There are days where we want to stay hidden in a speakeasy, soaking up the music and vibes of the space. Other days we’d rather sip on a cocktail at some rooftop bars, with the gentle breeze blowing in our hair and a gorgeous view of the city to boot.
If you happen to fall in the latter category, you’ve come to the right page.
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Loof’s name takes inspiration from the way locals say the word “roof”, so it’s safe to say you can expect locally-inspired drinks here. Here, we recommend cocktails like the Set B, a boozy mix of vodka, Mr. Black, kaya, espresso, or Loof Bubble Tea, an alcoholic take on bubble tea. The view might not be as vast as the others on this list, but the iconic neon lights that say “Feng He Ri Li” (translated as beautiful day) is enough to keep you coming back for more pictures.
It’s hard to skip the architectural beauty that is Potato Head when you’re in the Keong Siak area, so why not make it point to head upstairs for a drink or two? The tiki-esque bar sees tropical cocktails that are perfect for warmer nights, and if you’re up for a full meal even after your drinks, you can always head downstairs for some burgers at Three Buns.
There’s nothing like watching the bustling CBD area go quiet at night, complete with a stunning view of the tranquil Singapore River. Here at Southbridge, you’re looking at an elevated rooftop bar experience: think an extensive list of champagnes, prosecco and craft cocktails to spend the night with.
We can’t list any rooftop bar roundup without including Mr Stork, as the locale’s central location and unique teepee huts make for a truly special night out. Besides a whole list of whiskeys, champagnes, wines and specially crafted cocktails, the bar also sees a good range of non-alcoholic spirits and mocktails for those who aren’t feeling the need to get inebriated that night.
Perhaps you’re looking for a chill, relaxing time with the same amazing views. If that sounds like you, then LeVel33 would be your best bet. Touted as the world’s highest urban microbrewery, the locale’s extensive assortment of craft beers should be enough reason for you to make your way down (or up!) for. We recommend making space for the food menu too, as Chef ArChan has cleverly made use of multiple local producers to create plates of truly delicious treats to go with the drinks — think a tender Local Barramundi from Kuhlbarra, and bowls of comforting soup in the form of Ah Hua Kelong Seafood Bouillabaisse.
Clink your glasses amongst the clouds as you head to Stellar at 1-Altitude. The restaurant-bar is 62 floors up in the central CBD, providing sweeping skyline views that are unparalleled to many. We suggest coming about an hour before the sun sets, so you’ll get to bask in that gorgeous golden glow as you round up your day.
With a name like Vue, it’s not hard to guess what they’re most famed for. Floor to ceiling windows usher in a breathtaking sight of the CBD and Marina Bay Sands, and is accompanied by a fantastic spritz list and scrumptious plates for relaxing evening out.
Ce La Vi, set atop the wonder that is Marina Bay Sands, home to the filming location of Crazy Rich Asians, is pretty much a no-brainer when it comes to drinking the night away. Apart from views of the city and Gardens by the Bay, the newest drinks menu, helmed by Lead Mixologist Andrew Hyman sees refreshing treats like the Blueberry Mule, Once In A Lifetime and Golden Age.