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Never been to New York? Have your first taste of the city at Manhattan, a grand hotel bar dripping in old New York glamour. Said to be home to the world’s first in-hotel rickhouse at Regent Singapore, Manhattan hosts an extensive and curated collection of over 200 bottles of American whiskey alone. If this isn’t enough to leave you in awe (and happiness), let its lush velvet chairs, amber lights, wood and burgundy furnishings charm you in true American fashion.
Along buzzing Keong Saik Road sits The Old Man, a literary novel personified into an intimate, award-winning speakeasy. Named among Asia’ 50 Best Bars 2021, the Hemmingway-inspired cocktail bar brings guests into the world of the American novelist, through its unique l-shaped open bar and poetic menu of nostalgic, romantic and experimental cocktails – guaranteed to soothe, enliven and cure all desires for a good tipple. A few crowd favourites include The Torrents of Spring and Death in the Afternoon, which are best enjoyed with the Charcuterie Platter, Chocolate Cheesecake Slice, and more.
With spectacular views of the city skyline at Mandarin Oriental Singapore, MO Bar makes the perfect place for all and sundry to unwind, whether for a weekday bevvy or weekend brunch feast. Inspired by the Pacific Ocean and Asia’s ports, the bar shakes up every cocktail imaginable with flavours and aromas from the region, where each is artfully prepared using progressive techniques and modern equipment. Two of its iconic cocktails include the Sarimanok and Milkyway, unique concoctions influenced by Lanao’s intriguing folklore and trade, and Taipei’s legendary teahouses. In addition to securing a spot on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2021, MO Bar has also cliched the Michter’s Art of Hospitality Award 2021, so expect nothing short of a good time.
Since its conception in downtown New York City almost two decades ago, Employees Only has amassed many accolades, including Spirited Awards’ “World’s Best Cocktail Bar” and its nine consecutive appearances on Drinks International’s “World’s 50 Best Bars”. It has also brought to Singapore some of the finest classic Manhattans, house pours, Bone Marrow Poppers, Hand Cut Steak Tartare, and more that are simply unparalleled in the local bar scene. The speakeasy is fuelled by a single credo: to offer flawlessly executed cocktails and elevated, eclectic bites in a stunning locale without pretense, which it maintains in its outpost in Singapore.
Founded on a mission to distill Singapore’s rich history and culture into classic cocktails, Nutmeg & Clove was born. Voyage into the past as you taste the familiar notes of Calamansi Lime, Goji berries and nostalgic Singaporean zing in 20 outstanding cocktails, including the Barrel Aged Singapura Sling, Old Harbour and Opium Wars.
Looking for the piece de resistance of the Singapore bar scene? Many would point you to The Other Room, one of the sexiest cocktail bars in the Orchard belt. Helmed by zany barman Dario Knox, the Marriott Hotel bar is the first and only to create over 300 different, Cask-finished spirits in-house. While The Other Room is an expert at elevating classics like the smoke-infused Old Cuban and Reverse Gin and Tonic, you are not restricted to what’s on the menu by any means; where cocktails and spirits collide, the sky is the limit.
Complete your evening with sky-high views at this urban microbrewery, which stands at an astonishing 156 meters above the ground! With a one-of-a-kind Contembrewery dining experience alongside a curated boutique wine list and the Raw Bar, you’re guaranteed to have a rocking time amidst seafood and pints.
Perched 56 stories above the ground, this splashy new penthouse rooftop is home to panoramic views of the sparkling city skyline, thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows that line just about every wall in the place.
Escape the office and make a beeline for Loof, where the happiest of hours kicks off at 5pm. Make sure to arrive on time, as house pour and wine prices match each hour of the clock. In other words, enjoy $5 beers from 5pm, $6 spirits from 6pm and so on.
Perched on the rooftop of the National Gallery Singapore, the stylish bar boasts spectacular views of Singapore’s skyline alongside stellar cocktails and signatures. With an experimental take towards classics, expect a creative host of tipples that will awaken your senses.
With one of the best 360° views of the city spanning from the historic Parliament House to the iconic Marina Bay Sands, Southbridge makes for the ultimate bar dining destination. If gin is your go-to bevvy, this is the perfect bar for you.
The trendy rooftop at Customs House has live DJs on the regular, a photo-worthy outlook and great list of bar offers including one-for-one on house pours from 5-8pm. The sake martinis and champagne cocktails, notably the Kinki Mango and Gin Berry, are also well worth a sip.
Located on the 70th floor of Swissotel The Stamford, SKAI Restaurant boasts iconic views of the city skyline to accompany their bespoke cocktails alongside your favourite meats on the grill.
Surrounded by lush rainforest and sky is Dusk Restaurant & Bar, which rests 100 metres above sea level at Mount Faber Peak. Savour Modern European cuisine with an endless selection of wine and Instagram-worthy cocktails, complete with views of the beautiful sunset.
Sky Lido may shake up some of the best cocktails, spirits and wines, but its Perrier-Jouët exclusive champagne bar will be responsible for the sparkling good time you’ll have while you’re there. So sip on your tipple for the night and enjoy those gorgeous sunset views.
Situated in the CBD, VUE’s refreshing rooftop views, grilled cuts and an outdoor spiritz bar is only a walk away from the office. Expect a great time with tantalising binchotan-grilled meats and seafood and unique house cocktails, like the Speyside Buck and Kaiser Goblet.
Find not only dazzling views of the city’s skyline at this lively, al fresco bar, but also a mesmerising wine and dine experience in the heart of Singapore. With live bands, classic cocktails and eclectic bar bites, it doesn’t get any better than this.
One of The Other Roof’s signature cocktails, Stairway to Heaven, says it all. Find only the finest tea blends and aromas in over 400 of the bar’s bespoke tea spirits at Ann Siang Hill. If you’re looking for a sophisticated cocktail and wine bar, this is the place to go.
With a luxurious lounge with a fully equipped DJ booth 57 stories above the ground, LAVO is guaranteed to put you in the mood for a rocking good time amidst rooftop views, Italian-American eats and of course, a good tipple.
This Bugis bar and restaurant puts Indian flavours in the spotlight – not just on your plate, but in your drinks too! Their unique signature cocktails have landed them centre stage where many are fighting to get their hands on long-standing favourites like the bewitching Gulaboo, which blends a mixture of gin, mint, fresh lemon juice and rooh afza rose syrup to perfection.
Embrace the sound of clinking glasses at CIN CIN, a gin lover’s haven serving a tightly curated yet friendly menu for vegetarians. Located at Tanjong Pagar, the bar provides a much-needed escape from the city’s bustle with 100 different labels of gin and moreish bites like the Gruyere Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms, Honey Soy Chicken Wings and Truffle Fries.
Think classic cocktails with a contemporary flair at Anti:Dote, a stylish cocktail bar at The Fairmont Singapore. The bar not only shakes up unconventional concoctions cleverly disguised as ‘cure-alls’, but also casual British cocktails like the English Breakfast Spiritz and Where You Wanna Go, Love?, guaranteed to put you in the best of spirits.
Miss those drinks from the 70s and 80s’ disco era? Then head down to Duxton at Anouska’s Restaurant and Bar, where you’ll taste top shelf spirits, premium wines, local craft beers, artisanal Chinese teas and cocktails that have been brewed to perfection.
Recognised as one of Singapore’s pioneer cocktail bars, Jekyll and Hyde puts its own spin on classics, including funky ingredients like bacon and peanut butter. So expect the unexpected at this whimsical cocktail bar – you won’t know just what you might find in your tipple for the night!
Launched with the celebrated Master-Mixologist, Ricky Paiva, it’s no wonder Flow Bar gets glasses clinking in no time. What’s most striking about the bar is its three-pillar craft menu of Living Room, Garden and Playground cocktails that caters to all in need of some downtime, fresh air and a good party.
Expect pitch perfect French-style cooking and sui generis rum-infused cocktails at Bar-Roque Grill, the brainchild of Chef Stephane and Nico. With “Love on the Plate” as their motto, you’ll be guaranteed to have a happy stomach and sparkling good time by the end of the night.
Situated in the heart of Chinatown is buzz-worthy Limehouse Caribbean Restaurant & Bar in its very own restored shophouse. From restaurant to bar, Limehouse brings the Caribbean to your table through its authentic island cuisine and popular cocktails from Barbados, Cuba, Haiti, and more.
Ready to experience authentic grill and rotisserie, sushi and sashimi, Thai grills, sustainable seafood, traditional Chinese fare, and more? Make sure to relish them all without skipping the martini bar, home to handcrafted gin and tonics, bold martinis, and certified sustainable champagne and wines.
With an award-winning mixologist and intentionally-acclaimed chef at the helm, Tess Bar & Kitchen was always meant to top the charts. Since its landing on the Singapore bar scene in 2014, Tess Bar & Kitchen has become an inspiration to the city’s mixologists. Peruse the 18-strong libation list or take a seat at the bar to watch them shake up something just for you.
Tucked away in a disguised heritage coffee shop is Bincho at Hua Bee, an all-in-one Japanese yakitori restaurant helmed by Chef Asai Masashi. Our favourite part about it? The fruit, herb and sake-centric cocktails.
Farmed in the local art scene, Gillman Barracks makes the perfect place for bespoke cocktails by Hopscotch. The bar stands out with its unique red brick exterior, exposed piping on the outer walls and a sterling menu of White Sands, Nigori Sake, and other unique concoctions.
Tucked between two heritage Peranakan shophouses on Emerald Hill, Alley Bar is an elegant cocktail bar featuring a lofty ceiling, 15 metre-long brass bar and striking gilt-framed mirror. When the clock strikes “happy hour”, make sure to sip on Alley Bar’s Ghosted Colada and Invisible Sling – Alley Bar’s zesty spin of the Pina Colada and Singapore Sling.
Have a penchant for old world wines? Then you’ll most likely fall head over heels for this chic, rustic tavern located in the vibrant Telok Ayer district. Seek out the sommeliers to advise on a bottle from the wine cellar, or select your tipple from the long list of house pours guaranteed to make your night.
Synonymous with the word “winepress”, Praelum Wine Bistro offers an endless menu for oenophiles to savour the finest wines and be reminded of the multi-varied grape-growing terroirs responsible for this delicious libation.
Founded by 2 veteran sommeliers of the F&B industry, RVLT takes you to a whole new wine and dine experience. The duo presents whatever they like to drink on the menu. From grower Champagnes to an amphora-aged Zibbibo, you never know what to expect!
Named as the “Best Wine Shop of the Year” in 2013, LQV le Quinze Vins makes the perfect getaway for wine enthusiasts to congregate and relish over a thousand labels at your fingertips.
If you’re passionate about wines and fresh produce, Le Bon Funk is the place for you. Begin your “wine adventure with good funk” – as they say, along Club Street and sip the night away!
Don’t be surprised to find a progressive yet sophisticated approach to gastronomy and wines at this 2021 Michelin-starred restaurant. Cloudstreet features around 350 natural and classic style wines paying homage to both great and small, independent winemakers from around the world.
Coined as the playground for natural wine, sourdough and more, the Drunken Farmer functions on the natural philosophy that all good things come from the earth. So expect all grapes and grains to be free of nasty chemicals and perfect in their unadulterated flavour.
Founded with the aim to unite people and set the table for a life well lived, The Winery takes all who walks through its doors on an epicurean adventure through the aisles of contemporary Asian and European tapas, alongside some of carefully curated wine selection.
Its name says it all – 13% Wine Bistro operates on a mission to give its customers access to the remarkable world of food and wine without a hefty price tag. So lounge and sip on select wines that have been directly imported by the bistro from its trusted winemakers.
Designed to welcome diners for an evening filled with heady alcoholic delights, Club Street Wine Room is no stranger to a variety of natural wines, cocktails and spirits. All that's left is to complete your night with a delicious bite of their Catfish Deli Pork Sausage Roll, and more.
While there are plenty of ways to indulge in a good tipple, nothing beats availing yourself to a bespoke drink, customised to your liking at The Horse’s Mouth. With Shoji-inspired light fixtures and eclectic touches that transport you to the autumn and summer seasons, The Horse’s Mouth certainly sets the scene for a great night out.
Tucked away in Chinatown along Ann Siang Hill is Junior the Pocket Bar, an intimate speakeasy featuring an experimental and ever-changing menu of cocktails and spirits. Some crowd favourites include the Double Truffle Sazerac and their Origami Cocktails.
The Elephant Room is Singapore’s first cocktail bar inspired by the city’s vibrant enclave of Little India. Discover the richness of Indian culture through their menu of experimental cocktails, created using Indian spices and spirits.
Can’t seem to find Tempura Oji? Walk past the beer vending machine that serves as the entrance to this bustling tempura bar, and wash down some of the best supper grub – including their Supamu Tempura – with Japanese craft beers and signature cocktails.
Find bespoke cocktails and Japanese-inspired Middle Eastern grills under the same roof at Bar Stories & Habibi-san, a hole-in-the-wall unit hidden along Haji Lane. This is the bar with no menu you were searching for!
Disguised as your everyday mama diam down the block, Mama Diam is your localised speakeasy that infuses a touch of Singapore in everything from its food to cocktails, like the Pandan Sour, Smoked Halia, and Sng Mei Potion.
In need of an after-work bevvy? Head down to this Chinese-inspired concept bespoke cocktail bar, hidden along a row of shophouses lining the streets of Duxton Hill. With a plethora of cocktails, craft beers on tap, and eclectic Chinese fare, Ju Hua Tai makes the ultimate destination for one to unwind and share a good laugh with friends.