From unconventional rooftop bars to a secret gin garden, we’ve rounded up the island’s star bars you’ll be spending many happy hours at.
Don’t be alarmed to see peanut shells flying in all directions in this posh Peranakan bar – complementary peanuts are served to customers, and empty shells are simply thrown on the floor. Oh, and happy hour lasts practically all day, every day!
5 Emerald Hill Rd, Singapore 229289
NEXT: Bar & Billiard Room →
This immersive whisky and cocktail bar is Singapore’s oldest watering hole! Go from classics like Flying Scotsman to fun fixes like Sweet Charity, a fruity mezcal-based cocktail.
Raffles Hotel, 1 Beach Rd, Singapore 189673
NEXT: Kinki →
This graffiti-clad Japanese restaurant-bar was practically built for the cool kids. And the drinks are as exciting – go for their house special Spicy Hachimitshu, a refreshing vodka-based tipple with honey umeshu, wasabi gomme, fresh lemon and Japanese cucumber.
#02-02 Customs House, 70 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049323
NEXT: Manhattan →
With the swanky vibes befitting of its Empire State name, this bar specialises in Big Apple themed drinks and bar bites. P.S. Come Sunday, enjoy an “adults only” champagne brunch buffet!
Level 2 The Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Rd, Singapore 249715
NEXT: Bob’s Bar →
It’s easy to believe why Ernest Hemingway waxed poetic about Cuba. Bob’s Bar manages to capture Havana’s golden era with its Cuban grill-out and selection of fine rums. Plus, a view of the South China Sea? We’d make a toast to that.
Capella Singapore, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa, Singapore 098297
NEXT: The Rabbit Hole →
No regrets going down (or into) the rabbit hole – this charming gin garden bar, an extension of the main restaurant space of The White Rabbit, is a unique hideaway for an elegant, out-of-this-world night of gin-induced relaxation.
39C Harding Rd, Singapore 249541
NEXT: Gibson →
Surely the picture does all the talking. This grand lobby and bar unabashedly revels in its Jazz Age art deco inspo. Once you pick up your jaw from the ground, savour elegant European cocktails and one of Asia’s finest collection of spirits sourced from around the world.
Parkview Square, 600 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 188778
NEXT: No. 5 Emerald Hill →
By Pinky Chng, November 2017
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