Singapore’s sparkling waterfronts and winding heritage pathways make for wonderful romantic moments, but nothing says date night like curling up in one of the city’s delightful bars. No matter the mood of love you’re after, these 10 romantic bars in Singapore will have you at hello.
Perched close to the Marina Bay Sands, Monti is a perfect place to set the mood with its glittering riverside views and glamorous ambiance. Ask for the outdoor seats, where you can watch the city light up at night while feeling like you’re having a drink on the water itself. They have a live band doling out some classic smooth jazz to top off the night beautifully.
Housed in a restored chapel, this wondrous little joint will get the date off to a fantastic start. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, patrons make their way to the bar, appropriately named “The Rabbit Hole”, which houses Singapore’s most renowned gin bar. Their artisanal gin and tonic is tastefully blended with herbs from their own garden and home-made tonic. The vibe is heavily vintage-inspired, making it seem as if time has stopped still for a moment.
Enjoying a glass of champagne while munching on oysters makes for great date, but Angie’s Oyster Bar goes one step closer by offering some dazzling views of Marina Bay on the horizon. Bask in the glorious sunset and just laze away in the open-air bar – it’s a romantic experience that is tough to beat.
With an interior inspired by the decadence of The Great Gatsby, The Black Swan is a slice of class in the crowded Central Business District of Singapore. Housed in a building built in the 1930s, it has all the trappings of more glamorous (and wild) times. Pick one of the bar’s many different spots to have your date – be it an indoor perch or the outside courtyard – and fall in love all over again.
It is impossible to get tired of the views of the Marina Bay Skyline and LeVel33 is one of the most dazzling you can find, capturing all the landmarks and the edge of the horizon. This penthouse bar also makes its own craft beer right there on the premises, with LeVel33’s brewmaster taking meticulous care to achieve the perfect, lip-smacking taste. If you and your date take your beer seriously and want to sit at the top of the world, LeVel33 will surely impress.
A rooftop bar that comes equipped its own infinity pool, this chic venue offers you a more upbeat setting to drink the night away. Lantern has house music playing through the night and gets pretty lively on weekends – perfect for hiding those stolen kisses.
Swathed in wild rouge cinematic LED lights, CÉ LA VI evokes a deeply atmospheric night. While a bar, they have a dance floor that plays different genres of music depending on the day you go. It’s a good place to break the ice and soak up the views from atop the Marina Bay Sands.
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If you’re looking for something more traditional, then Ginett has you covered. Encompassing continental style and urban sensibility, this genteel bar is perfect for a more intimate night out with a glass of wine to complete it.
Inspired by the grand hotel bars in the days when the only appropriate attire was a tuxedo, Manhattan Bar (which was recently ranked as the best bar in Asia and is seventh in the world) is an apt choice when you really want to make a powerful impression on your date. Offering some really rare classic cocktails, their skilled mixers prepare drinks with utmost care. The atmosphere here is sublime, with geometrical wood panelings, marble tabletops and lush armchairs to make you feel like royalty.