Why limit yourself to a watering hole on the ground when you can have your pick of the most glitzy rooftop bars commanding gorgeous views of the city’s skyline? So here folks, is a list of over 20 of Singapore’s best Rooftop Bars (in no particular order). O yeah, and the tipples there are pretty awesome too!
1. 1-Altitude Rooftop Gallery & Bar
At a height of 282m above sea level, 1-Altitude is easily the highest alfresco bar in the world and one of the top bars of Singapore, flaunting a multi-concept nightlife destination. Soak up spectacular 360-degree view of the city, stunning sunsets, nightlife vibes, top local bands, renowned DJs and great cocktails at this swanky bar located on the 63rd floor of One Raffles Place. Cover charge gets you one free drink.
1-Altitude: 1 Raffles Place (Former OUB Center), Singapore 048616. P: +65 6438 0410
2. Aqua Luna
Aqua Luna, on the seventh floor of Park Hotel, is nestled by an azure blue infinity pool that stretches 25-meter. An iconic sunset bar with a ceiling-to-floor glass enclave, it serves exotic cocktails and gourmet bar bites. The superb marble-white central of this alfresco bar offers unmatched 180-degree views of Singapore’s best sights with the golden sunset changing to glittering night time view of Queentstown.
Aqua Luna: 323 Alexandra Road, 159972, Singapore. P: +65 6828 8888
3. Bar Canary
Located on the fourth floor of the Grand Park Orchard Hotel, Bar Canary makes for a chic poolside lounge with glittering hanging lights and laid-back vibes. With a focus on fresh ingredients and refreshing flavours, cocktails here are both inventive and creative. Their unique selection of Boozy Pops – a first of its kind in Singapore, with five special popsicle flavours exclusively made for Bar Canary by Popsicle guru Popaganda – naturally dunked in your choice of booze are one such novelty.
Bar Canary: Level 4, Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Road, Singapore. P: +65 6603 8888
Popularly known as the crowning glory of Marina Bay Sands, Cé La Vi is possibly THE address in town when you want impressive 360 degree panoramic views 200m above the ground, embracing the Marina Bay skyline. The rooftop bar comprises of a restaurant, a chill-out lounge and an infinity poolside terrace, so take your pick of which corner you’d like to see the daily laser shows from on the water below. Entrance is free but the starting mark for drinks hovers around the $20 price range. Did we mention the groovy tunes that are played by international DJ’s every night 7 PM onwards?
SkyBar: SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands, Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971. P: +65 6508 2188
5. Empire Lounge
On the 45th floor of the Singapore Land Tower, Empire is a luxe penthouse bar-cum-lounge with an exhaustive drink menu. Created to cater to the working professionals in the CBD area, EMPIRE sweeps over panoramic views that are perfectly relaxing. The upscale bar features chic interiors and minimalistic furnishings, creating the perfect space to watch a sunset. Experience city life as it slowly drifts into the night.
Empire Lounge: 50 Raffles Place Level 45 Singapore Land Tower, Singapore 048623. P: +65 6221 9555
6. Kinki Restaurant + Bar
With a drink list that features intoxicating liquids from the East and West, this funky Japanese restaurant is as bold as the name suggests. Located at Collyer Quay, the open-air rooftop deck and bar provides spectacular 360 degree views of Marina Bay and the CBD skyline, making it a popular spot for evening pre-dinner drinks and late night partying.
Kinki Restaurant + Bar: 70 Collyer Quay #02-02 Customs House, Singapore 049323. P: +65 6533 3471
7. Lantern Rooftop Bar
A stylish rooftop bar edged with an infinity lap pool and lush landscaping, Lantern Rooftop Bar offers delightful sweeping views of Marina Bay waterfront and Singapore’s skyscraper skyline. While you enjoy the house music, dig into delicious snacks, fine champagnes, wines and signature cocktails. Indulge in the relaxed vibe featuring cushioned sun-beds for two, dark polished wooden tables ideal for groups, laid back private cabanas with breezy drapes and candle-lit lanterns throughout the deck area.
Lantern Rooftop Bar: The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, 80 Collyer Quay Singapore 049326. P: +65 6333 838
Located on the penthouse level on the 33rd floor of Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, LeVeL33 is the world’s highest urban craft-brewery, with unrivalled views of Marina Bay and the city skyline, with both indoors or alfresco settings. The copper brew house kettles and the contemporary indoors bathed in wood textures and earth tones are a sight to behold. The indulgent heady range of house brewed craft beers from pale ales to dark stouts, or the tasting selection of each beer to wash down sumptuous pub grub, is heady.
LeVel33: 8 Marina Boulevard #33-01 • Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1 • Singapore 018981. P: +65 6834 3133
Derived from the Singlish pronunciation of roof, Loof was Singapore’s first standalone urban garden rooftop bar when it first opened. Epitomising and celebrating the local culture and all things Singaporean, Loof serves up quality whimsy, fresh nostalgia and unbridled playfulness atop Odeon Towers in downtown CBD. Enjoy carefully crafted Southeast Asian inspired cocktails with bar snacks that have a local twist, taking in the best views of the iconic Raffles Hotel against a backdrop of infectious beats and themed parties. And Loof is one of the few places in town where you can play beer pong all night long.
Loof: 331 North Bridge Road, #03-07 Odeon Towers, Extension Rooftop, Singapore 188720. P: +65 6337 9416
10. Orgo Bar & Restaurant
Located at the Esplanade, Orgo is inspired by the science of organic chemistry. Here drinks are created not only as art, but also as a science, with every little drop being perfectly mixed for the best experience. Helmed by renowned Japanese master mixologist, Tomoyuki Kitazoe (Also the brand adviser to Bacardi Japan), Tomoyuki has been revolutionizing mixology in Japan with his innovative use of fresh and fine (Japanese) ingredients for his drinks.
Orgo: 8 Raffles Avenue, #04-01, Esplanade- Theaters on the Bay, Roof Terrace, Singapore 039802. P: +65 6336 9366
11. Oxwell & Co.
Despite having a bar on the first floor, kick back with signature gin cocktails at Oxwell & Co roof top organic herb garden with sweeping sights of Chinatown. Sitting in a heritage three-storey shophouse in the heart of Chinatown, the concept was conceived by a group of Brits pining for their local pub while embracing all things Singaporean.
Oxwell & Co.: 5 Ann Siang Road, Chinatown, Singapore 069688. P: +65 6438 7036
12. Potato Head Rooftop
Located inside an iconic heritage building in Chinatown’s Keong Saik Road, the tropical rooftop space and bar here is one of the more popular hipster haunts in town, despite being located on the fourth floor of the building. Sip heady elixirs overlooking the city in the whimsical, tiki-style rooftop garden-bar, with a bohemian beat to life, chilled atmosphere and great food and drinks.
Rooftop: Potato Head 36 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089143. P: +65 6327 1939
13. Salt Grill & Sky Bar
Run and owned by Australian celebrity chef-restaurateur Luke Mangan on the 56th floor of ION Orchard, the lavish Salt Grill and Sky Bar boasts a bar on its mezzanine floor, complete with floor-to-ceiling glass windows for unrestricted views of the horizons.
Salt Grill & Sky Bar: 2 Orchard Turn, #55-01 ION Orchard, Singapore 238801. P: +65 6592 5118
14. Skyline Club & Lounge
Another stunning bar located on the 45th floor of the Singapore Land Tower, this exclusive haunt is strictly for city insiders with members-only privileges. Signature cocktails, stunning views, funky grooves and delectable bar bites – what else could you want? It is also the world’s highest Crypto club.
Skyline Club & Lounge: 50 Raffles Place, Singapore Land Tower, 048623 Singapore. P: +65 9186 6213
15. Smoke and Mirrors
A destination rooftop bar atop the National Gallery Singapore, come to Smoke and Mirrors if unblocked panoramic views of the Padang and Marina Bay is what you’re after. The stunning sculptural bar is done in wood and copper tones, making it an ideal retreat for those who want something more classy and exclusive.
Smoke and Mirrors: #06-01 National Gallery Singapore 1 St. Andrew’s Road Singapore 178957. P: +65 9234 8122
Sip on an extensive list of champagnes, prosecco and craft cocktails atop the oyster bar at Southbridge, with 360 degree views of the Singapore river and the vibrant nightlife of Boat Quay.
Southbridge: Rooftop, Level 5, 80 Boat Quay, Singapore 049868. P: +65 6877 6965
Singapore’s ultimate rooftop bar is run by none other than Wolfgang Puck. There is nothing quite like a fine Californian cuisine in a fine dining restaurant and terrace lounge with an al fresco bar located on the 57th floor of the iconic Marina Bay Sand’s hotel. The famous infinity pool, with spectacular sweeping views of the city skyline and garden makes it the perfect venue for a night cap or chilled out sundowners.
Spago: Sands SkyPark, Tower 2 Level 57, Singapore. P: +65 6688 9955
18. Sum Yi Tai
Translating to ‘Third Wife’ in Cantonese, Sum Yi Tai marries traditional Chinese cuisine with a designer bar. Here, the East-meet-West fusion bar does wonderful Asian tapas and Chinese-inspired cocktails. This rooftop bar on the third floor of the conservation shophouse provides a suitable backdrop for revellers.
Sum Yi Tai: 25 Boon Tat Street, Singapore 069622. P: +65 6221 3665
19. SuperTree by Indochine
As the only establishment atop the SuperTree Grove, SuperTree by IndoChine is located on the tallest structure and guests can sip martinis while enjoying intimate dinners under the starlit skies. You can go for the alfresco rooftop bar or the fully air-conditioned lounge with unobstructed, all round views spanning from Gardens by the Bay to the Singapore Central Business District.
SuperTree by IndoChine: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Gardens by the Bay, #03-01, Singapore 018953. P: +65 6694 8489
20. The Bar Above
The Bar Above belongs to Singapore’s society of secret bars, a grossly underrated gem located in Tanjong Pagar and part of the Vietnamese restaurant – The Pho Stop. In addition to an exhaustive menu, the super cool bar’s rooftop balcony offers views of Pinnacle at Duxton and surrounding skyscrapers.
The Bar Above: 72 Tanjong Pagar Rd, Singapore 088493. P: +65 9695 6885
21. Golden x The Great Escape
Located within The Projector, one of Singapore’s hidden gems that comes with indie cinemas. This up-cycled, rooftop-carpark bar comprises approximately 12 parking spaces with breezy views of the Marina Bay skyline amid craft beer, ciders and oven baked grub.
Golden x The Great Escape: 6001 Beach Road, Golden Mile Tower (NOT COMPLEX!), #05-00, Singapore 199589.
22. Tiger’s Milk
Paying homage to one of the most important ingredients in Peruvian ceviche – Tiger’s Milk (or Leche De Tigre) – Singapore’s first Peruvian rooftop bar, Tiger’s Milk is located at the Club Hotel on Ann Siang Road. Featuring a central Ceviche Bar overlooking an open parrilla grill and a pisco bar, sip heady cocktails amid smooth Latino tunes, as you enjoy the best flavours of Peru with their eclectic menu of signature para picars, ceviches and anticuchos – all paired with a library of pisco-infused concoctions.
Tiger’s Milk: 28 Ann Siang Rd, 069708 Singapore. P: +65 6221 2309
23. 1919 Waterboat House
Against the backdrop of the famous Singapore skyline and nestled in a colonial heritage building, the quaint 1919 Waterboat House is located where the Quay canals meet the Marina Bay. Dig in to their classic bar bites and savour refreshing signature vodka-based cocktails by the evening sky.
1919 Waterboat House: 3 Fullerton Road, The Waterboathouse, #03-01, Singapore 049215. P: +65 6538 9038
But make no mistakes. This list is not exhaustive, nor a complete round up of ALL the rooftop bars that this little island hosts. Rather, treat this list as a foray into hipster speakeasies and trendy watering holes when you want to experience the best alcohol under the best ambience, and good old bars just won’t do anymore.