The racing season is approaching soon.
The annual Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix will be back in town at the Marina Bay Street Circuit from the 16 to 18 September this year, building much anticipation and excitement for F1 fans in Singapore. Unlike the Formula 1 races held in other countries, the Singapore Grand Prix is the only race that occurs at night with an illuminated track, with the Singapore city skyline as its backdrop. It is also the first street circuit in Asia.
It is one of the most anticipated events of the year, as the city comes to life with the accompanying star-studded parties. Of course, there needs to be fitting venues to host these glamorous exclusive parties. With that in mind, we have consolidated a list of the coolest party venues perfect for F1 parties, or for your own swanky personal party to impress your guests. Think along the lines of luxurious spaces, stunning views and gorgeous interiors – here’s 13 Glamorous Venues for Formula 1 Parties, where you party like no other.
- CÉ LA VI
CÉ LA VI offers one of the best rooftop views of Singapore at 57 levels above the city’s iconic Marina Bay Sands building, and is perfect for sunset lovers, or if you wish to see Singapore’s brightly-lit city skyline at night. Its name means “this is life” in French, and we understand why – euphoria is a common feeling when partying here. Patrons are promised a unique experience at CÉ LA VI, having access to a sweeping panoramic view of the Marina Bay waterfront and Singapore’s landmark buildings, while being able to enjoy CÉ LA VI’s signature cocktails. This elegant venue is able to fit 400 standing, or 150 sitting guests. (Discover More)
- Sky on 57
Sky on 57 by celebrity chef Justin Quek is located 57 storeys atop the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark right next to CÉ LA VI, and is equipped with a bar, lounge and an al fresco area. It is the only spot in Singapore where you have access to the scenic view of Marina Bay Sands’ infinity pool, the Marina Bay area, and Gardens by the Bay. The restaurant serves up innovative Asian European fusion cuisine. In particular, it is famous for its Foie Gras Xiao Long Bao. (Discover More)
- Lantern Rooftop Bar
Located on the roof of Fullerton Hotel, Lantern Rooftop Bar is another space reserved only for the hottest parties in town. It is sandwiched between the Marina Bay waterfront and the Marina Bay financial centre, and thus provides a good view of the two. It exudes a relaxing vibe and cozy atmosphere where you can kick back and relax in one of its lounge chairs (or in its private pool!). It can fit 300 standing/120 sitting guests. (Discover More)
- The Clifford Pier
Situated just a short distance away from Lantern Rooftop Bar at The Fullerton Bay Hotel is a lavish and classy dining establishment, The Clifford Pier. It serves up a variety of reinterpreted popular Singaporean cuisine, as well as Western fare. With its low-hanging chandeliers, tall ceilings, extravagant carpets, and wonderfully put-together furniture, The Clifford Pier is certainly a space that will leave an impression. This romantic and luxurious space can fit 600 standing/250 sitting guests. (Discover More)
- Aura Restaurant
Aura, a new restaurant at the National Gallery Singapore, is the latest must-go location. The 90-seater restaurant is decked in the elegant colours of bronze and brass, and provides an intimate space to enjoy authentic classic Italian food. Expect nothing less from Italian restaurateur Beppe de Vito, who also owns established restaurants such as &Sons, Southbridge and Osteria Art. Besides, you’d be able to dine with one of the best backdrops in the city, with Singapore’s iconic buildings and the Padang. (Discover More)
- Smoke & Mirrors
Another venue located in the National Gallery Singapore is Smoke & Mirrors, an up and rising rooftop bar in Singapore. It attracts the crowds with its progressive cocktail concoctions (some inspired by the art on exhibit at the National Gallery) and amazing unblocked panoramic view of the Marina Bay. The unique bar takes centre stage, designed to specifically ease the transition between indoors and outdoors. (Discover More)
Be a part of the buzz in Singapore’s working crowd at ME@OUE. The restaurant and rooftop lounge is located in the financial district at Collyer Quay, and attracts a regular after-work crowd on weekdays. It boasts of being the only restaurant that offers 3 different menus for customers to select – Japanese, French and Chinese. It also has full-length windows across the dining area, offering a breathtaking view of Singapore’s financial centre and the Marina Bay. It can accommodate 90 seated/200 standing guests. (Discover More)
Here’s another venue found in the heart of Singapore’s CBD at Collyer Quay. Zafferano, a stylish restaurant that promises an unforgettable Italian experience for patrons, is situated on the 43rd storey with two different experiences. While its restaurant area is sophisticated and romantic, its Terrace Lounge has a more casual vibe that facilitates hearty conversations over drinks. Being on the 43rd floor has its perks. The Terrace Lounge, being fully lined with glass windows, gives patrons an extremely clear bird’s-eye view of the Marina Bay skyline. (Discover More)
If you want to party at the top, why not go for the peak? Well, you can do so at 1-Altitude, which is situated on level 61 at Raffles Place. At 282 metres above the ground, it is the world’s highest al fresco bar. Being on top looking downwards is a bit intimidating initially, but the 360-degrees view of Singapore is definitely worth giving this place a visit. (Discover More)
Founded in December 2005, Loof is the first standalone rooftop bar in Singapore, and has attracted a loyal following over the years. It has a capacity of 200 standing/150 seated guests, and was conceived as a playful and relaxed bar. Loof has its own take on our local food, with menu offerings such as Ramly Burger and Chilli Crab Cheese Fries. (Discover More)
- Mambo Beach Club
If you prefer the sand, sea and sun to views of the city skyline, consider this party venue. You need not travel far for a well-deserved respite from your busy lifestyle in Singapore with Mambo Beach Club, which is located in nearby Sentosa Island. It is family-friendly, with pools for both adults and children. Moreover, there is a connecting bar to the pool. It can fit up to 5,000 standing/300 sitting guests, and is perfect for large beach parties. (Discover More)
- SuperTree by IndoChine
Gardens by the Bay is a nature park built on reclaimed land in the city, and is one of Singapore’s proudest attractions. Moreover, the SuperTree Grove has been said to look like the landscape in Avatar. SuperTree by IndoChine is the only establishment atop the iconic SuperTree Grove, and a one-of-a-kind party venue that can accommodate up to 400 standing/200 sitting people. (Discover More)
- LeVel 33
Beer fans, your idea of heaven might just be LeVel 33, the world’s highest urban craft-brewery located at the penthouse of the Marina Bay Financial Centre. The craft-brewery cum restaurant serves up authentic European cuisine, and novel craft beers of European heritage, and there is both the main dining area indoors, and the terrace, where you get to soak in the panoramic bay view with the cool evening breeze. (Discover More)
For more information about the upcoming Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 2016, visit www.singaporegp.sg.
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