With safe-distancing measures in place, it seems like National Day this year will be slightly different.

If you haven’t realised already, this means avoiding the crowded areas like Helix Bridge and the Marina Barrage to catch a glimpse of the fireworks after dark.

Yet, with a pandemic going on, where are the fireworks-starved amongst us to go then? We’ve rounded up some of the best bars and restaurants in town so you still get front row seats to the pyrotechnics while wining and dining in style. 


National day fireworks
(Image credit: Skai)

Spend the evening at Skai, amidst the splendid view of the city skyline as firework displays are set off in 10 different locations. Skai’s four-course Dinner Set Menu is a beautiful way to enjoy the evening: begin with a delightful Hamachi Sashimi, complete with tomato, soba noodles and osetra caviar, while main choices like the 170-gram strip loin accompanied by asparagus and black truffle and the Alaskan Black Cod take centre stage. This menu will be available from 5 pm to 10.30 pm on 9 August. 

Skai, 2 Stamford Road Swissôtel, Level 70 The Stamford, 178882


National day fireworks
(Image credit: Lavo)

Catch unmatched views of the fireworks from the 57th floor at Lavo, all whilst wining and dining with your loved ones on National Day. Available from 4 to 10 August, Lavo’s National Day specials are inclusive of dishes like the fresh Composed Oysters,  Steam Buns and the Live Crab. To round off your meal, relish in refreshing bites of the Singapore Sling Sorbet, available only during this period. Reservations are required, so make sure to dial +65 6688 8591 or email them here

Lavo, 10 Bayfront Ave, Tower 1, Level 57, Singapore 018956

Smoke & Mirrors 

Smoke & Mirrors
(Photo credit: Smoke & Mirrors)

If you’d rather chill with a drink in hand, Smoke & Mirrors is perfect place to be. Nestled on the rooftop of the National Gallery Singapore, Smoke & Mirrors is skyscraper-dense Singapore’s answer to open-air front-row seats to the fireworks year on year. Besides serving exquisite cocktails that leave you hankering for more, bar bites from Cantonese restaurant Yan are available for peckish guests as well. 

Smoke & Mirrors, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, #06-01 National Gallery Singapore, 178957


National day fireworks
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Touted as the world’s highest microbrewery, LeVeL33 is perched on the 33rd floor of Marina Bay Financial Centre, overlooking the stunning Marina Bay. The establishment’s open-air terrace offers a spectacular close-up view of the fireworks display, unhindered by window glass for the full experience. This year, the National Day Platter comes complete with dishes like the Hainanese Chicken sliders, Stingray Croquettes and Glazed Iberico Pork Char Siu skewers, available from 2.30pm onwards.

LeVeL33, 8 #33-01 Marina Boulevard Tower 1, Marina Bay Financial Centre, 018981


National Day 2020 menus
House-made tagliolini with fresh Hokkaido sea urchin and sudachi (Image credit: Zafferano)

Starting at six in the evening on National Day, Zafferano is offering an exquisite four-course National Day special menu to celebrate the festivities. The special menu comes with a smooth orange-cured foie gras that elevated with raspberry and Moscato as well as a house-made tagliolini with fresh Hokkaido sea urchin. Make sure to reserve a spot at the Terrace Lounge, complete with full-length windows overlooking the bay for breath-taking views of the National Day fireworks at the Marina Waterfront.

Zafferano, 10 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049315


November new restaurants
(Image credit: VUE)

If you’ve missed Vue’s rooftop spritz bar, the wait is over. Vue is reopening after the circuit breaker with new operation hours, presenting a whole slew of cocktails and charcuterie bites to guests from three to 10 pm daily amidst some of the best views in town.

Vue, OUE Bayfront, 50 Collyer Quay Rooftop Level 19, 049321

Caffe Fernet

National day fireworks
(Image credit: @caffefernetsg via Instagram)

If you’re looking for something a little more casual, why not head to Caffe Fernet? Housed within Singapore’s iconic Customs House, the relaxed Italian-inspired bistro is perfect for a laid-back evening out while enjoying the fireworks.

Caffe Fernet, 70, #01-05 Collyer Quay, Customs House, 049323

Stellar at 1-Altitude

National day fireworks
(Image credit: @stellarat1altitude via Instagram)

For truly panoramic views of the city and the fireworks display, try your luck at Stellar at 1-Altitude. The progressive Australian menu here features mouthwatering seasonal produce that consistently proves to impress, making it the perfect backdrop for a fancy date-night out.

Stellar at 1-Altitude, Level 62, 1 Raffles Place, 048616

Jocelyn Tan
Jocelyn Tan is a travel and design writer. She's probably indulging in serial killer podcasts or reading one too many books on East Asian history. When she actually gets to travel, you can find her attempting to stuff her entire wardrobe into her luggage. Yes, she's a chronic over-packer.