This article was first published on 30 August 2023.
Ready for the races? The 2023 Singapore Grand Prix — also known as one of the stops in Formula 1 or F1 — will be happening from 15 to 17 September. If you didn’t manage to get tickets for the Marina Bay Circuit, don’t fret. There are a lot of viewing spots around the track that will give you the same exhilarating experience. Plus, there are places that offer set menus along with a view of the passing racers. Read on to know the best places to be for the F1 Singapore 2023 weekend.
Avoid the crowds but still get a good view of the track at 1-Arden. Nestled 51 floors aboveground, 1-Arden offers a spectacular scenic view of Marina Bay. Diners can stay late — up until 1AM (Friday and Saturday) and 12AM (Sunday to Thursday) — at any of their three concepts: Modern Australian (Kaarla), Japanese Kappo (Oumi), and garden-inspired cocktails at 1-Arden Bar.
If you want to be in the thick of the excitement, head over to MONTI. The Italian restaurant is offering a special Weekend Colapranzo menu running from 8 to 17 September at SGD88++ per pax. It includes all-you-can-eat Italian offerings that come with free-flow drink top-ups at SGD78++ for alcoholic options and SGD25++ for non-alcoholic ones that can fuel you up before the festivities.
Dance the night away at CÉ LA VI’s non-stop day-to-night-to-day party in the skies! It features international headliners DJ Dubfire and DJ Apsara, along with other local favourites, who will ignite your F1 weekend from 16 to 17 September. Ticket prices range between SGD48 and SGD108.
Enjoy the pre-race festivities at Yin Bar (starts at 6:30PM) and Yang Club (starts at 10PM) on 15 and 16 September 2023. Get whisked away by the race car installations by Red Bull, race car girls, live music and drinking specials through the night. Then, get lost in the different mixes from the likes of DJs Kidd Royale of Rewind Party Collective, DJ Ben, Alvin and Sherpa all night long.
Looking for a race-related activity you can do with your family? Head over to Alkaff Mansion to try their Kids Inflatable Racing Track with battery-operated mini-sized automobiles that you can book for SGD15 per ride. There’s also a Classic Car Club showcase featuring restored vintage cars from Porsche, Mercedes, and more. Suddenly feeling hungry? Check out the food stalls available in the area serving a la carte dishes.
Looking for a brunch option for the 17th? Botanico is offering live station treats and a buffet selection of European-Asian fusion cuisine at Botanico’s alfresco Garden Terrace. Plus, indulge in DIY botanical cocktails at the free-flow DIY cocktail station, which is priced at SGD35++ extra per person. The brunch menu is available from 10AM to 4PM and priced at SGD98++ per pax, SGD148+ if with champagne.
Sip on bubbly champagne as you watch a live streaming of the race nights! Head over to any of the three participating Wine Connection outposts — Wine Connection - Cuppage Terrace, Robertson Walk and West Coast Plaza — from 15 to 17 September. You can also indulge in the succulent Butter Poached Lobster Roll (SGD29++) or the nostalgic Chilli Crab with Buttered Brioche Roll (SGD26++) while you revel in the race-fuelled adrenaline rush.
Tickets for the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix can be purchased here.
Watching the race at home? Tap any of these burger joints for a good race meal.
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