Singapore often has an undeserved reputation for being boring, especially its nightlife. In reality, the cosmopolitan city-state has plenty of bars to woo travellers and locals alike.
When it comes to choosing the perfect watering hole to kick back and relax in after a long day of sightseeing, Singapore’s bars offer plenty of variety. From rooftop bars with a sumptuous views of the cityscape, to glitzy cocktail spots where you can chat away with friendly locals, here are the 10 best bars that Singapore has to offer.
Hidden in an obscure corner of Telok Ayer Street, you might actually miss this place if you weren’t deliberately looking for it. However, once in, chances are that you will be purposefully seeking out this fun and casual bar every week, like its long-devoted regulars. Try the bar’s signature Singapore-style cocktails, with a Singaporean favourite breakfast treat mixed into it – the coconut egg jam kaya.
Another one of those ‘once you know me, you’ll love me’ cool kids on the block, 28 Hong Kong Street is literally where its name says it is. The bar has a laid-back, effortlessly cool vibe, its casual charms setting up the the perfect ambience for a Friday night out.
Once a typical hole-in-the-wall kind of bar, The Spiffy Dapper has since evolved into a more grown-up establishment, all spiffed up and dapper as its name suggests. The nostalgic atmosphere permeating the bar – which is housed in a beautiful old shophouse on Amoy street – transports you back to the 1920s, complete with a tantalising selection of inventive cocktails which will have you marveling at the wonders of modern Singaporean mixology.
ATLAS evokes opulence and poshness – and rightly so. Its huge Art deco-style space is a glorious sight, and with a notable list of gin varieties that you can pick and choose from, this is the place to go to indulge. Go on, treat yourself.