Introducing new Thai-inflected signature cocktails at the spectacular Octave rooftop bar

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March 15th, 2014

 

Enjoying impressive popularity since joining the burgeoning ranks of Bangkok’s rooftop bars only last year, Octave Rooftop Lounge & Bar has recently introduced an enticing new collection of signature cocktails. With its unique location at the apex of Bangkok’s upscale residential and lifestyle Thonglor district,  the 49th floor rooftop offers the highest vantage point views along Sukhumvit Road and across the Bangkok metropolis, attracting both tourists and local residents for the mandatory sunset drinks and Instagram moments. The rooftop bar is the headline element within the stylish multi-level dining and bar complex, with Octave also alluring guests with its casual dining sections, private dining rooms, and DJs playing late into the night on the rooftop.

Octave is located on the uppermost levels of the luxurious new Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit that opened in early 2013. Conveniently located on the main Sukhumvit Road- and directly adjacent to the Thonglor BTS Skytrain station-  making Octave easily accessible without battling the notorious Bangkok traffic jams. Table bookings are only accepted for groups of 10+. As the rooftop bar is completely open- the operations will be affected by inclement weather- but the sheltered bar and dining sections on the lower levels remain open.

Octave Signature Cocktails
Recently introduced, the Octave Signature Cocktails comprise a concise assemblage of eight Thai / Asian themed cocktails. The drinks have been thoughtfully created using combinations of distinctive local ingredients and premium imported spirits to concoct tantalising and refreshing cocktails. Exemplifying this approach are cocktails such as Land of Smiles- a consummate combination of Ketel One vodka, junmai sake, fresh lime juice & lychee, fresh passion fruit and coconut syrup- stylishly served in a glazed ceramic coconut. Another standout is the Angels Envy- Glenfarclas single malt whisky is shaken with Aperol bitters, yuzu juice, fresh pineapple and a house made matcha green tea syrup, and finished with red chili for a touch of spiciness.

Attractively priced from THB 350, the signature cocktails are complemented by a carefully curated selection of premium spirits, champagnes and wine, local beers and imported craft beers. A selection of gourmet bar snacks provide appetizing accompaniments to the drinks service- the Chilled Seafood Platter is a popular choice for sharing. Other options include selections of sushi and sashimi, yakitori, fresh seafood, and vegetarian dishes. 

The nightly Sundowner promotion has become one of Bangkok’s most popular happy hour destinations- with 1 for 1 on selected drinks and cocktails between 5 pm and 8 pm. Also check the Octave Facebook Page for updates on regular parties and special promotions.

See also original review article- September 2013 here

 Rooftop at Octave

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Spacious seating sections feature at either end of the rooftop deck.

 

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Evening view looking west along Sukhumvit Road and overhead BTS Skytrain towards downtown.

 

Selected Octave Signature Cocktails

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Foreign Trader- Johnnie Walker Gold Reserve, port and junmai sake. Hand-carved ice and shiso leaf. 

 

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Land of Smiles- Ketel One vodka, junmai sake, fresh lime juice & lychee, fresh passion fruit, coconut syrup.  

 

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Shining Sun- Pampero Seleccion rum, tamarind, house made pomelo and lime shrub, with added mango and pineapple juices, dash of absinthe. Rum based fruit punch.

 

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Tranquil Storm- Tanqueray gin, fresh pear, lychee and fragrant yuzu juice. House made ginger syrup and blue curacao, topped with soda.

 

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Taeng-mo Haze-  Jasmine infused 100% agave tequila, rosé wine, fresh ripe watermelon, lime juice and sweet vermouth.

 

 

 

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Octave- Rooftop Lounge & Bar- Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit

Address:  Level 45- 49, Cnr Sukhumvit Road & Soi 57   Bangkok. 10110 Thailand
BTS Station: Thonglor
Reservations: +66.2 797 0140
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/OctaveMarriott
Website:   www.bangkokmarriott.com
Opening Hours:  Daily 5:00 pm ~ 02:00 am
Promotions:
Sundowner Hours- Daily  5 pm ~ 8 pm  Rooftop bar only-  Buy 1 Get 1 Free selected drinks
Music-  Nightly from 7:30 pm ~ 12:30 am    DJs playing sweet lounge, house and progressive tunes
Dress code: Smart casual