As the evening approaches and the mercury level begins to drop, the Singapore skyline is truly a sight to behold. Head to one of the many rooftop bars and watch the city transition from day to night, with a drink in hand.
On the roof of one of the tallest skyscrapers in Singapore is the World’s Highest Alfresco Bar- Altitude at One Raffles Place. This place has an amazing 360-degree view of the city, so make sure your phone’s got juice because you’ll want to Instagram everything.
Cocktails are between $20 and $40, and there’s food too - we highly recommend the Bacon and Eggs Pizza, $24 for a 12”.
1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
2. Ce La Vi
Less than 3 kilometres away from One Raffles Place, on the 57th floor of Marina Bay Sands, is another place with a view, Ce La Vi. If you’re not staying at the Marina Bay Sands, you should at least have a drink or five there. There’s a dress code past 6 PM, so no shorts, no singlets, no flip-flops.
The DJs here play pretty good music and the dance floor gets quite busy. So if you’re looking for a place to show off your moves, this is it.
1 Bayfront Avenue Marina Bay Sands Tower 3, Singapore 018971
LeVeL33, as the name suggests, is on the 33rd floor of the Marina Bay Financial Centre. Their title ‘The World’s Highest Urban Craft-brewery’ indicates that these guys brew their own booze.
The view up here is amazing (as you would expect from anywhere high up in Singapore) but it’s the beer that got us here - very fresh. If you’re hanging out with someone who doesn’t drink beer, ditch them. Kidding. There’s also a good wine selection.
8 Marina Boulevard 33-01, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, Singapore 018981
The rooftop bar at The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore is not just another stylish looking bar with great views of the city. Lantern has got great happy hour deals- $15 for a cocktail or wine and $12 for a glass of beer.
Happy hours are from 11 AM to 6 PM and then again from 11 PM to 1 AM, daily.
80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326
5. SuperTree by IndoChine
Atop the tallest SuperTree in Gardens by the Bay is a bar with a spectacular view of the CBD (Central Business District), Marina Bay Sands and the ocean coastline. SuperTree by IndoChine has a huge cocktail menu and a glass is between $20 and $30.
If you’re there with a few hungry friends, then definitely go for the SuperTree platter for $85 (for 4 people).
18 Marina Gardens Drive, #03-01, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore 018953
An alternative to the bars on Boat Quay would be a rooftop one, and Southbridge has done a pretty good job running one. The team behind this rooftop bar also runs an Italian restaurant at the Sentosa Golf Club, so they take their food and cocktail menu very seriously.
80 Boat Quay, Level 5, Rooftop, Singapore 049868
Although they got it, we did not come for the view. Loof opens its bar at 5 PM and drinks go cheap. As each hour passes, they add a dollar to the prices of drinks until 8 PM. Perfect place to get some drinks down without hurting the bank.
331 North Bridge Road, #03-07 Odeon Towers Extension Rooftop, Singapore 188720
8. Smoke & Mirrors
Get experimental with your taste buds at Smoke & Mirrors. A Peking duck juice-based daiquiri, a smoky black tea tequila and a carrot/peppercorn Martini mash up later, we can safely say that the cocktails here are a win.
Did we mention that this place is on the rooftop of the National Gallery Singapore?
1 St. Andrew's Road, #06-01 National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957
9. The Mad Men Attic Bar
The Mad Men Attic Bar may not have the best views but makes up for it with cheap drinks and live music. If you’re stuck in Singapore’s CBD during rush hour, it only makes sense to find this bar and understand this:
Beers go for $12 and cocktails are under $20.
11 North Canal Road, #03-02 (Attic Level), Singapore 048824
10. Sum Yi Tai
On another roof of another shophouse in Singapore’s CBD is the Hong Kong mafia-styled, Sum Yi Tai. From the top down, this place has it all. The rooftop bar, a cocktail bar a floor below with private karaoke rooms and a tapas bar from the way that you walked in.
25 Boon Tat St, Singapore 069622
If a buzzing vibe is your thing, unwind with few drinks at the end of the day in one of these best rooftop bars in Singapore.