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Whether it’s a sky-high venue with stunning vistas or a cosy low-slung rooftop gem, catch enthralling sunset views and while your time away through breezy evenings at these open-air haunts.
While most rooftop bars are found in the city center, west-siders get to enjoy unprecedented views thanks to Park Hotel Alexandra’s poolside, swim-up bar Aqua Luna. The infinity pool itself looks amazing come sundown, but peer further for views of forestry and the architectural marvel that is The Interlace. Get the Alexandra Sunset cocktail—you won’t be disappointed—to go with several servings of chicken wings.
It makes perfect sense for Shanghai’s iconic and hyper-glamorous nightclub to take the prime spot on the top of Swissotel The Stamford. Just like its Shanghai home, which offers a breathtaking view of Pudong’s beautiful skyline, Bar Rouge Singapore’s floor-to-ceiling windows does the same with views of the Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay and the CBD. You’ll come for the views, but stay on for the solid drinks and music line-up.
Complementing the restaurant and bar on the other side of the Marina Bay Sands rooftop is the equally lofty and swanky club area of Ce La Vi. From this vantage, you get to enjoy unobstructed sights of the Singapore cityscape as you party alongside a chi chi crowd.
It’s little surprise why this bay-facing rooftop bar is always packed with the edgier after-work crowd from Raffles Place. Take in the ever-amazing views of the Marina Bay waterfront as you sip on Japanese-inspired drinks, chow down on yummy bar bites and jive to live DJ sets.
A rooftop pool bar at the beautiful Fullerton Bay Hotel with some of the best views of Marina Bay, Lantern also has a couple of resident DJs keeping the atmosphere upbeat as you sink into a couch, sip on some Champagne and soak in the sights of Singapore often seen in postcards.
This laidback but chic spot is the go-to place for after-work grub and tipples for the City Hall crowd. There’s plenty of reasons to keep coming back: from their old school knick knacks shop to locally-inspired bar bites like chili crab waffle fries and the delicious rum-based Stylo Milo cocktail.
While there are many other floors in this shophouse establishment (housed in the same building as the Mint Museum of Toys), skip right up to the low-slung rooftop for an airy, but cozy area great for drinking with the buds till the wee hours of the morning. Share their signature punch jars or indulge in their eclectic range of modern vintage-themed cocktails—your choice.
Gin lovers, head on up to the stairwell to Oxwell & Co.’s Hendrick’s Botanical Roof Garden for a selection of gin-based cocktails featuring flora from the bar’s very own herb garden. Check out sights of neighboring Chinatown while you’re there.
The multi-concept, four-storey F&B establishment on Keong Saik may have been renamed (from Potato Head Folk) but its concepts remain the same, including the rooftop garden and tiki-style open-air bar. Perfect for post-dinner drinks after a meal at nearby Kok Sen Restaurant.
The rooftop of Bay Hotel Singapore in Harbourfront is now put to good use with the opening of Propeller, the first rooftop bar in the area. Its beverage menu has a cocktail and wine focus and while the food and drinks are decent, the real reason to be here are the sunset views with Keppel Harbour and Sentosa as the backdrop.
The rooftop of the National Gallery offers an unobstructed view of the Marina Bay area and there’s no better perch than the terraces of cocktail bar Smoke & Mirrors. Their Playful Eye cocktail menu, a creation of Head Bartender Yugnes Susela and his team, will leave you satisfied, spellbound, and utterly curious, all in the best ways possible.
Enjoy sparkly views of the CBD lights with the Singapore River in the foreground at this hidden Boat Quay rooftop joint best known for their oysters paired with Champagne. Access the building from the backdoor in the alleyway facing South Bridge Road, then head on up using the only lift there.
Right atop The Club boutique hotel is this Peruvian restaurant and cocktail bar in the Ann Siang area. Its balmy and traditional pisco bar-inspired space has a dedicated ceviche menu too. All of this is complemented with music exploring the many rich and colorful textures of Latin American culture.