Singapore’s home to some of the hippest bars and most creative cocktails, and we’ve sussed out the best of the best.
These 10 badass drinking spots in Singapore are certainly – dare we say it – raising the bar.
Elements of luxury adorn the opulent Astor Bar, with rich timbers and a polished granite bar counter – it’s everything you’d expect and more from a bar in The St Regis, one of Singapore’s fanciest hotels.
The venue to see and be seen, we love this upscale lounge bar for the exclusivity of its Sentosa Cove location, looking out to the spectacular yacht marina.
Bartenders combine stellar cocktail technique and experimental modern mixology behind the island bar to bring you creative sips inspired by Asian culture and modern ingredients.
W Singapore Sentosa Cove, 21 Ocean Way, Singapore 098374
Hidden in this swanky modern-Cantonese restaurant is a kaleidoscopic cocktail atelier framed by a tank of jellyfish bobbing languidly.
The cocktails are equally impressive, with creatively reinvented classics as well as Asian inspirations featuring ingredients like goji berries, ginseng, and even wasabi. Must-tries: the Mitzo Creations, an eclectic collection of fruity flavours, floral undertones, creamy textures and drier drinks.
Long Bar’s character is one of a kind – mahogany hues and tiled floors are reminiscent of the colonial-era days of Singapore.
The well-heeled crowd love this seductive space, exuding the timeless elegance of a glamourous New York grand hotel bar.
It also houses a unique rickhouse showcasing over 100 premium American oak casks, where artisanal spirits are barrel-aged to perfection.
Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Rd, Singapore 249715
Head to the top of boutique design hotel, Naumi Hotel, where a rooftop infinity pool plus stellar bar greets you, framed by the backdrop of Singapore’s dazzling skyscrapers.
True to its name, the Martini Bar offers over 30 varieties of martinis, probably one of the largest available in Singapore.
Pick your antidote at this chic bar – the comprehensive cocktail menu even includes how each cocktail is made.
Sexy yet soothing, Gravity Bar is the perfect oasis for unwinding from the urban bustle.
Set on the 70th floor of Swissotel The Stamford, City Space Bar boasts sweeping views of the Singapore cityscape.
Equally luxurious is its innovative cocktails and extravagant spirit selections – there’s quality behind drinks as boldly named as Singapore’s Finest Sling (gin, benedictine, maraschino liquer, pureed lime, cucumber, redberry espuma).
Swissotel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178882
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By Pinky Chng, last updated January 2017
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