Sipping wines and nibbling canapes from the top of Marina Bay Sands would ordinarily sound like a splurgy night out, except Club 55 bucks that stereotype.

Every evening at 8pm, the lounge space on the 55th floor transforms into a stage for Flights of Fancy, its latest bar programme centred on—what else?—tasting flights.

Club 55 Marina Bay Sands

Club 55’s Rouges of the Old World

To court favour among variety hunters and drinking enthusiasts, flights are pegged around the $20 mark for three samples, and supplemented with an informative tasting sheet. Vinos dominate; five out of seven tasting flights are dedicated to grapey elixirs (from $21)—whites, bubbly, old world reds, new world reds, and dessert pours. There’s also a sake flight ($22) and a beer flight ($18) for non-oenophiles. Teetotallers and designated drivers are not left out of the picture either, thanks to a mocktail flight ($15) that leans on refreshing, fruit-forward spritzers.

Club 55 Marina Bay Sands

Club 55’s Rice in a Bottle

Better yet, stretch for the Flight & Petit Plats option (from $44) to pair your libations with a trio of generously sized canapes, such as a soy-glazed ribeye skewer to complement a weighty Merlot. Executive chef Brian Cleere is not in the business of teeny tiny bites, which makes this quite possibly the cheapest three-course wine-pairing dinner in town—and with a glorious view of the Marina Bay to boot.

Club 55 Marina Bay Sands

Glorious view of Marina Bay

Level 55, Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 2,10 Bayfront Avenue (open to the public from 8pm). Tel: 6688 8858. 

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