Singapore is home to some of the most iconic bars in the world. From award-winning bars on the World’s Best Bars list, to the finest cocktail bars presenting unique flavours, exotic beach bars, magnificent rooftop bars with unmatched views of the city skyline, and so much more – it would be impossible to get to all of them. So, we’ve rounded up our top picks of the best bars in Singapore, as well as those provided by YOU on our social media.
Native Bar is known for serving a refreshing selection of alcoholic drinks deeply inspired by Singapore’s cultural heritage. The 3-storey building houses a restaurant and bar that focuses on sustainability, and pays homage to traditional flavours, with a global twist, creating a one-of-a-kind drinking and dining experience. The cocktails are the star of the show on the second floor, infused with ingredients from the region, that will send your taste buds on an adventure.
📍52A Amoy St, Singapore 069878
Without a doubt, this is one of the most popular bars in Singapore, so you won’t be disappointed. Since its inception in 2016, it has received awards yearly as one of the best cocktail bars worldwide. Situated inside the Amara Hotel, relax in a cosy lounge and sip on favourites from the latest magazine menu – a three-part cocktail menu titled Identity, with descriptive stories behind each drink. From the whiskey-infused Korean Boilermaker, to Soy Milk Punk with gin, and Japanese-inspired Spumoni…it’s a superb bar to catch up with friends or host a date in an elegant setting.
📍165 Tg Pagar Rd, Amara Hotel, Singapore
Stay Gold Flamingo recently ranked number 32 on the Asia’s 50 Best Bars list for 2023. Concepted by Jerrold Khoo and Bai JiaWei, the funky duo café and cocktail lounge is the perfect place for a drink on Amoy Street. Hide away in an edgy, upbeat lounge with a Rock N Roll attitude behind the velvet curtains. There, you can enjoy comfort food with an Asian twist, alongside beverages like Japanese and American whiskies, other spirits, and there is two cocktail menus – Stay Gold honouring timeless classics or Nothing Gold Can Stay with a unique twist. Learn more about Stay Gold Flamingo.
📍69 Amoy St, Singapore 069888
Hidden in Little India, The Elephant Room also made the list at No.61 of Asia’s 50 Best Bars this year. The culture-forward cocktail bar, takes inspiration from India, and it’s an excellent place to sip on timeless tradition that’s been reimagined. There’s a story to be told through each drink and palate customers are presented with. Be sure to try the unique New Mango cocktail from Northeast India – a personal favourite of ours!
📍20A Teck Lim Rd, Singapore 088391
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Discover refreshing crafted cocktails of Manhattan at this sleek bar inside Hilton’s Conrad Singapore Orchard. Consistently ranked in the World’s 50 Best Bars list, the grand bar takes inspiration from a 1920s fine drinking and New York brunch culture. There’s a lavish Adults-Only Sunday Cocktail Brunch which is one of the booziest brunches in Singapore, with DIY Bloody Mary’s, seafood, chocolate fondue stations, and more. Meanwhile, there are dozens of artisanal spirits, more than 220 whisky varieties, and unconventional cocktails, inspired by storied personalities from NYC. Plus, there is two private rooms for group celebrations.
📍1 Cuscaden Rd, Level 2, Singapore 249715
This vibrant bar offers a wide selection of cocktails, alongside delicious mains and side snacks, on Telok Ayer Street. Whether it’s reconnecting with a friend or indulging on drinks after a long week at the office, this is a well-known social hub to hit up over the weekend.
📍118 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068587
7. ATLAS Bar
Step back in time in this 1920s old-world bar setting. If you love The Great Gatsby, you will adore this unique spot which is another one of the World’s 50 Best Cocktail Bars. Enjoy an elegant array of European cocktails and finest spirits and wines from skilled bartenders, paired with delicious shared platters. In fact, this is one of the most instagrammable bars in Singapore because of the plush décor, which is enough to get you those well deserved likes on your #ootd.
📍 600 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 188778
Whiskey Library is a hidden gem in Little India presenting award-winning whiskies from across the globe. Housed within The Vagabond Club, whisky lovers can enjoy more than 1000 bottles of diverse bespoke whiskies at one of the world’s best whiskey bars. Satisfy your experience even further with the best entertainment, from silky Jazz stories to musical theatre, in an exquisite red lounge, with individual enclaves, unlike any other bar you know.
📍39 Syed Alwi Rd, at The Vagabond Club, Singapore 207630
9. Bar Stories
Look forward to dozens of bespoke cocktails at Singapore’s original artisanal cocktail bar and restaurant. Particularly, this bar is a pioneer in the craft cocktail scene, and drinks are made with the freshest ingredients, top-quality spirits, infused with unique elements, and presented in the finest fashion to customers. Certainly, one of the best bars for romantic drinks in a minimalist setting in Singapore.
📍55-57A Haji Ln, Singapore 189248
This hub of fine drinking is another one of the most popular bars in Singapore. 28 Hong Kong Street is a landmark speakeasy known for its numerous Asia’s 50 Best Bar awards. Enjoy stellar cocktails in a fun, casual secret space, and relax to 90s hip-hop music. From signature Spicy Margaritas to Expresso Martinis, Negroni’s, and more – you’ll be spoilt for choice with the selection of drinks. Reservations are recommended here.
📍28 Hongkong St, Singapore 059667
- Bikini Bar
- Club 5 (one of the most ig-worthy bars in Singapore)
- Tippling Club
- No.5 Emerald Hill (one of the cheapest bars in Singapore)
- The Secret Mermaid
- The Other Room (one of the best secret bars in Singapore)
- Long Bar
- Mr Stork (one of the best rooftop bars in Singapore)
- The Pit (best for beers)