Get high on sunset views, cityscape sights and relaxing breezes
Get high on sunset views, cityscape sights and relaxing breezes
- By Dannon Har
- | Feb 28, 2018
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.
Requiring no introduction, the world’s highest rooftop bar, located smack within Singapore’s CBD, boasts unparalleled panoramic views of the city. Once you’ve taken it all in, head on down to sister establishments Stellar for a succulent Tajima steak dinner or Altimate to dance the rest of the night away 63 floors above ground. [SPONSORED]
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.
The much-anticipated vibe-dining establishment perched atop shiny Marina Bay Sands finally opened in January, and it’s everything you’d expect and more. Serving up Italian-American cuisine and craft cocktails, set against 180 degree views of Singapore’s spectacular skyline, Lavo flaunts a luxurious dining area and panoramic outdoor bar and terrace perfect for sunset and after-dinner drinks. [SPONSORED]
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.
Located in the heart of the CBD, atop the OUE Bayfront Building, is this slick venue boasting a great view of surrounding Marina Bay. While you can order up everything from refined Japanese cuisine to elegant French plates at the dining area, trust us when we say that having a tipple at their terrace lounge is equally enticing and bound to be breathtaking. The cherry on top? Their service is absolutely stellar: smooth and helpful but never intrusive. [SPONSORED]
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.
Thirty-nine floors above ground sits Mr Stork, Andaz Singapore’s rooftop bar. The circular space offers unblocked views of the city; perfect to sit with a signature cocktail in hand, and watch the skies turn pastel-hued. What you’ll love most about the bar are the picturesque tepee-hut seats, designed by famed architect Andre Fu, and the zero cover charge too, of course. [SPONSORED]
Found atop the fresh, open air rooftop of Esplanade, this bar and restaurant offers a breathtaking 360 degree view of Marina Bay, including a postcard perfect view of the business district. It’s also the ideal place to head to after catching a show downstairs and to enjoy a refreshing Champagne cocktail, delicious fruit beer, or a well-crafted wasabi salt chocolate martini. [SPONSORED]
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.