Care for a drink several floors up? Count us in! These rooftop bars in Singapore are quite literally raising the bar with unparalleled views of the city.
In a city where space is limited, rooftop bars in Singapore are almost a necessity. Boasting spectacular views, good drinks (hello, ladies night), and – relief!– cool breezes, you’ll never break a sweat up here. We’ve rounded up a list of Singapore bars (including the ones at our favourite hotels) with unbelievable views that aren’t just your usual Marina Bay variety. Get ready to see Singapore from a bird’s eye view – a toast to high times!
Best rooftop bars in Singapore
Groove out to sassy beats while enjoying a sleek craft cocktail at Levant in Tanjong Pagar. If you’re here with company, order Mediterranean-inspired mezze plates for sharing. We particularly love the smoky baba ganoush and tender beef kofta sliders. Not to mention, service here is A-plus – the friendly staff at Levant are always down to shoot the breeze with you.
Levant, Level 4, 32 Tras Street, Singapore 078972
2. Sky Lido
Head to the fifth floor of Concorde Shopping Centre and you’ll find Sky Lido – a modern rooftop bar and bistro with knock-out views of the city. We’re always down to unwind with mini pizzas and freshly-shaken tipples after a long week. Our favourite bar bite? Well, it’s gotta be the roasted camembert with a hint of sea salt and rosemary.
Sky Lido, #o5-01, Concorde Shopping Centre, 317 Outram Road, Singapore 169075
3. Atico Lounge
The discerning imbiber will find themselves right at home in Atico Lounge. This exclusive social spot sits 55 floors high above Ion Orchard – it sports perfect city views, stellar drinks and world-class service. Oh, and its tropical tipples are a must-try. Sip on the Pineapple Tropicana for a true taste of island life within the Garden City.
Atico Lounge, Level 55, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
With a bang-on location at the penthouse of Oue Bayfront on Collyer Quay, Vue is definitely a force to be reckoned with. Munch on binchotan-grilled specialities and spritz cocktails as you gaze at unobstructed views of the Marina Bay skyline from the 19th storey. It makes a great place for a romantic date, too!
Vue, Level 19, Oue Bayfront, 50 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049321
Perched high above the city in the penthouse of Marina Bay Financial Centre, this high tech brewery, restaurant and lounge is an impressive venue to add to Singapore’s list of sky dining. For a more intimate experience, book a private dining room with a spectacular view of the city where you can immerse yourself in relaxed elegance. There’s limited outdoor seating, so call ahead to snag that sweet spot.
Level33, #33-01, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, 8 Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018981
6. Artemis Grill & Sky Bar
The Terrace at Artemis Grill is an outdoor rooftop space with amazing 360-degree views of Marina Bay. Park yourself at one of the strategic seats and enjoy fine Mediterranean cuisine. The highlight has to be the 100-year-old olive tree that’s planted right smack in the middle of the bar.
Artemis Grill & Sky Bar, #40-01, CapitaGreen (Rooftop), 138 Market Street, Singapore 048946
7. Ce La Vi
Perched above the observation deck of the SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands, Ce La Vi boasts a restaurant, club lounge and an unrivalled view of Singapore and beyond. The rooftop bar has extended its space by opening Sky Lounge, a relaxed open-air area boasting astounding views of the iconic Sands Skypark infinity pool and the Marina Bay skyline.
Ce La Vi, Level 57, Tower 3, Marina Bay Sands Hotel, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971
Perched atop the taller shophouses along the bustling Boat Quay stretch, Braci is a concept by restaurateur Beppe De Vito serving up modern Italian fare. The restaurant features a luxe 16-seat dining area on the fifth floor, as well as a 30-seat rooftop bar that flaunts a fantastic view of the Singapore River that you can enjoy while you savour unique cocktails.
Braci, #05-01/#06-01, 2 Boat Quay, Singapore 049841
This rooftop restaurant and bar tucked away on the 70th storey of Swissotel The Stamford ticks all the boxes for a truly memorable experience. Besides the contemporary Japanese-inspired grill, the bar also offers cocktails influenced by Mother Nature. Thanks to its strategic location, Skai is probably one of the best spots to witness Singapore’s buzzing skyline in all its glory.
Skai, Level 70, Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore 178882
10. The Other Roof
The Other Roof at Ann Siang Hill is a rooftop bar that wants to introduce tea to your pub situation. From the folks that gave us The Other Room, this tea bar merges the tea and spirits worlds by housing over 400 tea-infused spirits. Tea leaves are sourced from all over the world to make their own blend and infuse spirits in-house. Talk about spilling the tea! You’ll get a view of Chinatown and the CBD here.
The Other Roof, Rooftop, 28 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069708
11. Smoke & Mirrors
You don’t always have to be way up in the sky to enjoy a rooftop view. Your scenery can be just as sensational a mere six storeys above ground. Nested atop the summit of the grand National Gallery, Smoke & Mirrors boasts one of the most staggering skyline vistas on the isle, majestically overlooking The Padang, Esplanade and Marina Bay Sands. You can choose to sit inside lest you get sweaty while you swig. But with a view like this, it’s truly hard to resist chilling out in the alfresco area grounded by wood and copper accents.
Smoke & Mirrors, #06-01, National Gallery Singapore, 1 Saint Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
12. Mr Stork
Sitting on the rooftop of Andaz Singapore at level 39, Mr Stork offers an amazing 360-degree view. Lounge at one of the ten teepee huts and take in the tropical vibes while you sip on botanical cocktails featuring fruits like watermelon and grapefruit. You’ll definitely forget you’re in Singapore for a second.
Mr Stork, Andaz Singapore, 5 Fraser Street, Singapore 189354
13. Lavo Italian Restaurant and Rooftop Bar
Lavo has many faces. By day, it’s a luxurious lounge that throws massive weekend party brunches. But by night, it’s a sleek nightclub complete with live DJ sets as the outdoor bar and terrace come to life. Since you’re on the 57th level, you best believe you’ll be treated to stunning views of the city skyline. If you’re feeling peckish, turn to American-Italian cuisine like the famous Lavo meatball or potato gnocchi.
Lavo Italian Restaurant and Rooftop Bar, Level 57, Tower 1, Marina Bay Sands Hotel, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
14. Aqua Luna
Your turn to pick a spot for girls’ night out? Look no further than Aqua Luna, probably the most iconic rooftop bar in the Southwestern precinct. Enjoy a 180-degree view of The Southern Ridges and the Queenstown ‘hood (hello, Interlace) in a classy ceiling-to-floor glass enclave. What a stunner!
Aqua Luna, Park Hotel Alexandra, 323 Alexandra Road, 159972
15. Potato Head Folk
Soak up the sights and sounds of Chinatown at Potato Head Folk’s dreamy rooftop bar. Offering a slice of tropical ambience, the rooftop bar in Keong Saik serves excellent tiki cocktails. Sit back and relax amongst fragrant herbs and exotic flora planted around the rooftop as you take in the view of Singapore’s skyline.
Potato Head Folk, 36 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089143
16. Kinki Restaurant + Bar
Situated on the second floor of Customs House is Kinki, a contemporary Japanese bar. A quirky mural by Miami Ink’s Chris Graver plus the rhythmic blend of beats give this establishment a cool, high-style vibe. It’s a particularly good joint to let your hair down, especially on a Friday night after work.
Kinki Restaurant + Bar, #02-02, Customs House, 70 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049323
It’s an urban oasis at 1927, a glitzy bar perched atop So/ Singapore. Sip on artisanal equatorial cocktails, clink glasses with your girlfriends and enjoy the night by the infinity-edged pool.
1927, So/ Singapore, 35 Robinson Road, Singapore 068898
Swish rooftop bar and tapas restaurant Lantern is the place to be if you want killer views of the Marina Bay waterfront. Go for light bites like the popular mini wagyu beef sliders for a little something to nibble on. Head there before 8pm and you can catch Marina Bay Sands’ spiffy laser light shows from your seat.
Lantern, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326
Oysters and alcohol? Best. Combo. Ever. If you’re like us, be sure to hit up Southbridge. The bar, which overlooks the Singapore River, knows a thing or two about umami with its show-stopping creations like smoked pork taco, seasoned baby octopus and signature oysters in ponzu and yuzu sauce, and bulldog sauce and togarashi.
Southbridge, 5/F (rooftop), 80 Boat Quay, Singapore 049868
Temporarily closed; reopening in August with a new concept.
This Italian rooftop restaurant on the 43rd level of Ocean Financial Centre features two open kitchens, a charcoal grill, an antipasti bar and a walk-in wine cellar showcasing a variety of Italian labels. But if you want to enjoy breathtaking views of Marina Bay’s waterfront, the refreshed Terrace Lounge is the place to be.
Zafferano, Level 43, Ocean Financial Centre, 10 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049315
So who’s ready to raise a toast to these top rooftop bars in Singapore?