One of the best things about Singapore has got to be its stunningly futuristic skyline. From the iconic outline of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, to the giant lotus flower of the Art Science Museum, the Merlion and the giant, glowing trees of the Gardens by the Bay, Singapore’s skyline is truly a cut above the rest. And luckily for you, there are ample rooftop bars in Singapore where you can kick back while taking in the beautiful panoramic vista of The Little Red Dot.
Head to Singapore’s rooftop bars for breathtaking views
What could possibly be better than enjoying a cocktail and some small plates at one of Singapore’s rooftop bars as the sun goes down? Not much, that’s for sure… So we’ve put together a list of Singapore’s best rooftop bars so that you don’t have to. Consider this a definitive guide on where to socialise over the next few months. You’re welcome.
1. Upper Place
Situated on the rooftop of the Wangz Hotel in Tiong Bahru this is an excellent place to dine. Order one of their incredible prosecco cocktails and relax while sitting amongst the greenery of the rooftop, taking in the eye-catching buildings as far as the eye can see. The modern European menu is bursting with dishes you’ll be keen to sink your teeth into, plus the service will make you feel like royalty.
Must-try dish: Seafood stew with bisque, sea bass, squid, prawns, crab meat, kaffir lime and lemongrass.
2. Rooftop Bar at Screening Room
This relaxed spot is perfect for after-work drinks when you just want to unwind with friends or co-workers. Situated in Singapore’s Chinatown, while not super high up, you still get amazing views of the traditional Chinese buildings and signage juxtaposed with the skyline of the CBD. Sharing plates are the name of the game here, so make sure to order a round of whatever you fancy to nibble on as you take in the sights.
Must-try dish: Carnivore Platter with spicy harissa skewers, mixed grill sausage, Angus flank steak and BBQ lamb skewers which comes with crispy fries, pickled veg and dips.
3. Aqua Luna
On the seventh floor of Park Hotel Alexandra you’ll find an azure blue infinity pool with a white marble bar by the name of Aqua Luna. An oasis of calm, you can float in the pool with a cocktail in hand while enjoying views of The Southern Ridges tree top canopies by day and the heritage Queenstown precinct by night.
Must-try dish: Garlic flat bread, fresh oysters and mini slider burgers with all the trimmings.
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You won’t believe your eyes when you see Singapore’s glittering Marina Bay skyline from the rooftop of The Fullerton Bay Hotel on Collyer Quay. Breathtaking colours as far as the eye can see go pretty well with handcrafted cocktails and DJs playing chilled house music at this cool Raffles Place rooftop bar.
Must-try dish: Pizza topped with tender Wagyu rendang beef ribs and Achar oriental herbs.
5. The Lighthouse
If you want a side of history with your slick rooftop bar, The Lighthouse in Raffles Place is the place for you. Situated in the exact location where a beacon once guided mariners to the safety of the Singapore Port in the early 20th century, nowadays it’s got a Southern Italian menu that oozes with sophistication and decadence.
Must-try dish: Cavaliere Giovanni’s Amalfi-style linguine tossed with clams in white wine and aglio olio sauce.
There’s a playful vibe to Loof, perched in an urban garden at the top of Odeon Towers in the Downtown Core. You can sample some Southeast Asian-inspired cocktails alongside some Singaporean bar snacks while Instagramming absolutely everything around, of course.
Must-try dish: Kimcheese burger which consists of a grilled halloumi platter, kimchi and caramelised onions in a brioche bun.
7. Aria Roof Bar
Anyone for some Sicilian street food, boutique wines and handcrafted cocktails on a rooftop in Singapore? Yeah we thought so… This Tanjong Pagar restaurant and bar ticks all the right boxes, and we just can’t get enough of the extravagant menu and dangerously drinkable cocktails on offer. Rooftop dining in Singapore doesn’t get much better than this!
Must-try dish: Arancini rice balls filled with smoked fish and pecorino.
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8. HI-SO Rooftop Pool Bar
Home to an infinity pool right in the heart of Raffles Place, HI-SO Rooftop Pool Bar is one of our favourite spots in all of Singapore. And why? Well because they’ve got live DJs and weekly pool parties on Saturdays, plus a dreamy drinks and food offering. If you want to hang with the cool crowd, this must be the place.
Must-try dish: Okonomiyaki, a Japanese-style omelette with cabbage, onions, wasabi mayonnaise & bonito flakes.
Please note that this venue is currently closed for renovations and will reopen in September 2018.
9. SuperTree by IndoChine
If you’re as obsessed with the giant magical trees at Gardens by the Bay as we are, you’re going to love SuperTree by IndoChine in the heart of Marina Bay. Located atop SuperTree Grove, the tallest structure here, you can enjoy an espresso martini or four while enjoying the light show above.
Must-try dish: Crispy squid on wild rocket, served with spicy salsa rosa & barbecued lime.
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10. Smoke and Mirrors
When you’re finished exploring the National Gallery of Singapore, why not take the elevator to the top floor for a meal and some drinks at Smoke & Mirrors? Centrally located in the City Hall area, you can conveniently watch the daily Light & Water show at the Marina Bay Sands from the top of this cool rooftop eatery.
Must-try dish: Chef’s special of Southern-fried chicken with waffles and lashings of maple syrup.