Cru Champagne Bar | Pleasure In The Clouds

Play amongst the angels at Cru Champagne Bar – where your dreams are made into reality in the heart of Bangkok.

For the perfect start or end to an evening after a long day, Cru Champagne Bar provides a stylish escape from the hustle and bustle of the city for the hedonistic individual. Named after the French word denoting vineyards of exceptional quality, Cru Champagne Bar aims to set itself apart from the rest – literally and figuratively – by soaring into the skies and joining the ranks of top affluent rooftop bars in the world. Find yourself increasingly mesmerized by the 360-degree panoramic view of Bangkok’s skyline, as the backdrop to your evening metamorphoses when the sun sets.

Cru Champagne Bar | Photography by Cru Champagne Bar

Located on the 59th floor, Cru Champagne Bar crowns the Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World. Enter into another world as a glass elevator transports you right up to the stairs that lead up to Cru. Upon arrival, you will be immediately greeted by awaiting servers, all of whom are welcoming and attentive to your presence. The bar is hard to miss as it is centred on a raised platform right in the middle of the establishment, and surrounded by a soft yet enchanting glow. Those who come here for a quiet evening alone, a romantic rendezvous, or even a celebration as a group, would be pleased by the intimacy and privacy of the setting. The music played is apt for a classic rooftop bar, and the warm lights illuminating the contemporary setting complements the structured furniture. Choose to seat yourself on raised chairs that encircle the bar to get up close on the bar action, or at the low chairs that bring you closer to the magnificent view. Enjoy life’s pleasures as the skies burn orange, then pink, before finally settling down into a sea of twinkling city lights in the dark.

Shop Till You Drop – a blend of Absolut Mandrin, Grand Marnier, Malibu, orange juice, mango purée, lime juice, vanilla syrup, passion fruit, and Champagne. | Photography by Cru Champagne Bar

The cocktails at Cru Champagne Bar are not only refreshing, but also surefire conversation starters. Fancy a tipple worthy of the view? Try the Swallow’s Nest, the over-the-top design of the drink will definitely make a memorable splash across your social media platforms. This eye-catching elixir features a blend of ELYX vodka, Cointreau, beetroot juice, pomegranate juice, passion fruit juice, lime juice, and rosemary syrup, intricately decorated and served in a tall glass encased in a bird cage. For something a littler funkier, try the Shop Till You Drop – a tropical twist that exhibits both the zealous shopping culture and zesty flavors unique to Bangkok. Showcased in a miniature shopping trolley carrying a plastic bag tied with a rubber band, the bold design of Shop Till You Drop is reminiscent of Bangkok’s street food culture, and the novelty of the drink will excite your senses with every sip.

Continue to pique your curiosity by trying out some of their bar food – such as the Foie Gras and Yakitori Skewers –which were extravagantly served atop a miniature roasting pit. Roast the skewers to your satisfaction, and dip them into the spicy miso dipping sauce, which completes the dish by adding a spicy twang to the already rather flavorful meat.

Leave the crowd but not the culture behind – the lavish bar purposefully retains the best bits of Bangkok in its food, drinks, and service. Head upwards to Cru Champagne Bar, your magical evening awaits.
Cover photo by Cru Champagne Bar