Sucker for a majestic view? Yes.
A chillax and pampering evening? Yes.
If you haven’t already know of 1-Altitude, where have you been?
1-Altitude is a famed rooftop bar located at One Raffles Place. It is conveniently equipped with a 360 degrees panoramic view atop Level 63, boasting the title of the ‘world’s highest alfresco bar’ it has under its belt. You can only imagine, shooting so high up on the sky, at a strategic location. Then it just has to get better with it going topless.
I was kindly invited to its 3rd Anniversary Party, very aptly themed Fans’ Choice Award. It’s all about Hollywood and being the best-dressed (in many ways) during the party. I interpret ‘Fans’ Choice’ here as both a fans’ choice location for a laid-back evening, and a ‘pageant competition’ based on fans’ choice. It was much focused on each and every one of the patrons. We were the kings that night.
I was impressed by its simple yet communicative decorations put up. It was a themed party, yet not pressurizing for patrons who were just there to soak in the atmosphere. Nevertheless, I appreciate the dressing of the people aboard the roof – smart casual – some with suits, but with elegant gowns. It was a sight not only because of the Singapore’s CBD area, but also because of the diners.
Get a drink at the bar area (elevator level), with cocktails running from $18 – $28 nett, and martinis at an affordable $18 nett. If you’re more of a wine person, white wine and red wine are served at around $18 nett. Moët et Chandon is also available from $30 nett per glass onwards. Go bubbly, an easygoing and celebratory (whether or not the occasion calls for it) drink. For serious whiskey drinkers, you are in for a treat as they are readied with a whole, wide range of whiskey from America, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Japan, you name it, starting from about $18nett per glass. Beers are at $16 – $18 nett in general (and $60 nett a bucket). I thought for a location and ambience like this, these drinks are priced more than generously.
Grab your drink, and feel free to walk around the circular top, enjoying the view from every single angle. I did. Snatch a seat when you get tired, and order some pizza (12-inch) off the menu. They range from about $20 – $22++, and a couple of platters in the $20s – $30s++.
If you get lucky these few Saturdays, your cover charge includes free fireworks show as well! So now, you know where to get a seat on the roof, eh.
Cover Charge: $25 nett (including 1 housepour) (Sun – Thurs / Fri, Sat, Eve of PH from 6pm – 9pm); $30 nett (including 1 housepour) (Fri, Sat, Eve of PH from 9pm onwards); Free-of-charge if dining at Stellar @ 1-Altitude (both before & after dinner).
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Age Limit (After 10pm): 21 year-old (females), 25 year-old (males)
Special gratitude to Immelia, the 1-Rochester Group, and the 1-Altitude team for the hospitality and hosting the invited party.
Address: 1 Raffles Place, #63-01
Telephone: 6438 0410 (Reservations welcomed)
Opening Hours: 6pm – 2am (Mon – Thurs); 6pm – 4am (Fri, Sat, Eve of PH); 6pm – 1am (Sun)
Photos by Kathleen.