Ever ended a night out only to find blurry and non-’grammable images in your camera roll? Yep, we’ve been there too. Whether it’s snapshots of you and your mates or impressive-looking drinks you're chasing after, these bars in Singapore deliver. From aesthetically pleasing interiors to picturesque cocktails, these Instagrammable bars will leave your feed looking lit.
Sitting 282 metres above sea level, 1-Altitude offers killer panoramic views of the city – spanning Marina Bay Sands, CBD and the Singapore Flyer to Clarke Quay and Chinatown – making it the place to be for beautiful aerial shots of Singapore’s skyline. This popular rooftop spot also hosts globally renowned DJs and top local bands, serving up beats alongside cocktails and bites.
Featuring colourful neon signs, eye-catching graffiti walls and old-school arcade machines, Level Up is full of Instagrammable backdrops to strike a pose at. The Chinese neon sign located at the entrance – which translates to ‘Eat, Drink, Play’ – is the crowd-favourite but the bar's restrooms are a photo-worthy surprise. They’re decked out in Archie comics wallpaper, providing an extra pop of colour and quirkiness for your next bathroom mirror selfie.
Just view from this rooftop haunt makes it worth a visit. With the iconic Marina Bay Sands, Esplanade and Padang in the distance, taking that classic Singapore postcard shot is easy. Its interior, specifically the sculptural bar featuring a chandelier-like alcohol showcase, makes a good backdrop too. Apart from that, Insta-worthy cocktails from its Illusion of Flavours menu are also served, like Robbery at the Museum, a unique take on the Singapore Sling using Paper Lantern Gin, sour cherry, local herbs, fermented pineapple and fizzy foam.
Set foot inside this bar and you’ll instantly feel like you’ve been transported to a glorious party from the Art Deco age. Complete with a massive gin tower and intricate gold and bronze furnishings, Atlas oozes grandeur and luxury. Obsessed with this aesthetic? Come by and have cocktails that are as impressive as the decor, such as the earthy Signature Style ($24) and bittersweet grappa-based Lancia Astura ($22).
From vintage decor and wall murals to arcade machines and a mirrored walkway with neon lighting, Nineteen80 is full of Insta-worthy throwback backdrops. And with tunes from the 80s and 90s playing in the back, this retro arcade bar and discotheque turns on the nostalgia factor. Top off the old-school look with cocktails like the Blue Lagoon (Super Disco Blend) ($18), a mix of vodka, blue curacao, and lime and yuzu juice, and Donna Summer ($20), white rum, orange liqueur, strawberry purée and lime juice.
You'll never find yourself short of backgrounds to play with at Singapore’s first mini-golf bar. Housing 27 themed holes, each paying homage to different pop culture references like E.T. and Pacman, as well as decorations such as an orange golf cart and neon signs that read ‘Who’s your caddy?’, this bar doesn't take itself too seriously, so you shouldn't either. Don't expect craft cocktails here, instead there are boozy milkshakes like the Electric Blue ($21).
Bar Rouge isn’t exactly a bar. But with its edgy interior, this nightclub is worth mentioning. Turn your Instagram feed red with snapshots at one of its hot backdrops – the walkway towards the restrooms, where eye-popping red neon signs of Singlish phrases ‘Faster come back’, ‘Relac lah’ and ‘Don’t eat snake’ are hung from the ceiling. For something unique, snap away at the wall that’s decorated with fire extinguishers. If not, the floor-to-ceiling windows that look out to the Marina Bay skyline make a good picture too.