Here’s where to get your Formula 1 weekend started
The best thing about the Singapore Formula 1? The night-time scheduling that leaves plenty of time for brunches, dinners and perhaps even a little free-flow action before you head down to the track. Don't miss these 11 bars and restaurants offering exclusive deals for the Formula 1 weekend, whether you have a ticket or not!
Heralded for their stellar view and free-flow tipples, cosmopolitan restaurant and lounge Zafferano is kicking off the Formula 1 weekend with a champagne party brunch. Highly-praised dishes like the gratinated Hokkaido scallops and beef cheek l’agnolotti appear alongside delicious choices from the two live cooking stations; one for black Angus striploin and another for roasted seabass. The unlimited offerings extend to the drinks too; with Lanson champagne, house wine, Peroni beer and spumante all included for $148++. An ideal choice whether you’re just going for the qualifying or will be front-row on race day, it’s available on both Saturday (12pm-3pm) and Sunday (2pm-5pm). Lights out (signalling the start of the race) isn’t until after dark so you’ve got plenty of time to relax and enjoy before heading down to the circuit.
Address: 10 Collyer Quay, Level 43 Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore, 048620
Monday-Wednesday: 11.30am-3pm, 5.30pm-11pm
Thursday-Friday: 11.30am-3pm, 5.30pm-12am
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2. Smoke and Mirrors
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When it comes to location, the al fresco terrace at Smoke and Mirrors in the National Gallery sits in pole position. Placed right in front of (and six floors above) the Padang grandstand, this has got to be one of the best places to watch the race...without actually going to the race. Unlike others on this list, they’ve focused their promo efforts on Friday. Those wishing to dine can avoid the crowds and keep it civilised with a deluxe dinner buffet that starts at $250++ and includes unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages between 7.30pm and 10.30pm. Alternatively, you can side-step the food and head here at 10.30pm for drink deals available until 2am. Expect offers on bottles of Lanson Champagne and Johnnie Walker, and don’t miss the $22++ mystery cocktail, created just for the Formula 1.
Address: National Gallery, #06-01, 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore, 178957
Sunday & Thursday: 12pm-1am
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Gear up for the main event – be it the race or the Red Hot Chili Peppers – at Pan Pacific’s award-winning restaurant Edge this Sunday. They’ve named their gourmet buffet brunch a ‘Grand Feast for the Grand Prix’, and for good reason. The service is excellent and the drinks are bottomless, including the likes of Veuve Clicquot champagne, beer, wine and cocktails. As for the food, prepare to be presented with an almost overwhelming selection of Asian and European dishes. The most memorable on your plate is sure to be the glorious Swiss cheese raclette and gooey chocolate tacos, guaranteed to keep you full all the way to the chequered flag.
Address: 7 Raffles Boulevard, Pan Pacific, Singapore, 039595
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Mexican bar and restaurant Chimi’s set on the edge of Marina Bay is once again playing host to their annual ‘Sky Grande Prix’ party. Their themed soirees include the ‘Red Bull Pit Stop Party’ on Saturday and a dedicated food and wine pairing menu for Sunday, featuring bottles from Casillero del Diablo and live screenings of the race. You’ll get a fabulous view of the firework finale once the cars cross the finish line and will have a DJ-spun soundtrack to get you in the party mood, whether you’re attending the event or not. Tickets must be bought in advance and come in at various prices, depending if you go for the bronze, silver or gold packages.
Address: 1 Marina Boulevard, #01-01, Singapore, 018989
Friday (20th September): 9pm
Saturday (21st September): 9pm
Sunday (22nd September): 7.30pm
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5. Bar Rouge
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Energetic vibes are sure to abound at Bar Rouge’s ‘Race The Night’ event. As the highest dusk-to-dawn nightclub in Asia, it’s no surprise that they’re pulling out all the stops with a star-studded line-up that includes UK DJ Andy Purnell, Kenneth Francis and Bangkok Invaders. The bar’s position on the 71st floor gives a panoramic view of the racetrack, but for those that like to watch it up-close, don’t fret, they’re going to be showing the race on multiple TVs dotted around the space too. Entry comes in at $60 before 10.30pm and $90 afterwards, and includes one drink per person.
Address: Swissotel The Stamford, Floor 71, 2 Stamford Rd, Singapore, 178882
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The world’s highest urban microbrewery has given us one more reason to visit with the launch of their new Terrace Promotions. Level33’s elevated vantage point makes this a great spot to soak up the Formula 1 atmosphere and indulge in their dinner and drinks package that includes an ice-cold house pour. In years gone by, the bar’s prime locale close to Marina Bay has made this a popular choice for pre-race drinks. Don’t have a ticket? Keep one eye on the live screenings of the race while diving into the $138++ free-flow of house-brewed beers and wine, available from 6pm until 10pm. Make a reservation in advance to secure a table with the best view.
Address: Marina Bay Financial Centre, Tower 1 #33-01, Singapore, 018981
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7. Little Creatures
Take a pit stop at Little Creatures in Telok Ayer before the after-dark revelry begins this weekend. Open from 8am to late on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, this trendy spot is offering 15% off to anyone who flashes their Formula 1 ticket. Take your pick from IPAs, pilsners, white ales and ciders (or wine for the less hop-inclined) before you head down to the circuit, as well as sharing platters like the pulled pork sliders and truffle-mushroom pizza. Make a beeline for their happy hour deals between 12pm and 6pm, when selected Lane Brews come in at just $8 per bottle.
Address: 36 Club St, Singapore, 069469
Get happy and hoppy at Little Creatures.
8. Empire Sky Lounge
Empire Sky Lounge have got three nights of DJ-spun fun in store for the Formula 1 2019. Entry to these sky-high parties is free before 10pm and just $20++ afterwards; making this a great choice for when the music has ended but the night is still young. If there’s a group of you, embrace the ‘go big or go home’ mantra and opt for the Circuit Party Package that includes three bottles of spirit (plus mixers) and two bottles of champagne for $788++. Just fancy heading up for pre-race drinks on Sunday? Their happy hour deals last all day long.
Address: 50 Raffles Place, Level 45, Singapore, 048623
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9. Wolfgang’s Steakhouse
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Get all revved up with a classy, carnivorous meal at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener. This renowned New York City restaurant has put together a special curated menu for the event featuring a trio of decadent inclusions: Tattinger champagne, Osetra caviar and the 28-day dry-aged USDA prime black Angus steak. You can find this upscale eatery nestled inside the InterContinental in Robertson Quay; just a stone’s throw and a pleasant riverside walk from where you’ll later take your seat for what is sure to be action-packed weekend.
Address: 1 Nanson Rd, #02-01 InterContinental Singapore, Robertson Quay, Singapore, 238909
Dine in sophisticated style at Wolfgang Steakhouse.
10. MO Bar
If you’re not into Formula 1 or didn’t manage to snag a ticket this year, don’t think you can’t still soak up the buzz! Enjoying the event from a sophisticated distance is the name of the game at MO Bar in the Mandarin Oriental. Your $250++ reservation comes with an amazing view of the track (and the rest of the city), free-flowing champagne, wine and beer plus specially-created Formula 1-themed cocktails. Food wise, there’s no three-course menu but your taste buds should be happy with the perfectly-presented, upper-class snacks such as oysters and lobster noodles. Want commentary with your canapes? Look away from the windows and onto the screens; they’ll be showing the Friday practice sessions, Saturday qualifying and the full race on Sunday.
5 Raffles Avenue Marina Square, Singapore, 039797
Sample the race-themed sips at MO Bar this weekend.
11. Prive Clarke Quay
For family-friendly, Formula 1 fun, head to Clarke Quay. From Friday to Sunday, the fountains will be home to a virtual reality race simulator, carnival booths and a special ‘tyre activation’ station led by the Heineken F1 Pit Crew. Music will be coming from all corners thanks to both DJs and live bands, official merchandise will be available for purchase and TV screens will be set up so you can watch all the over-takes, crashes and tactical racing moves to your heart’s content. But don’t fret adults, this event isn’t totally PG; there’s plenty of alcoholic drinks on offer, and you can seek refuge in bars and restaurants like Prive to claim their happy hour deals from 5pm to 9pm. Even better? Entry is totally free.
Address: Clarke Quay, 3 River Valley Rd, Block C, #01-09A, Singapore, 179022
Monday-Tuesday & Thursday: 5pm-1am
Wednesday & Friday: 5pm-3am
Half-price drinks at happy hour plus metre-long pizza is a Prive recipe for success.
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