Singapore – LeVel 33

Micro Brewery, Good food, Rooftop Bar, Singapore

Singapore has a wonderful array of fine dining restaurants and clothing stores, hosting the world’s best designers and celebrity chefs. It is therefore very tempting to splash out hundreds of dollars, and so the city is probably not the best place to go to if you are on a budget. The key to making it a worthy trip is knowing the best value places to go and where to avoid.

The city has some great rooftop bars & restaurants, some being as high as 1 Altitude or as low as the deck on the Fullerton Hotel. They are all great, but I found overall Level 33 located at the top of the Standard Chartered building in Marina Bay as my go to place. The venue is very well-positioned for a great view of the bay, overlooking the Singapore flyer, Marina Bay Sands hotel and the National Stadium. Now I appreciate other venues are higher, but the key to making this place special is the fact it has a great ambiance, which in my opinion is created by the clientele and staff. Being in a business district, most evenings you’ll find the bar and terrace occupied by professionals rather than tourists, which for me is important as it gives you a chance to to network when on business as well as find out what’s happening in the city by talking to locals. Another thing that makes this place stand tall is it’s tasty food. Plus being the highest micro-brewery in the world gives it that added character.

The menu has a variety of starters and mains, with the concept being a modern twist on contemporary European classics. On our visit, my friend went for the American Rib-eye steak accompanied by carrots and spinach, and I went for the gnocchi. The food was well-presented and tasted just as good as it looked. The gnocchi was well-seasoned and had a great texture to match, with added cranberries to enhance the pallet and it give it that sweet and punchy zest. My friend was totally satisfied with the quality of cut of his steak, which had come highly recommended by the staff.

Overall, the food with a beer and house lemonade the cost at the end came to 150 Singapore Dollars, which for the generous portions and great flavours, was worth every penny. If you don’t fancy dining a la carte, you have the option to go for the beer dining menu which consists of miniature bites, which can be accompanied well with the choice of stouts, ales and IPAs on offer. Furthermore, if you are out on lunch, you have the executive lunch menu to choose from, and on Sundays, a full roast option which I can only imagine for now to be off the roof… No pun intended!

Check out level 33 for more on the menu and the venue.

So when in town for either a holiday, transit or business, head on over to level 33 for a great-tasting view!

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