Top 10 Rooftop Bars in Singapore

What better way to end the week (or get through it) than admiring a stunning view with a drink in hand? There’s nothing quite like the feeling of alcoholic bliss while you take in Singapore’s skyline. Whether you’re a cocktail enthusiast, a happy hour addict, or a full-time foodie, there’s something for everyone on our list of Top 10 Rooftop Bars in Singapore!

 

1. Loof

The ‘风和日丽’ sign greets you when you enter – it is a commonly used Chinese proverb for ‘a beautiful day’. | Source: Loof via Facebook

Located in Odeon Towers, Loof is easy to miss if you’re not looking. Sandwiched between two buildings, a simple office elevator brings you up to the third floor, where you’re greeted by views of the CBD – spot Marina Bay Sands in the distance, or see Swissotel The Stamford up close.

Loof boasts a selection of Singaporean-themed cocktails and bar snacks – savour the familiar taste of kaya in Kaya Lumpur, a mixture of pineapple rum, bitters, basil, and of course, kaya, or try their Loof Bubble Tea, which comes complete with fruit and tapioca pearls. If you’re feeling nostalgic, check out their Mama Shop – it’s stocked with childhood games and local souvenirs.

Happy hour happens from Monday to Saturdays, between 5pm – 8pm. It’s great for groups – just make sure you call ahead to reserve a seat!

331 North Bridge Rd, #03-07, Odeon Towers Extension Rooftop, Singapore 188720

 

2. 1-Altitude

1-Altitude

The view from 1-Altitude. | Source: Marinella Ruusunen via flickr

From 63 storeys above, 1-Altitude offers an unparalleled rooftop experience in Singapore and the highest al fresco dining experience in the world. With a 360 degree view, you can take in the entire Singapore skyline from all angles – observe the bustling streets of Chinatown or catch a glimpse of the ships along the Singapore Strait.

Cover charges vary depending on entry timing and special events, and is inclusive of 2 drinks. Not enough? Spoil yourself with their selection of Japanese whiskeys or indulge in a champagne cocktail.

1-Altitude is great for special events, such as catching the National Day Parade fireworks or celebrating the New Year’s Eve countdown – but make sure you buy a ticket in advance.

1 Raffles Place, Level 63, Singapore 048616

 

3. Sum Yi Tai

Sum Yi Tai

The view from Sum Yi Tai.

If you’re a fan of 80’s Hong Kong movies (or Hong Kong in general), you’ll love Sum Yi Tai’s decor. The first floor is reminiscent of chicken rice hawker stores, with a towering display of roasted chickens hung beside the bar. Looking for a view? Enter their gloomy, dimly lit lift before you head up to the rooftop, where you’ll be surrounded by sky-high buildings.

Foodies will love tucking into Sum Yi Tai’s selection of Chinese Tapas, inspired by Hong Kong street food and traditional Chinese dishes. For bar bites, we recommend Sum Yi Tai’s Signature XO Carrot Cake (mildly spicy), Crispy Sticky Gong Bo Mushrooms (vegetarian-friendly), and Chicken Skin Chips, Szechuan Style (a spicy guilty pleasure).

For happy hour, choose from draft beers, house wines, and house pours, or share a bucket of beer with friends. Happy hour on weekdays is until 8pm, and till 9pm on Saturdays – perfect for after-work drinks with your colleagues.

25 Boon Tat Street, Singapore 069622

 

4. Spago Bar & Lounge

Spago

Grab a seat at Spago Bar & Lounge. | Source: Marina Bay Sands

Located on the 57th floor of Marina Bay Sands, unwind with a cocktail in hand while taking in views of the Marina Bay area at Spago Bar & Lounge. Feast on bites from a variety of cuisines – there’s the Japanese Fried Chicken “Karaage”, Singaporean Chicken “Laksa” Spring Roll, and Western Grilled Cheese Sandwich. 

Relish in 16 dollar cocktails with their sundowners menu (available Mondays to Thursdays, 4pm – 7pm), or visit on Tuesdays between 6pm – 9pm to receive 50% off their signature cocktail, Love You Long Time, as part of their Social Hour promotion.

Spago Bar & Lounge is great for dates – what better way to impress your date than downing cocktails while playing i spy with Singapore’s landmarks?

Sands SkyPark, Level 57, Singapore 018956 (Access from Hotel Lobby 2)

 

5. Southbridge

Southbridge at Boat Quay

The view from Southbridge. | Source: Nils Florian via flickr 

Let us paint you a picture: you’re kicking back with a gin & tonic in one hand and a juicy oyster, topped with ponzu and yuzu, in the other. All of this  while you admire the Singapore skyline in the distance.

Known for their specialty oysters, Southbridge’s oysters are served in a platter of six, with three signature varieties to choose from. For citrus lovers, their Umami oysters are drizzled with ponzu and yuzu sauce, giving them a tangy and sweet finish. Spicy food fanatics will love their Tropical oysters, garnished with chilli, garlic, and calamansi. Or refresh your taste buds with their Habana oysters, drizzled with vermouth and hints of mint and cucumber.

With its peaceful atmosphere, Southbridge is the best place to unwind on a lazy evening – great for catching up with old friends while you experiment with the different flavours of their signature oysters. Happy hour is on weekdays, 5pm – 8pm.

80 Boat Quay, Level 5, Singapore 049868

 

6. LeVeL33

LeVeL33

The view from LeVeL33. | Source: Adrien Brunet via flickr

Take your love of beer to greater heights – 33 levels up, to be exact. LeVeL33 is the world’s highest micro-brewery, where craft beers are brewed in-house. LeVeL33 offers an amazing view of the Marina Bay area, encompassing Marina Bay Sands, the Singapore Flyer, and the CBD area.

Pick your poison from their different varieties of beer – there’s the 33.9 Wheat Beer, a smooth beer with hints of banana; the 33.16 Golden Ale, an aromatic beer with fruity tones; the 33.3 Stout, featuring malty flavours with chocolately aftertones. If you’re the kind of person who can’t tell the difference between a ale, a lager and a stout, the Beer Tasting Paddle, with five tasters of LeVeL 33’s signature brews, is a good place to start.

Slurp down oysters and your choice of alcohol (wine, champagne, or beer) during their Happy Hour, which takes place from 4pm – 6pm, and after 10pm. If you’re not big on shellfish, pair your beer with their selection of burgers, fries, and sizzlers.

8 Marina Boulevard, #33-01, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, Singapore 018981

 

7. Kinki

Kinki at Customs House

Kinki is located at the rooftop of Customs House. | Source: digitalpimp. via flickr

Get Kinki with it – if you’re a fan of tempura, sake, and Japanese whisky, you’re in for a treat. Located on the rooftop of Customs House, Kinki offers an Asian spin on classic cocktails – the Peach Blossom Margarita lives up to its name with a mix of tequila, peach umeshu, and peach purée, while the Shochu Melon Citrus is a tantalizing concoction of Shochu, melon liqueur, lime juice, and lemonade.

Bar bites include Japanese favourites, with Ebi Fries (tempura prawns), Tori Gyoza (chicken dumplings), and assorted sushi. Bring a friend along for happy hour (Mondays to Saturdays, 5pm – 8pm) and enjoy 1 for 1 drinks – choose from housepour spirits, house wines, and their selection of beers.

On Saturdays, Kinki offers a bottomless bunch with an endless flow of scrumptious Japanese dishes, including fresh sashimi slices and wagyu beef udon. Consider your foodie dreams fulfilled!

70 Collyer Quay, #02-02, Customs House, Singapore 049323

 

8. Artemis Grill

Artemis Grill

Grab a seat at the bar at Artemis Grill. | Source: Artemis Grill via Facebook

Nestled between the glass facades of CBD buildings is Artemis Grill, located on the roof of the CapitaGreen building. The perfect place for a wine & dine, grab a meal at the restaurant before rounding off your evening at the sky bar, aptly named for a bar on the 40th floor.

Soak up the view (and alcohol) without breaking the bank during their happy hour, where 10-dollar beers and 15-dollar cocktails await! G&T lovers will appreciate the variety of gins available, with choices originating from Scotland, UK, US, and Japan.

Happy hour is available all night on weekdays (3pm – 11pm) and Saturday (5pm – late), so your inner cheapskate can rejoice!

138 Market St, #40-01, CapitaGreen, Singapore 048946

 

9. The Stork

Camp out in one of Mr Stork’s ten teepee huts. | Source: Andaz Singapore

Immerse yourself in lush greenery and 360-degree views of the city at The Stork, located on the rooftop of Andaz Singapore. For a private evening, camp out in one of their ten teepee huts, where you can cosy up with a date. Or dine al fresco while you take in stunning views of the bustling city or the soothing sounds of the sea – you’re guaranteed a great view anywhere you sit.

Vegetarians will love the food options available – there’s the Impossible™ version of the Chilli Beef Con Carne, Impossible™ Sliders, and good ol’ truffle fries. Cocktails start from $22, with a popular favourite being the Ruby – a concoction of lemon juice, ginger, mint, vermouth, and ceylon arrack – served in an instagram-worthy elephant ceramic cup.

The Stork only accepts walk-ins, so be sure to head early to grab a good seat for watching the sunset.

5 Fraser St, Level 39, Andaz Singapore, Singapore 189354

 

10. The Screening Room

The Screening Room

A drink and a view at The Screening Room. | Source: The Screening Room via Facebook

Cinephilias should head to The Screening Room for the perfect night out. First, catch a screening at their boutique film theatre, an intimate space with cosy sofas. Screenings happen twice daily, with different movies every screening – you can browse their calendar of upcoming films on their website.

Afterwards, visit the rooftop bar and enjoy a relaxing atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Grab a spot on one of their cushion sofas, or get one-on-one time at the bar tables. Sip on $10 housepour spirits and bottled beers during their happy hour, or share a $45 bucket of beers with friends.

Happy hour is available on Mondays and Tuesdays after 5:30pm, and Wednesdays to Saturdays from opening till 8pm.

12 Ann Siang Rd, #03-00, Singapore 069692