Tropical Singapore sizzles under unrelenting sunshine year-round. Air-conditioning is thus widely prevalent on the island. However, as the sun sets over this island nation, temperatures tend to dip slightly, at this time many Singaporeans gravitate towards the many roof top bars and lounges that dot its vibrant nightlife landscape. Here they escape air-conditioned confines and savor the somewhat cool breezes as they enjoy spectacular views of their city-state.
Spread over two floors atop the One Raffle Place tower in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District, 1-Altitude is a hotspot that features an open-air bar, restaurant and even a golf simulator. Offering tasty bites and signature cocktails, 1- Altitude affords stunning, 360-degree views of the Singapore skyline and beyond from a height of 282 meters above street level. 1- Altitude at present holds the title of the highest alfresco bar in the world and is a favored viewing-spot for popular, annual events in Singapore like the fireworks display on Singapore’s National Day (August) and the Singapore Grand Prix Formula 1 night races (September).
Ku De Ta
The Singapore outpost of this famous Bali hotspot is situated on the 57th floor of the fantastic Marina Bay Sands hotel complex at the height of two hundred meters above the ground. Ku de Ta comprising an al fresco bar and lounge and an enclosed dining space, forms part of Sand’s Sky Park complex. This also includes a viewing gallery and a spectacular pool area.
Orgo Bar and Lab
This unique bar concept was setup as part of the Singapore River Festival in 2008. The bar is a part of Singapore’s main cultural hub, the Esplanade Theater Complex and features a mixture of interchangeable indoor (air-conditioned) and outdoor spaces designed to provide some respite from Singapore’s legendary humidity. The bar is renowned for its innovative cocktails and eats and is a popular after-work meeting spot.
Craft breweries are becoming popular all over the world and Singapore is no exception. In fact LeVel 33, which is located on the top of Marina Bay Financial Centre on the 33rd floor, describes itself as the world’s highest urban craft brewery. Aside from the brewery, LeVel 33 also includes a restaurant and lounge area, ensuring tipplers can grab a bite while imbibing the brewery’s one of a kind brews.
Loof rooftop bar is located above Odeon Towers in Singapore’s CBD. Set up as an old-world Mama Shop (an indigenous Singaporean convenience store), Loof is adorned with retro accents and lush tropical foliage. A favored hangout with Singapore’s artsy set, quirky Loof warrants a visit.
Located within Singapore’s harbor front area and offering expansive sea view is Skyloft. This rooftop resto-bar is located atop the iFly Singapore indoor sky diving complex situated within the island’s luxurious Sentosa resort area. Skyloft offers a menu of expertly mixed cocktails along with eclectic fusion eats. The bar also provides a performing platform for local live music acts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
Lantern is a chic, alfresco rooftop pool bar housed within the opulent Fullerton Bay Hotel. The bar, in addition to gorgeous views of the Singapore CBD and Arts and Theater precinct also exudes a laid-back vibe. This restful setting invites patrons to unwind, kick back and relax as they enjoy signature cocktails, fine wines and champagnes along with tasty bites and the catchy tunes of the resident Latin band.