CE LA VI is a rooftop bar in Singapore that enjoys one of the best views in the city – from up on the 57th floor of Marina Bay Sands. With a cocktail costing around the same price as entry to the Marina Bay Sands observation deck, and with CE LA VI’s slightly more elevated location, the bar has quickly become one of Singapore’s hottest rooftop venues.

As a guest of the refined bar you’ll enjoy uninterrupted views of the city and the scenic bay. For those not lucky enough to be staying at the Marina Bay Sands hotel, a few drinks at CE LA VI Singapore is a perfect way to enjoy a little of the luxury this iconic building has to offer.

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Given the glamour that surrounds this hotel, it does sometimes feel like you are being herded through so as not to disturb paying guests. From 6pm they enforce a dress code – no singlets, shorts or flip-flops. Split in halves, there’s the Sky Deck and Club Lounge on one side and CE LA VI restaurant and Sky Bar on the other.

The outdoor area is a blend of wooden decking and glass with plenty of chairs and tables under red umbrellas. Most people head for the tables that fringe the edge of the bar for the best views. The bar also looks over the pool, so you can get some great pictures of the sweeping boat-like roof of Marina Bay Sands Hotel.

As the sun goes down the crowd gets busier, but it’s the ideal time to experience Singapore from above by both day and by night. As the night goes on, the DJ starts spinning tunes and the Club Lounge reveals its dance floor – it’s probably one of the coolest places to show off your dancing shoes, with a breeze blowing in and with the city below your feet.

It’s worth spending a little extra on the more inventive cocktails, including the Singapore Sawa – a blend of pink champagne, passion fruit-infused plum wine, ginger, kaffir lime, and lemongrass. The Urban Breeze is very refreshing, with vodka, passion fruit with cranberry and grapefruit soda.

The mix of Singapore’s impressive skyline, great cocktails, and funky beats make CE LA VI the perfect place to dance the night away. The easiest way to get to Marina Bay Sands is via MRT, alighting at Bayfront. Here, you can walk via the luxury mall directly into the hotel’s gigantic lobby. Entrance to CE LA VI can be found at the bottom of tower 3.

CE LA VI Singapore

Location: Level 57, Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, Hotel Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971

Open: Monday–Friday from 12 pm to 2.30 pm and from 6 pm to 10.30 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm to 3.30 pm and from 6 pm to 10.30 pm. Skydeck: daily from 3 pm until late.

Phone: +65 6508 2188

Ari Gunadi | Compulsive Traveller