The best CBD rooftop bars in Singapore for a drink with a view

The best CBD rooftop bars in Singapore for a drink with a view
October 30 02:50 2017

Looking for a spot for an after-work drink around the Central Business District? Head to one of these rooftop bars in Singapore for stunning views and exquisite concoctions!

1. Rooftop Bars in Singapore: CE LA VI

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Image credit: CE LA VI Facebook 

The al fresco area of CE LA VI restaurant is the Skybar, right atop the iconic Marina Bay Sands, providing the perfect vantage point to enjoy the night view of the city while nightly DJs turn up the beat. Highlights on the cocktail menu include the Botanic 57, made with Grey Goose vodka, elderflower, lemon, cucumber and grape; and the Once Upon A Thai, made with Hennessy XO cognac, Archer’s peach liqueur, lime, ginger ale and grapes.

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Address: 1 Bayfront Avenue, 018971

Opening hours:

12pm-2am daily

2. Rooftop Bars in Singapore: 1-Altitude

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Image credit: 1-Altitude Facebook

Known as Singapore’s highest multi-lifestyle destination, 1-Altitude houses a restaurant, cafe, club and the world’s highest al fresco bar at the 63rd floor. Live music, a spectacular view, and exquisite cocktails make the 1-Altitude Gallery & Bar a popular venue for A-list parties. Signature cocktails include the Su Veneno, a fruity and citrusy concoction with gin and rose syrup; and the Nebula, a unique mixture of dark rum, butterscotch, port wine, lime, and egg white.

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Address: 1 Raffles Place, 048616

Opening hours:

Sun to Tues 6pm-2am

Wed to Thurs 6pm-3am

Fri & Sat 6pm-4am

3. Rooftop Bars in Singapore: Orgo

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Image credit: Orgo Facebook

Inspired by the science of organic chemistry, Orgo promises to serve up cocktails made with the freshest ingredients, mixed with accuracy and precision that will definitely produce the best flavours. To ensure the highest standards, Tomoyuki Kitazoe, famed Japanese master mixologist and brand advisor to Bacardi Japan, heads the food and beverage team. From interesting creations like the Chocolate Martini with wasabi salt, to classics like the Bloody Mary and White Russian, you won’t be disappointed by the drinks or the view at Orgo.

Address: 8 Raffles Avenue, #04-01, Esplanade-Theaters on the Bay, 039802

Opening hours:

6pm-2am daily

4. Rooftop Bars in Singapore: Loof

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Image credit: Loof Facebook

With many sites calling it Singapore’s best rooftop bar, and named as a “must-go on the Singapore night-out circuit” by CNN Travel, Loof is whimsical watering hole that boasts unique drink concoctions with Southeast Asian flavours. These include the Kopi Cat, with salted caramel vodka, kopi, hazelnut, condensed milk, and orgeat; the Uncle Tee-Kee, with gin, vanilla beans, passion fruit and cranberry sorbet, ginger ale, topped with fresh mint; and the Tom Yum Soup shot, with citrus and chili vodka, spices and ginger.

Address: 331 North Bridge Road, #03-07 Odeon Towers Extension Rooftop, 188720

Opening hours:

Mon to Thurs 5pm-1am

Fri & Sat 5pm-2am

5. Rooftop Bars in Singapore: SKAI Bar (former City Space Bar)

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Image credit: City Space Bar

Located atop the upscale Swissotel, SKAI Bar (former City Space Bar) is a luxurious spot for after-work drinks within the Central Business District. Along with their assortment of wine, whisky, and other alcoholic choices, they also have innovative cocktails on the menu like The Pirates of Caribbean, made with spiced rum, pineapple, basil, vanilla and cinnamon syrup, lime and pomegranate juice and spicy bitters. This elegant yet relaxing bar was also named one of the world’s 50 best bars by The Sunday Times UK.

Address: 2 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178882

Opening hours:

Sun to Thurs 5pm-1am

Fri & Sat 5pm-2am

6. Rooftop Bars in Singapore: Lantern Bar

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Framed by views of the waterfront and the city skyline, Lantern Bar is a gorgeous rooftop bar atop the Fullerton Bay Hotel. This bar is both sophisticated yet laid back at the same time, furnished with a combination of cushioned sunbeds, polished wooden tables, and breezy cabanas. Groove to the beats of house music and sip on signature cocktails like the Red Lantern, a combination of tequila, watermelon, cucumber and lemon; and the Merlion, with tequila, ginger, honey, lime and soda.

Address: 80 Collyer Quay, 049326

Opening hours:

Sun to Thurs 8am-1am

Fri & Sat 8am-2am

7. Rooftop Bars in Singapore: LeVeL33

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Image credit: LeVeL33 Facebook

LeVeL33 is the world’s highest urban craft brewery, offering experiential penthouse dining with freshly brewed craft beers of European heritage. As you take in the views of the iconic Marina skyline, pick your choice of brew, from the dark House Porter with light malt and chocolate flavours, to the refreshing Pumpkin Ale that helps to beat the heat. Here are more must-try craft breweries in Singapore.

Address: 8 Marina Boulevard 33-01, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, 018981

Opening hours:

Mon to Thurs 11.30am-12am

Fri & Sat 11.30am-2am

Sun 12pm-12am

There are also some great mocktails to be had in Singapore. Or if the grape variety is more to your liking, here are some classy wine bars to please your palate. 

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  1. forglutensake
    April 11, 07:23 #1 forglutensake

    I love a good rooftop more than most things, so thank you. I will tuck this away for whenever I make it to Singapore. Thanks again!


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