Whether you’re looking for a scenic spot right in Singers, or you want to dress up to the nines to match the view when you’re travelling, we’ve got five bars with the best views around the region that you have to make a point to visit
Singapore – Lantern
You can’t go wrong at a bar with gripping views of the Marina Bay and world-famous Singapore skyline. Lantern, located on the rooftop of the chic Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore is a stylish rooftop bar for the chic, delivers just that.
Upon arrival, guests are welcomed by a stunning five-metre bar located at the far end of the hotel’s swimming pool. Curated with swirling bronze fins in the shape of a glowing lantern, the sleek bar counter is the focal point of the venue. Surrounding the bar and pool are bespoke outdoor vintage-inspired furniture amidst lush landscaping which provide a sense of place in tropical Singapore.
The respect for heritage is another unique element of Lantern. The bar derives its name from the historical Chinese name of the neighbouring Clifford Pier – “Red Lantern Pier”. It was a landing point for Singapore’s first immigrants and red lanterns used to hang from the pier as a guide to seafarers.
With a charming ambience in the heart of Marina Bay overlooking the city’s landmarks, Lantern is the perfect backdrop for unforgettable moments. It is also well-placed not too far above ground — at Level 7 — so guests can enjoy a bird’s eye view of the city’s bustle while indulging in specialty cocktails and gourmet snacks.
Lantern, Rooftop, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore 80 Collyer Quay, 65975299, Opening hours: Daily 12pm – 2am
Bali, Indonesia – Rock Bar
If you think rooftop bars are too mainstream, hop over to Rock Bar in Bali. Featuring 360-degrees of sheer glamour on natural rocks, this innovative open-top bar is Bali’s most glam sunset and after-dark destination. Soak up the chic ambience and superstar views as the rhythm of the ocean merges with the funky tunes from the DJ booth elevated above the bar.
The bar’s minimalist design maximizes the natural beauty and layout of the rocky outcrop on AYANA’s Kisik Beach. Either side of the rock, two timber platforms featuring comfortable sofas provide additional viewing points. The bar is open to the elements with nothing to block the fresh sea air and the changing colors of the sky above.
Signature cocktails are served in chic glasses suspended over natural rocks, within an ingenious fish-bowl base. A delectable selection of tapas is also served ‘on the rocks’, on natural stone plates. With only the sea between you and the horizon, you’re just a step away from the sunset!
The cocktail list includes more than 40 classic and contemporary creations. The Martini selection has been devised by Maestro Laval Lim-Hon, who’s mixed cocktails during his 30-year career for celebrities and royalty such as Prince Rainer and Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco and Clint Eastwood. To satisfy your growling stomachs, don’t worry – there’s a small selection of delectable tapas dishes and desserts as well!
Rock Bar, Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia 80364, Tel: (+62) 361 702 222, Opening hours: 4pm to 1am daily (until 2am on Friday – Sunday)
Bali, Indonesia – UNIQUE Rooftop Bar & Restaurant
If you’re looking for more than just drinks and tapas, UNIQUE, perched perched on the rooftop of RIMBA Jimbaran Bali is perfect for sunsets and dinner. It is located within the AYANA Resort, which is also home to Rock Bar.
For ladies, every Monday and Thursday are Flirty Nights with a complimentary UNIQUE Crush cocktail upon arrival from 6pm – in time to catch the panoramic sunset views across the Uluwatu coastline – and, you get a special price on this signature cocktail all night!
You can also expect exquisite cocktail creations like Rose Mary-Me with rum, lychee liqueur, fresh rosemary and lemongrass, or Spicy Colada – a twist on a Pina Colada with nutmeg and tabasco to kick-start your evening!
UNIQUE Rooftop Bar and Restaurant, RIMBA Jimbaran Bali, Karang Mas Estate Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera Jimbaran, Bali, 80364 Indonesia, Tel: (+62) 361 846 8468 extension 87, Opening hours: Daily from 11:00 – Midnight (Weekdays), 11:00 – 01:00 (Weekend)
Bangkok, Thailand – Sky Bar
Sky Bar’s inspired cocktails, striking atmosphere and spectacular views from the 63rd floor have made it a highlight of Bangkok’s nightlife scene. The glittering post-modern multi-hued island bar, whose colour changes every 90 seconds – from island shore emerald to iridescent ocean blue to deep lilac to vivid tangerine – attracted mixologist Ron Ramirez, who has since been on a mission to propel Bangkok’s cocktail culture to ever greater heights.
Sky Bar is ideally located just steps from the world’s highest alfresco restaurant, Sirocco, positioning guests perfectly for extraordinary pre- and post-dinner cocktails and an unforgettable evening under the stars. The bar is perched on a wooden deck over the city 247 meters in the air, and is surrounded by a transparent double-plated and double-tempered glass fence that lets The Dome’s famous views shine through. Guests here are at the edge of the world on a star-filled island in the sky, and clearly loving it.
Within the compass of the circular bar, Ron’s creations are purposefully designed to delight each cocktail with different flavors, textures and aromas, as well as the now legendary Hangovertini created for the cast and crew of The Hangover Part II.
1055 Silom Road Bangrak, Bangkok Thailand, 10500, Tel: (+66) 2624 9555, Opening hours: Open: 6pm – 1am daily
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Marini’s on 57
Located on Level 57 of Menara 3 Petronas in the Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Marini’s on 57 is set to impress visitors with its unparalleled view. Since opening its doors in 2012, Marini’s on 57 has hosted celebrities such as Jimmy Choo, Tiger Woods, Dwight Yorke, Glenn Hoddle, Valentino Rossi, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger.
Housing an exceptional cigar and whisky lounge, a warm and contemporary Italian restaurant and a chic and fabulous bar, Marini’s on 57 pulsates even when the rest of the city is asleep. This is the place that will lift spirits after a hard day’s work at the office, the venue to close that business deal, the location for that special occasion, or simply the environment to just relax and enjoy the evening with friends and family. Marini’s on 57 is set to elevate visitors to a whole new high!
Marini’s on 57 Level 57, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC 50088 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Tel: (+603) 2386 6030, Opening hours: SUN to THURS – 5 pm to 1:30am, FRI and SAT – 5 pm to 3am
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