6 best alfresco bars in Singapore
Savor moonlit nights, breezy evenings and open-air libations at these outdoor haunts.
With its claim as the world’s highest rooftop bar, this glittering gem in the CBD offers panoramic views of the city and seaside. The crowd is beautiful people, who lounge on elegant outdoor furniture while sipping drinks and nibbling on upscale bar bites. 61-63/F, 1 Raffles Place., 64380-0410. Open Mon-Thu 6pm-2am; Fri-Sat 6pm-4am; Sun 6pm-1am.
The other side of the MBS rooftop sports this swanky nightspot. 57/F Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, 1 Bayfront Ave., 6688-7688. Open daily noon-4am.
A modern Japanese bar and restaurant that has been a hot ticket since it opened. Enjoy delicious bar bites, creative Japanese-inspired drinks and a lively atmosphere with hip hop and funk. The rooftop bar is a perfect place for after work drinks. #02-02 Customs House, 70 Collyer Quay, 6533-3471. Open Mon-Thu 5pm-midnight; Fri-Sat 5pm-2am.
The rooftop pool bar at the Fullerton Bay Hotel has some of the city's best views and a couple of resident DJs that get the groove going. Sink into a cushiony sofa, sip Champagne and enjoy panoramas of Singapore usually only seen in postcards.The Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay, 6597-5299. Open Sun-Thu 8-1am; Fri-Sat 8-2am.
After 10 years on the scene (and on the roof), Loof is still inspiring. Go for their old school knick-knack shop, as well as the locally-inspired tipples and bar bites. Sunset views included. #03-07 Odeon Towers Extension Rooftop, 331 North Bridge Rd., 9773-9304. Open Mon-Thu 5pm-1am; Fri-Sat 5pm-3am.
For a different experience, check out this Peruvian restaurant and cocktail bar. This breezy pisco bar-inspired space has a dedicated ceviche menu, too. The vibe kicks into gear with music that explores the rich and colorful textures of Latin America. R/F 28 Ann Siang Rd., 6808-2188. Open Mon-Thu 5pm-1am; Fri-Sat 5pm-2am.