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What to Know About Rooftop Pool Parties in Bangkok

Updated on August 11, 2019
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Maxwell has lived in Africa, Asia and Europe. He enjoys writing and sharing about the places he's visited and experienced.


Rooftop pool parties are a big draw in Bangkok, especially for younger crowds in their 20s and 30s. However, despite their popularity they’re not an easy event to maintain as a lot of them go in and out of relevance with time. Luxury hotels host these events during particular festivities, and among them only a handful make pool parties a monthly affair. For this reason it can be helpful to know a little bit in advance about these type of parties and go from there.

The parties are largely scheduled around Saturdays and they occur yearlong so missing one week, or even the entire month, doesn’t mean missing out completely. Most of them are scheduled to the following patterns:

  • Every first Saturday of the month,
  • Every second Saturday of the month,
  • Every third Saturday of the month, and
  • Every last Saturday of the month.

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Choosing the right rooftop pool party

Not all rooftop pool parties are created equally, and some are definitely miles ahead of the competition. For this reason you have to consider the ticket price and if you’ll be getting your money’s worth.

Tickets start at 300 Baht with some venues giving discounts if you purchase online or even through “early bird” promotions. When you buy a ticket your money’s worth can be measured by the price of drinks, specials/promotions on offer, the music/DJ selection, and the space available at the venue. A large pool with no space to move around can kill a vibe, and so too can the opposite of having walking space but a small pool to enjoy – balance is key.

When you’re trying to pick a party that will accommodate your needs think of these things and also think about the crowd, where the party is located, and what you plan to do after (e.g. call it a night or party on).

Insider Knowledge #1

Don’t forget to think about the weather. The rainy season in Thailand runs from June to October.

What to bring with you to a party

For starters you need to come with swimwear and a towel while sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended extras. Alongside this it’d be best to bring a bag to hold such things as money, alcohol (more on that below), a change of clothes and any extra accessory you think you’ll need for the day. If you have a waterproof phone or waterproof case this is where they can shine.

If it’s possible, it’s preferable to come as part of a large group of friends because it adds to the social atmosphere. Depending on your personality type, going with only a friend or two means the lot of you only hang out together when there is a rooftop full of other people to meet, whereas when you come in as a crowd of 10 or so it’s easier to be a social butterfly and drift from friend to friend and partake in whatever everyone else is doing.

Insider Knowledge #2

Some venues have storage lockers to keep your belongings, if you arrive early you can have access to them before they’re all taken.


What to expect at a party

Parties typically start in the afternoon (at 13h00) and run until the evening (ending at 21h00), in that time you can settle in and get a spot around the pool or in it. The best fun is around the afternoon but it’s not uncommon for some people to wait until it gets cooler and start arriving after 17h00.

At these events people are mostly socializing and drinking; poolside games are spare and the music is more for creating a vibe than it is for dancing. This makes pool parties a great chance to meet a number of friendly locals and foreigners to socialize or network with. Some of these individuals, like expats, belong to social groups so it’s always great to meet more people who may be fellow countrymen or work in a career that interests you.

You can bring your own alcohol to the parties, but you cannot consume it at the venue. The idea here is that what you do off the property is up to you, but if you’re on their property it doesn’t make business sense to allow guests to consume beverages brought from outside. Therefore, the best compromise you can do is to buy drinks sporadically at the available bar while leaving the venue from time to time to consume your own drink, this way you’re still paying for the services you’re receiving at the party, but you’re not spending all your money on overpriced booze.

Outside of beverages some of the places offer food, but if they don’t it’s only a simple matter of leaving the party and finding the nearest food store that offers a meal you would like.

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Rooftop pool parties to checkout and more

Below is a basic table of recurring pool parties to know or research more on. Please take note that at the time of writing the information listed (such as times and prices) are accurate, however they can change. This table does not substitute for individual research, but it can act as a reference point.

Also, be aware that each party offers similar and/or unique specials like ticket discounts for online purchases or early birds, drink discounts, free entry for women, free access to an after-party, and other promotions. All prices below are in Thai Baht.

Pool Party
Four Points by Sheraton
14h00 - 20h00
Every 1st Saturday
Beats By The Pool
W Bangkok
14h00 - 21h00
Every 2 months
DoubleTree by Hilton
14h00 - 21h00
Every 2nd Saturday
14h00 - 21h00
Every 2 months
Aloft Bangkok
14h00 - 20h30
Every 2nd Saturday
So Sofitel
13h00 - 21h00
Every last Saturday
Westin Grande
13h00 - 21h00
Every 3rd Saturday
Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok, Sukhumvit 15, 4 ซอยสุขุมวิท 15, แขวง คลองเตยเหนือ เขตวัฒนา Bangkok

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Beats by the Pool:
106 North Sathorn Road Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

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18/1 Sukhumvit 26 Alley, Khwaeng Khlong Tan, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailan

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19 Sukhumvit Soi 18, Khwaeng Khlong Toei, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand

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35 Sukhumvit Soi 11, Khwaeng Khlong Toei Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand

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2 N Sathon Rd, Khwaeng Bang Rak, Khet Bang Rak, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10500, Thailand

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259 Sukhumvit Rd, Khwaeng Khlong Toei Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Maxwell Kamlongera


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