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The Best Rooftop Bars in Singapore
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The Best Rooftop Bars in Singapore

Picture of Elizabeth Lee
Updated: 9 February 2017
Nothing says fancy quite the same way as rooftop bars. Cocktails, high-end hotels, and the beautiful view of the Singapore’s lights glittering over the Marina Bay, that is, without a doubt, one of the top things to do in this gorgeous city. Here, we’ll show you some of the best places to visit.
Singapore skyline | © Mac Qin/Flickr
Singapore skyline | © Mac Qin/Flickr

Famous for being the highest microbrewery in the world, LeVeL 33 is located, as its name suggests, on the thirty-third floor of the Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower. The establishment has a fantastic view of the Marina Bay, which is best viewed from the seating on their outdoor terrace, but they also have an indoor space for those reluctant to leave the air-con. They usually have half a dozen craft beers, brewed on site, to suit every kind of beer drinker’s tastes, from the dark, strong Stout to the rich, malty Bavaria that dates back to medieval times.

Address: 8 Marina Boulevard #33-01, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, Singapore, +65 6834 3133

Night view from LeVeL 33 | © Romain Pontida/Flickr
Night view from LeVeL 33 | © Romain Pontida/Flickr

Located on top of the iconic Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Ce La Vi, formerly known as Ku De Ta, is one of the trendsetters in this rooftop bar business. With a restaurant as well as an outdoor bar, this establishment has an unparalleled view of the Marina Bay. They are famous for their innovative cocktails, which mix well-loved classics with local flavours, such as the long-time favourite Storm Cooler, or the Green Garden, which contains elderflower, lime, cucumber and gin.

Address: SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands, Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore, +65 6688 7688

Night view from Ce La Vi
Night view from Ce La Vi | Eugene Phoen/Flickr
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Prelude

Located on the rooftop of the historic Fullerton Waterboat House, the Prelude has a unique view of the Marina Bay from a lower level, where you can see the modernistic skyscrapers rising up on either side of the bay. The bar serves a range of cocktails, which are local twists on classics, such as the Merlion Punch that is made with tropical fruits of peach, pineapple, and passion fruit, with vodka. Prelude is also the only bar in Singapore to import beer from Baird Brewing, an artisan brewery in Japan.

Opening hours: 5pm – 12am (Mon – Thur), 5pm – 2am (Fri – Sat), closed Sun

Address: The Fullerton Waterboat House, #03-01, 3 Fullerton Road, Singapore, +65 6538-9038

If you think that all Singapore has to offer in terms of rooftop bars are high-end places on the waterfront, you couldn’t be more wrong. Zsofi Tapas Bar is a wonderfully chilled joint in Little India. While it doesn’t offer much of a view, it has amazing drinks, delicious food, low prices, and a vibrant crowd. The bar serves a huge variety of both classic and original Sangrias and cocktails, as well as various spirits and beers. They also have delicious, authentic Spanish food for reasonable prices, and the free tapas that come with every alcoholic drink make Zsofi Tapas Bar an enjoyable place to spend an evening.

Address: 68 Dunlop Street, Singapore, +65 6297 5875

Rooftop of Zsofi Tapas Bar | © Steel Wool/Flickr
Rooftop of Zsofi Tapas Bar | © Steel Wool/Flickr

1 Altitude Gallery & Bar is the highest alfresco bar in the world. Even taller than the Marina Bay Sands, the view from this bar is completely unobstructed as it is the tallest building around. This height, combined with the 360-degree, panoramic view of the city, makes 1 Altitude Gallery & Bar one of the best places in the city to see the sunset. Its drinks menu includes innovative cocktails, assorted spirits, and imported wines from Europe and Australia, among other countries,

Address: 1 Raffles Place 63/F, Singapore 048616, +65 64380410

View from 1 Altitude | © Travel Afcionado/Flickr
View from 1 Altitude | © Travel Afcionado/Flickr

Tired of the lavish bars at hotels and wanting to look for something a little more local and down-to-earth? Try Loof. One of the first stand alone indie rooftop bars in Singapore, this bar is located at tree-top level. Their wooden deck, decorated with plants and garden furniture, is reminiscent of a rooftop garden, a dash of greenery in the midst of towering high-rises. They serve South-east Asian food such as the hoisin duck spring rolls and chili crab cheese fries. Similarly, their drinks are delightfully local, for example the cocktail Ho Chi Mint is a refreshing drink of pear, cucumber, mint and vodka, while The Loof LIfe incorporates rum, pineapple, lychee and mint.

Address: # 03-07 Odeon Towers Extension Rooftop, 331 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188720, + 65 6338-8035

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