It's Better to Travel than Arrive?

"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive"

Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque, 1881.

"Robert Louis Stevenson speaks utter tosh and has

obviously never flown long haul economy class"

Kristy, first ever blog post, 2011.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Bar Review : Octave, Bangkok, Thailand

A new Marriott hotel has opened up on Sukhumvit Soi 57 and they've put a fab open air bar, Octave, on their roof.  I think it was about 45 floors up - the half height walls are glass and there's no roof, so if you've got issues with heights, this is NOT the place for you.  But if you're a happy bunny when confronted with fabulous 360 degree views of BKK and a "buy one get one free" happy hour cocktail deal, then you should put on your party pants and scamper along.

There's a lift from the lobby up to one very high internal bar, and then you exit there and walk up a fairly steep flight of stairs to get to Octave.  One thing to note if you're "getting your cocktail on" is that the toilets are down those steep stairs again, and then up to the bar again ...

Because it was so new, and we were quite early in the evening, there weren't many people around so we got the pick of the comfy chairs in a corner with fab views, and the cocktails started coming.  The cocktail menu isn't large, but the ones they make are good - especially if they've got a "two for one" deal going on (check it's still running if that's what you're going for).  We didn't have any food there, so can't comment on that, but if you're up for decent cocktails at a good price, and a seriously amazing view, then get yourself up to Octave.

Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit
2 Sukhumvit Soi 57
Phone:- +66 2 797 0400

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