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13 Best Bars In Singapore To Get Your Groove On!

Of all the things that Singapore is famous for, keeping people sober isn't one of them. With a nightlife so happening and so many bars in Singapore, you're going to get spoiled for sure. When night falls, you can simply go bar hopping or relax and enjoy the delicious variety of cocktails and food served on the platter.

1. Manhattan Bar

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This elite bar is inspired by the golden age of cocktails and the ideology of fine drinking. Manhattan, the grand hotel bar, is modern yet reflecting old New York glamour and sophistication. The place is known to offer classic and forgotten cocktails, crafted from a collection of finest house-made ingredients with complimentary gourmet bar bites. The drinks at Manhattan are indeed a class apart, and the place offers a pleasant atmosphere along with a passionate staff team.

Location:
Level 2, the Regent, 1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249715

Timings:
 Sunday - Thursday: 5:00 PM - 1:00 AM, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Violet Hour/Happy Hour: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (weekdays)

Must Try:
The Princess Cut ($23), The House made Kettle chips ($12), smoked Balcones Texas whiskey, freshly shucked American oysters

2. The Horse's Mouth Bar

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If you're very particular about cocktails when it comes to highly recommended places, this place is definitely a go-to. A difficult-to-find location yet never fails to please anyone and everyone with its decorum, and cosy vibe it offers. This bar in SIngapore is located in a shopping mall basement along with a Japanese restaurant, and one can even enter the bar via the secret door from Uma Uma.

Location: 583 Orchard Road, #B1-39, Forum the Shopping Mall, Singapore 238884

Timings: Monday - Thursday: 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM, Friday - Saturday: 6:00 PM - 1:00 AM, Closed on Sunday

Must Try: Bespoke Cocktails, Tonkotsu, Eihire, Bushi Tonkotsu Ramen, Grilled Wagyu Beef

3. Lantern Rooftop Bar

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In case you are looking for a perfect first date with your loved one or simply an evening delight, you cannot miss this place. The Rooftop bar commands one of the most scenic views of the Singapore skyline and Marina Bay waterfront which makes the place even more romantic at the time of sunset. Also, known as a destination for hippest parties in the town, this place in-all is spectacular, no doubt why a reservation in advance is always recommended.

Location: 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326

Timings: Sunday - Thursday : 10:00 AM - 1:00 AM, Friday, Saturday and Public Holidays: 10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Happy Hour Deals: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Daily)

Must Try: Mile Zero Trio, which includes Mile zero Cocktail crafted with Vodka, Irish Cream Liqueur and Milo powder.

4. 28 Hong Kong Street

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A touch of Hong Kong, China in the streets of Singapore with a uniquely different ideology yet successful results securing one of the top positions in the list of World's 50 Best Bars - this is 28 Hong Kong Street for you. The aura, contrast of the white door and dark space inside, and a well-crafted menu with a photo attached to each of the mentioned drinks makes this place worth the title. One of the best bars in Singapore for sure!

Location: 28 Hong Kong Street, Singapore 059667
Nearest MRT:  Clarke Quay

Timings: Monday - Thursday: 6:00 PM - 2:00 AM, Friday - Saturday: 6:00 PM - 3:00 AM, Closed on Sunday

Must Try: Champagne, Whisky

5. BAR Stories

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A perfect example of 'Everything's got a story in it', this bar takes a little finding, but it is worth the search for what it has got to offer. The staff team is knowledgeable and gladly tells you about the history of each drink, stories related and hence the name derived. It is a great place to chill out, where one feels as if he's among his friends with terribly amazing yet friendly staff members and the stories are known to leave people spellbound - something you almost want to keep to yourself.

Location: Kampong Glam Conservation Area, 57 Haji Lane, Singapore 189250
Nearest MRT: Bugis MRT Station

Timings: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00 PM - 1:00 AM, Friday - Saturday: 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Must Try: Cocktails, Tartine Aux Foie Gras, The Aviation

6. Martini Bar at Mezza9

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Located above the car porch of Grand Hyatt, this bar in Singapore has a perfect ambience for relaxing after work or for romantic pre-drinks with soothing music, dimly lit space setting and the best part, at reasonable prices. Anyone who gets to visit this place would develop an immense liking for the local flavour inspired cocktails.

Location: Grand Hyatt, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211
Nearest MRT: Orchard MRT Station

Timings: Monday - Tuesday: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM, Wednesday - Saturday: 4:00 PM - 1:00 AM, Sunday: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Happy Hour:  4:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Monday - Saturday)

Must Try: The Tarik-tini, Chin Chow-tini, Pisang-tini, Lemongrass-tini

7. The Spiffy Dapper

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Climbing up the dingy stairs to 2nd floor at 73 Amoy street, the place is known to offer a vintage feel. A secretive entrance, dim lighting, smooth jazz and blues from the golden era and an extremely good gin list makes this place a highly recommended one.

Location: 2nd Floor, 73 Amoy Street, Singapore 069892
Nearest MRT:  Telok Ayer

Timings: Monday - Friday: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM, Saturday - Sunday: 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Must Try: Baked chicken thigh with spiced quinoa and alfalfa sprout, classic Mac and cheese, cocktails, dapper burger, dark and stormy fully loaded baked avocado.

8. Tippling Club

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A customer-oriented bar in Singapore offering whole transparency with a view of the kitchen and the action taking place, this place offers an experience which is second to none. The ambience in itself has a welcoming gesture, and anyone would appreciate the efforts put in by the attentive staff team.

Location: 38 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088462
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar

Timings: Bar: Monday - Friday: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM, Monday - Saturday: 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Must Try: Artichoke Chips, Maxwell chicken rice with Ginger Yuzu Buck, Potato with Confit Egg Yolk

9. Operation Dagger

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Known for its exceptional cocktail menu crafted with innovation, the favourite among the signature drinks is The Egg, composed of salted yolk liqueur, hay and vanilla. This place's mysterious atmosphere, the cloud of light bulbs interior and the entrance- unwashed floor, plain door and some scribbled text on the top is unmatchable to any other bar in Singapore which definitely makes this place worth a visit.  

Location: #B1-01, 7 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069791
Nearest MRT: Telok Ayer

Timings: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Must Try: Mulled wine, Hot and Cold

10. Good Luck Beerhouse

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Besides the obvious yet special craft beers in stock, the place along with its vintage and rustic outlook has got a super vibe to lay back and enjoy the evening with your friends. Having their craft beers pouring permanently, they also feature other local brewers including Innocence brewery and Crossroads.

Location: Kampong Glam Conservation Area, 9 Haji Lane, Singapore 189202
Nearest MRT: Bugis

Timings: Monday - Saturday: 4:00 AM - 12:00 AM, Closed on Sunday

Must Try: Craft Beers

11. Gibson

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Gibson's carefully crafted cocktails and the cosy interiors attract the couples. Gibson has won many awards - Asia's 50 Best Bars, Best New Cocktail Bar 2016 and Top 4 Best New International Cocktail Bar 2016. If this bar in Singapore isn't on your list, are you really enjoying the best of the city's nightlife?
Gibson has All Day Happy Hours on Oysters on Tuesdays.

Location: 20 Bukit Pasoh Rd, 2nd Floor, Singapore

Timings: Monday- Thursday: 6:00 PM - 01:00 AM; Friday and Saturday: 6:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Must Try: Cocktails

12. The Other Room

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Snuggle up with your partner with a drink in your hand. The Other Room, situated at The Marriott. The place is cosy and soft, playing slow, romantic music in the background. The bar is unique as it offers daring cocktails for you to try.

Location: 320 Orchard Road, #01-05 Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, Singapore

Timings: Friday to Saturday - 6 PM to 4 AM; Sunday to Thursday - 6 PM to 3 AM

Must Try: Cocktails

13. Smoke & Mirrors

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Situated on top of the National Gallery is the bar, 'Smoke & Mirrors'. The bar has great interiors, boasting of sophistication but what makes it even more beautiful is the exterior view. It's great to sit near the balcony while sipping perfect blended cocktails with your special someone.

Location: 1 St. Andrew's Road, #06-01 National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 

Timings: Saturday to Sunday - 12 PM to 2 AM; Monday to Friday - 3 PM to 1 AM

Must Try: Sushi and cocktails

When in the 'Lion City;, do watch out for one of these best bars in Singapore and enjoy the leisure time with your loved ones. Get Tipsy but do watch out for yourself! *wink wink*

This post was published by Neha Nagpal