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.
Here is a list of best bars in Singapore:
1. Manhattan Bar
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
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
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.
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 AMHappy 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
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 059667Nearest 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
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 189250Nearest 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
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.
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 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
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 088462Nearest 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
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 Nearest MRT: Telok Ayer Timings: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00 AM - 12:00 AM Must Try: Mulled wine, Hot and Cold
10. Good Luck Beerhouse
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 Nearest MRT: Bugis Timings: Monday - Saturday: 4:00 AM - 12:00 AM, Closed on Sunday Must Try: Craft Beers
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
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
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*