Unwinding with a cocktail in hand as you take in the unparalleled views of the city skyline and the cool evening breeze – who could possibly resist the allure of rooftop bars?
If, like us, you enjoy a drink or two with your friends or colleagues after a hectic week at work, then you’ll love our curation of the best rooftop bars in town. Not only do they provide great atmospheres for intimate conversations, they also serve up some reallydelicious cocktails - the perfect ingredients for a great night out.
Withthe weekend just around the corner, simply select a rooftop bar from our list below and you’re all set:
Loof provides an impressive view of the downtown CBD.
With comfy leather couches and verdant greenery surrounding the wooden-planked area, Loof is best described as homely and we suppose that’s what the owners at The Lo & Behold Group (responsible for establishments like The White Rabbit and The Black Swan) intended. Priding itself as a bar with local flavours – it serves local dishes such as kueh pie tee (shots of braised vegetables in a flour cup), Ramly burgers and chilli crab - even its drinks have the uniquely Singapore flavour. On the menu are concoctions such as Singapore Sour, Bandung ((rose syrup and milk drink) Bloom and of course, the iconic Singapore Sling. Loof even has its own corner shop selling old-school knick-knacks and games.
Odeon Towers, 331 North Bridge Road, 03-07, open Monday-Thursday 5pm-1am, Friday to Saturday 5pm-3am, Happy hour: 5pm-8pm, +65 6338 8035, www.loof.com.sg
Indulge in some tongue-in-cheek fun at Breeze, The Scarlet Hotel.
Located at the newly revamped The Scarlet Hotel, this alfresco-style terrace bar and restaurant is a cosy sanctuary that provides a gorgeous view of Chinatown. Great views aside, the food at Breeze is stellar too. Expect dishes such as duck foie gras yakitori, beef tongue wagyu and crispy tempura to fill you up.
Not forgetting the drinks, each cocktail comes with a seductive name such as Dominant, Soft Caress and Fore Play. How sexy is that? If cocktails aren’t your preferred tipple, Breeze also has an extensive wine list that includes wines from Chile, South Africa and New Zealand.
33 Erskine Road, +65 6511 3333, open Monday-Thursday 6pm-1am,Friday-Saturday 6pm-2am and Sunday 5pm-11pm, www.thescarlethotels.com
Soak in the all encompassing view of Singapore. at 1-Altitude.
At 282 metres above sea level, 1-Altitude is the world’s highest alfresco bar that provides a breathtaking 360-degree view of Singapore’s city skyline and that alone is a good reason to visit the bar.
While you take in the phenomenal sights, indulge in mixed platters of satay (skewered marinated meat), cheese and seafood as well as pizzas perfect for sharing. With an incredible view and delicious food, 1-Altitude is extremely popular with both Singaporeans and tourists during events such as the National Day Parade and Singapore Grand Prix, so be sure to make reservations early if you want to be privy to the best views in town. What’s more, the bar brings in a wide range of premium wines and champagne including Brut, Moët & Chandon andDom Pérignon.
1 Raffles Place (former OUB Centre), +65 6438 0410, 6pm till closing, www.1-altitude.com
Lantern Bar gives a stunning view of the Marina Bay skyline.
Aptly named after Clifford Pier’s historical Chinese name – Red Lantern Pier – Lantern is of course, brimming with chandeliers and candle-lit lanterns at the rooftop area, setting the scene for a romantic time with your other half.
80 Collyer Quay, +65 6597 5299, open daily 12 noon-2am, www.fullertonbayhotel.com
Ku Dé Ta offers both indoor and al fresco dining options.
Situated atop the architectural wonder that is the Marina Bay Sands, Ku Dé Ta offers both indoor and alfresco dining options. We strongly recommend having dinner indoors, then head outside to savour after-dinner cocktails and the impressive night scene views that surround the bar. Visual treats in the form of the fountain and light show at Marina Bay Sands’ promenade are also sights to behold.
1 Bayfront Avenue, SkyPark Marina Bay Sands North Tower, +65 6688 7688, open daily 12 noon till late, www.kudeta.com