My favorite Rooftop Bars in Singapore 2020 | Local Guide
Is there anything better than watching sunset from a rooftop with a drink in your hand? Well, if you ask me, there isn’t. I enjoy a fun night out at one of Singapore’s many rooftop bars with their spectacular views of the popular skyline.
If you’re looking for an excellent spot to make sunset extra special, you should check out my top ten favorite rooftop bars in Singapore (especially now that bars are about to reopen!)
I only tried the VUE just recently but was smashed by its great ambiance, the casual Scandinavian yet elegant decor, and the stunning view on the Marina Bay (including the world-famous hotel and the Singapore Flyer). The so-named “rooftop spritz bar” offers many variations of my favorite drink that will only cost you 14 SGD in happy hour, while you get the “Spritz of the month” for 12 SGD at every time. Great, huh?
To make things even better, the VUE serves delicious bar snacks right out of the high-rated restaurant. Think of juicy sliders and the sweet corn fritters, and thank me later!
View 10/10 | Ambience 10/10 | Drinks 10/10 | Service 10/10 | Price 10/10
CÉ LA VI
Whenever you are in Singapore, you won’t want to miss going on top of the famous Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Usually, ticket prices for the SkyPark Observation Deck come at 26 SGD. But here’s the thing (and my little tip): If you have a reservation at the CÉ LA VI bar in tower 3, which is one level higher than the observation deck, you get the same view BUT a drink on top (literally). The eccentric booze comes with a price, though. However, right now, there is a 30 % discount on them. And if you fancy an exceptional dining experience up in the clouds, CÉ LA VI also offers contemporary Asian food, that I have tested and appreciated.
View 10/10 | Ambience 10/10 | Drinks 10/10 | Service 10/10 | Price 7/10
The Potato Head is a trendy bar among locals. Located on the roof of an iconic heritage building in Chinatown / Outram, the tropical rooftop bar offers views on the vibrant streets in the popular neighborhood. There are also two outlets in Hongkong and Bali, and all of them have a similarly eclectic and relaxed vibe with them. On the roof of the Singaporean’s branch, there is always a gentle breeze, and when the sun has set, there are lovely light bulbs that create a romantic and very chillaxed atmosphere.
In Singapore, the potato head cooperates with the alternative meat brand Three Buns, which is why you shouldn’t miss their famous burgers and sliders.
View 7/10 | Ambience 10/10 | Drinks 9/10 | Service 8/10 | Price 8/10
Oxwell & Co
We stumbled across the Oxwell & Co during our Look-and-see-trip. Located on the top level of an old shophouse right at the corner to Singapore’s buzzy Club Street, it is not known for the most grand views but its cozy and intimate ambiance. Naked bulbs, a green telephone box, and drinks served in elegant chinese porcelain say it all. Unfortunately, the rooftop only opens its doors after 6 pm and doesn’t offer many seatings too, which is why the ambiance is rather familiar and charming. The bar is known for its excellent Gin selection, and I can recommend one of their Hendrick’s Infused Teas that come in teacups or small bathtubs. Just be careful in case you are sensitive to caffeine, as the drinks will undoubtedly energize you (I speak from experience here.)
View 8/10 | Ambience 9/10 | Drinks 10/10 | Service 8/10 | Price 8/10
The Loof was awarded as one of the best rooftop bars in Singapore a few times already. You don’t go to Loof for its magnificent views, though, but because of its charming atmosphere and the appealing prices during happy hour. Located in an urban garden atop Odeon Towers in Singapore’s CBD, the seatings are very chill, and with the unbeatable price in happy hour, the Loof makes a perfect spot to meet friends for a cheeky after-work bev.
View 5/10 | Ambience 9/10 | Drinks 8/10 | Service 7/10 | Price 10/10
Located on level 39 on top of Andaz Singapore, Mr. Stork offers an amazing 360-degree view on to the city-state, including the world-famous Marina Bay Sands and the South Chinese Sea. The bar is very spacious and includes typical bar chairs at high tables as well as cute areas with teepee huts and tents, which can be rented in small groups for exceptional romance. Though I would recommend to rather sit in the first row or walk around the spacious garden on the top and breathe in the stunning views on Singapore.
View 10/10 | Ambience 10/10 | Drinks 8/10 | Service 10/10 | Price 8/10
The Other Roof
Located at the top of one of the historical shophouses near Ann Siang Hill, the The Other Roof offers fancy and instagrammable views – and drinks. The menu is elaborate and includes many detailed sketches and stories about the drinks, which in turn are relatively unspectacular. Nevertheless, The Other Roof is always worth a visit.
View 7/10 | Ambience 9/10 | Drinks 10/10 | Service 8/10 | Price 8/10
If you are in Boat Quay, then you won’t want to miss Southbridge Bar at the river. The bar is belonging to the ilLido group which is a grant for high quality in food, drinks, and service. Southbridge Bar is known for its excellent oysters paired with drinks. This, and the outdoor terrace making it the perfect spot to enjoy the views of the river and the spectacular Soutbridge.
View 8/10 | Ambiente 9/10 | Drinks 8/10 | Service 9/10 | Preis 7/10
At 282 metres above sea level there is the world’s highest alfresco bar, right in Singapore’s CBD. The 1-Altitude on the 63rd floor of One Raffles Place offers 360-degree panoramas and a unique club and bar feeling and atmosphere. The bar occupies 2 floors, including a dance floor which is currently closed. The decor is minimal but strange, as they grow trees on top of the building. Other than that, the seating availibiliets are rather club-style and not as comfortable as other bars in Singapore. There’s only a thin, shoulder-height glass panel separating you and the view. Usually, there is an entrance fee that includes on drink from a short selection of beers, and other drinks. Currently, the entrance fee is waved what I apprecaited a lot, as otherwise, I would personally find the prices too high (despite the great view). There is also a selection of bar food coming right from Singapore’s popular Stellar restaurant.
View 10/10 | Ambiente 5/10 | Drinks 6/10 | Service 6/10 | Preis 6/10
LeVeL 33 is the World’s Highest Urban Microbrewery that offers guests unique dining experience and ambiance. The moment you leave the elevator at level 33 of Marina Bay Financial Centre, you will be welcomed by copper tanks and a spacious restaurant featuring breath-taking panoramic views of Singapore skyline, as well as an open-air Terrace. For a first visit, I recommend ordering the tasting paddle to try their extensive selection of delectable beers, which is a fun yet costly experience (SGD 23.50++ for five beers 0,1 liters). I would probably not go to the LeVeL 33 because of their vast range of drinks, but would instead give their Raw Bar a try, that offers an array of seafood and oysters.
View 10/10 | Ambience 10/10 | Drinks 7/10 | Service 8/10 | Price 6/10