All the way up to rooftop bars
Regular bars may be too boring for all you trendsetters out there who are seeking novel experiences. If you’re constantly looking for the place to be seen at, check out these rooftop bars that allow you to take in Singapore’s gorgeous skyline with a drink in hand. Plus, they all come with beer promotions, so what’s not to love?
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Perched 45 levels above the CBD, Empire embodies the essence of rooftop bars as it offers a panoramic view of Marina Bay. With stylish lights, sleek furniture and a constant breeze, this is probably the most relaxing club in Singapore. There’s a happy hour deal from 5pm to 8pm on weekdays, with beer, house wines, and premium spirits going for $12++. Snacks and mains such as Skinny Truffle Fries ($8++), Na-cho Meet You ($8++) and Her Name Is Margaret Pizza ($14++) will also make great accompaniments to your booze. After a long day of hiding in an office cubicle, you’ll be glad to let down your hair at Empire.
Address: 50 Raffles Place, Level 45, Singapore 048623
Opening hours: Mon-Tues 5pm to 1am, Wed 5pm to 2am, Thur 5pm to 1am, Fri 5pm to 3am, Sat 9pm to 3am
Tel: 9336 1443
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With fresh oysters flown in from New Zealand and a wide variety of alcohol, Southbridge is where you should go to pick up some seafood and drinks. Happy hour on weekdays last till 8pm, with Fürstenberg beers going at $10++ and 51st State pale ale at $15++, together with half a dozen oysters at $20++. More filling options include Spaghetti with Truffle and Mushrooms ($22++) and Tuna Tataki ($18++). If you time your trip right, seasonal and uncommon oysters such as French Belon and Irish Rock Oysters may be available.
3. Sum Yi Tai
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Sum Yi Tai offers three concepts over three levels. A tapas bar exists on the first floor and a dining area on the second, but what we care about is the rooftop bar on the third. Beer promos are available from Monday to Saturday, 5pm to 8pm, with draft beers such as Asahi Super Dry ($12++) and Kronenbourg Blanc ($14++). You can also choose to go for a bucket of five Asahi Dry or Tsingtao for $40++. Pair the booze with Chinese tapas such as Maple Honey Glazed Char Siew ($12++) and Salmon Skin with Salted Egg Yoke & Lime Zest ($12++). Dance till the end of the night with the DJ set opened from 8pm onwards on Fridays and Saturdays!
Address: 25 Boon Tat Street, Singapore 069622
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5pm to 1am, Sat 5pm to 1am
Tel: 6221 3665
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4. Bar Canary
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Located by the rooftop pool of Grand Park Hotel, Bar Canary offers a happy hour promotion, from 12pm to 5pm where you can mix and match five beers or ciders for $60++. Options include beers, wines, and their signature Boozy Pops – ice pops that melt into a complementing alcoholic drink. There’s even Tuesday movie nights where bottles of wines and spirits are at 25% off and even comes with truffle fries or buffalo wings.
Address: 270 Orchard Road, Singapore 238857
Opening hours: Mon-Thur 12pm to 1am, Fri-Sat 12pm to 2am, Sun 12pm to 1am
Tel: 6603 8855
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Lantern is a Latin American-inspired bar that offers spectacular views of the Marina Bay basin. Pitch up early and stock up on wines ($16++), beers ($12++), and house pour spirits ($16++) between 11am and 6pm.. While you’re there, sit by the 25m rooftop pool and feast your eyes on the gorgeous sunset with MBS in the background.
Address: 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326
Opening hours: Sun-Thur 8am to 1am, Fri-Sat 8am to 2am
Tel: 6597 5299
6. Kinki Rooftop Bar
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Kinki is an edgy bar plastered with graffiti by street artists such as Chris Garver of Miami Ink fame and Singapore’s very own ANTZ. Enjoy 1-for-1 happy hour beers such as Carlsberg, Kronenbourg 1664 and Kronenbourg Blanc from 5pm to 8pm on weekdays. Share a bucket of five beers with friends for $50++ from 6pm to 9pm or a bucket of eight beers for $75++ from 9pm till late. Grab some Japanese nibbles too, such as Okonomiyaki ($28++) and Chicken Karaage ($15++). Ol’ Skool Beef Fries ($19++) is an indulgent snack – loaded with beef sauce, nacho cheese, Japanese mayo and garnished with umami-packed bonito flakes and seaweed.
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You’ve definitely seen this sign making rounds on your Instagram feed. Loof is where you can join in the fun, with a beer in your hand. They adopt a time based system where spirits and wines cost $6++ before 6pm, $7++ before 7pm and $8++ before 8pm on Monday to Saturdays. If you’re more of a beer person, ice-cold pints are also available at $10++ from 5pm to 8pm, less Sundays. The kitchen here offers interesting and delicious bites such as Chilli Crab Fries ($15++) and B.C.M Grilled Cheese ($18++). Conveniently located near Raffles City MRT Station, this happening roof top bar is a great option for a catch-up with a group of friends.
Address: 331 North Bridge Road, #03-07, Odeon Towers, Singapore 188720
Opening hours: Mon-Thur 5pm to 1am, Fri-Sat 5pm to 2am
Tel: 6337 9416
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8. FRY Rooftop Bistro & Bar
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There are many bars and restaurants along Club Street, which makes FRY easy to miss. Perched on top of an old shophouse, FRY offers happy hour daily from 5:30pm to 9pm, with 20 percent off all cocktails, bottled beer and glasses of wine. There’s also a Thursday Beer O’Clock, where bottled beers go for $6++ at 6pm, $7++ at 7pm and $8++ at 8pm.
Make room for Auntie Ang’s Wings ($16++) served with a belachan dip. Although the bar is relatively small, it makes for a cosy experience perfect for a late-night drinking sesh.
Address: 96B Club Street, Singapore 069464
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 5:30pm to 1am, Thur 5:30pm to 2am, Fri-Sat 5:30pm to 3am
Tel: 8418 5995
9. Mr Punch Public House
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If you’re looking for a cheaper and more casual option compared to Loof across the street, Mr Punch could very well be the place for you. Head to the rooftop of the Mint Museum of Toys and you will be greeted with a small bar adorned with vintage signs that complement the theme here. They have an Always Beer oClock promotion, where between 3pm and 8pm, half pints of Pilsner and a flute of Riondo Prosecco go for $10++ each. Check out their Fish Roe Fries ($8++), that’s loaded with Pollock roe mayo torched to a nice sear; finished with generous gratings of parmesan cheese. It makes for a great snack as you slurp down their delicious cocktails.
Address: 26 Seah Street, Singapore 188382
Opening hours: Mon-Thur 3pm to 11:30pm, Fri 3pm to 2am, Sat 11am to 11.30pm, Sun 11am to 6pm
Tel: 8339 8966
10. The Screening Room
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The rooftop bar at Screening Room overlooks quaint shophouses of Ann Siang Hill. They have a movie room where they host multiple movie screenings in a day; ranging from chick flicks to classics. If you’re looking for an evening drink, their bottled beers, select house pour spirits and wines are available at $10++ a glass – Monday to Thursdays 6pm-8pm and Friday and Saturdays 5pm to 8pm.
Address: 122 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069692
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 5:30pm to 12am, Fri-Sat 5pm to 12am
Tel: 6221 1694
Feel on top of the world with these rooftop bars
Hold a drink in your hand and take in the spectacular view of Singapore’s skyline. Let us know if you are aware of any other rooftop bars with beer promos!