There’s nothing quite like enjoying a good tipple with the wind in your hair and a great view of the city lights. Pay a visit to these eight rooftop bars, and take your drinking escapades to a higher level (literally).
With a 360-degree view of the city from a perch atop the 63rd floor of One Raffles Place, 1-Altitude is the world’s highest alfresco bar, and provides the perfect combination of stunning sunset views and buzzing nightlife. With its top-rate ambience and sophisticated vibes, this watering hole is certainly a cut above the rest. Pro-tip: Pay a visit to the Upper Viewing Gallery for the most unobstructed view of Singapore’s cityscape.
1-Altitude. 1 Raffles Place Level 63, Singapore 048616. +65 6438 0410.
Mon, Tue Thu & Sun 6pm-2am; Wed, Fri & Sat 6pm-4am.
With a name that’s a whimsical play on ‘roof’, Loof is one of Singapore’s first ever rooftop bars. A standalone outdoor shop on its premise—The Mama Shop—sells nostalgic knickknacks, curios and other conversation starters. Loof regularly supports local artists, designers and musicians, making it the perfect place to rub shoulders with creative types.
Odeon Towers Extension Rooftop. 331 North Bridge Road #03-07, Singapore 188720. +65 6337 9416.
Mon-Thu 5pm-1am; Fri & Sat 5pm-2am.
Smoke & Mirrors
The artwork at the iconic National Gallery Singapore isn’t the only beautiful sight you’ll get to feast your eyes on. Walk through a building steeped in heritage, and pay a visit to the rooftop, where you’ll find Smoke & Mirrors.
Enjoy a unique drinking experience alongside the panoramic view; head bartender Jorge Conde’s innovative cocktail menu—dubbed “Illusions of Flavour—is divided into six distinct categories that evoke different flavour profiles, and pay homage to artists like Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.
National Gallery Singapore. 1 St. Andrew’s Road #06-01, Singapore 178957. +65 9380 6313.
Mon-Thu 3pm-1am; Fri 3pm-2am; Sat noon-2am; Sun noon-1am.
An oasis amidst the skyscrapers and malls of Singapore’s primary shopping district, Bar Canary is the perfect tropical escape for discerning cocktail lovers. Located in the heart of Orchard Road, on the fourth floor of the swanky Grand Park Hotel, this alfresco bar is the perfect place for a relaxing time away from the hustle of the city. Kick off your shoes and make new friends at the bar’s deck, and be sure to partake from the trademark selection of six Boozy Pops—popsicle-flavoured concoctions made from fresh ingredients.
Grand Park Orchard. 270 Orchard Road Level 4, Singapore 238857. +65 6603 8888.
Mon-Thu & Sun noon-1am; Fri, Sat noon-2am.
Oxwell & Co
Modelled after a traditional British pub, this 4,000-square-foot drinking spot occupies a four-storey shophouse along Ann Siang Hill. If you’re looking for a quiet spot amidst lush greenery to have a conversation, pay a visit to Hendrick’s Botanical Roof Garden, an organic herb garden housed on the rooftop of Oxwell & Co, which supplies both the bar and kitchen with fresh herbs.
Oxwell & Co. 5 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069688. +65 6438 7036.
Potato Head Singapore
Spread over four floors and located inside an iconic heritage building in the heart of Chinatown, Potato Head Singapore is a multi-concept F&B establishment that offers up hearty comfort food, amazing tipples and a buzzy ambience. The bar plays an eclectic mix of electronic and dance music, and holds weekly sunset parties every Sunday, making it the perfect place to spend the weekend with new friends.
Potato Head Singapore. 36 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089143. +65 6327 1939.
A bar that draws inspiration from Clifford Pier’s historical nickname of Red Lantern Pier, Lantern is nestled atop The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore. Groove out to sensual house beats, enjoy the mesmerising view of Marina Bay waterfront, and sip on a Berry Mojito by the bar’s pool. We recommend visiting for dinner before 8pm, and staying for after-meal drinks—the bar’s view of Marina Bay Sands® will allow you to enjoy Spectra—A Light And Water Show, without having to leave your seat.
The Fullerton Bay Hotel. 80 Collyer Quay Rooftop, Singapore 049326. +65 6877 8911.
Mon-Thu, Sun 10-1am; Fri-Sat 10-2am.
Minimalist décor and monochrome furnishing meets a warm, inviting ambience at Southbridge. Located along Boat Quay, this rooftop bar is a perfect spot for party-goers looking to wind down after a night of drinking and socialising. Southbridge is also known for their scrumptious signature oysters, artisanal sake (Japanese rice wine) and craft cocktails made exclusively from small batch spirits. Grab a couple of your friends to accompany you on an oyster binge, and don’t be shy to ask the staff for recommended alcohol pairings.
Southbridge. 80 Boat Quay Level 5, Singapore 049868. +65 6877 6965.