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“Average experience. Bullying/intimidating employees”
Review of City Space Bar

City Space Bar
Ranked #845 of 10,692 Restaurants in Singapore
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Dining options: After-hours
Description: Revel in the epitome of luxury at City Space, on the top floor of Singapore's tallest deluxe hotel. A haven of sophistication and relaxing vibes, City Space is best known for its innovative cocktails, extravagant spirit selections and impeccable service. Pick one of the majestic red velvet armchairs, luxuriate in its plush surroundings and let the smooth sounds of the pianist and vocalist put you in a jazzy mood. Savour a premium range of spirits, fine wines and champagne, complemented by the finest delicacies. As the night progresses, take pleasure in the profusion of colours illuminated by the overhanging “Rainbow Drop” coloured globes and the awe-inspiring views of Singapore's city lights below.
Singapore, Singapore
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“Average experience. Bullying/intimidating employees”
Reviewed 27 February 2014

I have lived in Singapore for over 30 years. My friend and I had reason to want to go somewhere special to talk and have a quiet drink after dinner so we chose City Bar.

Everything started off OK, the waitresses were attentive and sweet and we ordered a bottle of champagne.
It was a little shabby and we were next to a sound speaker which had terrible feedback and the volume was much too loud but, OK lah we forgive that because the view was great and we were willing to pay nearly 100 bucks for a drink in order to have a quiet, anonymous place to chat.
But then we realized: It was a Thursday night and the staff had decided they wanted to go home. If this had been any other country in the world then the staff would have just cleared up around us and let us hang out until we left. But no. This was Singapore
At 12.30 am the lights were turned on so brightly that my friend had to put her sunglasses on. Then a very burly, intimidating bouncer stood behind our table (we were two women) and bullied us so much, saying "we are closing you have to leave now" that we left a third of our bottle of champagne unfinished and left the place.
We got lost on the way out--it's a bit of a labyrinth up there--and couldn't find the elevator. We bumped into the bouncer guy in the corridor and instead of helping us, he sniggered at us to his colleague.
There are a lot of things to say about Singapore service these days. City Bar epitomized the worst of this.
The (non Singaporean) staff earlier were delightful.. But my memory of the place was being made to feel like the Singaporean "bouncer" guy couldn't get us out of there fast enough.
Disappointed/

  • Visited February 2014
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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429 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
Reviewed 20 February 2014 via mobile

Finished our full day with a couple of drinks overlooking the West of Singapore from 70th floor.
Fantastic window table, great service, nice selection and background music.
Pricey but we looked as it being inclusive of "admission fee" and thoroughly enjoyed the night time viewing.

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2 Thank Yorkshire1245
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Regensburg, Germany
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313 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
“Nice cosy bar with a view”
Reviewed 6 February 2014 via mobile

One of the best locations for a drink with style, some piano music and a stunning view over singapore. Dress code applies.

Visited June 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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113 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Great Bar, Drinks & Views To Die For!”
Reviewed 7 January 2014

We were staying at The Stamford so had to check the bar out. Went there twice and on the first night got a table by the window - the bar is small so limited window side seats. Live music was fantastic by a man and woman.

Bar was well laid out, comfy chairs and fantastic drinks menu - this place is cheaper than Raffles Long Bar (Overrated) and Marina Bay Sands. The views are amazing and the drinks were very nice - not watered down and fairly priced ($20-$30). Perfect way to end the evening around 11pm.

Came back 2nd night, couldn't get window seat but still great atmosphere. The women working here are very cute, well dressed, well spoken and were willing to chat and provide insightful knowledge about the area when asked.

Excellent.

  • Visited January 2014
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Lanzarote, Spain
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104 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“The Best Bar in Singapore. ”
Reviewed 19 December 2013 via mobile

I absolutely love this place, the views are stunning, the staff are amazing and the music is great, first came here almost a year ago while staying at the Swissotel, was here almost every night for a week, came back to visit once in May and was still welcomed by name when I came back in December.

A must visit place if you are staying in Singapore, just be aware that if you are not staying at the hotel there is a minimum spend if you want a table by the window, but it is more than worth it for the incredible views. Otherwise you can sit at the bsr and talk to some of the best bar staff on Singapore.

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