Some of these places are temporarily closed owing to restrictions imposed due to COVID-19, but you can keep them in mind for your next post-work drinks session, or future holiday.
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Located at Marina Bay Sands, Cé La Vi offers breath-taking panoramic views of the city’s skyline. Enjoy the scenic Bay with creative and signature cocktails like the Singapore Sawa — a pink champagne mixed with plum wine, kaffir lime, ginger, and lemongrass. The space also features a contemporary Asian restaurant, a sky deck, and a club lounge.
With a striking backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea and Santa Eulalia Bay, the fifth-floor terrace bar is the perfect destination for a peaceful night out. Visit this place for some delectable seafood and exquisite cocktails. You can also lounge by the pool on one of the Bali beds with a front-row bar view of the ocean.
Located in Phuket, this stylish rooftop bar at Sri Panwa Hotel is built above the Phuket Aquarium. You can enjoy stunning sunset views while sipping on a drink like the Lycheetini (a lychee flavoured martini) or having a bite of Mexican tapas such as caviar toasts, fried calamari and salmon pizza tortilla. Fair warning: This is an extremely popular bar, so we suggest making a reservation much in advance as the waiting list can stretch to weeks at end.
Resting on the 57th floor of Petronas Tower 3, Marini’s at 57 provides a stunning view of Kuala Lumpur’s skyline, as well as the Petronas Twin Towers. At the bar, you can indulge in signature cocktails such as a dark rum-based Jungle Bird and a Mango to Tango (tequila mixed with mango puree, honey and fresh egg white) while grooving to music played by the in-house DJ. On the same level, there is also an Italian restaurant, which serves delectable dishes such as Carpaccio Alla Marini’s (beef carpaccio with rucola, parmesan and grain mustard), Tagliolini Con Parmigiano E Tartuffo (tagliolini pasta with parmesan and shaved Alba black truffles) and Filetto Di Wagyu “Master Kobe” (Kobe beef tenderloin).
This bar is perched on top of the Mandarin Oriental hotel where guests can enjoy Peruvian dishes such as Tiradito Nikkei made with bluefin tuna and a vegan Ceviche de la Huerta with quinoa on the side. Pair these with a vodka-based Pornstar Martini or a Pisco Apple Smash. As you enjoy the 360-degree view of Barcelona, you will be able to spot famous landmarks like the La Sagrada Família and Casa Batlló from this terrace bar.
Operating on a first-come, first-serve basis, this rooftop garden and cocktail lounge offers a range of premium wines and cocktails such as L’Espinheiro (comprising gin, lemon, blackberry and porto), Les Fleurs Amères (made with Belvédère Vodka, gentian and hibiscus tonic) and Dai – Bi – Tey (a mix of rum, pandan and lime). Get away from the city chaos and spend an evening here while enjoying the gorgeous view of Paris’ most iconic monument — the Eiffel Tower.
This trendy bar — located on the 34th floor — boasts of its sundowner specials with craft cocktails, quality music and vibrant night views of Mumbai. Some of its signature cocktails include Sunset Punch (Cîroc, peach lime, watermelon and green tea syrup), Passionista (Henessey VS, orange curacao, pineapple and passion fruit gum) and All That Bitters (Tanqueray, dry fenugreek leaves, lime and bitters). Pair these drinks with delicious appetisers such as prawn chilli toast and edamame truffle.
This Istanbul-based lounge and bar offers a varied selection of spirits and Turkish wines such as Villa Jolanda Prosecco and Vino Dessera VD Merlot. Pair it with finger foods such as Börek (a Turkish puff pastry) and cheese platters. With extraordinary views of the Aya Sofya, Ayasofya Hürrem Sultan Hamamı, Blue Mosque and the Bosphorus, this can be your stop to spend an evening in the lap of luxury.