Get high on views, not prices.
If you think rooftop bars in Singapore are for the high SES elite only, think again. We’ve scoured some of Singapore’s best cheap rooftop bars in 2023 for you to enjoy a drink or two and soak up the city view while staying within budget. Try them before the year ends!
Want to splurge? Try these 10 upscale rooftop bars in Singapore!
View: 4th-floor scenic views of the surrounding Chinatown
Prices: Around $20 for food, $25 for a cocktail
Potato Head Singapore is an eclectic four-venue bar and restaurant in one of Keong Saik Road’s most iconic heritage shophouses. Offering an evolving party atmosphere over four floors, you can start with a casual burger dinner on the first floor and move on to cocktails on the fourth-floor rooftop with scenic views of the Chinatown shophouses as the night progresses.
Area: Boat Quay
View: Panoramic view of Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore River
Prices: Around $40 for a main dish, $24 for a cocktail
Southbridge is a rooftop bar perched atop Boat Quay, offering a breathtaking panoramic view of the Singapore skyline, including Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore River. Despite its unparalleled view, the venue is still relatively affordable and laid-back, perfect for adventure seekers on a budget. The menu features a variety of tantalizing treats, such as fresh oysters, indulgent finger foods, gin and tonics, and handcrafted cocktails, all of which are reasonably priced.
View: Views of surrounding shophouses
Prices: Around $15 for a main dish, $12 for a cocktail
Foxtail is an inexpensive and low-key terrace bar on Keong Saik Road in Chinatown that serves up quality drinks in a lively atmosphere. Come up to the neon-lit rooftop with lush greenery and enjoy the views of surrounding shophouses in the historic district. Foxtail thoughtfully crafted cocktails include the savoury Mezcal Negroni and Boody Maria, a twist on the Bloody Mary. For quality drinks and lively nights out without hefty prices, Foxtail is the place to be.
Dress code: Smart casual
Address: 1 Keong Saik Rd., #02-01, Singapore 089109 (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Tue-Fri 6pm-12am, Sat 4pm-12am, Sun-Mon closed
Website｜Instagram｜Facebook｜Email｜Phone +65 6970 0835
Area: Little India
View: low-rise view of the neighbourhood
Prices: Around $15 for a main dish, $16 for a cocktail
Olibier Rooftop Bar, an elevated drinking spot atop a low-rise building in Little India, is a fun and cheap no-frills bar perfect for casual group gatherings. While the view may not be breathtaking, the bar offers a relaxed and modest atmosphere ideal for spending quality time with friends or hosting a memorable event. Craft beer enthusiasts will be thrilled with the bar’s expansive selection, featuring top-notch brews such as Bitburger Pilsner and Saigon Bia. In addition, the bar’s scrumptious bar snacks, including buttery popcorn and crunchy peanuts, are sure to satisfy your hunger cravings.
View: unassuming neighbourhood
The Otherside in Chinatown is what people call a hipster’s best-kept secret. This unpretentious craft beer bar boasts an impressive selection of beers on tap and a friendly team to help you find the perfect brew. Relax on the unassuming rooftop patio or enjoy the comfort of staying inside. The Otherside hosts regular events, including live music performances and trivia nights. Although The Otherside doesn’t serve food typically, it often hosts food pop-ups featuring cuisine from popular restaurants in the city. You can also bring in your own or order delivery from nearby restaurants.
View: 4th-floor open-air view on Club Street
Prices: Around $24 for a main dish, $26 for a cocktail
FRY Bistro is a popular terrace bar on the 4th floor of a shophouse on Club Street. The bar offers an open-air setting and a fantastic view of the beautiful city skyline, making it a great spot to relax and unwind with friends. Unlike The Otherside, which doesn’t serve food, FRY Bistro’s menu features many sensibly-priced delicious local and international dishes, including their famous wings and rotating chef specials. If you’re looking for a rooftop bar that serves budget-friendly bar snacks and proper main dishes, FRY Bistro is worth checking out.
Area: Tiong Bahru
View: Hotel’s rooftop view of unobstructed cityscape
Prices: Around $15 for a main dish, $20 for a cocktail
Lin Rooftop Bar, situated atop the Link Hotel, is the perfect oasis for those seeking a contemporary, Asian-inspired alfresco experience in Tiong Bahru. Tru to its name (Lin [林] is short for ‘Shu Lin’, which means ‘forest’ in mandarin), the swanky yet rustic rooftop bar is surrounded by lush bamboo trees, twinkling lights, and stunning neighbourhood views. The bar is bustling with live music on most nights. The menu offers a range of delicious and cheap cocktails and authentic Asian dishes, like the mouth-watering prawn aglio olio pasta and the perfectly seasoned spicy chicken wings.
Area: Boat Quay
View: Overlooking the crowded CBD skylines
Prices: $23 for a main dish, $17 for a cocktail
Head over and immerse yourself in the alluring ambience and the electrifying live music performances offered at Lady Wu, a chic rooftop bar atop the Offshore Building in Boat Quay. The bar offers a majestic panoramic view of the CBD in a sultry and sophisticated vibe with classic and modern aesthetics. Lady Wu serves classic and creative cocktails complemented by Chinese-inspired tapas. For those working in CBD seeking a fun and unique Friday night out without spending too much, Lady Wu is certainly a wallet-friendly option.
Dress code: Casual
Address: Attic Level, 11 N Canal Rd, The Offshore Building, Singapore 048824 (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 5pm-3am, Sun & PH closed
Website｜Instagram｜Facebook｜Email｜Phone +65 8338 7479
Area: Tanjong Pagar
View: 29th-floor view of CBD area, a glimpse of the harbour coastline
Prices: Around $16 for a bar bite, $18 for a cocktail
You don’t often come across a hotel bar that offers friendly prices, but Graffiti Sky Bar is an exception. Perched on top of the Carlton City Hotel in Tanjong Pagar, it boasts a stunning view of the city skyline and a glimpse of the harbour. While it may not be as well-known as some other hotel rooftop lounges, the 29th-floor view and excellent hotel services make it a treasure trove worth uncovering. If you’re a fan of the iconic Singapore Sling, you’ll be pleased to know that Graffiti Sky Bar serves one of the best in the city, rivalling even the most famous rooftop bars!
Area: Faber Peak
View: Hilltop panoramic view of the harbourfront and Sentosa Island
Prices: Around $28 for a main dish, $18 for a cocktail
Dusk Restaurant & Bar is unequivocally one of the most extravagant and posh establishments on the list, yet it still manages to stun with its surprisingly affordable prices. The eatery is on the 50th floor of OUE Bayfront at 100 metres above sea level, providing a panoramic view of the city skyline. Relish in a wide array of Modern European cuisines, expertly paired with an impressive selection of signature nitro-frosted cocktails. This elevated vantage point is the ideal spot for watching sunsets in Mount Peak.
Dress code: Smart casual
Address: Faber Peak Singapore, Level 2, 109 Mount Faber Road, Singapore 099203 (Google Maps)
Opening Hours: Sun-Thu & PH 4-11pm, Fri-Sat 4pm-2am
Website｜Instagram｜Facebook｜Email｜Phone +65 6361 0088
From cocktails to craft beers, these rooftop bars offer a range of affordable options for you to enjoy a perfect tipple with your friends and take in the stunning views of Singapore without worrying about the cost. So why wait?
Most rooftop bars in Singapore have a dress code, so it’s best to dress up slightly. Avoid wearing flip-flops, shorts, and tank tops.
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