One of the many advantages of living in Singapore — with our multitude of high rise buildings and skyscrapers — is that there are no shortage of rooftop bars around. From the uber luxurious to laid back, there is just about a rooftop bar out there for everyone.
And really, there is no better way to spend your Friday nights than sitting on top of the world, with a drink in hand, literally. So sit back, relax, and get ready to pick out your ideal view.
1. 1-Altitude Gallery and Bar
Known as the highest alfresco bar in the world (yup, you read that right!) is 1-Altitude Gallery and Bar, which stands at a impressive 282 metres above sea level. Stand over by the deck to get a amazing 360 degree view of the city whilst enjoying the live music from top local bands and international DJs.
1- Altitude Gallery and Bar is located at 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616 | Tel: 6438 0410 | Website
2. Aqua Luna
Perched on the seventh floor of Park Hotel Alexandra is Aqua Luna, a sunset bar promising exotic cocktails and gourmet bar bites. Yup, that’s right, and it’s located next to a 25-metre infinity pool, too! Beat the crowds and head to this bar instead if you’re looking for some R&R.
Aqua Luna is located at Level 7, Park Hotel Alexandra, 323 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159972 | Tel: 6828 8885 | Website
3. Bar Canary
Right in the heart of Orchard Road is Bar Canary, a casual poolside bar where you can lie back, relax, and enjoy a drink or two right by the pool. Don’t forget to try out their signature boozy pops— popsicles made from fresh ingredients dunked into unique alcoholic concoctions.
Bar Canary is located at 270 Orchard Road, Singapore 238857 | Tel: 6603 8855 | Website
4. Bar Rouge
You’ll definitely get a entirely obstructed view of the Marina Bay Area over at Bar Rouge, which is perched 71 floors above the city in Swissotel. Originating from Shanghai, the bar also a coveted DJ lineup, cabaret style performances, and exciting themed nights planned that is guaranteed to wow your senses.
Bar Rouge is located at 2 Stamford Road, Floor 71, Singapore 178882 | Tel: 9177 7307 | Website
5. Baywatch @ Jen
Enjoy a striking panoramic view of Singapore’s City Centre over by Baywatch, which is located on the 19th floor of Hotel Jen by Orchard Gateway. Dip your toes into the sprawling infinity pool and have a drink or two, while you’re at it.
Baywatch @ Jen is located at 277 Orchard Road, #19-01 Hotel Jen Orchardgateway, Singapore 238858 | Tel: 6708 8832 | Website
6. Ce La Vi
Once known as Ku De Ta, Ce La Vi soars 57 levels above the city, offering stunning views as well as modern asian cuisine that any gourmand is sure to enjoy.
Ce La Vi is located at 1 Bayfront Avenue, L57-01 North Sky Park, Singapore 018971 | Tel: 6508 2188 | Website
Conceptualised specially for working professionals in the CBD area, Empire comes with live DJs, dazzling views, as well as a extensive champagne and hard liquor collection. Sounds like the perfect place to unwind after a long day!
Empire is located at 50 Raffles Place, Level 45 Singapore Land Tower, Singapore 048623 | Tel: 9336 1443 | Website
8. Kinki Restaurant + Bar
Kinki Restaurant + Bar is anything but subtle with its eye catching floor murals, neon lights, and its graffiti walls. This is reflected in their menu, as well, with bold flavours such as the Spicy Hachimitsh (vodka, honey, wasabi lemon, and Japanese cucumber) or the Lychee Shochu Martini.
Kinki Restaurant + Bar is located at 70 Collyer Quay, #02-02 Customs House, Singapore 049323 | Tel: 6533 3471 | Website
9. Lantern Bar
Named after Clifford Pier’s historical Chinese name of Red Lantern Pier, Lantern Bar can be found above Fullterton Bay Hotel, providing a breathtaking view of the Marina Bay Waterfront. Take a soak in the gorgeous infinity pool, or recline over at the private cabanas with a drink or two to start your night.
Lantern Bar is located at 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326 | Tel: 6597 5299 | Website
Craft and tradition meets contemporary urban dining in LeVel33, the world’s highest urban-craft brewery. With a wide selection of craft beers, wines, and a extensive menu at hand, you’ll be able to enjoy the view while having dinner and drinks.
LeVel33 is located at 8 Marine Boulevard, #33-01, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower One, Singapore 018981| Tel: 6834 3133 | Website
11. Lin Rooftop Bar
With its name deriving for the Chinese word for forest — Shu Lin — Lin Rooftop Bar is decked out in characteristic bamboo stalks and greenery, along with terracotta warrior statues and ceramic Chinese stools. Its largely Asian inspired cocktail menu also contains a wide variety of familiar ingredients such as chilli padi, lime-infused plums, and dragonfruit, promising interesting and unique flavours that are sure to stand out.
Lin Rooftop Bar is located at 50 Tiong Bahru Road, Singapore 168733 | Tel: 9487 4290 | Website
Playful nostalgia and quality whimsy is what Loof brings to the table, with its Southeast Asian inspired cocktails and bar snacks that are served up with a local twist. Bask in the view of downtown CBD, or maybe even pick up a gift or two at the Mama shop, which sells carefully curated local gems.
Loof is located at 331 North Bridge Road, #03-07 Odeon Towers Extension Rooftop, Singapore 188720 | Tel: 6337 9416 | Website
13. Lucky Bar
Hidden along the streets of Holland Village is Lucky Bar, and if that sounds familiar to you, that might be because of its relation to Full of Luck Club, which serves classic Asian dishes with a twist— such as their one ton nachos made of wanton skin. Just keep an eye out for the secluded alley behind Full of Luck Club, head up the flight of stairs, and there you have it.
Lucky Bar is located at 243 Holland Ave, Singapore 27897 | Tel: 6208 6845 | Website
14. Mr Punch Public House
Getting its namesake from popular puppet show Punch and Judy, Mr Punch’s Public House is a hidden gem located in a shophouse along City Hall. Their mantra of ‘good food, better company’ is exhibited through their sharing menu, which contains a variety of food platters and punch jars that you’ll be more than happy to share as you take in the view of one of Singapore’s busiest districts.
Mr Punch Public House is located at 26 Seah Street, Singapore 188382 | Tel: 6339 6266 | Website
15. Mr Stork
Nestle in a cozy teepee hut amongst lush greenery over at Mr Stork, a rooftop bar found 39 levels above ground in Andaz Hotel. Inspired by how it is considered a good omen for storks to build nests on tops of trees and buildings, you’ll definitely get a prime view of the city laid out before you here.
Mr Stork is located 5 Fraser Street, Level 39 Andaz Hotel, Singapore 189354 | Tel: 6408 1234 | Website
16. Orgo Bar & Restaurant
Located on the rooftop of the Esplanade, Orgo Bar & Restaurant is a great place to catch the light show that is shown over at MBS periodically. Expect unique and mouthwatering concoctions from both the food and beverages menu, with unique blends such as the wasabi salt chocolate martini or a apple with cinnamon salt margarita.
Orgo Bar & Restaurant is located at 8 Raffles Avenue, #04-01 Esplanade Theatres On The Bay Roof Terrace, Singapore 039802 | Tel: 6336 9366 | Website
17. Oxwell & Co
Ideal for evening cocktails, the rooftop space at Oxwell & Co gives you a panoramic view of Chinatown below. The establishment was conceived by a group of Brits missing their local pubs, so don’t be surprised by the British slant of the menu. Think fish and chips, as well as quintessential British roasts on Sundays.
Oxwell & Co is located at 5 Ann Siang Hill, Chinatown, Singapore 069688 | Tel: 6438 7036 | Website
18. Potato Head
Housed within a heritage building in Chinatown, Potato Head is a four-storey gastronomic experience and bar like no other. Grab a burger on the first floor from Three Buns, a drink from Studio 1939 on the second, then head on up to the rooftop garden to soak in the sights.
Potato Head is located at 36 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089143 | Tel: 6327 1939 | Website
Cited as the first rooftop bar in Harbourfront, Propeller offers never before seen views of the Keppel Harbour and Sentosa. Watch boats drift across the water as you knock back a drink from their extensive menu, featuring mostly cocktails and wine.
Propeller is located at 50 Telok Blangah Road, Bay Hotel, Singapore 098828 | Tel: 6818 6676 | Website
20. Salt Grill & Sky Bar
If you’re looking for a fine dining experience with a stunning view, look no further than Salt Grill & Sky Bar. Serving Australian contemporary cuisine, you’ll get to look out into a unparalleled view of the city with their floor to ceiling glass windows.
Salt Grill & Sky Bar is located at 2 Orchard Turn, #55-01 and #56-01 Ion Orchard, Singapore 238801 | Tel: 6592 5118 | Website
21. Smoke & Mirrors
Trust us when we say that you’ll be floored by the stunning view the second you enter Smoke & Mirrors. Located on the rooftop of the National Gallery, the space opens out to a 360 degree view of Marina Bay Sands and Padang. Priding themselves on a carefully curated selection of spirits, draft beers, and signature cocktails, make sure to order one to sip as you admire the view before you.
Smoke & Mirrors is located 1 St. Andrews Road, #06-01 National Gallery, Singapore 178957| Tel: 9234 8122 | Website
22. Southbridge Bar
If you’re looking to indulge in something a little more filling, head on over to Southbridge Bar to have your drinks with their signature oysters. Available in a array of sauces and flavours, order yourself a platter and enjoy the beautiful view over by Boat Quay.
Southbridge Bar is located 80 Boat Quay, Level 5, Singapore 049868 | Tel: 6877 6965 | Website
23. Sum Yi Tai
Rooftop bar Sum Yi Tai pays tribute to the decadent glamour of Hong Kong in the 1980s, with its display of dragon paintings, neon lights, and luxe velvet sofas. Expect classic Cantonese dishes such as crispy fried salmon skin and chilled lemongrass jelly, as well as cocktails bearing East Asia accents like the Chinese Mojito.
Sum Yi Tai is located at 25 Boon Tat Street, Singapore 069622 | Tel: 6221 3665 | Website
24. The Rooftop Bar
Situated above the 1919 Restaurant at Fullerton Waterboat House is the aptly named The Rooftop Bar, which promises a casual, intimate affair with unique cocktail concoctions with local flavour such as the Merlion Punch (passion fruit, white peach, pineapple) or The Orchard (apricot, apple, cinnamon and lemon).
The Rooftop Bar is located at 3 Fullerton Road, #03-01 The Waterboathouse, Singapore 049215 | Tel: 6538 9038 | Website
25. Tiger’s Milk
Take in the city skyline at Tiger’s Milk, Singapore’s first Peruvian inspired rooftop bar and grill. Expect vibrant, colourful decor that works in tandem with the items on its menu, such as the Pisco Sour (pisco, lemon, egg whites with a dash of angostura bitters) and the Mezcalito (mezcal with tequila, lime juice, sea salt, and honey).
Tiger’s Milk is located at 28 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069708 | Tel: 6221 2309 | Website