From glamourous rooftop bars to tucked away traditional comfort food, there are plenty of delicious options for a late-night bite in Singapore.
There’s so much to do in Singapore that staying out late is par for the course when you visit. And when you need one last bite to eat before you call it a night, the city doesn’t disappoint either. When it comes to late-night cravings, there are plenty of great bars, restaurants and lounges to check out. Here are some of the most famous hangouts.
Yummy supper spots
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For elevated European plates, head to this posh restaurant, housed in a striking, Art Deco facade. Here, the menu by consulting chef Sebastian Ng comprises delicious versions of baked bone marrow with chili and konbu, sous vide duck confit and beef tartare with diced nashi pear. The drinks are inspired by speakeasy classics. Try concoctions like fresh rhubarb gin & tonic or the Gold Parachute, made with 15 year old bourbon, apricots and Manuka honey.
19 Cecil Street, +65 8181-3305
Try some local street food at this unpretentious, home-style restaurant. The establishment has a solid dinner menu offering a wide variety of seafood dishes like clams, prawns and squid stir-fried or barbecued in the restaurant’s signature sauce or spicy paste. And if you’re not inclined to dine out, there’s a delivery menu too.
25 Neil Road, +65 6223-1633
No visit to Singapore is complete without a taste of chicken rice. This is arguably one of the most popular chicken rice stalls here, famous for its Hainanese white chicken and fragrant rice cooked with pandan leaves and chicken stock, which is typically accompanied by copious amounts of ginger and chili sauce. Make a trek to their flagship Balestier outlet, which closes at 4:30am.
399 /401 /403 Balestier Road, +65 6254-3937
Greasy, undeniably tasty burgers are what this London joint does best. And the accompaniments are delicious, too—you’ll be feasting on sides of huge onion rings and sambal fries. Wash it all down with refreshing cocktails, such as the House Grog Slushy or the Kameltoe, a mix of black pepper infused vodka, fresh lime juice, elderflower, pineapple juice, house-made ginger syrup and agave honey.
99 Duxton Road, +65 6221-5343
Order lots of Hong Kong and Shanghai-style dim sum at this humble but wildly popular late-night joint, which serves up fail-safe favourites like siew mai, har kow, chive pork dumplings and xiao long pau and is open till 6am. These bites are mostly meant for sharing, but if you want a full meal to yourself, try their la mian cooked in a variety of styles or shrimp fried rice. There’s usually a wait, but their queueing system is well-organised and quick.
191 Jalan Besar, +65 6225-7788
Scenic rooftop bars
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Formerly known as Ku De Ta, this swanky bar, restaurant and club sits atop the 57th floor of Marina Bay Sands. You’ll get a superb view of the Marina Bay precinct and the CBD at the Sky Bar, and there’s no better way to enjoy the panoramic view than with a fancy cocktail.
57/F SkyPark, Marina Bay Sands Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue, +65 6688-7688
Its cool graffiti interior and ‘90s-centric theme makes this the best rooftop destination for a nostalgic trip down memory lane. Adding on to its cool quotient is its location in the heart of hip Kampong Glam—known for its street parties, flea markets and street art. Try their tongue-in-cheek ‘90s-inspired cocktails, such as Peach Fit, with peach liqueur, Peychaud bitters, vanilla syrup, or the Xin Jia Po Sling, with smoked gin, sloe gin, Cointreau and hibiscus-jackfruit shrub ¬– all perfect complements to Singapore’s balmy weather.
#02-01 The Sultan, 101 Jalan Sultan, +65 8828-7084
And lastly, a sleek lounge
If you don’t feel like venturing too far out, Pan Pacific Singapore’s Atrium is an ideal spot for a lazy night in. Relax in one of its stylish seating pods overlooking a stunning reflection pool and order a Pacific-inspired cocktail from its grand 44m long bar. Feeling peckish? There are delicious bites available from the lounge’s Tapas menu to satiate your appetite.
Level One, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Blvd., 6826-8240
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