Good view, cosy ambience, great night
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and there’s no better place for a romantic date than a rooftop bar, high above the bustling crowd with good food, dreamy ambience, and an undisturbed view of the Marina Bay skyline. We’re not talking about the usual big names in the downtown area too, we’re talking cosier bars that have just as much to offer for a truly quiet and intimate night with your special someone.
1. Supply & Demand, Esplanade
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Great for couples who have different food preferences, Supply & Demand at Esplanade is an Italian and Southeast Asian bistro and rooftop bar that boasts an extensive menu selection of both Eastern and Western cuisine.
Dimly-lit with fairy lights and dainty lamps overhead, the bar’s layout is arranged in a way such that couples can not only get more privacy away from the crowd and the live band, but also enjoy a better view of the city lights and waterfront.
While the pasta is only available at the bistro beneath, the rooftop bar offers pizzas, Cicchetti, light Southeast Asian bites, as well as a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at affordable prices. Pizzas cost about $21 – $25, most of the items on the menu don’t go above $20, and they have Happy Hour promotions daily from 9PM – 1AM every Sunday – Thursday, and 12.30AM – 1.30AM from Fri – Sat!
Address: #01-13 The Esplanade, 8 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039802
Opening Hours: Mon – Thurs: 6PM – 2AM | Fri: 6PM – 2.30PM | Sat & Sun: 12PM – 2.30AM
Telephone: 6336 0588
If oysters and champagne sound wonderful to you, look no further than Southbridge – an underrated gem with oysters on Happy Hour and one of the best 360° view of the Singapore River and Marina Bay Sands – especially when coupled with the latter’s laser light show.
A perfect place to catch the sunset, their Happy Hour promotion stretches from 5PM – 8PM on weekdays. During then, their Signature Oysters go for just $20 (U.P. $24) per half dozen, and a selection of beers, spirits, and champagne get their prices slashed as well.
These oysters are imported from around the world and change according to the season! Source:@renachua10
For those of you who prefer your oysters cooked, Southbridge also serves hot oysters with indulgent toppings like Avruga caviar, fresh cheddar, and smoked bacon. On top of that, the kitchen also whips up impressive dishes like lobster rolls and wagyu beef sliders, and the bar offers handcrafted drinks if bespoke cocktails are your thing. It’s basically a place to feel pampered.
Address: 80 Boat Quay, Level 5, Singapore, 049868
Opening Hours: 5PM – 12AM Daily
Telephone: 6877 6965
3. 1919 Waterboat House Rooftop Bar
The amazing view during countdown! Source:1919 Waterboathouse
For those of you who prefer something more laid-back, nestled atop the heritage-listed The Fullerton Waterboat House is the 1919 Waterboat House Rooftop Bar – a surprisingly unpretentious space with a backyard-like decor and hearty all-American fare.
Dishing up handmade pizza, juicy sliders, and refreshing summer-inspired cocktails, the rooftop bar is located right by the river, which gives it an unobstructed view of the surrounding CBD and Marina Bay skyline!
Do note that the bar is fully unsheltered though, so you might want to have a backup wet weather plan just in case.
Address: 3 Fullerton Road, The Waterboathouse, #03-01, Singapore, 049215
Opening Hours: Mon – Thurs: 5PM – 12AM | Fri & Sat: 5PM – 2AM
Telephone: 6538 9038
Live it up a little and treat yourself to one Michelin-starred cusine at Braci, a rooftop bar and restaurant perched on top of a restored heritage shophouse along Boat Quay. A cosy place that only seats up to 30 pax, the bar offers not just a sweeping view of the city skyline, but also reinvented Italian classics with the use of the Josper oven and the Shichirin grill, and contemporary cocktails made with only the freshest ingredients.
Surprise 4-course meals and epicurean 5-course meals are also available for just $100 and $150 respectively, and because Braci is helmed by the self-taught Chef Beppe De Vito who values good service above everything else, you can be sure that you lovebirds will be in good hands that night!
Chef Beppe De Vito in his open-concept kitchen. Source:iammirkofebbrile
Address: 52 Boat Quay, Level 5/6, Singapore 049841
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 5PM – 12AM
Telephone: 6866 1933
Not many are aware that there’s a rooftop bar at HarbourFront’s Bay Hotel Singapore, but Propeller is home to killer views of the Keppel Harbour, Sentosa, and MBS all at once. Perfect for those with whimsical, adventure-ready partners, the Marina Bay city lights might be slightly further off in the distance compared to the other bars on the list, but patrons get to enjoy a firework display up close, which adds an extra magical touch to a romantic evening.
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There’s also an intriguing cocktail series to make your way through as you recline on plush sofas called “Wonders of Propeller”, which is apparently inspired by the various Wonders of The World!
Source:Propeller Bar SG
As an added bonus, Happy Hour promotions start from 5PM – 8PM daily, and there’s even an all-you-can-eat-and-drink package with unlimited cheese, bar bites, and drinks for 3 whole hours at just $58 per pax.
Address: Bay Hotel Singapore, 50 Telok Blangah Rd, Singapore 098828
Opening Hours: Sun – Thurs: 5PM – 12AM | Fri & Sat: 5PM – 2AM
6. Artemis Bar & Grill
It’s not every day you’ll find a 100-year-old Spanish Olive Tree 40 storeys above the ground, but right in the heart of Raffles Place is Artemis Bar and Grill, a rooftop garden bar on top of the commercial building CapitaGreen.
Needless to say, the bar boasts a bird’s eye view of the city skyline and MBS, but picturesque view aside, you and your boo can also snack on organic Mediterranean-style bar bites and creative tipples with tongue-in-cheek names like “Friends with Benefit”, and yes, “Tongue In Cheek”.
Address: 138 Market Street, CapitaGreen Rooftop (Level 40), Singapore 048946
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11.30AM – late | Sat: 6PM – late
Telephone: 6635 8677
7. Lantern Rooftop Bar
Not limited to just guests of Fullerton Bay Hotel, Lantern is the place to be if you’re looking for a comfortable and relaxing night to unwind with bae. Only sofa seats and reclining lounge chairs are available here for you to kick back with your drink, and you get a mesmerising view of the Marina Bay waterfront to boot.
Happy Hour starts from 11AM – 6PM daily here, which makes it all the better for those who took the day off. There’s also something about swimming pools that make you feel like you’re on a holiday, and Lantern is surrounded by an infinity lap pool which adds to the overall leisurely atmosphere.
Address: 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326
Opening Hours: Sun – Thurs: 10AM – 1AM | Fri & Sat: 10AM – 2AM
Telephone: 6597 5299
Conveniently located in Orchard Road, [email protected] is yet another rooftop pool bar to retreat to and soak in the glittering city lights as you dip your toes into the water. Equipped with cosy basket lounge chairs and lots of greenery, it’s an oasis tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the crowd, and perfect if you’re looking for some quiet time with your other half.
While the food choices are limited to just cheese and cold cut platters, salads, and sandwiches, the drink menu is much more extensive and covers everything from freshly squeezed juices to cocktails, beers, champagne, and wine. Prices are also rather affordable at $11 – $15 for beers and tipples and $18 for their sharing platters!
Address: Level 19, 277 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238858
Opening Hours: 11AM – 11PM Daily
Telephone: 6708 8832