The gleaming city of Singapore is renowned for its glorious skyline and what better way to experience the incredible views than from the heights of a rooftop bar. Sip a Singapore sling and appreciate the beauty of Marina Bay and beyond. Chic spaces are set apart for those ready to party and as the sun sets, the city’s top rooftop bars burst to life with live tunes from the hottest DJs in town. From gold-tiled pools to sky high craft breweries, here are our top picks for Singapore’s best rooftop bars.
Lantern is the creation of the Fullerton Bay Hotel in Singapore. A trendy rooftop bar designed as a floating oasis in the heart of the city, the Lantern features tropical landscaping and a five metre glowing bar. Custom-made rattan furniture is carefully scattered around the deck to create pockets of intimacy for guests, along with ambient lighting from candle-lit lanterns and chandeliers. Lantern also features a stunning 25 metre lap pool and two couple Jacuzzis. This stylish bar offers a fantastic selection of signature cocktails and delightful gourmet tapas, from truffle fries to wagyu short rib mini burgers. Admire the glittering city below in this romantic setting, as you listen to soothing Cuban beats by guest DJs.
One of the swankiest rooftop bars in the city, the Hi-So Pool Bar at the Sofitel Singapore is incredibly popular. Found in the Central Business District, the bar is nestled between skyscrapers and is a common hang out for lively after-work and weekend gatherings. Perhaps the most defining feature is the bar’s sparkling gold-tiled lap pool – pictured above. Out on the open-air terrace, you can sit back and relax on the plush lounge furniture beneath pool-side cabanas and sample tempting cocktails and treats from the bar. The drinks menu includes refreshing cocktails and mocktails, premium champagnes, wines and beers. In the evenings, top DJs play ambient beats for those keen to dance the night away.
The world’s highest craft brewery, LeVel 33 offers unprecedented views of Singapore’s Marina Bay. The sprawling terrace is, you guessed it, 33 storeys high and features an impressive 8 tonne of state-of-the-art microbrewery equipment. Situated atop the Marina Bay Financial Centre, this unique restaurant and lounge serves up authentic craft brews of European heritage, from the full bodied 33.1 Blond Lager to the smoky and strong 33.3 Stout. You can savour modern European eats, from the signature pig & snail to the beef tenderloin served with truffled russet puree, roma tomatoes, garlic confit and creamy celeriac. Despite the gourmet food and drink, the panoramic views will still be the highlight of the evening. Reservations for LeVel 33 are recommended.
KU DE TA
Sitting sky high atop Marina Bay Sands, the KU DE TA Sky Bar boasts breathtaking panoramic views of Singapore’s spectacular skyline. The modern bar is situated in the centre of the deck, surrounded by chairs and tables that are sheltered by stylish red umbrellas. The views from the Sky Bar extend to the Marina Bay and beyond and include the soaring Singapore Flyer. In the evenings you are in a prime position to view the dazzling fountain and light show down at the promenade. Enjoy sumptuous fare from the Club Lounge or simply sip an after dinner cocktail and appreciate the upbeat tunes from the nightly DJ.
For a fun night out in Singapore, you can’t go past the urban garden bar known as Loof. Perched on top of the Odeon Towers in downtown, this whimsical bar is known for its playful atmosphere and funky design. The Mama Shop sells quirky gifts of nostalgia while the bar serves up carefully crafted Southeast Asian inspired cocktails. The spacious wooden floor boards, urban garden setting and lively atmosphere make it a popular haven for locals. The menu features of range of tempting eats from hoisin duck spring rolls to their signature chilli crab dip. As for drinks, favourite concoctions include the Singapore Sour, Ho Chi Mint and of course, the Singapore Sling.
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