22 rooftop bars in Singapore for a fancy date night with scenic views, live music & innovative cocktails

by Christabel Tan and Evan Mua

While Singapore is a small country without much nature and greenery, our skyline is one of the most picturesque in the world. There’s a reason we’re the basis for “Crazy Rich Asians”, after all. What better way to channel your inner crazy rich Asian than a night out at one of the gorgeous rooftop bars littered around Singapore?

If you’re feeling like a baller for the end of the year or need to dazzle your date for a special occasion but have already been to KOMA once too many times, then we suggest you go out and paint the town red at one of these 22 snazzy rooftop bars or restaurants!

1. Smoke & Mirrors

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If you prefer to marvel at the grandeur of the MBS building afar instead of taking in the sweeping views the distinctive landmark offers, Smoke & Mirrors will be the best place to take in a picturesque scenery composed of the sprawling greens of the Padang field in the foreground with a graduating background slowly building up from the Esplanade to the Singapore Flyer, then the rest of our towering skyline.

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Since the bar is located in the National Gallery, their drinks menu derives a lot of inspiration from the moving pieces of artistry littered throughout the gallery. You can find a slew of artistically-presented drinks, ranging from the bubble-adorned Monochrome (S$25) to the tranquil and balanced Breaking Storm (S$26).

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📍 1 St. Andrew’s Road, #06-01 National Gallery, Singapore 178957
🕒 6pm–12am (Mon to Wed), 6pm–1am (Thu to Sat), 5pm–12am (Sun)

2. CÉ LA VI

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Possibly the rooftop bar that puts all other rooftop bars to shame (I mean, that view!), CÉ LA VI oversees the majestic vistas of the seas and the world-famous infinity pools. Looking down will leave your heart racing and feeling like you’re at the top of the world, quite literally, when you’re at one of the highest vantage points in Singapore.

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With a 3-in-1 concept that houses a restaurant, sky bar and lounge, you can find a creative plethora of Asian-inspired tapas-style cuisine best enjoyed alongside signature cocktails imbued with nostalgic Asian flavours, like the playful Guavarita (S$25) and sweet-salty Rum-A-Laka (S$25).

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📍 Level 57, Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, Hotel Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971
🕒 Skybar: 4pm–1am (Sun to Tue), 4pm–2am (Wed to Sat)

3. Southbridge

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There aren’t many things more romantic than deep shimmering waters, gorgeously reflecting back the light of the cityscape with an ethereal glow. So if you’re looking for an intimate rooftop bar that overlooks the iconic Singapore River, Southbridge is your best bet.

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Some would describe this iconic rooftop bar as an all-in-one experience where you can sip on some playful cocktails or glasses of bubbly champagne, all while slurping down their signature oysters. They even have an irresistible Happy Hour promo on their oysters at S$23 for six plump, sauced-up molluscs.

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📍 80 Boat Quay, Level 5, Rooftop, Singapore 049868
🕒 5pm–12am (Daily)

4. Arbora

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Not exactly a “rooftop bar” per se but Arbora provides one of Singapore’s most unique hilltop dining experiences high up on the peak of Mount Faber, enchanting you with distant views of the ocean. You can also catch occasional glimpses of fireworks blossoming in the night sky from neighbouring Sentosa.

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You can spend a day frolicking in Sentosa and taking the cable car over to Mount Faber, before sitting down to dinner with botanical-inspired cocktails and elegantly plated pasta like Mushroom Ragout with Smoked Duck (S$22). Don’t forget to sweeten the deal with their chef-recommended Flower Pot Surprise (S$18) for dessert.

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📍 109 Mount Faber Rd, Faber Peak, Singapore 099203
🕒 11am–10.30pm (Mon to Fri), 8.30am–10.30pm (Sat & Sun)

5. Mr Stork

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Mr Stork is one of the few rooftop bars that will make you feel like you’ve been spirited away from Singapore to a tropical paradise, having fitted their level 39 rooftop with teepee huts to go with the 360-degree view of the surrounding CBD area.

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With their tropical theme, you can expect quirky tiki bar-style drinks such as the Aaliya (S$27) which is an all-rounded blitz of fruity notes from passionfruit to lemon. If you need some bites, then the goodie-packed Chef’s Selection (S$60) will fill your tummy with treats like luxurious Main Lobster & Shrimp Rolls, Blistered Padron Peppers, and Karaage Chicken in Hot Sauce

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📍 5 Fraser St, Level 39, Andaz 189354
🕒 5pm–12am (Mon to Thu), 5pm–1am (Fri), 3pm–1am (Sat), 3pm–12am (Sun)

6. LeVeL 33

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While the list mainly comprises fancy cocktail bars and lounges, LeVeL 33 is a unique entry that focuses on beer (it’s the world’s highest urban microbrewery). So if you’re a fan of beer, there’s not a more snazzy place for you to grab your beers than at this rooftop bar that offers a spectacular view of Marina Bay.

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Photo: LeVeL 33 Singapore

Not only can you expect the freshest, best-quality booze coming straight out of their kegs in the back but you can also pair them with oysters at S$30.90 for three oysters and a glass of beer during happy hour. You can have the same combo for S$40.90 as well if you want to swap out the hops for some champagne bubbles.

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📍 8 Marina Boulevard #33-01, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, Singapore 018981
🕒 12pm–12am (Daily)

7. MY PATIO – Itaewon Vibe

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Hidden away behind a yellow door are a rooftop restaurant, bar, and beer garden MY PATIO, which looks like something straight out of Itaewon. Helmed by the team behind KKO KKO NARA, this chill and cosy speakeasy in Tanjong Pagar is an ideal spot to catch a gorgeous sunset while knocking back ice-cold beers with your drinking pals. 

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Enjoy a rotating selection of over 40 unique Korean and international craft beers, soju, and makgeolli here, alongside Korean comfort food like Fried Chicken, Tteokbokki, and Kimchi Pancake. You’ll definitely want to book a trip to Korea after this — don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Book via Whatsapp at +65 8249 2142.

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📍 74 Tg Pagar Rd, #02-01, Singapore 088495
🕒 6pm–11pm (Daily)

8. Spago

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There is probably no place with a better fusion of scenic views and quality fine cuisine than the famous Spago, perched up high at a nosebleeding height at level 57 of MBS. The stunning panoramic views of the city and the azure bodies of water from up high are hard to top.

More surprisingly, you can breathe in this luxurious view for just S$65 for a 3-course Prix Fixe set lunch in the Spago Dining Room, perhaps one of the more affordable luxury dining experiences you can find in Singapore. 

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Alternatively, head on over to Bar & Lounge for an intimate get-together after lunch for handcrafted cocktails such as the Love You Long Time (S$27) and The Garden of Eden (S$27)

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🕒 Dining Room: 12pm–2.30pm (Daily), 6pm–11pm (Sun to Thu), 6pm–10.30pm (Fri & Sat)
Bar & Lounge: 7am–10.30am (Daily) 12pm–11pm (Sun to Thu), 12pm–11.30pm (Fri & Sat)

9. Artemis Grill & Sky Bar

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If you enjoy being surrounded by sleek, towering buildings while having a clear view of the water, Artemis Grill, with its sweeping views from the 40th floor of CapitalGreen Tower is sure to tickle your fancy, especially with the swanky decor and an ornately dressed-up alfresco area where you can feel the wind in your hair.

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The menu is Mediterranean-inspired, bringing plenty of hearty and clean flavours to the table to pair with the view. You can get a two-course lunch for S$55 if you need to impress a client during a business lunch, or you can let loose at night with your colleagues with Artemis Originals cocktails at S$22 each.

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📍 138 Market St, #40-01 CapitaGreen, Singapore 048946
🕒 11.30am–2.30pm, 5.30pm–10pm (Tue to Fri), Closed on Mon, Sat & Sun

10. Monti

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While Monti is situated at a lower vantage point than most other rooftop bars in Singapore, it is one of the few that gives you unhindered views of Marina Bay Sands and the skyline from the foot up, sitting right on the periphery of the Marina.

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You won’t find a better view to pair with Italian food in Singapore. Order the Communal Set Menu, which comprises antipasti, mains, and dessert for sharing, so you can slowly nibble away while enjoying your night, be it by catching fireworks or just bathing in the glorious nighttime glow of the skyline. 

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📍 82 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049327
🕒 11am–11.30pm (Mon to Fri), 9am–11.30pm (Sat & Sun)

11. Potato Head Singapore

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Most of us know Potato Head in Singapore for their burgers, but did you know they have a quaint rooftop bar too? Get embraced by the lines of fairy lights strewn across the quirky set-up rooftop, while revelling in the bustle of Keong Saik and the exotic flora planted around you.

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The types of tiki drinks you can expect at this cosy rooftop bar are those bearing an Asian touch such as the Coconut Negroni (S$23) which puts a spin on the classic Italian drink with some intoxicating coconut fragrance. Can’t make it to Bali? This will certainly scratch that itch…for a while. 

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📍 36 Keong Saik Rd., Singapore 089143
🕒 5pm–12am (Daily)

12. Stratos Rooftop Bar

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The newest entrant on this list is Stratos Rooftop Bar, a breezy “sanctuary beneath the stars” on the top of the National Design Centre. It’s centrally located, yet away from the daily hustle and bustle, making it an ideal spot for those looking to hide from the crowds. 

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Photo: Stratos Rooftop Bar

You can find an extensive selection of seafood-centric bites like Japanese Oysters (S$4 on Tuesdays) and Seafood in a Bowl (S$88 per pax), featuring a seafood-in-a-bag-style assortment of clams, crabs, mussels, prawns, crayfish and more — depending on what’s freshest that day. 

And of course, don’t forget to soak in the romantic ambience alongside boozy supplements such as a refreshing beer, or one of their signature space-themed cocktails such as the decadent Cassiopeia’s Kiss (S$24).

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📍 111 Middle Rd, #05-05 National Design Centre, Singapore 188969
🕒 5pm–12am (Daily)

13. SKAI Bar

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\You may know SKAI as one of the restaurants with the best views in Singapore, sitting at level 70 of Swissotel the Stamford. At this height, you can get the sharpest, crispest views of everything in Singapore, unobstructed. The same goes for its (alcoholic) counterpart SKAI Bar

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It’s a waste not to indulge in the best when you’re here with such a stellar view, so you can get your credit cards out and treat yourself to your best tai tai life with their Saturday High Tea (S$78/pax) or indulge in a bottle of French rosé — SKAI Bar prides itself on being the first Rosé Bar in the city, after all. ⁣⁣⁣Hey those prices, for that view? Worth it.

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📍 2 Stamford Rd, Level 70, Singapore 178882
🕒 5pm–12am (Sun to Fri), 3pm–5pm, 6pm–12am (Sat)

14. FIRE @ 1-ATICO

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Found all the way up the top of ION Orchard, Fire doesn’t exactly fall under the “rooftop bars” category, but it’s still a nice place to catch up over some good food while going dizzy from the breathtaking views up at the pinnacle of Orchard.

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More interestingly, Fire is one of the few places that serve up authentic Argentinian food in Singapore. With a rather affordable 3-course set lunch at S$58++, you can get a taste of that hearty Argentinian spirit with dishes driven by fresh produce from South America such as the Patagonia Red Prawns “Parilla” and Wood-fired Wagyu Hanging Tender. Pair your meal with an Argentine or Nikkei-inspired cocktail, and you’re all set.

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📍 2 Orchard Turn, #55-01 ION Orchard, Singapore 238801
🕒 12pm–3pm, 6pm–10.30pm (Daily)

15. Las Palmas

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If you constantly dream of the beach clubs or rooftop bars in Bali or Palm Springs, Las Palmas is a dreamy poolside paradise in the skies that may become your new go-to for tasty tipples, good vibes, and stunning views.

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Tuck into an all-day menu crafted around classic Americana, Mexican, and Southern Californian dishes with an Asian twist as you lounge by the pool, before being transported to the cocktail lounges of 1960s Palm Springs with drinks named after award-winning films, iconic paintings, and popular locations (Cheesecake Factory, anyone?)

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📍 99 Irrawaddy Rd, Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena, Level 33, Singapore 329568
🕒 5pm–1am (Tue to Fri), 11am–1pm (Sat & Sun), Closed on Mon

16. The Other Roof

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Folks that frequent the enigmatic award-winning speakeasy bar The Other Room may be familiar with its tropical counterpart — The Other Roof. You can take a seat at the sleek and stylish bar counter, or do what the regulars do — unwind at the open-air terrace overlooking the streets of Chinatown, which also offers pretty decent views of the city skyline.

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Order a round of tapas-style bar bites, from fresh oysters to juicy sliders, along with some of their tiki-inspired cocktail creations. The pineapple and black tea-infused Serenitea is a comforting warm hug in a cup you won’t be able to get enough of.

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📍 28 Ann Siang Rd, Rooftop Bar, Singapore 069708
🕒 5pm–12am (Tue to Sat), Closed on Sun & Mon

17. Lantern

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If you have family, friends, or business partners visiting from out of town, a visit to Lantern is bound to impress. Not only is the stylish rooftop bar perched atop The Fullerton Bay Hotel framed by an infinity lap pool and touches of greenery, but it also boasts some of the best views of the glittering Marina Bay waterfront. 

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This is one of Singapore’s most popular rooftop bars after all, so it makes for the perfect setting to unwind under the stars (and catch Spectra, the MBS light show) over gourmet snacks like the Maine Lobster & Shrimp Taco and Lobster Roll, as well as signature slings inspired by the iconic Singapore Sling

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📍 80 Collyer Quay, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore 049326
🕒 5pm–12am (Sun to Thu), 5pm–1am (Fri & Sat)

18. VUE

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Another spot for irresistible views of Marina Bay from an even greater height is VUE, a rooftop bar and grill at the top of OUE Bayfront on Collyer Quay. Pick and choose from a versatile selection of wines, best enjoyed with the restaurant’s speciality — smoky binchōtan-grilled meats and seafood.

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But if you’re just here to imbibe, VUE is also home to Singapore’s first rooftop spritz bar, so you can DIY your own concoction with fun flavours like basil, lychee, and soursop. 

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📍 OUE Bayfront, 50 Collyer Quay Level 19, Singapore 049321
🕒 12pm–2pm, 5pm–12am (Daily)

19. Levant

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There are plenty of Mediterranean restaurants in Singapore, but you can now embark on a different kind of voyage with Levant, a rooftop bar in Tanjong Pagar inspired by the warmth of the Mediterranean sea.

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The menu highlights lesser-known ingredients of the region, showcasing sleek cocktails and Mediterranean-inspired mezze plates perfect for sharing. Sip on the Levantine Shore (S$20), a blend of earthy flavours with rich citrus undertones, as you nibble on Beef Kofta Sliders and Smoky Baba Ganoush with warm pita bread. 

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📍 32 Tras St Level 4 ST Signature Singapore 078972
🕒 5pm–12am (Daily)

20. Lin Rooftop Bar

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If you’re in the mood to soak in a vibrant, non-stuffy atmosphere after an extra long day of work, look no further than Lin Rooftop Bar, a cosy open-air sanctuary in the heart of the charming Tiong Bahru enclave. 

The alfresco rooftop bar is flanked by rows of strategically positioned plants, which explains its philosophy of “doing it better on top with Mother Nature”. 

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So why not get your groove on as you vibe to live music (available on most nights) and imbibe fine whiskeys, wines, and/or Asian cocktails with a twist, alongside locally-inspired tapas and bar bites? 

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📍 50 Tiong Bahru Road, Link Hotel Level R, Singapore 168733
🕒 5pm–1am (Mon to Sat), Closed on Sun

21. Cook & Brew

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Perched on Level 33 of The Westin Singapore, Cook & Brew is undeniably one of the most popular rooftop bars for folks working in the CBD. I mean, how can one resist its plush interiors and magnificent views of Marina Bay and the South China Sea?

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The selection of craft beers, wines, cocktails, and comfort food is enticing, but if you can, head down during Happy Hour for S$10 beers and house wines, as well as specially crafted cocktails from just S$12. Can’t say no to affordable post-work pints, can you? 

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📍 12 Marina View Asia Square Tower 2, Level 33 The Westin Singapore, Singapore 018961
🕒 11.30am–11pm (Daily)

22. Wiped Out Bar 

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Wiped Out Bar in Beauty World Centre is not your ordinary drinks stall, given that it boasts a breezy industrial-style alfresco seating area with spectacular views (especially at golden hour). 

Bottled beers are priced at S$5 during Happy Hour, which happens from opening till 7.30pm daily. Otherwise, beer on tap and bottles are priced at S$10 and below, making this one of the most affordable and scenic spots to make merry.

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Although the bar itself sells light bites like Fried Chicken Bao and Mala Fries, patrons are allowed to order food from other stalls in Beauty World Food Centre, so you can choose to indulge in your favourite claypot rice, Indian curry, or kimchi pancakes.  

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📍 144 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #04-61, Beauty World Centre, Singapore 588177
🕒 4pm–10.30pm (Mon to Fri), 3pm–10.30pm (Sat, Sun & PH)

Which of these rooftop bars will we find you at this evening? Bottoms up! 

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