Top rooftops bars in Southeast Asia

Published: October 23, 2018

Do we really need to give you a reason to visit Southeast Asia? The region is home to countless attractions, unique wildlife, beautiful nature, fascinating histories and delicious food. And because we know everything is better with a view and a drink in hand, here you will find a list of the best rooftop bars in Southeast Asia.

If you love travel and rooftops as much as we do, you’ve come to the right place. But, before we give you insider tips about which terraces to visit, bear in mind that you might need a Asean visa to travel in Southeast Asia. The ASEAN electronic visa will be a new travel authorization to visit its 5 member countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.

Get your camera ready! You will want to capture the stunning views from these rooftop bars in Southeast Asia.

Lantern, Singapore

Adorned with candle-lit lanterns, this large rooftop terrace features views of the Marina Bay waterfront and the Singapore skyscraper skyline. The Lantern rooftop bar at the Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore boosts an infinity pool and green landscaping.

Try their signature Berry Mojito while chilling to house music tunes. If you’re feeling hungry, you will find a selection of gourmet snacks to choose from. To ensure a spot at this stylish bar, make sure to make a reservation beforehand.

Mantra Bar & Lounge, Kuala Lumpur

Overlooking Kuala Lumpur’s city skyline, Mantra is a new bar and lounge featuring unique cocktails that fuse local flavors with a modern twist. After exploring the city or coming back from a tour to the Batu Caves, Mantra is the perfect spot to watch the sunset and unwind with a few drinks.

Decorated with wooden touches, this tropical inspired sanctuary has an alfresco dining deck, comfy sofas, and private cabanas. La Unica, its signature cocktail, is a blend of brandy, passion fruit, lemon and egg white.

Ubud Hanging Gardens, Bali

Who hasn’t dreamt about visiting the heavenly island of Bali? One more reason to visit this incredible destination is the Ubud Hanging Gardens Boutique Hotel. Situated in the heart of Bali, the hotel is built on the side of the hill.

Featuring infinity pools and views of the serene surrounding jungle, this picture perfect rooftop terrace will make you forget all your troubles. You can relax by the pool while sipping a refreshing cocktail. While in Ubud, you can visit the Ubud Monkey Forest and stop by the Ubud Art Market for some fine souvenirs.

Vertigo & Moon Bar, Bangkok

One of the most visited cities in the world, Bangkok boasts color, energy and diversity. And while in Bangkok the Vertigo & Moon Bar is a must. This rooftop bar was featured in the Hangover movie making it more popular than it already was. Moon Bar is, hands down, one of the most iconic rooftop bars in Southeast Asia.

Set on the 61st floor of the Banyan Tree Hotel, the bar has some of the best views of this lively city. The Moon bar opens daily at 5 pm and the dress code is smart casual. To get the best seats, arrive early, just before the sun sets.

The Nest, Manila

A unique feature about The Nest is the breakfast buffet served everyday. You can enjoy great views of the Laguna Bay while indulging in crispy bacon strips and ala minute cooked omelettes. This restaurant and rooftop terrace is atop the Vivere Hotel and Resorts located in the southern part of Metro Manila.

At night, The Nest will transform completely. You can have a tasty dinner overlooking the city of Manila. The laid back vibe with chill-out music create the perfect setting for a little bit of romance. A talented pianist will make an appearance to entertain the guests. Bring a jacket, as the air is cooler and fresher in this area of the city.

Any of these rooftop bars in Southeast Asia will be an excellent opportunity to unwind and create fun memories. Before booking a trip to any of these countries, be sure to check out the Asean visa requirements.