1 Altitude Bar in Singapore

One of the World’s Highest Al Fresco Bars

    1 Altitude Bar in Singapore boasts one of the highest views in the city – and arguably some of the best. This bar on the 63rd floor of One Raffles Place offers 360-degree panoramas, and unlike many of its counterparts, there’s only a thin, shoulder-height glass panel separating you and the view. This creates a real on-top-of-the-world feeling.

    Serving a decent variety of cocktails and regularly hosting a live band and DJ, 1 Altitude Bar is one of the most popular places to watch the sun go down and party the night away in Singapore.

    The bar occupies 2 floors at the top of One Raffles Place building. You enter via a private lift on the ground floor, clearly signposted in front of the main entrance. It’s less than 5 minutes’ walk from Raffles Place MRT, but it can be a challenge to navigate among all the skyscrapers. Reserving a table is recommended, and it’s best to come early before sunset.

    The first level of 1 Altitude is where you’ll find the bar, the band, and the dance floor. The décor is minimal but striking – at first glance, it feels strange to see real trees growing among the glass and slate, especially somewhere this high. The top floor of the bar is all about vistas – triangular and offering unparalleled views of Singapore from 282 meters above.

    The floor glows neon beneath your feet and there are clusters of low seating, designed so that nothing distracts you from the cityscape. Wherever you stand there’s a Singapore icon on the horizon: Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore Flyer, the river, Singapore’s CBD and views far into the hills beyond the city.

    The staff members are friendly and more than willing to take a few snaps for you, and the atmosphere is more casual than other sky bars in Singapore. Early evenings, a live band usually sings covers, but as the night goes on a DJ would usually take over, turning the sky-scraping lounge into a funky dancefloor.

    The entrance fee includes one drink from a short selection of beers, cocktails, and spirits, but the menu is far more extensive and inventive once you get upstairs. 1 Altitude’s signature cocktail is Zen Breeze, a heady combination of vodka, green tea, lemongrass and mint – refreshing and won’t send your head spinning.

    If you’re feeling peckish, there’s also a selection of bar food, gourmet pizzas, and charcuterie plates that are perfect for sharing. If you fancy a decent meal, then you can head one floor down to Stellar, a restaurant where you can enjoy the view from your table as well as some fine modern dining pleasures.

    1 Altitude Bar in Singapore

    Location: 1 Raffles Place, 63rd floor, Singapore 048616, Singapore

    Open: Sunday–Thursday from 6pm to 2am, Friday–Saturday from 6pm to 4am

    Phone: +65 6438 0410

    Ben Reeves | Compulsive Traveler

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