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The Top 10 Cocktail Bars In Singapore

Picture of Christina Nhu
Updated: 9 February 2017
Idyllic islands, museums, botanical gardens, cultural sites; Singapore has the lot. Unsurprisingly a draw for millions of tourists each year, this country is one of the richest in Southeast Asia, oozing an opulence, sophistication and modernity which makes every trip here a first-class vacation in a safe, clean and green environment. The vibrancy of the nightlife is renowned here too. Fancy a mai tai or mojito whilst here? Read on for our list of the 10 best cocktail bars in Singapore.
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28 HongKong Street

No Singapore bar list is complete without the appearance of 28 HongKong Street. This venue was one of the first cocktail establishments in the city, and boasts an impressive range of American bourbons, many types of which cannot actually be found in the USA itself. The darkly-lit interior and trendy atmosphere calls to mind the class and sophistication of old-style speakeasy bars.

Address and Telephone: 28 Hong Kong Street, Singapore. +65 6533 2001

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Manor

Located in a semi-hidden spot on the second floor of Zui Hong Lou, Manor is a perfect place to escape the crowds of Singapore. The bar boasts a charming vintage design, and top cocktail picks include the signature bloody Mary and the Sweet Dreams cocktail, made with a blend of vanilla infused bourbon and vermouth. There is a small food menu available here providing light snack options, and visitors can request specific bartenders during the popular Bar Shift Night.

Address and Telephone: 8 Ann Siang Hill Singapore +65 9696 6695

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Maison Ikkoku

The brainchild of one of Singapore’s most celebrate mixologists, Ethan Leslie Long, Maison Ikkoku is famed for its unbeatable style, sophistication and class. Also branded as a lifestyle boutique, the venue serves a plethora of colorful cocktails as well as dark, rich coffee and generous food portions. Pair a vodka martini with the smoked salmon omelet here, and you won’t be disappointed.

Address and Telephone: Level 2, 20 Kandahar Street, Kampong Glam, Singapore. +65 6294 0078

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The Library

This is a unique place, as guests can only gain entry if they know a specific password. Once in, a small pathway leads to a 1920’s bar featuring quirky menus, funny cocktail descriptions and gimmicky furniture. Each drink here is served in unconventional ways, such as in an inkpot complete with a quill. The bar’s special, and strongest, drink concoction is made with an extremely potent walnut infused rum; try it if you dare.

Address and Telephone: 47 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore

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Jigger And Pony

Make a conscious effort not to walk past this venue; as it is nestled away on Amoy street and can be pretty easy to miss. This is a truly international joint which reflects its multiculturalism in its decor; here, French alcohol posters can be seen behind Italian beer pumps, and the red and yellow of the booth seating colorfully calls to mind Madrid and Barcelona. Don’t miss the two most popular cocktails here, the Negroni and the Corpse Reviver, two beverage options sure to set you up for a Singaporean evening.

Address and Telephone: 101 Amoy Street, Singapore +65 6223 9101

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The Auld Alliance

Situated in the Rendezvous Hotel Gallery, this bar boasts the best selection of whiskies in Singapore. Although oozing with class and luxury, it’s still an affordable place to partake in a top tipple, and the comfy leather couches and golden furnishings make you want to sit back and do just that. Customers here can opt for a drinking option which gives them three shots of four different whiskies, a top opportunity to sample flavorsome and hard-to-find brands of the liquor.

Address and Telephone: 9 Bras Basah Road #02-02A, RendezVous Hotel Gallery Singapore +65 6337 2201

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La Maison du Whisky

With an English translation meaning ‘the house of whiskey,’ this is a tiny, cozy bar in Singapore again showcases expertise in the art of whiskey drinking. Although small, the venue serves a huge variety of artisan liquors, including a top selection of single malts and blended whiskies sourced from all over the world. There are only 15 seats inside the bar here, so if you’re lucky enough to secure one, sit back, relax and make some new friends.

Address and Telephone: 80 Mohammed Sultan Road, The Pier at Robertson Quay, Singapore. +65 6733 0059

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Anti:dote

Apparently known as one of the city’s sexiest bars, this place oozes with affluence and class, and features a sleek, chic interior and a majestic chandelier. Anti:dote’s cocktail list mixes the traditional with the unconventional, and offers concoctions such as the Brown Derby, a fruity combination of bourbon, honey and grapefruit juice. The staff here are always wearing a smile, and are more than happy to dispense their drink-making expertise to enquiring customers.

Address and Telephone: Level 1, 2 Stamford Rd, Singapore +65 6431 5315

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Bitters and Love

A great venue for a cocktail with friends, this bar has an eye-catching entrance and exudes a peaceful, laid-back vibe. The signature cocktail of Bitters and Love is the innovative Apple Pie, made with apple liquor and bourbon. The wagyu beef cubes and triple cooked hand cut chips provide great snacks to accompany a drink, and the bartenders here are more than happy to customize a cocktail to your own specific taste.

Address and Telephone: 118 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore +65 6438 1836

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Martini Bar at Mezza9

This is a chic, glass-enclosed bar boasting an enormous drink list with over 30 handcrafted martini options; a haven for martini fans everywhere. The ginger martini, the chocolate martini and the lychee martini are all top picks here, or make like James Bond and have a classic vodka martini whilst staring out at the illuminated and brilliant Singapore skyline.

Address and Telephone: 10 Scotts Road | Grand Hyatt Singapore. +65 6732 1234

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