting.
The downside of Speakeasy Rooftop Bar Bangkok is the upper floor. We expected much more than plastic furniture and fake grass. Especially when you have a view like there.
Price and Location
All four mixed drinks cost us less than 45 USD, which makes a good value. Here is a link to the location for easier navigation to the Muse Hotel Bangkok. Enjoy!