Get high up high at these swish outdoor rooftop bars located at Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, and around the CBD area.

Cool breeze, an unobstructed view of Singapore’s gorgeous city skyline, and great drinks; it’s no wonder rooftop bars are a hit among Singaporeans.  Whether you’re looking for a place to catch the fireworks or planning a romantic date to charm your beau, this guide to rooftop bars in Singapore have got you covered. Best part? All seven bars offer irresistible happy hour promotions along with lip-smacking cocktails!

Empire

Perched on the 45th floor of Singapore Land Tower, this swanky penthouse lounge offers an unobstructed view of Singapore’s city skyline. When the clock strikes 10pm, get ready to party it up as a live DJ spins high-energy tunes throughout the night. Despite the space and crowd, drinks are kept at an affordable price with house pours like Cana Brava or Fords Gin starting from $11. Feeling peckish? Share the Empire Platter ($55), which comes with chicken wings, tater tots, and Wagyu cheese sliders, with three of your mates. Level 45 Singapore Land Tower, 50 Raffles Place. Tel: 9128 7001
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Kinki

Sitting on the rooftop of Customs House (fun fact: it used to be home to the Singapore Customs Police), this kicky Japanese rooftop restaurant and bar is decked in vibrant murals by tattoo artist Chris Garver of Miami Ink. At night, the space comes alive as a DJ spins groovy tracks of hip hop and funk. Aside from wines, sake and beer, they also do unique Asian-inspired cocktails. For a punchy drink, try the Spicy Hachimitshu ($19) made with vodka, honey umeshu, wasabi gomme, fresh lemon and Japanese cucumber. #02-02 Customs House, 70 Collyer Quay. Tel: 6533 3471

Southbridge

This chic rooftop watering hole faces the charming Singapore River, with Singapore’s CBD as its backdrop. Best known for their oyster selection, order half a dozen of their Habana signature oysters ($24) served with mint, cucumber and vermouth sauce to pair along with one of their many fruity cocktails. Don’t go home without trying our favourite poison from the space, the Rosemary Baby ($19)–a concoction of Bombay Sapphire, handcrafted blackberry vodka and rosemary. Level 5, 80 Boat Quay. Tel: 6877 6965

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SuperTree by IndoChine

The bar is located on Gardens By the Bay’s tallest structure. Taking you up 50 metres high, the watering hole boasts a 360 ° view of Gardens by the Bay, Singapore’s CBD and the glistering South China Sea. An entrance fee of $20 nett, which comes with a choice of wine, beer, soft drinks or juices, is required to enter the rooftop bar. 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Gardens by the Bay. Tel: 6694 8489

1-Altitude

One of the world’s highest al-fresco bars, 1-Altitude is elevated 282 metres above sea level. A perfect spot to catch the sunset, sip back refreshing sunset cocktails and load up on light bites at their daily Sundown Affair. Come nightfall, the space gets revved up with good beats, attracting party animals eager to dance the night away. Level 63 1 Raffles Place. Tel: 6438 0410

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Sum Yi Tai

This Chinese-inspired restaurant serves up decadent Chinese tapas and concoctions at their intimate rooftop. Snag a seat at one of their lofty rattan chairs and stargaze to catchy Canto-pop tunes. Must tries here include the crispy roast pork with spicy salted egg yolk dip ($12) as well as the super addictive signature XO carrot cake ($12). For cocktails, we enjoy the light Chinese Mojito ($21) with rum, chrysanthemums, mint and leaves. 25 Boon Tat Street. Tel: 6221 3665

The Mad Men Attic Bar

Tucked away in an unassuming alleyway of Boat Quay, this hidden treasure is frequented by CBD dwellers as well as music lovers looking for tipples and bites. Draught beer starts from $13 nett during happy hour, while half a dozen of their famous The Mad Sour Plum shot is priced at $60 nett. #03-02 11 North Canal Road. Tel: 9822 1789