January 3, 2024
Singapore’s nightlife scene is as eclectic as it should be, with new hotspots constantly sprouting throughout the city and standing favourites remaining ever popular among the drinking crowd. It is no wonder Singapore is the city to be in for those who want to enjoy a good time.
However, with thousands of drinking spots to choose from, finding the ideal bar is no easy feat. To make things simple for you, we have come up with a handy guide to the five best bars in Singapore to drink and chill with friends (according to ValetGo)! Here is our list in no particular order.
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Are you looking for a taste of high society? In that case, there is no better place to be than the thriving cocktail bar scene at Anti:dote. Prices for drinks start at a slightly pricey S$25. However, don’t forget you are sitting in the middle of a luxurious 5-star hotel!
Helmed by Head Mixologist Kingston Chin, Anti:dote’s craft cocktail menu presents interesting signatures from three varying time and space that impress to no end – ‘Long Long Time Ago’, ‘Grandma Says’, and ‘Modern Times’.
Every signature cocktail demonstrates the team’s dedication to the craft, with recipes that champion housemade ingredients, where complex bitters, liqueurs, and tonics are all made from scratch. You will find that this fine selection of drinks pairs excellently with the innovative, delectable tapas on the menu.
Location: Level 1 Fairmount, 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560
Opening Hours: Daily from 5 pm to 2 am
Contact: +65 6431 5315
2. Tippling Club
After its move to Tanjong Pagar Road, the Tippling Club shot to fame when it was listed in the top 25 restaurants in Asia by San Pellegrino. After sampling some of the most inventive food you can find in Singapore and the incredible cocktails at its adjacent bar, we can confidently say the ranking is well-deserved.
Like Anti:dote, the prices can be steep, but after a single sip, you will realise why. Signature cocktails like the Jolly Green Giant, Friend Of The Night, and Purple Drank are a must-have – remember to call a valet service. All three drinks are served in a homemade medicine bottle, offering customers a unique drinking experience unlike any other in Singapore.
Location: 38 Tanjong Pagar Rd, Singapore 088461
Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday to Saturday from 12 pm to midnight (closed on Wednesdays and Sundays)
Contact: +65 6475 2217
3. No. 5 Emerald Hill
Deriving its name from the namesake road off Singapore’s famous shopping street of Orchard Road, No. 5 Emerald Hill is a swanky drinking spot that has been at the forefront of Singapore’s innovative cocktail scene since it first opened in 1991. Its convenient location makes it an excellent detour for those in the mood for some drinks after a hectic day of shopping.
Even if you are not a fan of cocktails, the bar is still worth checking out for its quirky interiors, friendly vibes, and range of bottled and tap beers. If you are feeling adventurous, a helpful mixologist will be on hand to help you pick the ideal cocktail based on your taste. A modest snack menu is also on hand to soak up the booze with chicken wings, french fries, and pizzas available.
Location: 5 Emerald Hill Road, Singapore 229289
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday from 12 pm to 2 am, Friday and Saturday from 12 pm to 3 am, and Sunday from 5 pm to 2 am
Contact: +65 6732 0818
4. LeVel 33
Those looking for a good sip with a killer view to match should look no further than LeVel 33 Rooftop Bar. Situated 33 storeys, hence the name, above the city’s Central Business District and overlooking the stunning Marina Bay, this rooftop bar is home to its very own microbrewery, making it the highest of its kind globally.
While the views are sure to leave a memorable impression, the beer is just as good. With a variety of craft ales to choose from, each made on-site by passionate in-house brewmasters, you will be spoilt for choice.
Try the bar’s signature stout if you are into intense, oaky flavours (and using our drive-home service). Meanwhile, those looking for refreshing fruity notes can consider the Indian pale ale. There is also a blonde lager or a Bavarin-esque wheat beer if you feel less adventurous. If you are undecided, go for the sample set, consisting of five large test tubes of the bar’s finest ales.
Location: 8 Marina Boulevard #33-01, Marina Bay Financial Centre, Singapore 018981
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday from 11.30 am to 12 am, Friday and Saturday from 11.30 am to 2 am, and Sunday from 12 pm to 12 am
Contact: +65 6834 3133
5. Bar Stories
Despite its simple interior and limited seating, Bar Stories has become one of the most talked about cocktail bars in Singapore thanks to the creative mixology on display. There is no drinks menu here. Instead, a talented team of mixologists will be on hand to whip up any requests you have or provide their recommendations.
Location: 57A Haji Lane, Singapore 189248
Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday from 4 pm to 1 am, Friday and Saturday from 4 pm to 2 am
Contact: +65 6298 0838
If you are all about sipping good, Singapore’s drinking scene is the place to be! Just remember to drink responsibly, and never drink and drive. So, after a late night out drinking, why not do the sensible thing and secure a ride with our valet service? Our night valets will ensure you enjoy a smooth, seamless commute home. Visit our website to learn more about our drive-home service today.