One of the most-dazzling cities on Earth, Singapore is everything. No matter what your itinerary is, one thing is certain: at some point you’re going to want to relax and unwind. And when that happens, you’re going to be spoiled for choice. Singapore’s bar-scene may well be one of the most-vibrant on the planet, and the number of watering holes offering up stunning views is near-uncountable. Here are the Top 10 bars in Singapore – drinking places best to take in the best views of the city. You may also like to check out my post on Best Rooftop Bars In Singapore: Top Sky-High Drinking Places.
1. Loof Bar
Located at the top of the Oden Towers complex, Loof is ideally positioned for watching the lights spring on across the city at dusk. Billed as Singapore’s first “standalone rooftop bar”, it’s heavy on the cocktails and high on style.
Address: 331 North bridge Road, Odeon Towers Extension Rooftop #03-07 Singapore 188720 l Opening Hours: 5pm – 1am (Mon to Thur) & 5pm – 3am (Fri – Sun) l Tel: +65 6338 8035 / 9773 9304 l Website: www.loof.com.sg l Email: [email protected] l Facebook: looftopbar l READ MORE
2. Mr Punch Restaurant and Wine Bar
A centrally-located Anglophone bar, Mr Punch offers a wide and dazzling view of the financial district’s glittering skyscrapers. Cocktails are good and come served surrounded by enjoyably-kitsch Anglo-American nostalgia. It’s also one of the best bars in the city for meeting expats.
Address: 26 Seah Street, Mint Museum Of Toys Singapore 188382 l Tel: +65 6339 6266 l Opening Hours: 3pm – 11.30pm (Mon – Thurs), 3am – 2am (Fri & Eve Of Public Holiday) & 11am – 11.30pm (Sat & Public Holiday). Closed on Sundays & first and second day of Lunar New Year l Email: [email protected] l Website: mrpunch/rooftop l Facebook: MrPunchRooftopbar l READ MORE
3. Martini Bar, Raffles
A famous Singapore haunt, the Martini Bar offers excellent views over the nearby Palm Gardens. An oasis of calm away from the crashing bustle of the city, it’s one of the best places in Singapore to unwind with a cocktail.
Address: 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673 l Opening Hours: 11:30am-11pm (Thurs – Sat). Closed (Sun – Weds) l Tel: +65 6337 1886 l Website: martini-bar
Located off the beaten track on the lip of the Singapore River, this unpretentious bar has a wonderful view and plenty of charm. The balcony is the perfect place to while away a slow evening, drinking delicious beer and watching the ferries shunt to-and-fro across the harbour.
Address: 3 Fullerton Road #04-01 Singapore 049215 l Tel: 6538 9038 l Opening Hours: 5pm – 12am (Mon – Thurs), 5pm – 2am (Fri – Sat). Closed (Sun) l READ MORE
The world’s highest al-fresco bar, 1-Altitude perches at the very top of Singapore’s third tallest skyscraper. The views are vertiginous, the clientele exclusive and the drinks are something special indeed. Be sure to dress smart.
Address: 1 Raffles Place #63-01 Singapore 048616 l Tel: +65 6438 0410 l Opening Hours: 6pm – 2am (Mon – Thurs), 6pm – 4am (Fri, Sat, Eve of PH) & 6pm – 1am (Sun) l Email: reservations l Website: www.1-altitude.com l Facebook: 1Altitude l READ MORE
6. New Asia Bar
A newcomer on the Singapore bar scene, the New Asia Bar has recently been voted one of “the 50 best bars in the world”. Cocktails and chic parties are the keywords here, and the view is a neon extravaganza.
Address: Level 70, Equinox Complex, Swissotel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Road Singapore 178882 l Opening Hours: 3pm – 1am (Mon – Tues), 3pm – 2am (Wed – Thurs), 3pm – 3am (Fri – Sat) & 3pm – 1am (Sun) l Tel: +65 6837 3322 l Email: newasiabar l Website: new-asia l Facebook: NewAsiaBar l READ MORE
7. CÉ LA VI SkyBar
Perched at the top of Tower 3 at the Marina Bay Sands, CÉ LA VI Skybar is perfect for those who like to party with a view. Beats and expensive cocktails are the order of the day, while romantics will appreciate seeing the city spread below them like a jewel.
Address: L57-01, Marina Bay Sands North Sky Park, 1 Bayfront Avenue Singapore 018971 l Opening Hours: 12pm till late* l Tel: +65 6688 7688 l Email: reservation l Website: CÉ LA VI l Facebook: celavisingapore
Sat above an exclusive restaurant, Kinki’s rooftop bar is all about melding attitude with a breath-taking cityscape. Punk and hip-hop influenced graffiti decorates the walls, while DJs spin an eclectic mix of tunes to keep the punters happy.
Address: 70 Collyer Quay #02-02 Customs House Singapore 049323 l Opening Hours: 5pm – 12am (Mon – Thurs) & 5pm till late (Fri – Sat). Closed On Sun l Tel: +65 6533 3471 l Email: [email protected] l Website: www.kinki.com.sg l Facebook: kinkibar
9. La Terraza
Squeezed in on the fifth floor of local venue The Screening Room, La Terraza is the place to go if you want to meet expats and quietly admire the beauty of Singapore’s Chinatown. Every so often, classic film screenings are organised on the Boutique Theatre; accompanied by hefty jugs of Hoegaarden beer.
Address: 12 Ann Siang Road Singapore 069692 l Tel: +65 6221 1694 l Opening Hours: 12pm – 1am (Mon – Thurs), 12pm – 3am (Fri) & 6pm – 3am (Sat). Closed On Sundays. l Email: screeningroom l Website: screeningroom l Facebook: screeningroom.sg
10. Level 33
The World’s highest urban-craft brewery, Level 33 offers a night time glimpse into the heart of Singapore’s financial district alongside delicious locally brewed treats.
Address: Marina Bay Financial Centre 8 Marina Boulevard #33-01 Singapore 018981 l Opening Hours: 11:30am – 12am (Mon – Thurs), 11.30am – 2am (Fri), 10am – 2am (Sat) & 12pm – 12am (Sun) l Tel: +65 6834 3133 l Web: www.level33.com.sg l Facebook: LeVeL33CraftBrewery l READ MORE