There’s no better way to end the day in a new city than watching the sunset and the city lights ignite from a rooftop bar perched about it all. From rubbing shoulders with Tokyo’s elite to drinking with Singapore’s creative crowd, here are our pick of Asia’s best rooftop bars.
A soaring 282 metres above ground, this is reputably the highest open-air bar in the world. Make the most of the view with an entire evening, eating and drinking with Singapore’s skyline glittering below.
Ce La Vi
A glitzy, upmarket establishment, Ce La Vi is where Singapore’s elite come to drink. 200 metres above the ground at Marina Bay Sands, this expansive rooftop has incredible views over Singapore.
Singapore’s favourite hangout for the creative crowd, this chic bar is comfortable and retro cool. Situated atop the Odeon Towers, views stretch over the bustling Civic District, while cocktails take cues from traditional Southeast Asian flavours.
Part Michelin starred restaurant, part bar, this establishment is perfect for an evening of good food, inventive drinks and excellent views. The restaurant specialises in seafood and the cocktail list is extensive to say the least.
Quite different to Hong Kong’s other rooftop bars, Sugar provides a quiet setting on the 32nd floor of the East Hotel. With views over North Point, Quarry Bay and Tai Tam, this is a relaxed oasis renowned for its casual ambience.
This bar is the perfect place to end a relaxing evening on a high. Away from the hustle and bustle of the street, you’ll find an extensive drinks list, comfortable seating and good music.
New York Bar
Probably the most famous rooftop bar in Tokyo after appearing in the cult classic, Lost in Translation, the New York Bar has uninterrupted views over Tokyo. Get there before sunset to enjoy the view in the golden hour and as the city lights come to life.
On the 52nd floor of Andaz Tokyo this is the city’s tallest rooftop bar. Indulge in cocktails inspired by Japanese teas and seasonal fruits in a calming space that combines Western and Japanese architecture.
Restaurant cross champagne bar, Manhattan affords uninterrupted views over the Tokyo skyline. Serving sharing plates through to hearty New York Grill dishes, the bar has both indoor and outdoor areas to make the most of the weather all year round.