Although there were no fireworks at Marina Bay to ring in 2022, that shouldn’t stop you from soaking in the new year vibes in spectacular fashion. Start off your year in style with some tipples in hand at one of these rooftop bars with a view.
Perched on the sixty-third level of One Raffles Place is 1-Altitude, 282 metres above sea level. This bar offers an unparalleled 360° view of the Central Business District area, and will command you to snap a photo even if you aren’t an avid Instagrammer. Enjoy live music from top local bands and internationally renowned DJs to go with your drinks.
Don’t look over the edge if you have acrophobia, though. Speaking from experience, it is quite the electrifying experience. After all, it is the highest alfresco bar in the world.
Address: 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
Hours: Monday–Friday from 5:30–10:30PM, and Saturday–Sunday from 4:30–10:30PM
Phone: 6438 0410
Located in Andaz is Mr. Stork, a circular bar surrounded by lush foliage and teepee huts. The drinks here are inspired by its very garden setting (be sure to try those unique tipples!). You’ll want to make a beeline for the teepee huts for its photogenic qualities. But hey, if those are full, it’s not a bad idea to just grab a drink and sit back on one of the many plush lounge chairs scattered around the premise — no matter where you’re sitting, you’re guaranteed a great view.
Address: 5 Fraser St, Level 39, Andaz, Singapore 189354
Opening Hours: Monday–Friday from 5–10:30PM, and Saturday–Sunday from 3–10:30PM
Phone: 6408 1288
If you’re looking for views overlooking Clifford Pier, this is it. It is little wonder the Lantern is such a hot spot amongst locals and visitors alike. The custom–designed circular bar counter is shaped like a lantern, with bronze metal “fins”, which pay homage to both the area’s history and its namesake.
Try one of the many variations of the well-loved Singapore Sling, while pairing that with some delectable gourmet tapas.
Address: 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326
Opening Hours: Monday–Sunday from 5–10:30PM
Phone: 6597 5299
1927 Rooftop Bar
Nestled on the top floor of SO/ Singapore, 1927 Rooftop Bar imbues lush tropical chic with old-world charm. Whilst the bar itself doesn’t give a panoramic view of the city, it is instead framed by the surrounding skyscrapers, forming an interesting perspective. Nonetheless, it’s summertime vibes all year-round here with an infinity-edged rooftop pool, sun lounges, and DJ decks.
Munch on an array of modern European bar bites whilst sipping on some of its seductive cocktail creations as you immerse yourself in this city escape. Yes, the air really does feel different up here.
Address: 35 Robinson Rd, Singapore 068876
Opening Hours: Monday–Sunday from 2–10:30PM
Phone: 6701 6800
Perched on the rooftop of a conservation shophouse in Tanjong Pagar, Levant is a stylish, cosmopolitan open-air bar inspired by exotic destinations along the Mediterranean sea. Expect cocktails with notes of citrus, accentuated with exotic spices and florals that are customary of flavours from the region.
You won’t find any boring ol’ bar bites here. Instead, a menu of refreshing Mediterranean-inspired mezze plates await. Pair that with picturesque sunset views of the surrounding district, and you’ve got a winner. That post-work drink just got all the more exciting.
Address: 32 Tras St, Level 4 Signature Hotel, Singapore 078972
Opening Hours: Monday–Sunday from 4–10:30PM
Phone: 6304 3298