Singapore boasts one of the best nightlife scene's in South East Asia, featuring everything from opulent EDM clubs to low-key lounge bars. For me, when I'm travelling to a new city there's nothing better than sitting among the clouds and admiring your surroundings, but it's not always easy to figure out where is best to do so. To help you out with this, we've compiled a list of the city's best bars, so you can see for yourself where's best to soak in Singapore's breathtaking skyline.
1. Aura Sky Lounge
Price: No entry fee, drinks cost roughly SGD 16 – 22 Opening Hours: Daily 11am-1am
Happy Hour: 5-8pm, Sunday-Thursday
Address: 1 Saint Andrew's Road, 05-03 and 06-02 National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957
Sitting on top of the National Gallery, Aura doubles up as both an Italian restaurant and a bar. The Sky Lounge is located on the floor above the actual restaurant, creating a chilled atmosphere that's perfect for sipping on cocktails whilst gazing down at the night view.
If it's fine dining, light bites or laid-back drinks that you're after, Aura is definitely the place to be.
Opening Hours: Daily 5pm–1am (Open til 2am on Friday and Saturday)
Price: No entry fee, drinks roughly SGD 16 – 22
Happy Hour: Monday-Saturday 5pm-8pm
Address: 331 North Bridge Rd, #03-07 Odeon Towers Extension Rooftop, Singapore 188720
Loof is positioned at the top of Odeon Towers and is famed for being Singapore's first standalone rooftop bar. For those who want a break from pretentious bars and uptight dress codes, look no further! Loof promotes a lively, friendly vibe with a DJ on hand to keep the party going, so it's less standing around with overpriced cocktails and more beer-pong and boogieing. A mouthwatering selection of food (we recommend the partay platter) accompanies reasonably priced drinks, particularly during the 5-8pm happy hours when you can grab a beer or fizz for just $10. In addition to this, the happy hour operates on a ‘Beat the Clock’ concept, where from 5pm spirits and wines are $5 and increase by $1 each hour.
3. Mr. Stork Rooftop Bar
Opening Hours: 5pm-12am Mon-Thursday
Price: Drinks roughly SGD 16 – 22
Address: 5 Fraser Street Level 39, Andaz, Singapore 189354
Mr. Stork is the perfect setting for those looking for a quieter spot to catch up with friends over exquisite cocktails. Nestled on the 39th floor of the Andaz hotel, this bar is the perfect spot to take a date- teepees scattered between luscious foliage make for an extremely intimate ambience, ideal for getting some one-on-one time.
4. CÉ LA VI
Opening Hours: 12pm - Late
Price: $20 on entry which can be taken off your bill at the end. Drinks $20+
($28 cover charge from 9pm on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights)
Address: Level 57, Marina Bay Sands Skypark, Hotel Tower 3 Singapore, 018971
There's nowhere more iconic to experience Singapore by night than perched at the top of the Marina Bay Sands itself! With regular DJs and special events, this is somewhere everyone should get the chance to try out at least once in their life. A truly unbeatable location, panoramic views and exciting atmosphere, Ce La Vi is not one to be missed.
Opening Hours: 6pm-2am Sunday-Tuesday
6pm-4am Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Eve of Public Holidays
Price: 6-9pm $35 cover charge (includes 2 drinks), after 9pm increases to $45
Address: 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
Whether you're looking for the perfect spot for to pre-drink or somewhere to carry the party on into the early hours, the above-listed suggestions should have you sorted.