AS the highest lounge and bar in the Thonglor district – and the only in the area to offer 360 degree views – Octave Lounge and Bar is a must visit for anyone planning a night out in this hip area of town. And not just because of the stunning views.
Inspired by New York apartment terraces and set over three floors, this multi-zone outlet features a restaurant, a private dining room, a bar and a rooftop lounge, and offers a wide selection of innovative cocktails (start at B395 per glass), craft beers (start at B290 per bottle) and fine international wines (start at B390++ per glass), plus an exciting new menu of creative Asian tapas, sushi and sashimi, and top-grade grilled meats.
Tuna Tataki (B440++) is another great option, featuring perfectly seared tuna with a crispy coating of herbs and a delicious accompanying sauce; and the Octave mini Wagyu burgers (B410++), made with the finest imported Australian beef, always go down a treat.
Other highlights include the Wagyu Beef Udon Noodles (B430++), and, for dessert, the Mango Sticky Rice Pippette (B220++).
The best way to enjoy an evening here is to start with a meal on the 45th floor before heading to the rooftop to cap your night with a cocktail or two. Here, subdued neon lighting, comfy seating, and chilled-out house music combine to create a laidback atmosphere that perfectly enhances the splendid views of the city. When you consider that most of the clientele are Thonglor denizens – arguably the city’s tastemakers – you know you’re in one of the hippest spots in town.
Visit Octave on a Monday night and you can enjoy 30 percent discount on food and drinks. Signature cocktails are buy-one-get-one-free every night from 5pm-1am; and every Tuesday there’s 20 percent discount on signature and seafood platters plus premium wines and Champagne.
Ladies Night, every Wednesday, offers two-for-one cocktails and a free dessert buffet, while Fridays are perfect for an indulgent wind-down after work – 20 percent off Moët & Chandon Champagne and free oysters with every bottle ordered.
Octave Lounge and Restaurant is open daily 5pm-1am.
The Octave Rooftop Lounge and Bar (45th floor), Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, 2 Sukhumvit Soi 57
Tel: 02 797 0400 www.marriott.com