Marina Bay nightlife features some of the most sophisticated nightlife venues in Singapore. Our list of the 5 best nightlife venues features a good lofty venue that takes benefits of the breathtaking views across the bay, along with others that don’t warrant an elevator journey. All these cannot exclude the iconic Marina Bay Sands complex either, which actually comes lively at night with its variety of luxury rooftop bars, entertainment hubs, and restaurant options. From cheerful and inexpensive after-work joints offering S$5-a-beer deals, to exclusive clubs that can make you shell off tens-of-thousands just on one drink, our list of The 5 Best Nightlife at Marina Bay has it all!
When 1-Altitude at One Raffles Place started functioning in 2010, it was considered to be the tallest rooftop bar across the globe. Spread across three stories at the top of Singapore’s highest skyscraper, you’ll find here an alfresco dining area surrounded with trees, a chain of swanky bars, exclusive lounge areas and a dance floor that is usually packed late on Friday and Saturday nights. You’ll have to spend S$30 just to get the entry although it is free for ladies on Wednesday. You can enjoy a drink that started around $S16 to $20 for beers and spirits.
CE LA VI (formerly KU DE TA)
It was initially also known as KU DE TA and now CE LA VI is yet another rooftop bar counted as the best nightlife center at Marina Bay. The reasons for its inclusion are numerous. This is a lavish bar-cum-restaurant that provides some amazing views from the very top of Marina Bay Sands Resort. There are many tables that are perched around the edge to help the visitors enjoy the view whilst tucking into their international bistro-style snacks and exclusive drinks. Here you will find classy cocktails that range between S$20-30 and the same you will have to shell out for entry into the SkyPark Observation Deck. This is one of the world’s most iconic 21st-century buildings. You can get access to the breathtaking infinity-edge pool which is now reserved only for guests staying at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel.
Kinki is also a rooftop bar in Singapore that is known to do things a bit differently. Their menu is coupled with sushi and sashimi treats, whereas the urban approach vibe is created by offering some funky graffitied walls, unusually placed fairy lights, and some rough and ready seating arrangements. It appears to be one of Singapore’s dodgier joints that you can witness in Geylang – but the entire décor and menu work well. Kinki is jam-packed on weekends and you can also enjoy girl’s night every Wednesday that is paired with live bands playing against that stunning Marina Bay backdrop. You can find this nightlife center on top of Customs House at Collyer Quay, a short walk from Raffles Place MRT.
Lantern Bar at The Fullerton Bay Hotel
This is probably the most glamorous and sexist bar which is called Lantern Bar located at The Fullerton Bay Hotel. The most amazing thing that makes it sexist of all bars is its lavish bed-style seats which are ideal for couples or just close friends, to sit and enjoy a cocktail and of course the breath-taking views across the Marina Bay together. You will also find an equally gorgeous pool that is well illuminated and you can enjoy a drink or two in one of the cozy and secluded seating corners. Here the beers start at $12, cocktails from $20 and the entrance is free. This is one exclusive Singapore venue that does not focus towards the city’s high rollers, although you’ll find a good number of them here too.
This club cannot be described properly without succumbing to a whole host of superlatives. It is located at the iconic Marina Bay Sands Resort, with most profitable, most expensive and the most spectacular nightclub in Singapore. You can enter here paying S$40, there are 20,000 light bulbs hanging from the ceiling, bottles of spirits are available at the S$1,000 to $10,000 price range, VIP tables will cost you between S$2,000 and $15,000 for the night, and if you plan to have the signature cocktail, The Jewel of Pangaea, it will rob you of S$32,000. To justify this, let me tell the champagne-based cocktail does come with some bit of gold inside, a diamond chain to take home and personal delivery is available by some lovely hostesses.