Ying-yang rooftop bars

Roof-top parties with a magnificent view of the city are incredibly chic and urban.

We are spoilt for choices for rooftop venues in the city of Singapore. However, as any good host/hostess knows, a good venue makes a good party, but a GREAT party is a combination of the venue, food, drinks, services and company of friends. We picked these five as the best rooftop party venues with the most spectacular 360-degree view of the Singapore skyline for you to chill, drink, eat or party.

1. Halo Rooftop Lounge

Located on the rooftop of Singapore’s luxury boutique hotel, the Wangz Hotel, Halo Rooftop Lounge is a very nice place to chill out with friends. If you enjoy acoustic performances, Halo offers live music every Friday and Saturday evenings.  

Halo Roof-top bar at Wangz

Also, if you have a birthday coming up, treat yourself or your special someone to the “It’s Your Birthday” promotion (till December 2012).  Enjoy an indulgent weekend stay in their superior room (free upgrade to Canopy Room if it is available) at only S$228++  with complimentary drinks for two at Halo, a 250g birthday cake and 20% dining privilege at Nectar restaurant or Halo rooftop lounge.  Halo is open from 4pm to 11pm (Sundays to Thursdays) and midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

2. The Lantern Bar

One of the newest, most popular venues to date, The Lantern Bar is sheltered under canvas awnings in case you are worried about rainy weather. In the evenings, when the chandeliers are lit, a cool breeze helped by the overhead fans and Latin music playing in the background, The Lantern Bar transport you to a luxurious Caribbean world. Atop the exquisite Fullerton Bay Hotel, a boutique hotel catering to the well-heeled business traveller, The Lantern Bar boasts a spectacular 360 degree view of down-town Singapore and the Marina Bay waterfront.  

Lantern Bar Singapore

Aptly named after the red lanterns that used to light up the pier in years gone by, the bar itself is a stunning 6 metre diameter structure shaped like a lantern with a 25-metre pool that adds to the luxurious setting in the evenings. We recommend that you make reservations prior to your visits as it is a popular “after work” drinks venue in Singapore.

Drinks are priced at your standard hotel rate.  However, if you have a group of ten or more, you are subjected to a minimum event fee.  For larger groups (30 or more), you may book either a standing-only balcony area that is exclusive for you and your guests OR non-exclusive seating space under the awnings. These reservations may cost you from $5,000 – $7000 per event. A bit costly if you do not have the numbers to justify spending so much money on an event.

Orgo Bar and Restaurant Singapore
Martini – image courtesy of Orgo Bar and Restaurant

3. Orgo Bar and Restaurant

Whoever says alcohol is toxic has not visited Orgo.  The highly trained bartenders or mixologists as they are called in Orgo, replace liqueurs and syrups as much as they could with fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs in their cocktails. The result? A perfect balance of the elements and one of the smoothest drinks you will ever taste. Now, if you’re up for some alcoholic beverages, Orgo has an extensive selection of wine, champagne and whiskeys.

Conveniently located at the very chic and artsy Roof Terrace of the Esplanade-Theaters on the Bay, the venue is open for business from 5pm till 2am daily.  For $60++ per head, you have a  choice of a 3-course set dinner including drinks OR a 2-hour buffet spread. And if you’ll like to just have drinks and tapas, that’s also just $60++ per head.  Click here for the address, reservation numbers and further information.

1-Altitude Gallery & Bar Singapore4. 1-Altitude Gallery & Bar

City dwellers who desire to experience a Morocco-meets-Manhattan-night should head to this bar. Stretching across 61st to 63rd floor of One Raffles Place, the bar has a commanding 360-degree view of the island’s Marina Bay front. It also  A member of the prestigious 1-Rochester Group Outlets – One Rochester, 1-Caramel, 1-Twenty-Six, 1-Altitude Gallery & Bar is the World’s highest rooftop bar!  A minimum spending of $100 per person  is required if you are throwing a party at this award-winning al fresco rooftop bar.

5. The Erskine Road Rooftops

Along the Erskine-Ann Siang Road stretch, you’ll find three very different rooftop bars that offer you different ways to spend the evenings with your friends.  Breeze at the Scarlet (33 Erskine Road) provides an Asian resort ambience with its daybeds amidst the lush tropical foliage and Thai-style service staff; Ying Yang Rooftop Bar at the Club Hotel (28 Ann Siang Road) offers a modern ‘lounge’ feel while La Terraza Rooftop Bar at the Screening Room (12 Ann Siang Road) is a unique mix of “East meets West.”Breeze Bar Singapore

Ying-yang rooftop bars

Have you been to any of these rooftop bars?  What do you think of them?

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  1. Nice post! Thanx!! The Lantern Bar was awesome, though a bit pricey. Will find time to visit the rest.

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