The collection of rooftop bars in Singapore is fantastic. Few places in the world could claim to have such an impressive array. Each offers a unique attribute of their own: be it view, ambiance or design. Read on and decide where you’ll venture next.
Situated at 282 above the ground, Altitude has incredible 360-degree views. The triangular-shaped outdoor bar yields unobstructed views of flourishing Singapore. The lowered dancefloor allows party seekers to dance away to Altitude’s resident DJ in between marvelling at the views, cocktail-in-hand (picked from the comprehensive and varying drinks menu).
Located at: 1 Raffles Place. Open Sun-Thu 6pm- 1am; Fri, Sat & eve of public holidays 6pm-2am.
Situated on Marina Bay in the midst of Singapore’s CBD, Lantern’s location alone would be enough to draw in Singapore’s elite. This rooftop bar also dons a 25m pool, border of whirlpool niches, gorgeous cabanas, a live band and a lantern-inspired bar and you’ve got a gem of a watering-hole. Be sure to dress to impress- this place has reserved the right to pick only the best at the door.
Located at: The Fullerton Bay Hotel, 1 Fullerton Rd (6597 5299). Sat-Thu 6.30pm-midnight; Fri 6.30pm-2am.
Skybar (Ku De Ta)
Marina Bay Sands- the grandest building in Singapore surely deserves a fitting hang-out spot. Enter Ku De Ta, one of the best known rooftop bars in Singapore. Situated 56 elevator stops above sea-level and offering sweeping views of Marina Bay and beyond, Ku De Ta impresses and then wows. The resident DJ blasts out funky tunes all night in an environment that is conducive to chilling as well as dancing one’s socks off.
Located at: Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave (6688 8868). Open from 6am-4am.
Lesser known than the high profile rooftop bars in Singapore, Prelude provides a more comfortable and relaxed rooftop experience. Located on top of the heritage listed The Fullerton Waterboat House, offers fantastic views as you sit back with you fresh-fruit cocktail and enjoy the night and its views at a steady pace. The views cover the CBD and Marina Bay. As the bar is totally open to the skies, service is subject to the occasional downpour, though the downpours are usually short-lived and bar service can resume swiftly.
Located at: Located at: The Waterboat House, 3 Fullerton Rd (6538 9038). Mon-Sat 6pm-late.
Located in the Civic District, Loof is an alternative rooftop hangout facing Raffles Hotel that provides a relaxed atmosphere and slick furnishings for those tired working minds; or the perfect spot to launch a night from.
Located at: 331 North Bridge Road (6338 8035). Open Mon-Thu & Sun from 5pm-1.30am, Fri & Sat 5pm-3am.