One of the 8 Best Rooftop Bars in Singapore
- One Raffles Place (Nearest MRT: Raffles Place)
- Opening hours: 10pm – 1am (3am on Friday and Saturday)
- Stay at: The Fullerton, Grand Park City Hall, Ascott Raffles Place
- What to drink: The Younger Man (Brandy, Lychee, Blue Curacao, Passion fruit, Cranberries Soursop), S$18
Probably Singapore’s most famous rooftop bar and al-fresco dining spot, 1-Altitude is situated 282m above sea level, bringing a new meaning to ‘lounging in the sky’.
Sprawling across the 61st, 62nd and 63rd floors of One Raffles Place and smack in the middle of Singapore’s financial district, 1-Altitude offers patrons a different experience every time. Patrons can enjoy a sports bar on the 61st floor and a sophisticated restaurant on the 62nd floor.
The bar on the 63rd floor is the real highlight, with its stunning views of the Singapore skyline. It offers unique, dessert-inspired drinks – I recommend ‘The Younger Man’ or ‘Butter Rum’ ($18), a sweet concoction of vanilla, rum, butterscotch and milk.
1 Altitude Cover Charge & Age Limit
Admission to 1 Altitude is not free. The cover charge for 1 Altitude is S$25 nett with a house drink at all time. On Fridays, Saturdays and the eve of Public Holidays, the cover charge starts increases to S$30 nett (inclusive of a drink) from 9pm onwards.
Do note that after 10pm, 1-Altitude enforces a strict age limit; males have to be at least 25, while females have to be at 21. This is definitely where boys become men, so don’t expect to see teenagers lying down, unconscious after having one too many. That itself is a refreshing experience.
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- Orgoat at Esplanade
- Lantern Bar at Singapore Fullerton
- Kinki at Collyer Quay
- Breeze at Scarlet Hotel
- Loof at Oden Towers
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