Rooftop bars and luxe settings are the name of the game at these extravagant National Day parties
It’s a fact: Birthdays are meant to be celebrated with gusto. But when it comes to Singapore’s big day, everything needs to be taken up a notch. Restaurants have already rolled out their special National Day menus, but these National Day parties are guaranteed to have you wielding your Singapore flags and dancing long after the fireworks.
Mr Stork at Andaz Singapore
If catching the fireworks is high on your list of priorities for National Day, you best be heading over to Andaz Singapore. Mr Stork is the famous rooftop bar at this lush hotel: at 39 stories high, this is one sweet spot to catch the dazzling fireworks display, especially from the observatory deck. Of course, it’s not just about the view. From 6pm to 10pm, you’ll also get to enjoy free-flow Champagne Delamotte, red and white wines, Andaz pale ale, and a special National Day cocktail. We all know how the music can make or break a party, but rest assured, DJ and saxophonist duo Cosa Nostra will be on deck to dish out some wicked live music. Getting the munchies? Don’t hesitate to dig into some comfort food such as shawarma and hot dogs from the various pop-up stores. This multi-sensory experience is going to be massive.
Price: $168++ for free-flow alcoholic beverages and bar food
Mr Stork at Andaz Singapore, Andaz Singapore, 5 Fraser St, Singapore 189354
Harding On The Hill at PS.Cafe
The super lush lawns of PS.Cafe on Harding Road make the perfect backdrop to celebrate this tropical island’s 53rd birthday. Grab yourself a lawn chair as early as 12 noon and spend the day sipping on cold beers and cocktails – mid-week holiday done right. Of course, there will be music! DJ Sivanesh will take the stage with this insane beats at this lovely sundowner.
Free admission, $10 beers & ciders and $60 bottles of wine
Harding On The Hill, PS Cafe, 28B Harding Road, Singapore 249549
Ice Cream National Day 2018 at Gallery & Co
Everyone’s favourite party collective is throwing a birthday bash. Catch the fireworks from the iconic National Gallery building while swaying to dance-worthy tunes that flow from funk and soul to house and disco. Setting the vibe are a cool team of DJs including Toppings, Bongomann, Johan, and guest selectors The Professional and Muto Masashi. Take in the spectacular view, funky tunes and overall awesomeness with a side of tipples, bar food and boozy ice creams like rum rum raisin and Bailey’s bourbon.
Ice Cream National Day 2018, Gallery & Co, 1 St. Andrew’s Road #01–05, Singapore 178957
The Birthday Affair at 1919 Waterboat House
Food and drinks are the names of the game at this rooftop party. This hidden oasis of indulgence will be presenting a three-hour free-flow alfresco dinner. Contemporary European cuisine is the theme, and you can indulge in fresh seafood, endless canapes and French-inspired main courses. Oh, do save some space for all the desserts heading your way too. Don’t leave drinks out – the selection of red wine, white wine and beer bevvies will complement the food perfectly. Fair warning: It’s a bottomless selection, so keep tabs on how much you drink, or you might miss the fireworks. If this doesn’t press all your buttons, you also have the option to join the party late just to revel in the spectacular fireworks. The Rooftop Bar does, after all, dish out some breathtaking views.
Price: $130++ Early Bird, $150++ Regular for the free-flow of food and drinks, available from 6pm-9pm. For the after-party, $40nett for pre-paid tickets and $70nett for tickets at the door, both options inclusive of one complimentary drink
The Birthday Affair at 1919 Waterboat House, 3 Fullerton Rd #03-01, The Waterboat House, Singapore 049215
Beats, BBQ & Booze at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club
Trust Camp Kilo to fire up the grill for a fabulous riverside BBQ. Kick back and unwind with your crew with special National Day cocktails and locally-inspired food that’ll have you going for seconds, even thirds. This party starts early afternoon and goes on all night till 11pm, so you’ve got hours of drinking, dancing and nomnoming in store.
Beats, BBQ & Booze, Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, 66 Kampong Bugis #01-01, Singapore 338987
National Day Fiesta by Ce La Vi
Celebrate the nation’s birthday from up high at Ce La Vi. Hardcore party people will be happy to know that revelry will begin from as early as 12 noon. Dig into an array of Singapore-style BBQ goodness and get into old school games: remember chapteh, five stones and hopscotch? No party is complete without some sick beats, and this birthday bash will feature Afro-Latin, house and nu-disco tunes to ensure there’s never a dull moment. Oh, and we know you might get engrossed in your celebrations, but be sure to catch the mesmerising fireworks display from one of best vantage points in the city.
Price: Cover charges apply for entry between 4pm and 10pm. $28 for pre-sale tickets and $48 for tickets at the door. Cover charge is inclusive of one premium pour (non-alcoholic for those under 18)
National Day Fiesta, Ce La Vi, 1 Bayfront Avenue Marina Bay Sands Tower 3, Singapore 018971
National Day Back at the Bay at 1-Altitude
It should come as no surprise that the world’s highest alfresco bar delivers one of the best views of the fireworks and a reason to party up on National Day. Standing at 282 metres above sea level, expect an aerial view of the spectacular light display as you raise your glass of Little Singapura, a refreshing cocktail specially concocted for the day. Gin drinkers, are we? Sip on gin and tonic accompanied with orchids and orange wedges by local distillery Tanglin Gin. Leave DJ Lindo Martinez to the music and we bet he’ll have you dancing the night away.
Cover charge $53 for two drinks and a national day party pack
National Day Back at the Bay, 1-Altitude, Level 61, 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 04861
Disco Lah! By Bar Rouge
You just know this iconic nightlife destination will come in with something special for SG53. Perched on the 71st floor, Bar Rouge is just about one of the best places to catch the flypast, parade and the fireworks. You’ll get the chance to kick back and unleash your inner patriotism as you wave Singapore flags, feast on kachang puteh and down Singapore slings. Oh, did we mention? Each purchase of a Singapore sling will entitle you to a complimentary tote bag. What’s more, you can be sure you’ll be surrounded by amazing tunes all day and all night. Local DJ Aurora and DJ Kane Ian will be on deck to show you how to dance from day to night and party the Singaporean way!
Price: Complimentary entry all night from 3pm to 10pm. Singapore slings go for $20++ each
Disco Lah!, Bar Rouge, 2 Stamford Road, Floor 71, Singapore 178882
Viva Singapore 2018
Might sound weird partying the Mexican way for Singapore’s National Day, but with free-flow Mexican bites and drinks from 5.30pm to 8.30pm, can we really say no? Enter a sea of red and white as you dance to feel good sets from Singapore-born DJ KFC. His ability to mix different genres together while maintaining the vibe and energy is bound to be a real crowd pleaser. Coupled with the spectacular visuals of the fireworks, we bet it will make for a memorable night. Here’s the catch: It’s limited seating so grab your tickets now. Hasta la vista!
Price: Tickets start from $124.99nett which includes free standing walkabout tickets with three hours of free-flow food and drinks
Viva Singapore 2018, Super Loco Customs House, 70 Collyer Quay, #01-04, Singapore 049323
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