lantern at the fullerton bay hotel, town

expensive drinks in a pretty roof-top bar above the gorgeous fullerton bay hotel. here’s one for the weekend – I’m not much of a drinker, and pretty much teetotaler in all. I do like going to beautiful places though, and when it gets dark, that usually means a bar or what not. the rooftop bit isn’t a misnomer so much as misleading: it isn’t very high up, and barely looks over the river over to marina bay sands, but it’s gorgeous – draped fabric ceilings, a large seating area with well-spaced tables, and a relaxed vibe about it all.

it’s a quiet place – more of the post-work crowd sitting down to some really expensive drinks rather than the crotch-baring rambunctious bunch, and I like that. I also like the complimentary traditional battered peanuts they served here –  you don’t get these very often.

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I can’t vouch for the quality of their drinks so much – I had a juice that came tall and much larger than you’d expect at these places – but the menu didn’t strike me as being particularly impressive or extensive. my favourite cocktail in singapore is the spumoni at jigger and pony, which carries a rather more hipster vibe and can be credibly termed a specialty cocktail establishment; this place I think better serves as a convenient meet up with friends on a friday night.

I hope you guys have a great weekend!

p.s. this last photo was taken when we showed a visiting friend to ku dé ta, which has a more manic vibe (though better scenery) than this place. both places have rather small drinks menu to my estimation.

Lantern (Bar) at The Fullerton Bay Hotel
Rooftop at The Fullerton Bay Hotel
80 Collyer Quay
Singapore 049326
tel +65 6597 5299

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