Singapore is one of the world’s most forward-thinking cities. It’s not uncommon to see robots at the airport, a driverless metro, and trees made of artificial intelligence. That five of the world’s top 50 bars, recognized by the famous international award for bars, The World’s 50 Best Bars, are located here is no surprise, either.
The nightlife in Lion City is not only safe, but it’s also a lot of fun. After the sun sets, the city’s bohemian pubs, posh tourist attractions, and creative and hidden bars with no signs seem to be just getting started.
In addition to the winners, Singapore has a slew of more interesting bars worth checking out. Everything will be on the shortlist, and you won’t be able to go through it all in a week. But if you don’t have a lot of time, keep a cheat sheet handy for one or two nights.
Taxes and service fees are typically not included in the pricing listed at restaurants, so the final payment may be more expensive than you anticipated. At the bottom of each page, there are little letters. Also, be sure to verify the places’ hours of operation; many of them close by midnight on weeknights.
This beautiful bar will take you to Art Deco Europe with its decor from the 1920s.
Over 1300 gin labels are on display in the world’s largest gin collection. Next door to one of Singapore’s most expensive office towers, the pub has a Gotham-like feel.
The bar counter is the centrepiece of the establishment’s design. The Great Gatsby’s era is evoked with a luxurious décor in art deco design.
Aside from a wide assortment of gins and champagnes, Atlas also has an extensive cocktail menu. Jesse Vida, a well-known celebrity bartender, just put it together.
The bar is also ranked #5 in Asia's 50 Best Bars 2019
- 600 North Bridge Road, Parkview Square
- Open daily from 10:00 (Saturday from 15:00, closed on Sundays), dress code is valid from 17:00
Official Website: https://atlasbar.sg/
It’s not a stretch to say that the bartenders at Vijay Mudaliar have mastered the art of using local herbs and spices in their drinks.
They were also invited to Moscow’s Singapore Festival in September of 2018.
Those who aren’t scared to try new things will like the bar. The cocktail menu here is constantly updated, and you’ll discover a wide variety of unusual concoctions in each one. There are a few examples, such as rum, sugarcane syrup, tapioca, soursop, and an ant.
The bar is also ranked 4th in Asia's 50 Best Bars 2019
- 51A Amoy Street
- Open daily from 18:00
Official Website: https://tribenative.com/
The establishment is evocative of the bars that functioned at that time in the greatest city hotels in the Big Apple: fashionable and modern; at the same time, it does not lack the shine and refinement of old New York.
The Manhattan Lounge provides a comprehensive range of artisanal spirits, classic cocktails, and antique recipes from the world’s best hotel bars, all produced from home-grown ingredients.
The visiting card of the institution is cocktail brunches, which are conducted here on Sundays. You can not only refresh yourself with a variety of delicacies—oysters, lobster, branded bagels with soft cheese or grilled foods—but you can also pair wine, beer, or a beverage with your meal.
The ambiance and the food here are meant for the most discerning of diners.
The bar is also ranked #2 in Asia's 50 Best Bars 2019
- 1 Cuscaden Road, Regent Singapore, Level 2
- Open daily from 17:00, dress code applies
Official Website: https://regentsingapore.com.sg/dining/manhattan/
Jigger & Pony
Named after 19th-century measuring cups, the owners of the elegant Jigger & Pony cocktail bar made no attempt to hide their joy at the awards ceremony in London.
There are now 27 new versions of the classic and antique cocktail theme on the menu. The staff’s trademark warmth, friendliness, and professionalism haven’t changed. The main intrigue is that the move led to the triumphant rise of the institution in various ratings.
The bar is also ranked 9th in Asia's 50 Best Bars 2019
- 165 Tanjong Pagar Road, Amara Singapore, #01-01
- Open daily from 17:00
Official Website: https://www.jiggerandpony.com/
Operation Dagger (Permanently closed now)
At Operation Dagger, one of the world’s top 30 bars, the founders’ quest for novelty is evident from the moment one walks through the door. The store’s interior is decorated to look like a pharmacy in a bomb bunker, with a light installation inspired by photographer Jeff Wall’s work, and each bottle is marked with a secret symbol for identification purposes only. Isn’t that odd?
Operation Dagger, on the other hand, isn’t done surprisingly for its participants yet. If you order a beverage from the bar’s menu, you can request that the bartender make a selection for you. And first, you will be provided something fresh, then a drink with a stronger taste, and to cap it off, a type of dessert. In general, everything is as it would be in an excellent restaurant. A chance encounter with the beautiful Fallen Fruit, the bar’s biggest hit, would be a real treat.
Citric and tartaric acids bring out the delicate flavors of natural fruit and berry wines, vanilla, and curry leaf, two staples of Indian cuisine. Instead of a straw, the drink is presented in a pear-shaped ceramic glass with a vanilla pod.
The bar is also ranked 22nd in Asia's 50 Best Bars 2019
- 7 Ann Siang Hill #B1–01
- Open daily from 15:00 (closed on Sundays)
Papa Doble (Previously ‘The Old Man’)
A Hong Kong-based bar has opened its doors in Singapore. Visitors may meet Andrew Yap, the proprietor of Papa Doble and a pioneer in the Asian bar sector, face-to-face during the event.
We recommend looking for a pineapple-shaped bulb in front of the entrance in Chinatown, as it will direct you to the bar’s cozy location.
- 55 Keong Saik Road, #01-04
- Open daily from 17:00
Official Website: https://www.papadoblesg.com/
Bitters & Love
Bitters & Love is directed by Naz Arjuna, a multi-award-winning mixology expert from Asia who is widely recognized as one of the finest in the business. People can relax with their loved ones on the bar’s terrace or in a small room with an industrial look and vintage touches.
It’s a good thing the establishment has a rotating menu of branded beverages that changes three times a year.
Each creation of the local bartenders is based on the guest’s preferences and is made with the best seasonal ingredients and, of course, first-rate spirits. And if during the evening you feel hungry, you can satisfy it at Bitters & Love with delicious appetizers, fresh oyster dishes, or an appealing pie with onion, bacon, and arugula.
- 118 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068587
Official Website: https://www.bittersandlove.com/
Spago Bar & Lounge
It’s a panoramic bar with a view of Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands hotel’s famed swimming pool. It’s a good idea to reserve a table in advance because the atmosphere is always jovial in the evenings.
- 10 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands, Level 57, Sands Skypark Tower 2
- Open daily from 12:00, dress code is valid from 20:00
Official Website: https://www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants/spago-bar-and-lounge.html
There are DJ sets, exquisite drinks, and sophisticated Italian food served up at the rooftop bar of the Marina Bay Sands resort.
- 10 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands, Tower 1, Level 57
- Open daily from 12:00, dress code from 19:00
Official Website: https://lavosingapore.com/
The bar, located on the roof of Singapore’s National Gallery, offers stunning views of the bustling city and an overall sense of well-being. Of course, the drinks did not disappoint!
- 1 Saint Andrew’s Road #06–02, National Gallery Singapore
- Open daily from 11:30
Official Website: https://www.aura.sg/
CE LA VI Club Lounge
Ce La Vi is a truly famous rooftop bar and restaurant at the famed MarinaBay Sands hotel. One of the bar’s most notable characteristics is the breathtaking views of the city that can be seen from just about anywhere in the establishment, transporting guests to another world.
However, a premium setting is not all that Ce La Vi can offer serious connoisseurs of outstanding cocktails. Breathtaking vistas of Singapore serve as the backdrop for the primary action here—the work of a skilled crew of bartenders who every day produce actual works of mixology art for clients.
In addition to international cocktail classics that naturally fit with the Asian feel of the place, you can also enjoy culinary masterpieces that are made with great skill.
On the 57th floor of Marina Bay Sands, you’ll find a bar/restaurant with views of the city. It has a stylish ambiance and offers a 360-degree view of Singapore. Desserts and unusual cocktails are especially popular in the bar.
- 1 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands, Tower 3
- Open daily from 12:00, dress code is valid from 22:00
- Admission fee: 20 SGD (you have to spend this amount at the bar for drinks)
Official Website: https://www.celavi.com/en/singapore/
Salt grill & Sky bar
Modern Australian cuisine means, first of all, high-quality meat. This time around, the drinks didn’t let us down. In the heart of Singapore, on Orchard Road, at a height of 217 meters, the restaurant is located.
- 2 Orchard Turn #55–01, ION Orchard
- Open daily from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 18:00 to 22:00
Employees only Singapore
Employees only Singapore is the smaller brother of the famed New York bar of the same name. What’s the point of being legendary? Because it sets the bar high for teamwork, creates a chill environment for its patrons, and, of course, serves delicious beverages.
Do not put your faith in me. Watch the movie “Hey, Bartender” to learn more about all of this.
Even on weekdays, the bar is packed with curious visitors, white-collar employees, hipsters, and sophisticated drunkards. There’s hardly enough room for everyone.
At EO, everyone is greeted with a smile and finds time for light conversation. The pub has a mailbox on the wall where customers may drop off a free postcard with the bar’s logo on it. There’s also a tonne of free swag, so you’ll be happy and a little tipsy when you leave!
The cocktail menu is simple: aperitifs, cocktails and long drinks, and exotic cocktails. There are branded classics like Gimlet, Gin Tonic, and bottled Negroni for the corporation. Of special note is EO Paloma, with handmade grapefruit cordial, lime juice, and a sprinkle of black lava salt.
- 112 Amoy St, Singapore 069932
Official Website: http://employeesonlysg.com/welcome-delivery-and-takeout
Smoke & Mirrors
Smoke & Mirrors is a fashionable bar located in the middle of the city, on the roof of one of the key cultural hubs of the country—the National Gallery of Singapore.
From here, stunning vistas of the Padang and Marina Bay districts open up, which in themselves warrant a visit. The inside of the institution is furnished with an oddly formed mirrored bar counter, which separates the inner and outdoor areas of the bar and provides a single architectural solution for the room.
In addition to the stunning settings, Smoke & Mirrors provides customers with an amazing cocktail list, designed by the head bartender of the restaurant, Jugnes Susela.
Divided into three categories—High & Mighty, Subtle & Gentle, and Refined & Renewed—his unique compositions will suit the demands of even the most demanding aficionados of complex mixology masterpieces.
- 1 Saint Andrew’s Road #06–01, National Gallery Singapore
- Open daily from 15:00, on weekends from 12:00, dress code applies (shoes must be closed)
Official Website: https://www.smokeandmirrors.com.sg/
Singapore, a city known for its innovative spirit and cutting-edge technology, is the logical choice for the Tippling Club’s location. The establishment is known for its experimental cooking and isn’t hesitant to try new things. TC does all this to guarantee that guests expand and deepen their gourmet experience. There are cheesecake pills and risotto made from a Big Mac, for example.
Of course, futurism also altered the bar offer. It was in this place that the famed touch menu with “drunk” gelatin bears was invented. Instead of a drinking card, you’ll receive a bag of marmalade filled with candies, each of which represents a different cocktail. This way, you may know the taste of your drink even before it is blended. On the other hand, the Tippling Club has opted to use fragrance to entice patrons for the next season.
Let’s say they send you a set of “blotters,” which are just strips of paper that have been saturated with a variety of scents, as you might get at a perfume shop, rather than a printed menu. You select the one you like the most and, voilà, your drink is already being created.
- 38 Tg Pagar Rd, Singapore 088461
Official Website: https://tipplingclub.com/
1-Altitude (Permanently closed now)
In Singapore, 1-Altitude, the city’s highest bar, is on the 64th level. Those who enjoy taking selfies and twirling in the air will be delighted by the rooftop terrace. The greatest panoramic city photos may be taken from a high altitude.
Here you may taste, for example, the traditional Singapore Sling or the local calling card-the Zen Breeze drink, made up of vodka, green tea, lemongrass, and mint. Throughout the evenings, guests will be able to enjoy live music and explosive DJ sets.
This is all set against a beautiful cityscape that is only divided from the bar area by a clear glass barrier.
Because of a tree that has grown on the roof, it is 2 meters taller than what is allowed for buildings in Singapore. Shhh… don’t tell anyone!
- 1 Raffles Place
- Open daily from 18:00 to late at night, the dress code applies
- Admission fee: SGD 35 (two drinks included) until 21:00 and SGD 45 after
Zafferano Terrace Lounge
The Ocean Financial Center’s outdoor terrace on the 43rd level has a stunning view of the city and an amazing beverage selection. Enjoy drinks while taking in the nighttime views of the city. We recommend that you arrive around 18:00 to catch the city lights as they fade.
- 10 Collyer Quay, Level 43, Ocean Financial Center
- Open daily from 11:30 to 15:00 and from 17:30 to late in the evening, the dress code applies
Official Website: http://zafferano.sg/
TheClub design hotel’s whiskey-centric Bar B28 may be found on the hotel’s lower level. The Menu B28 will amaze even the most advanced admirers of this appreciative alcoholic drink.
The establishment has an exceptional collection of 200 rare single malt cask-strength Scotch whiskeys, 30 varieties of rum from a broad variety of places, and a large selection of unique cocktails, all of which are prepared by a trained bartender using Prohibition-era methods and the best quality ingredients.
- Basement, No 28 Ann Siang Road, The Club Hotel, Singapore 069708
A brewery in the heart of the financial district’s skyline. If you want to take in the city lights as well as the highest quality intoxicating beverage, we recommend that you reserve a table in advance and sit near the window.
- 8 Marina Boulevard #33–01, Marina Bay Financial Center Tower 1
- Open daily from 11:30 to late in the evening
Official Website: http://www.level33.com.sg/
Singapore’s Fullerton Bay Hotel has a rooftop bar with a stunning view of the city. The great selection of French wines will be made even better by the view of the water and the Marina Bay Sands resort.
- 80 Collyer Quay, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore
- Open daily from 10:00
Official Website: https://www.fullertonhotels.com/fullerton-bay-hotel-singapore/dining/restaurants-and-bars/lantern
28 Hong Kong Street (28hk)
Exceptional service, a laid-back vibe, and, of course, some of the best drinks I’ve ever had. The bar has earned countless accolades as one of Singapore’s best-kept secrets. Booking a table in advance is preferable.
28HK Street is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. The bar is widely regarded as one of Singapore’s greatest, as well as one of the best in the world. The bartenders are known for their flawless skills, and the cocktails are made with only the finest ingredients, such as hand-crushed ice and organic mint.
Local beverages’ original recipes are also worth mentioning. To illustrate, consider the Coppertone, an Old Fashioned with rum-based Pina Colada flavoring. The coconut oil, pineapple syrup, and five spices that are used to make it are put through a specially sealed centrifuge, which makes clear products.
As a result, you won’t give a second thought to the amount of technical expertise necessary to make Coppertone while placing an order.
The 28-HKStreet cocktail menu is updated three times a year with 25 new spots. A relaxing environment, good service, and exquisite music are just some of the things that customers of the bar look for every day.
The bar is also ranked 21st in Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019
- 28 Hong Kong Street
- Open daily from 18:00
Official Website: https://28hks.com/
To create a cocktail at this bar is to be part of something greater than yourself. There is no menu here; each drink is made to order by a bartender who knows exactly what the customer wants.
The Jewel of Pangea, the most costly drink in Asia, was created by the proprietor of the institution. Of course, there are less expensive alternatives available at the bar as well.
- 20 Kandahar Street, Level 2
- Open daily from 18:00 to 01:00
Official Website: https://www.ethanleslieleong.com/
Singaporeans who like cocktails come to this bar because of its strange mix of bohemian Istanbul and Paris. When it comes to cocktails, we take inspiration from our travels to Paris and Istanbul and the local beverages that we enjoy. Great music and Turkish food round out the experience.
- 48 Peck Seah Street
- Open daily from 11:30 to 15:00 and from 18:00 to midnight (on Sundays the bar is closed)
Official Website: https://www.fatprincesg.com/
The Gibson Bar launched in September 2015 and soon garnered the compassion of local people and tourists across the nation. Six months after opening, it was already ranked 22nd in the rating of the 50 finest bars in Asia, and in 2016, it was acknowledged as the greatest new institution in Singapore.
The Gibson World Collaboration Menu of five distinctive drinks is served in a vintage-style setting. It was the culmination of the united creative efforts of 15 outstanding craftsmen from across the world: the top bartenders, prominent chefs, brewers, and even tattoo artists.
Each of their inventions is absolutely distinctive and is able to stir the hearts of any fan of excellent and uncommon drinks.
- 20 Bukit Pasoh Rd, #2nd Floor, Singapore 089834
Official Website: https://www.gibsonbar.sg/
Mixologists work at the molecular level to create connections between flavors and aromas. An excellent bayside view may be had from the rooftop of the Esplanade Theatre.
- 8 Raffles Avenue #04–01, Esplanade-Theaters on the Bay
- Open daily from 18:00 until late at night
Official Website: https://orgo.sg/
Birds of a Feather
Amoy Street’s newest hotspot is a stylish bar with a pleasant environment and a variety of Asian-inspired drinks. By the way, the food is excellent; it’s Szechuan.
- 115 Amoy Street
- Open daily from 10:30 to 15:00 and from 17:00 to 23:00
Official Website: https://www.birdsofafeather.com.sg/
Private pub with 30 chairs on the roof of a historic Boat Key shophouse One Michelin star for its cuisine and beverages, as well as a stunning perspective of the party street and the Singapore River.
- 2 Boat Quay, Level 5/6
- Open daily from 17:30 to midnight (on Sundays the bar is closed)
Official Website: http://www.braci.sg/
VLV (Permanently closed)
Located on the renowned Singapore RiverFront, VLV mixes heritage with a lively modern flair. This is a wonderful paradise for fans of world-class cuisine and entertainment.
Here you will discover a stylish Chinese restaurant, a lounge club, and a bar that provides customers with a spectacular view of the river and also serves as an excellent site to spend balmy Singaporean nights with a cocktail and a platter of the finest seafood.
- 3A River Valley Road #01-02, Singapore 179020
Bar on Boat Key’s shoreline with no sign. However, the view from the top is spectacular, with the entire city and the river in full view. This hidden gem’s excellent beverages and delectable fare only serve to enhance the experience.
- 80 Boat Quay, Level 5, Rooftop
- Open daily from 17:00 to midnight
Official Website: https://www.southbridge.sg/
The Other Room
The bar is located in the Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel. If you know where to look, someone will open a black door for you. Connoisseurs of the finer things in life congregate here. Traditional drinks are given a contemporary touch by the bar’s talented bartenders.
The bar is also ranked 46th in Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2019
- 320 Orchard Road, #01–05, Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
- Open daily from 18:00 until late at night
Official Website: https://www.theotherroom.com.sg/