'Cos nothing beats a good time with a drink in your hand and the breeze in your hair at these alfresco bars Singapore.
If you’re looking for a change of scenery to introduce your drinking buddies to a swell time sans air-conditioning, perhaps hop on over to an alfresco bar or two. Open-air restaurants and rooftop drinking spots aside, these are the casual, laid-back joints that offer a fab time any day of the week. From hidden watering holes to cool hangouts with a view, these alfresco bars in Singapore are all about breezy good times.
Alfresco bars in Singapore for breezy outdoor dining
1. Jypsy at One Fullerton
This bistro marries traditional Japanese fare (think sushi rolls and tsukune) with modern twists. Plus, the alfresco area screams boho-chic with the wicker decor, which we absolutely love. Sip on cocktails, wine, or even sake while overlooking the river, crowned by Singapore’s skyline.
Jypsy at One Fullerton, #01-02/03, 1 Fullerton Road, Singapore 049213
2. Analogue Initiative
This gem tucked away in a corner of Chijmes is driven by a need to transform dining experiences. Using alternative methods, ingredients, and technologies, it’s shaking up modern-day bar culture with sustainable operations and edibles. This alfresco bar in Singapore sports some funky upcycled decor and a 3D-printed bar but we’re also loving the outdoor seating illuminated by warm lights. Pick out a sustainably made drink of your choice and enjoy!
Analogue Initiative, #01-31, Chijmes, 30 Victoria Street, Singapore 187996
3. Timbre X S.E.A
Housed within the beautiful and historic old parliament house, Timbre’s always been known for hosting local bands for electrifying nights filled with live music. As you dance the night away, enjoy the famous thin-crust pizzas with a round of beers. If you’re just looking to chill, sit back with the music and gaze out to enjoy the night view. Either way, you and your mates will have a rocking good time.
Timbre X S.E.A, #01-04, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429
Situated inside The Riverhouse at Clarke Quay, along with nightclub Yang and modern Chinese restaurant Mimi, Yin invites bar-hoppers to kick back by the river. In between drinks, you’ll be entertained by live band gigs and sports screenings. Keen to try one of the signature cocktails? Pick from a selection that includes Rendezvous (gin, yuzu sake and melon liqueur), The ‘High’ Tea (gold rum, homemade red dates, oolong tea), and a spiced mala margarita.
Yin, The Riverhouse, #01-02, Clarke Quay, 3A River Valley Road, Singapore 179020
Gillman Barracks isn’t just home to a medley of art galleries; it’s also where you’ll find cool kid Hopscotch, a bar that’s unabashedly in love with its Singapore roots. The outdoor tables are ideal for hosting boisterous group gatherings, and every visit here is different, as the menu refreshes regularly. The folks behind the bar are innovative and always up for experimenting, so expect the unexpected in their cocktails. Unusual ingredients in the mix include shallot washed vodka, chicken essence, and sesame oil. We’re intrigued already! Psst: If you’re happy to be surprised, just throw out three words to describe your favourite flavours and let the bartenders do their thing.
Hopscotch, 45 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109455
6. Wine Connection Tapas Bar & Bistro
Always bustling with vino lovers, Wine Connection’s Robertson Walk outlet is an easy option when you’re in the mood for the grape stuff. The wine list is endless, it’s got cheese platters galore and the alfresco tables are perfect for a catch-up with friends or family.
Wine Connection Tapas Bar & Bistro, #01-19/20, Robertson Walk, 11 Unity Street, Singapore 237995
Evenings got you excited for after-work drinks? Gather your thirstiest teammates to drown your work sorrows in beers, wines, spirits and, of course, frozen margaritas. Housed in a shipping container in the CBD, with outdoor seats overlooking the Marina Bay waters, this alfresco bar is all about street food, bar bites and good vibes.
Chimi’s, #01-01, Ntuc Centre, 1 Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018989
8. Lady Wu
From the same folks that brought you East-side sports hangout Tipsy Penguin comes a modern Asian rooftop bar with sparkling views of the city from its Boat Quay perch. Its concept takes inspiration from China’s Tang Dynasty, while its no-frills outdoor area looks out on the surrounding CBD buildings. Fancy a sip from the liquor cabinet? Go for beers, shooters, wines, sakes or cocktails.
Lady Wu, Attic Level, The Offshore Building, 11 North Canal Road, Singapore 048824
9. Barbary Coast
We’re in love with Boat Quay’s newest dual concept bar (especially its opulent second level ballroom), but when it comes to drinks without the embellishments, we think Deadfall. More gritty and rustic than its upstairs sister, the chillax haunt has a tiny open-air seating area by the bar for post-work cocktails or weekend lounging. Best of all, beers and cocktails here are pocket-friendly.
Barbary Coast, Level 1, 16 North Canal Road, Singapore 048828
10. Le Noir
With its prime waterfront location and live bands to set the tone of groovy nights, it’s no surprise crowds flock to Le Noir for high-spirited merriment. The buzzy Marina Bay Sands venue opens out to the waters, with sunset DJ gigs and spectacular views of the nightly Spectra light show.
Le Noir, #01-84, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018972
11. Wanderlost Lounge
Not all who wander to this hidden gem are lost, especially if you’re on the hunt for a great mocktail. A concept by The Halal Mixologist, the eclectic space is decorated with all sorts of knick-knacks and green pockets, but what we really love about it is the alfresco space lit with fairy lights and neon words. Clearly, no alcohol is served on the premises, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have a smashing time clinking glasses to concoctions cheekily named after popular books like Harry Potter, The Little Prince, Alice in Wonderland and Hamlet.
Wanderlost Lounge, #07-04, Bugis Plus, 201 Victoria Street, Singapore 188067
12. Tanjong Beach Club
Sprawled out on the sandy shores of Tanjong Beach, this tropical oasis houses a restaurant, bar and swimming pool, so you can pretty much spend the entire day lounging by the waters, taking a dip or partying it up at one of the hip disco raves. Sit back, relax and feel the sun on your face while you knock back cocktails like flamingo margarita (with strawberries and jalapeno syrup) or Malayan mai tai (made of house-infused rum, pandan and fresh lime).
Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 098942
Monti’s Italian restaurant may be indoors, but you can head up the stairs for unobstructed sights of Marina Bay (best seen during sunset!). With tapas and tipples to fuel you up, the rooftop hangout takes casual elegance to the next level. Make your next date night extra special at this dining powerhouse.
Monti, Rooftop of Monti at 1-Pavilion, 82 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049327
14. Wala Wala Cafe Bar
One of the OGs in the live music scene, Wala Wala has been a mainstay in Holland Village for as long as we can remember. The popular neighbourhood haunt does away with decorative trimmings, ‘cause what you see is truly what you get. Sadly, its iconic second floor gig space closed at the end of 2021 after two decades of playing host to live bands. Still, it’s a welcoming, relaxed spot to chill with a beer and people-watch.
Wala Wala Cafe Bar, 31 Lorong Mambong, Holland Village, Singapore 277689
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