25 Best Bars In Singapore For Drinking Pros And Newbies Alike

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Chilling over a drink with friends is one of the best ways to end off a tiring day. But deciding on where to drink isn’t always easy, especially if you’re new to the bar scene. To find a watering hole that’s suitable for you, we’ve come up with a list of 25 bars in Singapore for all you drinking newbies.

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1. Tippling Club - sample cocktails in the form of gummy bears

 

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This one’s by far the most innovative - get to sample your cocktails in the form of gummy bear at Tippling Club. Don’t worry, even if you were to sample the entire cocktail collection of the bar, you wouldn’t get tipsy as the gummy bears don’t contain alcohol. That being said, they still capture the flavours of the actual cocktail pretty accurately.

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Their wildest cocktail flavour is Supercar, and is charged with notes of petrol, leather, smoke and metal. Don’t worry, it’s perfectly safe to consume. If you prefer erring on the safer side, we recommend giving their classic cocktails a shot. Try the Casino ($24) cocktail, which contains gin, dry cherry, citrus and bitters.

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If you’ve got a sweet tooth, check out their Cheesecake sampling tablets, which contain tochigi strawberry, pistachio and pedro ximenez.

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Address: 38 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088461
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 12PM-12AM | Sat: 6PM-12AM (Closed on Sundays)
Telephone: 6475 2217

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2. Atlas - Great Gatsby inspired

 

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If you’re looking for an extra luxurious drinking experience, check out Atlas - a bar inspired by The Great Gatsby. The interior is opulently decorated with gold-plated statues, posh sofas and an alcohol shelf stretching across two levels. The ceiling is another stunner as it’s intricately decorated with bronze-coloured details of antelopes galloping through trees and fields.

Gin Tonica cocktail at Atlas BarThe Gin Tonica ($22) pays tribute to Spanish culture where gin and copa are often mixed in with drinks
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The bar has over 1000 various of gins and tonics but if you’re looking for something on the softer side, check out their Koffie & Tonic ($22), a blended malt with dashes of coffee.

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Pair your drink with some of the bar’s delicious red meats. We recommend their pasta or beef dishes like Sanchoku Wagyu Beef Steak ($40) that contains padron peppers and glazed onions.

Address: 600 North Bridge Road, Parkview Square, Singapore 188778
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs: 10AM-1AM | Fri: 10AM-2AM | Sat: 3PM-2AM (Closed on Sundays)
Telephone: 6396 4466

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3. Level Up - Singapore’s first arcade-bar

 

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If you’re looking to take your drinking game up another level, there’s no better place to do that than at Level Up. This retro gaming bar has 10 game machines including the old-school X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Puzzle Bobble, and Metal Slug.

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If you’re the competitive sort, check out the basketball machines or go for a game of Bishi Bashi.

Beer at Level Up

Games aside, check out their beers (from $9) and cocktails like Margaritas ($16).

Address: 3A River Valley Road, #02-04, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179020
Opening hours: Mon-Thu: 5PM-2AM | Fri-Sat: 5PM-3AM | Sun: 2PM-11PM
Telephone: 6266 2276

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4. Mr Stork - rooftop bar with teepee huts

 

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Fans of glamping can now curl up in boho teepee huts while sipping on cocktails at Mr Stork.

whiskey at Mr StorkThe bar’s Old Pulteney Whiskey ($15) has zesty flavours of orange and cherry
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While admiring the view that overlooks Kampong Glam, try their signature cocktail Rhubarb ($16). It’s made with rhubarb puree, strawberry and lemon juice, sparkling wine and vodka.

Address: Level 39, Andaz Singapore, 5 Fraser Street, Singapore, 189354
Opening hours: Sun to Thurs: 5PM-12AM | Fri to Sat: 5PM-1AM
Telephone: 6408 1234

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5. Holey Moley - mini-golf cocktail bar with themed courses

 

Holey MoleyJust as we thought we’ve seen it all, Holey Moley, Singapore’s first ever mini-golf bar, comes along to surprise us with their 27 wacky-themed holes split across 3 courses. The 2-storey bar is just a short 3-minute walk from Fort Canning MRT station and is vibrantly lit with witty neon signs.

Game of Thrones Holey MoleyThese golf courses are designed to also double up as photo props so get your camera and smiles ready

Their eye-catching courses feature iconic themes from films and TV shows such as Game of Thrones, The Simpsons and ET.

Cocktails at Holey MoleyFresh as a Birdie ($19), Sugar Caddy ($19) and Candy Man ($19) are the bar’s signature drinks.

To take a breather from all that swinging, head to The Caddyshack Bar and check out their cocktails. Try the eye-catching and refreshing Fresh as a Birdie ($19), which features hints of Pampero White Rum, elderflower liqueur, and lime juice before being topped with a fruit stick and watermelon slice.  

Address: 3B River Valley Road, Singapore 179024
Opening hours: Mon-Wed: 12PM-1AM | Thu-Fri: 12PM-2AM | Sat: 10AM-2AM | Sun: 10AM-10PM
Telephone: 800 492 2410

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6. Kabuke - traditional Japanese theatre-like decor

 

If you’re a fan of sake, check out Kabuke - a Japanese bar inspired by Kabuke theatres in Japan. The bold colours of the bar are characteristic of the vibrant colours used in Japanese plays.  

Kabuke umbrellas You can’t miss the two giant hand-painted fans that serve as dividers to host different party groups within the bar. Aside from their decor, their food and drinks here are both worth a shot.

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Food wise, we recommend giving their Pleasure Bowl ($58)  a try - it’s a dish made out of the most pleasurable ingredients including wagyu beef, foie gras and uni.

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For their drinks, check out their Yamakazi 18 years (30ml for $76), a single malt with hints of dark chocolate, dried fruits and blackberries. The bar also offers daily 1-for-1 deals for drinks if you’re there between 5PM-7PM.

Address: 200A Telok Ayer Street (Level 2), Singapore 068638
Opening hours: Mon-Wed: 11.30AM-2PM | Thurs: 11.30AM-2PM, 5PM-11PM | Fri: 1130AM-2PM, 5PM-12AM | Sat: 6PM-12AM (Closed on Sundays)
Telephone: 8822 5525

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7. Long Bar - birthplace of the Singapore Sling

 

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We’ve tasted numerous Singapore Slings around the island, but if you’re looking for the birthplace of this drink, Long Bar at Raffles Hotel is where you should fix your eyes and palette on.

Their Singapore Sling ($31) was first created in 1915 for the sole purpose of giving women an excuse to drink alcohol in public without being judged as immodest. The drink was created with a feminine pink hue to pass off as nothing more than fruit juice when it’s actually infused with a clear base of gin.

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The bar has a unique culture of encouraging guests to sweep peanut shells off tables so when you see the floor littered with peanut remnants, don’t be surprised. We’re quite sure this is the only place in Singapore that doesn’t penalise people for “littering”.

Address: 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673
Opening hours: Daily, 11AM-11PM
Telephone: 6412 1230

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8. Potato Head Folk - rooftop bar at Keong Saik

 

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Potato Head Folk’s Roof Top Bar is a 2-storey bar set in the heart of Tiong Bahru. Its decor is full of vibrancy, with walls splashed with murals and potted plants hanging from the ceiling. Just one level below is 1939, a vintage-looking bar complete with antique furniture sets, rattan armchairs and a semi-circle bar counter.

Right below both bars is 3 Buns - Potato Head Folk’s quirky cafe that’s known to serve up gourmet burgers using house-made relishes
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Hot Dog The Potato Head FolkPhife Dawg ($14) is one of the bar’s signature hot dog buns served with lots of delicious ingredients like 100 grams of prime beef, smoked pepper, hot sauce and watermelon relish.
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End the day off by watching the sunset while sipping on the bar’s signature cocktails like Hyde and Seek ($21) and Stinggin’s Fancy ($21), a pineapple rum mixed with agave syrup, and aromatic bitters. The menus for both 1939 and The Rooftop Bar are completely identical, so you wouldn’t have to worry about having your orders mixed up.

Address: 36 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089143
Opening hours: Sun, Tues-Thurs: 11AM-1AM | Fri-Sat: 11AM-2AM (Closed on Sundays)
Telephone: 6327 1939

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9. The Secret Mermaid - bacon and salmon vodka

 

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We finally uncovered the fishy secret behind why this bar’s called The Secret Mermaid. By day, this place sells sashimi and salad with a Japanese storefront, but by night, the restaurant transforms into a watering hole that serves up cocktails with ingredients like bacon and salmon.

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That’s right, bacon and salmon have now become infused with vodka and it’s a crowd favourite too. Their Bakon Vodka has a smokey and peppery flavour to it and it’s also gluten-free so those who’re health conscious, don’t worry.

A signature cocktail to check out is Devil In The Details ($20), which contains rum infused with pink dragonfruit, lime and burlesque bitters. 

Address: 10 Collyer Quay, #B1-09, Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore 049315
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 5PM-11PM | Closed on Sat and Sun
Email: drink@thesecretmermaid.com 

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10. NINETEEN80 - retro bar with games like Metal Slug and Pacman

 

Games at Nineteen80

With walls plastered with pixelated murals, cut-out vintage comics splashed across their corridors and a slew of retro gaming machines that run on complimentary tokens, Nineteen80’s fun streak takes the edge off drinking for those new to the alcohol scene. Games you can find here include Metal Slug and Pacman.

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Theme aside, their cocktails are just as enticing. Donna Summer ($20) is the house’s signature cocktail, which features a fruity mixture of strawberry puree, fresh lime juice, orange liqueur and white rum, topped with a strawberry slice.

The best part? All the drinks are inclusive of GST and there's no service charge, so you won’t be shook when footing the bill.

Read our article on NINETEEN80 here.

Address: 21 Tanjong Pagar Road, #01-05, Singapore 088444
Opening hours: Tue and Thu: 5.30PM-1AM | Wed and Fri: 5.30PM-3AM | Sat: 7PM-4AM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 9183 6073
Website

 

11. No. 5 Emerald Hill - Peranakan-style bar with 1-for-1 martinis

 

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Located directly opposite Orchard Central, No. 5 Emerald Hill is both a convenient and pocket-friendly spot for a couple of drinks.

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Every day from 9AM-1PM, the bar offers up 1-for-1 martinis and we recommend ordering the Lychee and Apple Martini (2 for $20) in a pair to maximise this deal. Peranakan-style lanterns dangle from their ceilings, giving an extra homely vibe.

Address: 5 Emerald Hill Road, Singapore 229289
Opening hours: Mon-Thu: 12PM-2AM | Thu-Sat: 12PM-3AM | Sun: 5PM-2AM
Telephone: 6732 0818
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12. Bar Stories - drinks are customised based on your personality

 

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If you’ve ever wondered how creative drinks can get, well, Bar Stories raises the bar for creativity by creating drinks based on your personality. This is the only bar in Singapore that doesn’t have a cocktail menu because it believes that every drink should be made different - just like people’s characters.

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To get started, the bartender will ask you a series of simple questions before creating your bespoke potion. The bar only has space for 12 people so be sure to grab a seat early.

Address: 55-57A Haji Lane, Singapore 189248
Opening hours: Sun-Wed: 5PM-1AM | Fri-Sat: 5PM-2AM
Telephone: 6298 0838

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13. Loof - with a nostalgic mama shop

 

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Loof is a good place to head to for nostalgic vibes. If you’re wondering how the bar got its name, it’s actually a play on how Singaporeans pronounce “roof” as “loof”.

Little Pink Dot LoofLittle Pink Dot ($19) is one of the bar’s signature cocktails that’s served in a lightbulb glass
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Aside from celebrating the quirky side of Singlish, the bar also takes a twist to our local bubble tea flavours. Loof Bubble Tea ($21) combines the usual fruity flavours of passion fruit, lemon with yoghurt together with vodka, gin and rum.

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Aside from drinking, you’ll be able to explore The Mama Shop, a knick-knack store within the watering hole with local souvenirs.

Address: 331 North Bridge Road, #03-07 Odeon Towers Extension Rooftop, Singapore 188720
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs: 5PM-1AM | Fri-Sat: 5PM-2AM (Closed on Sundays)
Telephone: 6337 9416

Website 

 

14. Level 33 - microbrewery with breathtaking views from the 33rd floor

 

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Beer fans looking for a new watering hole can now make their way to LeVel 33, Singapore’s highest urban microbrewery. Located on the 33rd level of Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, the bar provides a good space to catch the sunset and escape the crowds at the same time.

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Out of their huge brewing kettles comes 5 types of craft beers - The 33.1 Blond Lager, 33.15 India Pale Ale, 33.3 Stout, 33.4 House Porter and 33.9 Wheat Beer. If you prefer something lighter, check out the bar’s fruity cocktails.

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We recommend their signature Paris Lush ($22), which consists of elderflower syrup, champagne and gold dust. Food wise, check out their Seabass ($36), a pan-seared fillet infused with beer malt risotto, daikon and dill oil.

Address: 8 Marina Boulevard, #33-01, Singapore 018981
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs: 11.30AM-12AM | Fri-Sat: 11.30AM-2AM | Sun: 12PM-12AM
Telephone: 6834 3133

Website

 

15. Timbre X @ The Substation - live bands and roasted duck pizza

 

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No, that wasn't a typo. The Timbre that we all know and love is now Timbre X. There are a total of 4 outlets around, but we’re recommending the flagship bar at The Substation.

The bar was recently renovated and we like its new look with the foliage and fairy lights dangling from ceilings. The wooden tables and high chairs also help to add a rustic vibe to the place.

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The bar also has a daily lineup of live performances by local bands such as 53A and Supersonic starting from 8.15PM.

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In terms of food and drinks, Timbre X's signature Roasted Duck Pizza ($22) is a decadent thin-crusted dish heaped with a generous amount of succulent duck breast, sauteed shiitake mushrooms, deep-fried popiah skin and hoisin sauce. A favourite we will never not recommend.

Out of their extensive drinks menu, we recommend trying out Sakura ($15) - a crowd favourite since 2008 which contains vodka, lychee liqueur and Ribena. Plus, if you're starting drinks a little later in the evening, then look out for their after 9PM shooters promo that will help you make your money's worth with their Jager Train, Tequila Pops and Vodka Train. 

Address: 45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs: 6PM-1AM | Fri: 6PM-2AM | Sat: 6PM-3AM (Closed on Sundays)  
Telephone: 6338 8277 
Website

 

16. Bar Canary - poolside rooftop bar with alcoholic popsicles

 

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Working a 9-5 is pretty intense and for those who need to take a chill pill, pop by Bar Canary. Situated on the 4th floor of Grand Park Orchard, the bar is decked out in numerous lounge chairs and cushions, complete with a pool that you can jump into even if you’re not a guest at the hotel.

Bar Canary has a total of 6 Boozy Pop concoctions with Day In Paradise ($22) being a favourite among visitors
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Be sure to also try out their refreshing range of Boozy Pop ($18) cocktails, which come with popsicles. Our favourites are Acai Pomegranate, which contains rum and brandy, and Coconut Lemongrass, served with coconut ice cream and Malibu rum.

Address: 270 Orchard Road, Grand Park Orchard, Singapore, 238857
Opening hours: Sun to Thurs: 12PM-1AM | Sat to Sun: 12PM-2AM
Telephone: 6603 8855

Website

 

17. Acid Bar - live bands jamming daily

 

Acid Bar interior

Drinking the night away while belting it out with your friends is one way to make your friendship even more solid. If you’re down for that, Acid Bar is right up your alley.

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Known for their live bands that play from 7PM, the bar starts to fill in earlier due to their happy hour deals. Between 6PM-9PM, selected house spirits, wines and draught beer are priced at $6, $8 and $10 respectively. 

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We recommend giving their signature cocktails such as Boyband Blue ($25) a shot - it’s made out of tequila, gin, dark rum, peach syrup, apple, blue curacao. For something fruitier, check out their Berry Crush Mojito ($18) - a refreshing blend of blackberries and raspberries.

Address: 180 Orchard Road, Singapore 238846
Opening hours: Wed-Sat: 5PM-2AM | Thurs-Fri: 5PM-3AM
Telephone: 6738 8828

Website

 

18. Epiphyte - desserts that look like terrariums

 

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Taking inspiration from the definition “epiphyte”, cafe Epiphyte decorates its interiors with vines and ferns that hang from its walls and ceilings. With its brick walls and contemporary art pieces, the cafe gives off a whimsical vibe.

We recommend sitting by the corner of the cafe, also known as The Garden section 
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Decorations aside, the desserts at this bar are also inspired by florals and ferns. We’re talking edible terrariums made out of chocolate and marble glazed desserts infused with alcohol.

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Terrarium ($15) is, well, an edible garden made out of pandan sponge, black rice paste reduction, and buttercream.

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Another Instagrammable dessert is Twilight ($12), a galaxy-inspired cake with flavours of chocolate mousse and orange liqueur.

Address: 47 Neil Road, Singapore 088827
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs: 6PM-11.30PM | Fri-Sat: 12PM-3PM. 6PM-1AM (Closed on Sundays)
Telephone: 6610 6271

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19. The Spiffy Dapper - grungy space with no GST

 

Did someone say no GST? Yas. At The Spiffy Dapper - an unsuspecting coffee house by day that transforms into a speakeasy bar at night. Drinks are nett so you don’t get a shock when you finally get the bill.

Spiffy Dapper interiorThe bar’s entrance is decorated with imprints of flowers and vines and its interior is lit with sepia-hued lights, which gives it a grungy feel.

Drinks wise, The Spiffy Dapper’s got an impressive range of alcohol selections, with over 150 types of gin alone.

Out of all the drinks in their menu, we recommend giving their Shiekh On The Level ($20) a shot. The beverage contains ingredients such as Turkish black tea, gin sour, cardamom before being topped with a Turkish delight for a sweet finish.

Address: 73 Amoy St, Second Floor, Singapore 069892
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs: 5PM-1AM | Fri: 5PM-2AM | Sat: 6PM-2AM | Sun: 7PM-1AM
Telephone: 8742 8908

Website

 

20. Chupitos Bar - over 130 shot flavours

 

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Those looking for extra shots to improve their drinking tolerance can have ample practice at Chupitos Bar, Singapore’s first and only bar that specialises in shots.There are over 130 flavours of shots but we’d like to highlight the Amazing Race ($35), a platter of 8 vibrantly coloured shots that’ll give you and your friends the high you’re looking for.

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The bar also offers happy hour deals where select shooters, beers, house pours and highballs go for ($6) between 6PM-9PM. If you’re a hardcore drinker who wants to set a new record, Chupitos Bar has a drinking challenge which promises winners a place in their Hall of Fame if you can down a dozen shots under 30 minutes.

Address: 3B River Valley Road, #01-05, Singapore 179021
Opening hours: Thur, Sun-Tue: 6.30PM-1.30AM | Wed, Fri: 6.30PM-3AM 
Email: info@thechupitosbar.com 

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21. Hopscotch - quirky cocktails with a local twist

 

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Bars that create locally-inspired cocktails hold a special place in our hearts, and that’s why Hopscotch has made it into our list. The bar cleverly injects local flavours like milo, atap chee, and chendol into cocktails.

The bar’s Sing To The Dawn ($23) cocktail is made out of coffee-infused bourbon with coconut water reduction and gula melaka
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We recommend going to the bar during their happy hours, which falls between 5PM-8PM as all Heineken draught beers cost ($8) during that period.

red rubyThe Red Ruby Rose is a rum-based cocktail with a refreshing mix of coconut sorbet and pandon, topped with a detailed piece of ang-ku-kueh jelly.
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The bar also creates customised drinks through a simple game. To play, simply give bartenders 3 random words about anything related to your drink preferences and they’ll spin a cocktail mix out of it.

Address: 45 Malan Road, Singapore 109455
Opening hours: Mon-Sat: 5.30PM-1AM (Closed on Sundays)
Telephone: 6339 0633

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22. Jigger & Pony - award-winning cocktails

 

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If you’re fresh to the bar scene but would like to dive straight into Singapore’s best drinks, do include Jigger & Pony’s award-winning cocktails in your list. Besides recently moving from Amoy Street to Tanjong Pagar with a fresh new look, the bar has also revamped its cocktail menu to include 27 new concoctions.

The bar’s Corpse Reviver ($23) is a mix of vodka, lemon an absinthe jelly
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We recommend giving Mdm President ($23) a shot. This drink pays tribute to our first lady and is served with a lolly on top of a mix of gin, orchid and bitter lemon liqueur.  

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If you’d like to learn how to make your own cocktails, the bar regularly hosts alcohol workshops and you’ll get to create 2 bespoke drinks of your own. 

Address: 165 Tanjong Pagar Road, Amara Hotel, Singapore 088539
Opening hours: Sun-Thu: 5PM-1AM | Fri-Sat: 5PM-3AM
Telephone: 9621 1074

Website

 

23. Don’t Tell Mama - Korean joint with beer magaritas

 

Don't Tell Mama interior

Don't Tell Mama has a garden of Eden vibe with lush green foliage dangling down the walls, and galaxy printed umbrellas on the ceiling so you can stargaze. The bar’s cuisine is a mix between Korean and Mexican so you’re not short of international food options.

Cocktails at Don't Tell Mama

Aside from the chill vibes, the bar also has some pretty good deals for women. Every Wednesday, ladies can enjoy unlimited mixed drinks with the purchase of any food item between 7PM-10PM. We recommend trying their Bulgolgi Pancake ($16) and Beeritas ($22), a combination of tequila, hite and fruits which range from mangoo, lychee and lime.

Address: 52 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088473
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs: 5.30PM-2AM | Fri-Sat: 5.30PM-3AM (Closed on Sundays)
Telephone: 6884 6884

Website

 

24. The Apothecary - medieval pharmacy-themed

 

The ApothecaryThe Apothecary has an intimate seating capacity for 12 individuals
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Fans of all things vintage will appreciate the charm behind medieval pharmacy-themed bar, The Apothecary. The bar is located on the 3rd storey of Oxwell and Co and can be found through a secret door through the restaurant.

The vintage wooden furniture and statues here are sourced from all over the world and drinks are served in potion-like bottles, which further add to the bar’s enchanting vibe.

The ‘Croak’ and ‘Wheeze Relief’ solutions are both mixed with 12-year-old Glenfiddich whiskey with honey sage syrup, citrus, and cigar smoke.
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For something sweet, check out Bloody Bill ($19), which consists of gin, tomato, lemon and Tabasco amidst other ingredients. If you prefer something stronger, their Old-Fashioned ($19) whiskey will do the trick. The drink is infused with bourbon, bitters, sugar and orange.

Address: 5 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069688
Opening hours: Daily, 12PM-12AM
Telephone: 6438 7036

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25. Ah Sam Cold Drinks Stall - with old-school hawker vibes

 

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Ah Sam Cold Drinks Stall may sound like any other run-off-the-mill hawker store but it is actually a bar that concocts bespoke local cocktails. Just a short walk along Boat Quay, the quaint bar is a convenient hideout for those looking for a good view and a quiet place for intimate conversations.

Front of Ah Sam Cold Drinks StallFrom the outside, the place looks like an old provision shop, but you’re in for a surprise as you climb up the stairs.
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Laksa Ah Sam Cold Drinks StallImage credit: @homecook.foodie

The bar features custom-made drinks using local ingredients. This includes Milo Dinosaur ($24) and Laksa ($24). The latter uses elements of the dish like Laksa leaves, chili padi, dried shrimp powder and mixing it with vodka for a whole new take on Laksa.

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Food wise, the bar serves up familiar favourites like Fried Hokkien Mee ($12) and Fried Carrot Cake with XO sauce ($12). But we’d go there more for the bespoke drinks as it’s not often you can find a bar in Singapore that specialises in transforming local dishes into cocktails.

Address: 60 Boat Quay, Singapore 049848
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs: 6PM-12AM | Fri-Sat: 6PM-2AM (Closed on Sundays)
Telephone: 6535 0838

Website

 

Drinking in Singapore

 

Singapore’s drinking scene is pretty vibrant, with all sorts of bars popping around town. If anything, we hope this list gives you a more organised headstart to better understand Singapore’s drinking culture through the little quirks and unique concoctions each bar offers up.

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