Nana Soi 11 is home to many of the more affordable rooftop bars of Bangkok, Above Eleven being among one of the best in this area. Above Eleven Rooftop Bar is located at the top of the luxurious Fraser Suites Hotel and boasts amazing cityscape views over Bangkok.
The bar provides an ambient, chilled out atmosphere with warm lighting and laid back classic pop and rock tunes. The background music isn’t too loud and intrusive so the bar is ideal for chatting and chilling without interruption. The first floor of the rooftop bar comprises of an enclosed bar top surrounded by tables lining the edges, with views overlooking Bangkok.
The whole floor is sleekly designed with patches of grass as the flooring and a hedge maze guarding the über chic toilets. Continue up the attic-style stair case and you’ll find industrial brick walls with cosy uplighting and spot lights brightening the rooftop bar. There are plenty of sophisticated and unique added touches such as tree structured pillars supporting the glass roof that part covers the bar. The upstairs offers inviting and cosy surroundings of comfortable leather sofas and tables.
The sleek and chilled out vibe of Above Eleven Rooftop Bar is a little similar to the neighbouring Nest rooftop bar, only a little more suited for relaxed chatting with friends as the music is quieter and lighting much better – It’s so dark at Nest that the waiters provide you with a torch to read the menu.
Above Eleven Menu
As for the menu at Above Eleven Rooftop Bar, many of the dishes have taken on an elegant Japanese twist. There are an extensive range of sushi dishes starting from 300 baht up to 550 baht per serving, plus an interesting menu of Peruvian Japanese fusion Tapas dishes ranging from 110 baht to 470 baht per dish. The menu mainly comprises of seafood dishes, however there are plenty of chicken, duck and vegetarian options as well.
Continuing the Peruvian/ Japanese theme, there are some very interesting and adventurous fusion cocktails but, at 350 baht per glass, they do not come cheaply. Soft drinks are priced at 90 baht a bottle while beers start at 170 baht per bottle and spirits at 180 per shot. Drinks aren’t that reasonably priced but are cheap compared to other Bangkok rooftop bars such as Banyan Tree and Sky Bar.
How to get to Above Eleven Bangkok
Take the BTS to Nana station and head to Sukhumvit Soi 11 just a couple of metres away from the steps of the station. Make your way down the road until you reach a T-junction, turn left and follow the road round as it bends to the right past the Q Bar. On the right hand side of the road you will find the Fraser Suites Hotel – follow the driveway to the back of the hotel and take the lift to the 32nd floor.