Latest rooftop bars in the city with great designs and cool vibes

If you're looking for a great hang-out or nightspot, Singapore has some hip new rooftop bars!


Photo: The Straits Times

Photo: The Straits Times

Smoke & Mirrors

Where: 06-01 National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road

Open: Sunday to Thursday, 11.30am to 12.30am; Friday to Saturday, 11.30 to 1am

Info: smokeandmirrors.com.sg

Perched atop the old Supreme Court building, which now houses the National Gallery Singapore, Smoke & Mirrors offers a stunning cityscape view at any time ofthe day. The 2,400sqf bar's focal point is a 4.7m-wide sleek metallic mirror-finished counter. Some cocktails are inspired by the pieces in the gallery. For instance, Painting Class (1957) by Singapore artist Lim Yew Kuan is reflected in a Peruvian pisco and prosecco-based cocktail ($22) with an edible chocolate streak painted in the champagne flute as an homage to the piece.


Photo: The Straits Times


Where: 03-308 Suntec City Sky Garden, 3 Temasek Boulevard

Open: Monday and Tuesday, 3pm to midnight; Wednesday and Thursday, 3pm to 1am; Friday and Saturday, 3pm to 2am. Closed on Sunday

Info: www.terrasingapore.com

The spacious rooftop terrace bar, located in the Suntec City Sky Garden, opens on Thursday 18 Feb. Decorated in earth tones, pastel blues and greens and tiled and wood finishes, the breezy 353 sq m space is owned by Limited Edition Concepts, which also runs basement club Kyo in Cecil Street and hip-hop club Refuge in Circular Road. Hanging plants adorn the shelves behind the bar counter and there is ample seating and standing space with high tables, lounge seats and bar seats. The wooden bartop counters were sourced from Semarang in Indonesia.


Image: Potato Head Folk

The Rooftop at Potato Head Folk

Where: Level 4, 36 Keong Saik Road

When: 5pm to midnight daily

Info: www.pttheadfolk.com

The Rooftop bar at Potato Head Folk, a hip-multi-level food and beverage outlet occupying a four-storey shophouse in Keong Saik Road, has undergone a revamp. It will reopen officially on Wednesday Feb 24. The establishment, owned by PTT Family, the group behind the Potato Head Beach Club in Bali, serves rum-based tiki-style cocktails at its rooftop bar.


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Oxwell & Co's Rooftop Garden

Where: Level 4, 5 Ann Siang Road

Open: Wednesday to Saturday, 7pm to midnight

Info: www.oxwellandco.com

Overlooking Club Street and Chinatown, the British gastropub's intimate rooftop space has added a bar to its herb garden, which has served the kitchen since the restaurant opened in 2013. Decked out in a forest-green palette, the space has industrial-sized fans and large deck umbrellas that provide ample shade and ventilation. Organic herbs, including basil and mint, are used in the dishes by head chef Nic Scorpion in the lower floors. They are also freshly picked and muddled into signature cocktails on the rooftop.


(First published in The Straits Times.)