When it comes to bars in Singapore, you’ll soon see that the standards are high – like, seriously high. This is one city that doesn’t mess around with anything that’s not mind blowing. It’s impossible to narrow it down to just seven spots, yet here we are.
From rooftop bars to sultry cocktail dens, the bar scene here is outstanding.
Here’s our seven essential bars in Singapore to pay a visit to…
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You could make a good argument for this being one of the most iconic hotel bars ever, perched 200 metres above sea level atop the iconic Marina Bay Sands SkyPark. Asian-fusion bites and classic cocktails will keep you fuelled for a night of partying.
Keep an eye out for the most stunning infinity pools you’ll ever see, too.
The famous Manhattan-born speakeasy came to Asia in 2016 with this sleek Singapore bar. The Art Deco bar has an inventive cocktail menu with bartenders so skilled that waiting for your drink is like watching a show. You can even play “spin the bottle” to decide which spirit they will put in your cocktail.
There’s also live psychic readings up front at the “secret” entrance.
In skyscraper-dense Singapore, rooftop bars aren’t exactly rare, but Smoke & Mirrors is a cut above the rest. It’s perched on top of the National Gallery Singapore, with a sophisticated menu of premium whiskeys.
The panoramic view of the Padang and Marina Bay is reason enough to visit.
You probably won’t ever walk into a more spectacular looking bar in your lifetime.
A grand lobby and bar, ATLAS graces the ground floor of Singapore’s well known Parkview Square building, in the historic Bugis neighbourhood. This is pure opulence at its very best. Order the Atlas Martini: gin, Ambrato vermouth, orange bitters, champagne vinegar and pomelo.
Named after the white and long-legged birds, which are often viewed as a good omen, Mr Stork is a cosy bar with 10 teepee huts to flop down onto. Be sure to order the Ruby cocktail, which is served in an incredibly Insta-worthy elephant mug.
It’s more like a rooftop garden than a bar, with beautiful plants everywhere you look.
The Tippling Club is one of our favourite bars in Singapore. The venue is spread over three floors, with a bar, restaurant and private dining space. The bartenders are constantly pushing boundaries with creative ingredients and concoctions, yet don’t take themselves too seriously.
The result is unique, playful drinks such as ‘White Truffles in Winter’. It’s with truffle, orange blossom, popcorn, sherry and champagne.
A Mediterranean inspired venue, the Sky Bar serves up superb food and drinks menu, with beautiful panoramic views of Marina Bay.
The bar, circulating a 100 year old olive tree, has a daily Happy Hour list that includes beers, G&T’s, classic cocktails and premium wines. Be sure to book a table in advance if you want to dine here as it’s very popular.