As the sun sets on Singapore, it’s time to unleash the party beast within. With a gorgeous night skyline to work with, it’s no wonder many bars are opting to operate from the top – literally. Rooftop bars are all the rage in Singapore, and here are the Top 10 you should definitely check out on your next midnight rendezvous.
Southbridge wants you to know that “life’s good on top”, and with what they have on offer, it’s not difficult to believe. Besides getting the chance to sip some craft cocktails, they also have the best selection of oysters and seafood available. Add to this the breathtaking views and you’ve got yourself an awesome night out. They are located at the open-air rooftop of a revamped heritage shop-house at 80 Boat Quay.
Suit up if you’re heading to Zafferano’s, and pretend you’re in an Italian movie. This stunning bar is flanked by Zafferano’s other offerings, but it stands out on its own too. Take in the Marina Bay skyline as you sip on their cocktails and snack on their bites. If you’re feeling giddy you can step inside and still be thrilled by the magnificent interior.
This one’s like nothing else – it’s the highest alfresco bar in the world. Not for those who are afraid of heights, but if you’re feeling daring this is the best way to experience new levels of awesomeness. Do abide by their smart casual dress code when you’re headed there, and you’ll be good to go. Check out their website to find out what to expect, and how much the cover charge is.
4) CÉ LA VI Singapore
Taking their name from the French phrase that means “This is Life”, you can expect a good time for sure at CÉ LA VI. This bar overlooks Marina Bay and Singapore Straights, and while you try the premium cocktails and beverages, you can also sample some Modern Asian cuisine. It’s open from 12 noon onwards, so if you like your Happy Hour a little earlier this is the place to be.
Empire is a high-end rooftop bar cum lounge/dance club, so you can really get a bang for your buck here. They have their own list of signature drinks, and you can also peruse their wine menu for more options. It’s the place to be for sophisticated Singaporeans who are looking for some relaxation after a tough day at work, with minimalist surroundings and a charming view of the city by night.
6) Lin Rooftop Bar
How about a Rooftop Bar with an Asian twist? Yes, at Lin Rooftop Bar you will get just that. It’s at the top of Link Hotel at Tiong Bahru. Here you will find authentic Asian style cocktails, paired with local bar snacks like Empress Har Cheong Wings and Salted Egg Calamari Rings. They are open 6 days a week.
The Fullerton Bay Hotel houses this next bar – Lantern. It’s a bar like no other, flanked by an infinity lap pool and lush greenery, giving guests an enchanting view of Marina Bay waterfront. All this is paired with delightful beats of house music. Try their signature cocktails that are mixed to perfection by the resident mixologist, or munch away on their gourmet snacks.
8) Tiger’s Milk
This bar gets its intriguing name from an important ingredient in Peruvian ceviche. Quite fitting for Singapore’s first Peruvian rooftop bar. Located at Ann Siang Road, you can fully immerse yourself in Latin American culture here. They have an open parrilla grill and a pisco bar where you can enjoy delicious Peruvian dishes along with your drinks.
9) Smoke & Mirrors
Who says the National Gallery of Singapore is only for artistic pursuits? Smoke & Mirrors sits pretty at the very top of the building, the cherry on top of a very interesting cake. Naturally, this bar has art as a focal point, with a stunning sculptural bar, and a warm, inviting interior. They serve curated wines, whiskeys, craft and draft beers, along with signature cocktails.
Fabrika is a wine bar, and it is located at Hoe Chiang Road. Head over to Tower 15 and zip up to the 17th floor, for fun awaits you at this “Urban Oasis”. With impressive views of the nearby port, Fabrika is a great spot for a post-work hang out. It is also Singapore’s first sheltered sky bar, so don’t worry about the change in weather.
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