Let’s take it from the top… Singapore is home to one of the world’s most iconic skylines—a captivating blend of imposing colonial buildings, traditional shophouses and glittering skyscrapers, best admired with a perfectly mixed drink in hand, and happily, it’s also home to a wide variety of lively rooftop venues from which to soak up these truly spectacular views.
Whether you prefer A-list cocktails next to the world’s most famous infinity pool, understated Scandi-chic mixology or casual armchair beers watching an indie film, we’ve found eight of the very best rooftop bars from which to experience Singapore’s next-level nightlife—all served with an unforgettable cityscape backdrop as standard.
CÉ LA VI
Drink and dine like the Crazy Rich Asians at this glamorous rooftop bar, which offers breathtaking views of the city below from the 57th floor of Marina Bay Sands.
This chic venue serves up delicious, modern Asian bites, chilled cocktails and ‘Gram-worthy views, accompanied by a regular line-up of international DJs to keep the sophisticated clientele in the mood to party. Top tip for CÉ LA VI: book well in advance and request a table overlooking the iconic MBS infinity pool, where the film’s famous synchronised swimming scene took place.
Location: Level 57, Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, Hotel Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore
If you’re in search of a brew with a view, head to LeVeL33, the world’s highest urban microbrewery. Craft beer enthusiasts will love the sophisticated upgrade to their favourite tipple, which are best accompanied by the sweeping Marina Bay views afforded by LeVeL33’s wrap-around terrace.
Meanwhile, those who prefer something a little more creative will love signature beer cocktails such as the Blond Mojito, which pairs house-brewed lager with rum, strawberries and fresh mint for a uniquely refreshing sundowner. Conveniently situated in the Marina Bay Financial Centre, this is the ideal spot to enjoy the National Day and New Year’s fireworks accompanied by a chilled drink.
Location: 8 Marina Boulevard #33-01, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, Singapore
Perched atop the dizzying 70th floor of Swissôtel The Stamford, SKAI offers contemporary dining and drinks with unrivalled city views.
Offering artisanal craft cocktails themed around the four altitudes of Sea, Rainforest, High Desert and Alpine, SKAI Bar is headed up by noted mixologist Demitria Dee, who guides her expert team to create creative tipples that are tailor-mixed to each customer’s personal preferences. A Scandi-chic space, the bar’s minimalist décor is kept purposefully understated, letting the spectacular city views do the talking.
Location: Swissôtel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Road, Singapore
Artemis Sky Bar
An offshoot of acclaimed restaurant Artemis, this alfresco terrace bar is located in the heart of Raffles Place, perched atop the 40th floor of the CapitaGreen building. Designed by renowned architect Toyo Ito, this chic, contemporary bar is full of comfortable corners and plush perches, with the bar itself wrapped around a 100-year-old olive tree.
With stunning cityscape views that are best enjoyed with a premium cocktail in hand and a mouth-watering Mediterranean bar menu, Artemis is the ideal destination for special occasion dinner and drinks.
Location: 138 Market Street, CapitaGreen Rooftop Level 40, Singapore
If you’re after sky-high 360-degree views of Singapore, it doesn’t get much better than 1-Altitude. Serving up breathtaking unparalleled city views, this multi-concept dining and lifestyle destination is the closest you’ll get to touching the sky. Championing the title of the highest alfresco bar in the world, 1-Altitude is bucket-worthy, to say the least. Soak up the sun at golden hour on the laid-back lounges and order up a few faves from their wide selection of drinks and cocktails—and if the view is just too good to tear yourself away, kick on until the wee hours and dance ’til you drop with a sweeping backdrop of starry, panoramic views.
Location: 1 Raffles Place, Singapore
Orgo Bar and Restaurant
For those who enjoy both the art and the science behind a perfectly mixed drink, look no further than Orgo, the Esplanade Mall’s own striking rooftop bar.
Elevating mixology to a whole new level, Orgo takes an “organic chemistry” approach to its cocktails, pairing fresh ingredients with premium spirits to create one-off drinks that delight the senses. Helmed by renowned Japanese master mixologist Tomoyuki Kitazoe, this creative space is designed to impress; try booking one of its private glass rooftop pods for the most exclusive gathering in town.
Location: 8 Raffles Avenue, #04-01, Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay, Singapore
Fancy an alfresco tipple in bustling Bugis? Fly straight to the 39th floor of Andaz Singapore, where you’ll find the chilled-out Mr Stork surveying the scene below.
This circular rooftop space offers 360-degree views over downtown Singapore, with a quirky-cool pavilion bar providing a focal point… if you can tear yourself away from the view, of course! Arrive early to snag one of Mr Stork’s signature tepee huts—seating up to five, these Andre Fu-designed tents add a fun and funky twist to a night out with friends.
Location: 5 Fraser Street, Level 39 Andaz Singapore, Singapore
A lively alfresco attic bar in the heart of Boat Quay, Lady Wu is named after Empress Wu Zetian, who ruled China during the Tang Dynasty. The focus here is on contemporary craft cocktails, with regular drinks promotions and a tempting menu of creative Chinese bar bites making this a popular choice among the after-work crowd.
Soak up the stylish interiors before heading to the spacious roof deck to enjoy some alfresco entertainment—Lady Wu boasts a packed weekly schedule of live music, performed in both English and Mandarin.
Location: 11 North Canal Road, Attic Level, The Offshore Building, Singapore
There’s nothing quite like kicking back on holidays with a tasty cocktail in hand and soaking up a stunning city backdrop. Singapore is brimming with incredible rooftop bars just waiting to be uncovered, it’s where passions and possibilities meet. Head to Singapore Tourism for more info.
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