There’s no shortage of bars in Singapore, and the same can certainly be said for the bars in the Marina Bay and Fullerton (this includes Collyer Quay, too) area.
Rooftop bars, sky-high watering holes, swish drinking spots – this precinct is replete with after-dark haunts that serve up solid cocktails and tasty bar grub. All you need to know is where to go and what’s in store for you, so use this as a guide to places to drink in the city.
All venues are near to Raffles Place and Bayfront MRT stations
Fullerton & Collyer Quay
Photo by Darren Soh
Gazetted as Singapore's 71st national monument, the iconic Fullerton Hotel is home to two stylish bars – the sleek 1 Post Bar and the breezy 2 Lighthouse Restaurant & Rooftop Bar.The former, a grand spot that’s perfect for business meetings, makes heady Fullerton Slings (a collection of locally-inspired cocktails) that are best enjoyed in the bar’s lush alfresco setting, while the latter offers wine labels from the world over, deliciouscanapes (bite-sized food), and stunning views of the bay area.
Further down the street on One Fullerton Road, there’s 3 OverEasy. This all-American diner isn’t just known for their uber juicy burgers, but also their potent concoctions such as the refreshing Mama's Special Lemonade (vodka, apricot brandy, and homemade lemonade) and the bacon bourbon milkshake – a mix of bacon-infused whiskey, grade A maple, triple sec, and vanilla ice cream.
Over at the Collyer Quay area, more rooftop drinking spots await. Hit up Japanese bar 4 Kinki for sake (Japanese rice wine) and sushi with a view, or bring your other half to 5 Lantern at The Fullerton Bay Hotel for a romantic night out, complete with Veuve Clicquot Champagne and mini wagyu beef sliders.
Wander around a little outside the area and you’ll wind up in Raffles Place, which has a couple of cool bars that are worth visiting, including the 6 1-Altitude Gallery (it's 63 floors up so imagine the views you can get) and 7 Orgo – a rooftop cocktail bar featuring awesome sofa seats in the outdoor area for some serious R&R.
Over at the legendary Marina Bay Sands, there’s 8 CÉ LA VI standing 200 metres above ground. This upbeat rooftop establishment towers over the bay area, offering visitors unrivalled views of the city skyline and nightly DJ sets with heavy beats and feel-good tunes. If you prefer something a little more down-tempo, head to Japanese-Italian restaurant and bar, 9 Caffé B for Japanese mixes like a yuzu Mojito and other options such as red Sangria and a classic Bellini.
Diagonally across from the Marina Bay Sands is 10 LeVeL33. Dubbed the 'world's highest urban craft brewery', this sophisticated beer lounge features a range of freshly brewed lagers, ales, stouts, porters, and wheat beer. Opt for the outdoor seats for a view of the city while you sip on your drink.