Five rooftop bars offering a spectacular view of Singapore's CBD

Unless it rains, Singapore's equatorial position means it gets summer night breeze all year round. After a long day at work, what better way to chill than heading to a rooftop bar with a stunning view over the skyscrapers? 

You have plenty of choices, and we are barely touching the tip of the ice berg - but here are some recommendations: 

1. Marina Bay Sands Infinity Pool 

Photo courtesy: Trevellers
Photo courtesy: Trevellers

This is technically not a bar, but it's pretty iconic. They're not kidding when they say you wouldn't be able to find a more spectacular photo-taking spot anywhere else in Singapore. 

It's also the world's largest rooftop infinity pool. 

Photo courtesy: Momondo
Photo courtesy: Momondo

The infinity pool, situated on the 57th floor, is open to guests of MBS hotel; entry via key card. Poolside refreshments are available from 7am to 11pm. They include light snacks and a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. 

2. 1-Altitude 

View from 1-Altitude. Photo courtesy: Ba0ba0.blogspot.com
View from 1-Altitude. Photo courtesy: Ba0ba0.blogspot.com

At 63rd storeys high, 1-Altitude is one of the highest rooftop bars in Singapore, offering a splendid 360-degree views of the entire city. The rooftop bar has a stylish furnishing and a good cocktail list.

Photo courtesy: 1-Altitude
Photo courtesy: 1-Altitude

Reservation is strongly encouraged if you want to have a table; otherwise, be prepared to stand. 

3. Kinki Restaurant + Bar 

Photo courtesy: Kinki
Photo courtesy: Kinki

Kinki is an urban restaurant overlooking the Marina Bay waterfront, that serves unique Japanese in creative flavour combinations.

The ambience exudes a hip-edgy attitude that attracts the young Singaporean urbanites, so do expect a slightly younger crowd here. 

4. Loof

Photo courtesy: Loof
Photo courtesy: Loof

The first standalone bar in Sinagapore, Loof is a little mischievous, and a little whimsical. This makes it a hit among the hippie crowds and younger ones. 

Photo courtesy: Loof
Photo courtesy: Loof

Outdoor bar is an open-air concept area, spacious with plenty of seats. Most young Singaporeans would recognise the neon-lit Chinese phrase, which means "a fair-weathered day." It's a running joke among Singaporean Chinese about how they always began their primary school Chinese compositions with this particular description of the weather. 

5. Mr Punch Rooftop Bar

Photo courtesy: Mr Punch Public House
Photo courtesy: Mr Punch Public House

This cozy bar is located on the roof of the Mint Museum of Toys, and the decor is inspired by it. We swear by its Guinness Stout - it just seems to taste fresher than anywhere else. 

Photo courtesy: Mr Punch Public House
Photo courtesy: Mr Punch Public House
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Kareyst Lin
Kareyst Lin – Senior Writer

Kareyst has experience in writing about B2B technology for Computerworld Singapore, MIS Asia and CIO Asia; and on government technology for GCIO Asia. Her pet areas are artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and smart cities - these are fueled by her obsession with sci-fi movies and philosophy of mind. She is also part of the Over The Moon team, which is a movement to promote and give voice to independent Mandopop music in Singapore.

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