Restaurants to catch the NDP fireworks

It isn’t National Day season without hearing the crooning voices of Taufik Batisah, Stephanie Sun, and Tanya Chua in every supermarket and shopping mall. The day of reds and whites is right around the corner and there’s no more iconic way of celebrating Singapore’s birthday than catching the annual display of fireworks.

Other than booking a hotel with firework views, here are 7 restaurants and bars in the Marina Bay area with some of the best views of ‘works. Some have NDP set meals, others have free-flow booze, and last we checked all of them still have seats for the rehearsal days of 23rd and 30th July, as well as the actual celebration on 9th August 2022.

1. Southbridge – Gin & oyster bar with a wide view of the ‘works

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Savour bar bites and tipples while overlooking the Singapore River at Southbridge. Situated a little further away from the Marina Bay floating platform, this oyster and gin speciality bar is where you can still enjoy great views without having to pay top dollar and squeeze in with the crowds. 

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Dive into bar platters (from $68) complete with oysters and octopus tacos, and end your night with gin cocktails from $15 as you and your beau watch the sky light up in a gazillion sparkles. 

Price: $$

Address: 80 Boat Quay, Level 5, Rooftop 049868
Opening hours: 5pm-12am, Daily
Contact: 6877 6965 | Southbridge website

2. Caffe Fernet – National Day event with free-flow alcohol

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Snag a seat at Caffe Fernet for the NDP previews on 23rd July 2022 – several seats are still available for last-minute bookings. 

Else, the scenic restaurant is holding a National Day event on 9th August 2022 that would be perfect for party animals. With table packages from $150, this party package comes with 3 hours of free-flow alcoholic beverages plus dinner service. It also guarantees you a seat from 5.30pm all the way to 10.30pm.

Price: $$$

Address: 70 Collyer Quay, #01-05 Customs House, Singapore 049323
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 5pm-11pm | Fri-Sun 12pm-11pm
Contact: 9178 1105 | Caffe Fernet website

3. Dark Horse Japanese Seafood – Popular for okonomiyaki

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While not the closest restaurant to the fireworks, Dark Horse Japanese Seafood Restaurant & Bar offers reasonably-priced Japanese fare, tucked up a staircase along the shophouses of Boat Quay. The Okonomiyaki (from $10) is a favourite among regulars here, and you can also find Kaisen Don priced between $18-$32.

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Price: $$

Address: 30B Boat Quay, 3rd floor, Singapore 049819
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11.30am-11pm | Sat 5pm-11pm (Closed on Sundays)
Contact: 9099 1101 | Dark Horse website

4. OverEasy – Waterfront retro American diner 

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Receiving rave reviews about its unblocked views of the fireworks is OverEasy. Through the years, it’s been a favourite for locals and tourists to catch the NDP and NYE pyrotechnics. Enjoy American diner eats such as Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burgers ($25) and Baby Back Ribs ($36) along the waterfront of One Fullerton.

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Seats for 9th August 2022 are getting booked fast so be sure to call soon to make your reservations soon.

Price: $$

Address: 1 Fullerton Road #01-06 One Fullerton, 049213
Opening hours: Mon-Tue 12pm-3pm & 5pm-1am | Wed-Fri 12pm-3pm & 5pm-1am | Sat 11am-3pm & 5pm-1am | Sun 11am-3pm & 5pm-11pm
Contact: 9129 8484 | Overeasy website 

5. Mr Stork – Teepee huts & tables with views on Level 39

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Andaz Singapore

Andaz Singapore’s Mr Stork needs no introduction as one of the best bars in Singapore for stunning views. From its rooftop perch on level 39, soak in panoramic vistas of the national day fireworks over some Korean Fried Chicken ($24) and Chilli Lobster Crab Bao ($39)

Diners who manage to snag a seat on 9th August can also look forward to live music and NDP-themed cocktails ($26), concocted in collaboration with the popular Keong Saik bar, Potato Head Singapore.

Price: $$. Minimum spend from $50/person for 9th August 2022 only. View the full list of minimum spending requirements on Mr Stork’s reservation page

Address: 5 Fraser Street, Level 39, Andaz 189354
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 5pm-12am | Fri 5pm-1am | Sat 3pm-1am | Sun 3pm-12am
Contact: 9008 7707 | Mr Stork website 

6. LeVel 33 – Sip on fresh beer while overlooking the fireworks

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LeVeL33 Craft-Brewery Restaurant & Lounge

LeVel 33 is best known for being the highest microbrewery in the world. This National Day season, it’ll also be one of the best places in town to sip on their freshly brewed beer while peering over the open-air balcony that overlooks the parade.

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Price: $$$. Minimum spend of $150/person for the Social Dining Room and $250/person for the Terrace.

Address: 8 Marina Boulevard, #33-01, Singapore 018981
Opening hours: 12pm-12am, Daily
Contact: 6834 3133 | LeVel 33 website

7. Braci – Rooftop Italian fine-dining restaurant along Boat Quay 

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While toddlers are lovely, being surrounded by them on a romantic date night is a different matter. Braci only admits guests aged 12 and above, and on top of that they also serve Italian fine dining with a mean view over Boat Quay. 

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Price: $$$. $208 for a 6-course meal and $258 for a 8-course meal.

Address: 52 Boat Quay, #05-01/ #06-01, Singapore 049841
Opening hours: Mon 6pm-11pm | Tue-Sat 12pm-1.30pm & 6pm-11pm (Closed on Sundays)
Contact: 6866 1933 | Braci website

Book a restaurant with a view to catch the NDP fireworks

Chances are you’ve tried squeezing in with hoards of other people to catch a glimpse of the NDP fireworks along Marina Bay. Try booking a restaurant for your next viewing experience for a more “romantic” experience with boo, sans the crowds. 

There’s also no waiting till next year – with 2022 being the last year that the NDP will be held at the floating platform, this will be your final chance to catch the fireworks from the above dining spots.

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Cover image adapted from: Southbridge, Caffe Fernet