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“Why is water S$9?”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of City Space Bar

City Space Bar
Ranked #917 of 10,497 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar Scene
Dining options: Drinks, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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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78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Why is water S$9?”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

After our champaign brunch at the equinox we continued with a nice afternoon at the City Space Bar for more bubbly. One of our friends was unable to consume anymore alcohol and asked for a cup of coffee. We were told it was S$18/- a cup! She then asked for a glass of water and was turned down, finally because she was feeling dizzy, she got a small 330ml Evian which we checked later costing S$9!

When you have a group coming and spending on champaign and other cocktails, some leeway should be provided. I don't see why she was not offered a glass of water and a smile.

Yes, we would defintely go back as one of us a a member and we do like the 70th floor ambiance but I think management need to look into this. Its just a glass of water!

Lets be honest, the City Space is great because of the ambience.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank AnneFlowers
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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138 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Great view of Singapore and good service”
Reviewed 19 March 2014

It feels like a classic bar lounge with a magnificent view to boot. It's just unfortunate that some guests are dressed rather poorly un-befitting such a nice place.

Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Boon L
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Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“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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2 Thank FouineandFouine
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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420 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 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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280 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 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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