Cé La Vi
Balancing on the ‘bow’ of the equally famous Marina Bay Sands Hotel, this might just be the most hyped bar in Singapore. The view is what you’re here for, and the bar formerly known as Ku De Ta, certainly delivers. Service can be patchy and at times it can feel touristy – but the sweeping views over Marina Bay are worth it.
Dress code: rules are strict – no shorts, flip-flops or tank tops. It’s cultivating a chic vibe so it’s best to glam up.
What to order: cocktail prices are equivalent to what you’d pay to visit the SkyPark Observation Deck on another area of the rooftop – we think getting a drink and a view is a better deal. Cocktails are strong and there’s a large spirits menu, including a particularly good rum selection.
Best time to go: cover charge kicks in at 9pm on Friday and Saturday nights, plus the eve of public holidays. Check the website (sg.celavi.com) as they have DJs and special events every week.