Rooftop bars are a breath of fresh air – literally because it’s high up – and eases the mind off any lingering worries. With a cocktail (or mocktail!) in hand, you can sit back and appreciate Singapore’s mighty skyline views. But, where at?
From cocktails inspired by fairytale books to the tastes of Southeast Asia, this list of 5 rooftop bars has them all. Just remember to snap a photo of your drinks against the view for Instagram before you chug it down!
Note: This list is strictly not in order.
1. Aqua Luna
One can easily find Aqua Luna sitting pretty next to a 25-meter infinity pool, on the 7th floor of Park Hotel Alexandra. Prepare to be charmed by its sweet view of The Southern Ridges’ treetop canopy under the broad daylight and the magnificent view of the sunset daily as nightfalls. With its picturesque ceiling-to-floor surrounding glass and a 180-degree view of Queenstown’s heritage buildings, Aqua Luna boasts the perfect mix of fun by day and sensual by night.
This stunner also goes all out on their bar menu. With an impressive line-up of speciality cocktails which reflects the bar’s moods and accompanying snacks and light bites, chilling in Alexandra can never be better.
- Breezy Berries – blend of mint, lychee liqueur, cherry bitters and Pisco
- Poire Basil – blend of Absolut Pear Vodka, basil, grapefruit bitters and lime juice
- Truffle Polenta Fries
- Chorizo & Onion Flatbread
Contact Number: +65 6828 8885
Location: 323 Alexandra Road, Park Hotel Alexandra, Level 7, Singapore 159972
Opening Hours: Sun-Thurs 12pm-11pm | Fri-Sat 12pm-1am
2. The Rooftop at Screening Room
Cosy and intimate – that is exactly how The Rooftop Bar at Screening Room is like. Perched on the 5th floor of the building housing Singapore’s coolest cinema, the rooftop bar is where you can eat, drink and chat without a worry.
Food-wise, the bar here serves a tasty rendition of Asian and Western fare as well as a tantalising spread of cocktails. P.S. The signature mojito of The Rooftop is specially created by Jose Alonso Sanchez, a Spanish master mixologist!
- Watermelon Fresca – blend of watermelon, lemongrass and lime juice
- Pillow Talk – blend of rum, cinnamon, banana, pandan and lime juice
- Salt & Pepper Squid
- Clay Oven Fried Beef Kebab
Contact Number: +65 6221 1694
Location: 12 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069692
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 5.30pm-1am | Fri-Sat 5pm-3am | Closed on Sunday
Surround yourself with elements of Japanese minimalism and eco-sustainability as you sip on the finest cocktail recipes and out-of-the-world French-inspired food. Be it in the comfort of the glass-encased private pods or al fresco, you and your crew will be in for the night of your life at this unpretentious yet classy rooftop bar.
Orgo brings forth the elements of organic chemistry into their cocktails. And if that doesn’t spark any interest, you should know that the team at Orgo is headed by a renowned master mixologist from Japan, Tomoyuki Kitazoe. The best and freshest ingredients are sourced daily and used in both the drinks and food served! Only the best for all their customers.
- Pink Peas Fizz – blend of gin, grilled peas infusion, grapefruit juice, syrup and soda
- Summer Kyoto – blend of rum, fresh pineapples, matcha and sugar
- Hummus Pockets
- Orgo Cubano
Contact Number: +65 6336 9366
Location: 8 Raffles Avenue, Esplanade-Theaters on the Bay, Roof Terrace, #04-01, Singapore 039802
Opening Hours: Sat-Wed 6pm-1am | Thurs-Fri 6pm-2am
4. Wanderlost Lounge
Not cocktails, but mocktails!
Wanderlost Lounge is the latest product behind the brains who came up with Singapore’s first Halal rooftop bar, Atap Bar (now closed). Here, you will find next level non-alcoholic cocktails which uses various mixology techniques and non-alcoholic ingredients.
Not only does it look like a page out of a fairytale book but it also serves beverages inspired by famous books we are all familiar with! Find the likes of mocktails adapted from Snow White &The Seven Dwarfs, The Ugly Duckling, Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone, Hamlet and more.
- The Little Prince – blend of rose, pineapple and royal lavender
- The Alchemist – blend of chamomile, sour plum and cinnamon
- Garlic Butter Slipper Lobster
- Creamy Mussels
Contact Number: +65 6909 7701
Location: 15 Enggor Road, Realty Centre, #12-01, Singapore 079716
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 5.30pm-11.30pm | Fri-Sat 5pm-1am | Closed on Sunday
Dubbed Singapore’s best rooftop bar, Loof is the epitome of whimsy, playful and nostalgic – all wrapped in an urban garden atop Odeon Towers. This hot place is a proud owner of carefully crafted Southeast Asian inspired cocktails and locally-curated snack from the Mama Shop. Fun fact: Loof was a play on how Singaporeans mispronounces roof!
The team behind loof is also vocal about supporting the local scene so patrons can find a plethora of fusion local dishes on the menu. Vegetarian options are available too so make sure to round up all your friends for a night at Loof!
- Java Ginger Crush – blend of vodka, ginger liqueur, cloudy apple juice, calamansi juice, sliced ginger and ginger beer
- Changi Apricot – blend of tequila, apricot, saffron, Suze, lemon, pasteurised egg white and bitters
- Chilli Crab Waffle Fries
- Sweet Corn Tempura Fritters
Contact Number: +65 6337 9416
Location: 331 North Bridge Road, Odeon Towers Extension Rooftop, #03-07, Singapore 188720
Opening Hours: Sun-Thurs 5pm-1am | Fri-Sat 5pm-2am