Raising The Bar: The World's Highest Nightspots

Not quite suitable for the people watchers amongst you, these pubs and clubs have the unique distinction for supplying as much altitude as they do attitude.
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Not quite suitable for the people watchers amongst you, these pubs and clubs have the unique distinction for supplying as much altitude as they do attitude.

100 Century Av, Park Hyatt, Shanghai, China

Spanning floors 91 through 93 of the Shanghai World Financial Centre, the Hyatt owned 100 Century Avenue, over 1312 feet (400 metres) above street level, lays claim to the title of World’s Highest Bar. All glass and soft, dark wood, with floor to ceiling windows deliberately positioned to look down on its sky-scraping competition (including Shanghai’s iconic Pearl Tower) this is the perfect place to contemplate Asia’s most futuristic cityscape.

Sicorro, The Dome, Lebua, Bangkok, Thailand

On the 63rd floor of Bangkok’s second tallest Building, The Dome at Lebua, Sicorro offer’s the world’s highest, al fresco drinking opportunity. Delivering stunning views of Bangkok and the Chao Pharya River to a jazz soundtrack, the bar is popular with locals and visitors alike. Go early though – last orders are called at 11.30pm.

New Asia Bar, Equinox Centre, Singapore

Featuring DJs and dancing at 984 feet (300 metres) above Singapore’s bustling streets, The New Asia Bar is a clubbing experience offering natural highs to its shiny, young clientele. Recently voted Time Out’s Best Bar in Singapore the atmosphere is as hot as the dancers are cool. Dazzling attitude at unsurpassed altitude.

Tan Hill Inn, England

Ok, a bit of a cheat this one, but at 1732 feet (528 metres) above sea level, high among the Pennines in North Yorkshire, the Tan Inn is easily England’s highest pub. Just be careful when you visit. New Year’s Eve revellers were snowed into the bar for three days after December 31, 2009.

Onyx Bar, Vienna

Vienna’s Onyx Bar, situated on the 6th floor of the city’s gloriously stylish Haashaus building is located right above St. Stephan's Cathedral. Switching effortlessly between the coffee and cake crowd by day to cocktails and dancing at night, this truly is a bar for all occasions.

Be careful when you visit. New Year’s Eve revellers were snowed into the bar for three days after December 31, 2009.

Solar, Berlin

Day bed-style sofas and tip-top quality drinks make Solar one of Berlin’s most comfortable watering holes. Panoramic views of Europe’s hippest city come as standard for those adventurous enough to find it - there is no sign at the entrance and the bar is located in an ordinary apartment building opposite the old Anhalter Bahnhof.

Level 42, London

Vertigo 42 offers some of the best views of London from its position on the 42nd floor of the old Nat West Tower. Floor to ceiling windows run along every edge of this stylish champagne bar and the crowd is equally well polished. Get there for sundown to see the city come out to play.

Vu’s bar, Dubai

Vu’s Bar on the 51st floor of the Jumeirah Emirates Towers enforces a dress code that requires men to wear a collared shirt before being granted entry to one of Dubai’s greatest buildings.With unparalleled views across the Arabian Gulfoutside and high style inside, you won’t know where to look as you enjoy your drink.

Orbit, Sydney

Revolving gently, 47 floors above Sydney harbour, Orbit is undoubtedly among the Australian capital’s most stunning locations. With a full, 360° rotation taking around an hour and a half to complete, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy a cocktail or two before you are sent spinning out into the city below.

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