With Valentine’s Day around the corner, you might be thinking of bringing that special someone out for a drink or two. However, if you are looking for something a little more special, you might want to pay a visit to these five rooftop bars. From a chill alfresco setting to something with sweeping views of Singapore’s skyline, we’re sure you’ll find a great spot to take your significant other to on this list.
Storks are said to bring good luck when they nest on top of buildings, so this might just be the right place for you if you intend to pop the question this V-day. Perched on the top floor of Andaz Singapore, Mr Stork features tepee huts hidden amidst lush greenery for you and your date share some cocktails while enjoying panoramic views of the city skyline. To kick things up a notch, we recommend getting here before sunset because the views will take your breath away.
Here, fruity and floral cocktails are created using a variety of garden herbs and fresh fruits such as ginger, thyme, basil, mint, rhubarb and lemon.
If you want to catch the sunset somewhere a little more classy, Southbridge Bar is the one you want. There’s something about the way the sun kisses the skyline of the CBD as it sets that reminds you how just beautiful our little island can be. Drop that line while doing your best thousand-yard stare to score some extra points with your date.
Their signature oysters go for as low as $20 during their happy hour promotion, so that’s another win in our books. Champagne is always a good pairing for oysters, however, if you’re feeling like having cocktails, our favourite off the menu is the Southern Belle which features wild berries and chamomile-infused whisky stirred with strawberry, caramel and lemon.
Singapore’s hot and humid weather comes across as no surprise to us. A poolside bar, Bar Canary strives to help you unwind under the unforgiving weather. Made from ice-cold popsicles, signature drink Boozy Pop comes in refreshing flavours like Acai Pomegranate – a chocolate popsicle with a splash of rum and brandy – and Coconut Lemongrass – an icy coconut popsicle with Malibu rum.
If you haven’t heard of Bar Canary by now, where in the world have you been? This cheery little bar is a perfect escape from the unrelenting tropical heat. With island-vibe tunes, a pool and their famous Boozy Pops, it’s a great spot for you and your date to unwind after a long day at the office. Our favourites Boozy Pops are the Acai Pomegranate – a chocolate popsicle with a splash of rum and brandy – and Coconut Lemongrass – an icy coconut popsicle with Malibu rum.
Situated above the 1919 Waterboat House, The Rooftop offers you waterfront views of the Marina Bay area. And contrary to what you may have heard, they don’t serve overpriced bar grub. Instead, they serve casual American fare from mini burgers to handmade pizzas, along with superb summer cocktails. The Afternoon Delight, an earl grey infused shochu with a splash of yuzu, is guaranteed not to disappoint.
Lin Rooftop Bar
Short for Shu Lin which is “forest” in Mandarin, Lin Rooftop Bar stays true to its name. A green space with stylishly crisscrossed bamboo poles at the entrance, fairy lights, a massive terracotta warrior standing guard and colourful Peranakan stools, you’ll find it hard to miss the Oriental vibes, not that it’s a bad thing. While you are there, try the vodka-based Spirited Away, which is infused with strawberry liqueur, or Rustic Sky, an unusual sour plum mix.
There you have it, 5 great bars to take your date to on Valentine’s Day. If you think we’ve missed out on any other great rooftop bars, comment on our Facebook page to let us know!