What better way to spend a perfect evening out with your partner, friends or family, than sitting at a sky-high bar that offers magnificent views and exotic cocktails? From the much sought-after Baba Nest in Thailand to the romantic Le Rooftop in Paris, take a look at some of the best rooftop bars around the world. Some of these places are temporarily closed owing to pandemic-induced restrictions, but you can keep them in mind for your future travels.

Cé La Vi, Singapore

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Located at Marina Bay Sands, Cé La Vi offers breathtaking panoramic views of the city’s skyline. Enjoy the scenic Bay with signature cocktails like the Singapore Sawa — a glass of pink champagne mixed with plum wine, kaffir lime, ginger and lemongrass. The space also features a contemporary Asian restaurant, a sky deck and a club lounge.

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1 Bayfront Avenue. Level 57, Tower 3, Marina Bay Sands, Hotel, Singapore 018971

Radio ME Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain

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With a striking backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea and Santa Eulalia Bay, the fifth-floor terrace bar is the perfect destination for a peaceful night out. Visit this place for some delectable seafood and exquisite cocktails. You can also lounge by the pool on one of the Bali beds with a front-row bar view of the ocean.

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Avinguda de s’Argamassa, 153, 07849 s’Argamassa, Illes Balears, Spain

Baba Nest, Phuket, Thailand

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Located in Phuket, this stylish rooftop bar at Sri Panwa Hotel is built above the Phuket Aquarium. You can enjoy stunning sunset views while sipping on a drink like the Lycheetini (a lychee flavoured martini) or having a bite of Mexican tapas such as caviar toasts, fried calamari and salmon pizza tortilla. Fair warning: this is an extremely popular bar, so we suggest making a reservation much in advance.

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88/5 Sakdidej Rd, Wichit, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand

Marini’s at 57, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Resting on the 57th floor of Petronas Tower 3, Marini’s at 57 provides a stunning view of Kuala Lumpur’s skyline, as well as the Petronas Twin Towers. At the bar, you can indulge in signature cocktails such as a dark rum-based Jungle Bird and a Mango to Tango (tequila mixed with mango puree, honey and fresh egg white) while grooving to music played by the in-house DJ. On the same level, there is also an Italian restaurant, which serves delectable dishes such as Carpaccio Alla Marini’s (beef carpaccio with rucola, parmesan and grain mustard), Tagliolini Con Parmigiano E Tartuffo (tagliolini pasta with parmesan and shaved Alba black truffles) and Filetto Di Wagyu “Master Kobe” (Kobe beef tenderloin).

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Level 57, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Note: This bar is temporarily closed.

Terrat at the Mandarin Hotel Oriental, Barcelona, Spain

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This bar is perched on top of the Mandarin Oriental hotel where guests can enjoy Peruvian dishes such as Tiradito Nikkei made with bluefin tuna and a vegan Ceviche de la Huerta with quinoa on the side. Pair these with a vodka-based Pornstar Martini or a Pisco Apple Smash. As you enjoy 360-degree views of Barcelona, you will be able to spot famous landmarks like the La Sagrada Família and Casa Batlló from this terrace bar.

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Passeig de Gràcia, 38-40, 08007 Barcelona, Spain

Le Rooftop at The Peninsula Paris, Paris, France

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Operating on a first-come-first-serve basis, this rooftop garden and cocktail lounge offers a range of premium wines and cocktails such as L’Espinheiro (comprising of gin, lemon, blackberry and Porto), Les Fleurs Amères (made with Belvédère Vodka, gentian and hibiscus tonic) and Dai – Bi – Tey (a mix of rum, pandan and lime). Get away from the city’s chaos and spend an evening here while enjoying the gorgeous view of Paris’ most iconic monument—the Eiffel Tower.

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19 Avenue Kléber, 75116 Paris, France

Note: This bar is temporarily closed.

AER, Four Seasons, Mumbai, India

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This trendy bar — located on the 34th floor — boasts sundowner specials with craft cocktails, cool music and vibrant night views of Mumbai. Some of its signature cocktails include Sunset Punch (Cîroc, peach lime, watermelon and green tea syrup), Passionista (Hennessey VS, orange curacao, pineapple and passion fruit gum) and All That Bitters (Tanqueray, dry fenugreek leaves, lime and bitters). Pair these drinks with delicious appetisers such as prawn chilli toast and edamame truffle.

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1/136, 34th Floor, Dr E Moses Rd, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400018

A’ya Terrace, Four Seasons, Istanbul, Turkey

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This Istanbul-based lounge and bar offers a varied selection of spirits and Turkish wines such as Villa Jolanda Prosecco and Vino Dessera VD Merlot. Pair these with delectable finger foods such as Börek (a Turkish puff pastry) and cheese platters. With extraordinary views of the Aya Sofya, Ayasofya Hürrem Sultan Hamamı, Blue Mosque and the Bosphorus–this can be your stop to spend an evening in the lap of luxury.

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Cankurtaran, Tevkifhane Sk. No. 1, 34110 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Note: This bar is temporarily closed.

This story first appeared on Prestige Online Singapore