Marina Bay nightlife presents some of the most sophisticated venues in Singapore. Naturally, our list of the 10 best features a good helping of lofty venues that take full advantage of the breathtaking views across the bay, as well as others that don't require an elevator journey. Any discussion of the best nightlife in this area couldn’t shy away from the iconic Marina Bay Sands complex either, which really comes alive at night with its variety of luxury rooftop bars, restaurants and entertainment options.
From cheap and cheerful after-work joints offering S$5-a-beer deals, to ultra-exclusive clubs where you can blow tens-of-thousands just on one drink, our list of The 10 Best Nightlife at Marina Bay has it all!
When 1-Altitude at One Raffles Place opened in 2010, it was the highest rooftop bar in the world. Since then, it seems to have won over everyone, from young locals, high-rolling city workers, expats, as well as a good helping of tourists wanting to find out what all the fuss is about. Spread over three levels at the top of Singapore’s highest skyscraper, you’ll find an alfresco dining area (complete with trees), a series of swanky bars, sumptuous lounge areas and a dance floor that usually fills up late on Friday and Saturday nights. You’ll have to part with S$30 just to get inside (free for ladies on Wednesday), but with a view this good it’s definitely worth it. Drinks start from around $S16 to $20 for beers and spirits. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Sun - Thu 18:00 - 02:00, Fri - Sat 18:00 - 04:00
- Address: 61-63/F, 1 Raffles Place
- Tel: +65 6438 0410
Possibly Singapore’s sexiest bar (we’re not talking sleazy) is Lantern Bar at The Fullerton Bay Hotel. So what has aroused us enough to come to this conclusion? Firstly, Lantern bar provides some lavish bed-style seating – perfect for couples (or just close friends), to sit back with a cocktail and enjoy the breathtaking views across the Marina Bay together. There’s also an equally gorgeous pool that is illuminated come dusk, and you can enjoy a drink or two in one of the cute secluded seating areas. With beers starting from $12, cocktails from $20 and free entrance, this is one exclusive Singapore venue that isn’t geared purely towards the city’s high rollers (although you’ll find a fair share of them here too.) Read More...
- Opening Hours: 12:00 - 02:00 Daily
- Address: The Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore
- Tel: +65 6597 5299
CE LA VI (formerly KU DE TA) is another rooftop bar to make our top 10 list of the best nightlife at Marina Bay, and the reasons for its inclusion are numerous. This swanky bar-cum-restaurant offers some spectacular views from the very top of Marina Bay Sands Resort, looking all the way across the bay to Singapore’s towering central business district. Many tables at this exclusive venue are perched around the edge, so you can enjoy the view whilst tucking into their inventive menu of international bistro-style snacks and fancy drinks.
Cocktails are as classy as the surroundings, ranging between S$20-30 – about the same as entry into the SkyPark Observation Deck – so not too bad when you consider you’re sitting atop of one of the world’s most iconic 21st century buildings. Access to the breathtaking infinity-edge pool is now reserved only for guests staying at Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – late Daily
- Address: Marina Bay Sands North Tower, 1 Bayfront Avenue
- Tel: +65 6688 7688
Kinki is one rooftop bar in Singapore that does things a bit differently. We couldn’t agree more with their marketing tag of ‘Japanese with urban attitude’; their menu is packed full of sushi and sashimi treats, whilst the ‘urban attitude’ vibe is created with some funky graffitied walls, haphazardously placed fairy lights and some rather rough and ready seating arrangements.
From that description it sounds more like one of the Singapore’s dodgier joints found in Geylang – but the whole decor and menu work inexplicably well. Kinki gets packed on the weekend (and girl’s night every Wednesday) with live bands playing against that stunning Marina Bay backdrop. Find it on top of Customs House at Collyer Quay, a short walk from Raffles Place MRT. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Lunch Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30, Evening Mon - Sat 18:00 - late (closed Sunday)
- Address: 70 Collyer Quay #02-02 Customs House
- Tel: +65 6533 3471
There’s no way of adequately describing Pangaea Club without succumbing to a whole host of superlatives. Located at the iconic Marina Bay Sands Resort, Pangaea is the most profitable, most expensive and probably the most ridiculous nightclub in Singapore. Instead of trying to paint a pretty picture for you, we’ll just give some of the facts: entrance is S$40, there are 20,000 light bulbs hanging from the ceiling, bottles of spirits are in the S$1,000 to $10,000 price range, VIP tables cost between S$2,000 and $15,000 for the night, and the signature cocktail, The Jewel of Pangaea, will set you back S$32,000. That’s not a typo.
To be fair, the champagne-based cocktail does come with bits of gold inside, a diamond chain to take home and personal delivery by some lovely hostesses. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 22:00 - late Daily
- Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B2-05 Marina Bay Sands
- Tel: +65 8611 7013
For one of Singapore’s most raucous nightclubs, look no further than The Butter Factory. After four successful years at the nearby Robertson Quay, The Butter Factory is now enjoying a new lease of life at its new, swankier Marina Bay location at One Fullerton. As with any popular Singapore nightclub, you’ll find an ample supply of Dom Perignon with sparklers stuffed in the top and expensive vodka from litre bottles being poured straight into mouths. The Butter Factory’s underground hip-hop and house music policy helps all the hardcore party animals keep the place bouncing until the early hours. Find it near Raffles Place MRT, crawling distance from the Merlion, and dress to impress. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Wed, Fri - Sat 22:00 - 04:00
- Address: 1 Fullerton Road
- Tel: +65 6333 8243
LeVel33 is the highest microbrewery in the world, offering guests the chance to sip a tasty homemade beer whilst enjoying a spectacular view across Marina Bay. The brews are all freshly made using old-age methods combined with state-of-art technology; the result is some rich and hoppy flavours good enough to satisfy all of Singapore’s budding beer connoisseurs.
This sophisticated bar also houses an onsite restaurant area which again takes full advantage of that view. Modern European fair is served up at Level33, and the price for a set three-course lunch starts from around $$40 – not too bad at all considering you’re sitting 156 metres above street level. They also lay on weekend buffet and some rather tempting promotions on food and drink. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 11:30 - 00:00, Fri & Holidays 11:30 - 02:00, Sat 10:00 - 02:00, Sun 12:00 - 00:00
- Address: 8 Marina Boulevard #33-01, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1
- Tel: +65 6834 3133
The Secret Mermaid
The Secret Mermaid, found in the Ocean Financial Centre, is a swanky restaurant/bar just a few minutes’ walk from Marina Bay. By night, this hidden little venue shows its true colours with a vast menu of innovative cocktails (as well as all the classics) being concocted using only small-batch, handcrafted spirits that you’ve probably never heard of. If the spirit you’re drinking takes your fancy, you can also buy a whole bottle to take home – making this into a miniature liquor store too.
Stop by earlier for some tasty snacks in what will feel more like a mini bistro or sophisticated cafe, with The Secret Mermaid serving up some delightful pub-style classics.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 17:00 - 23:00
- Address: 10 Collyer Quay, B1-08 Ocean Financial Centre
Mansion Bay has closed.
Mansion Bay nightclub, more commonly referred to as just ‘Mansion’ among its young and wild local following, opened its doors in 2013 following the closure of Titanium, a long-running Thai disco that occupied the same building. The overriding factor setting Mansion Bay apart from the rest of its competition is that this club is a stand-alone venue – unlike many of the others in the area that just rent out floor space within a high-rise hotel or office building. The result is two huge floors dedicated to 1,000 revellers, various bars and multiple DJ booths, with an emphasis on dancing rather than posing next to a massive bottle of Grey Goose. Mansion Bay is easy to find next to Esplanade Mall.
- Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 18:00 - 02:00 (subject to special events)
- Address: 8 Raffles Avenue
- Tel: +65 6333 4083
Five Izakaya Bar – or just ‘Fives Bar’ get its name from their ludicrously cheap (for Singapore) all-day drinks deals. A clue to the price is in the name, with many glasses of draft beer or house wine starting at a measly S$5. With drinks this cheap, you’d expect surrounding to match – but you’d be wrong. Fives Bar, whilst pretty small, still delivers sophistication and style; the centrepiece comes in the form of two huge unused elevators that stretch up beyond the bar.
A live singer and guitarist use this raised level as a stage in the evenings, and despite their best efforts, the sound is drowned out a little the swarms of office workers that start to fill the bar from 19:00. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 15:00 - 01:00, Sat 17:00 - 01:00 (closed Sunday)
- Address: 16 Collyer Quay
- Tel: +65 6536 8955