Top Bars in Singapore

top bars in singapore

The Bar Scene in Singapore

When it comes to nightlife, very few cities around Asia can beat the pulse of Singapore’s scene. With an abundance of nightclubs, eateries and bars, the night’s still young in the lion city.

In this article, we’re going to talk about bars. Expensive ones, cheap ones. Bars that you bring your clients for a night out. Bars where you can be seen and meet new people. Bars that allow you to have a contemplative night after a hard day’s work. Bars that have a few accolades to boast. Bars that are so hidden that they could add to your hipster street cred.

In a country where the renowned Singapore Sling was invented, you can be sure there’s no shortage of bars here!

Bars and nightclubs, what’s the difference? 

Over the years, megaclubs, such as Zouk have their in-house bars. However, the vibe and scene of both places are still worlds apart. Sure, both of them serve alcohol. You can even get to meet people in both places. Yet, how you meet may be different.

Clubs are high stimulus environments, offering music of higher intensity. They have a strict dress code. Due to their tendency for being highly crowded, clubs employ bouncers to screen away people who might not “fit” the image and vibe of the club. The music is booming. It’s hard to speak to others, and it’s not uncommon for people to acquaint with each other through dancing instead. That’s probably the purpose. It’s for people to go wild (within limits) and dance the night away.

Bars offer entirely different energy from clubs. There’s no dress code. However, you wouldn’t like to get unwanted stares if you dress really off, would you? Popular music featured in bars is usually easy-listening chill-out music that includes genres like Downtempo, Ambient and Jazz. Some bars have their own in-house bands who play on selected nights. A more upscale bar, often at hotels, may also feature a pianist and a live singer. Unlike in a club, you can still communicate with your friendly clearly without shouting when the music is playing in the backdrop.

Bars are the laidback type of places where you and your friends come to unwind. At times, the younger crowd would visit a bar for a nightlife “warm-up” before heading to the more intense nightlife establishments. If the bar is within a club, it’s usually a place for patrons to take a break and recharge before heading back into the area of action.

Additionally, bars can also be a place where you can network. Unlike formal business events, people are less guarded in bars as everyone’s there to relax. Of course, that doesn’t mean you should head straight into a bar and start talking shop with the first patron you see! Get to know that person before moving onto a heavy-weighted topic such as business.

 

I know everyone’s hype-up for a night of fun and drinks by now. Without further ado, presenting to you, in no particular order, the top 20 bars in Singapore!

atlas bar Top Bars in Singapore

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Atlas Bar 

About  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW6iikCBtkE

Since we’re like 2 sentences away from off from talking about this bar, let’s carry on! Entering into this bar is akin to an entrance of the roaring 20s. However, please note that this is one of those bars with a strict dress code. Avoid wearing flip flops at all cost!

With over 1,000 selection of gins, connoisseurs will find themselves in gin paradise. The classic Gin & Tonic starts at $19. You can also try their signature Atlas Martini ($24), which a fusion of London dry gin, Ambrato vermouth, orange bitters and champagne vinegar.  Those yearning to try something unconventional can opt for the Koffee & Tonic ($22) , a malt drink with notes of coffee.

Menu  Click here for menu and pricing.
Website http://atlasbar.sg/
Address Parkview Square 600 North Bridge Rd Singapore 188778
Telephone +65 6396 4466
Operating Hours
  • 8 am – 1 am (Mon – Thur)
  • 8 am – 2 am (Fri)
  • 12 pm – 2 am (Sat)
Review 1 “Amazingly pictural bar that offers a wide variety of gins, the Art deco style is amazing and the staff is very skilled and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this and will go back there soon!”
Review 2 “Was looking forward to this place. My friend had reserved a table 2 weeks ago. You need to reach the place on time otherwise they could cancel your reservation.
The service and ambience, of course, is top-notch. I ordered the urban pioneer gin cocktail which had strong flavours. They serve complimentary baked sweet potato chips. The whole experience was perfect! We also roamed around and took some pictures. Loved the art deco 1920s vibes.”
Review 3 “It’s on the top 50 best bars list and once you enter it’s easy to see why. The facade and decor wouldn’t look out of place in an Egyptian museum. That being said it is wickedly crowded and hard to get a reservation. Your best bet is to try a weeknight or very late on a weekend. We went on a Saturday at 1 am and got lucky to get a nice seat. Drinks are great. They have an extensive gin collection to boot and their cocktails are on point. Definitely worth checking out irrespective of whether you are staying here or just visiting.”

 

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stickies bar Top Bars in Singapore

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Stickies (Temporarily Closed. Available for Takeouts.)

About  $2 beer pints and $3 for a glass of wine? Are you kidding me?

Stickies is a casual bar that occasionally features one of the cheapest drinking and bar snacks options in town. To accompany you and your friends are their range of in-house games facilities, such as Pool, Darts, board games, PS4 games and beer pong!

Unfortunately, with the COVID-19 pandemic, Stickies is temporarily closed, but they are offering islandwide delivery from as low as $3.50 and for a limited time. All menu items on Stickies Online goes up to 75% OFF.

Menu Click here for menu and pricing.
Website https://www.stickiesbar.com/
Address Click here for a list of locations and contact numbers.
Telephone  Click here for a list of locations and contact numbers.
Review 1 “Very cheap drinks, friendly waitresses and loads of fun games! Every time I come here I manage to get very drunk. I usually regret what I’ve done the following morning, but I still find myself coming back and repeating my silly antics within a week. Hopefully, I’ll see you here at stickies bar, we make fun time. Sorry waitresses!”
Review 2 “Cheap beer. Great environment.”

 


operation dagger Top Bars in Singapore

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Operation Dagger

About https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBDnLoPryEk

While it’s easy to pass the name off as a covert mission, Operation Dagger provides an exclusive ambience, that makes you feel like you’re in your own secret hideout! However, it surely isn’t hidden away from the limelight – Operation Dagger was number six on Asia’s 50 Best Bars list and number 24 on The World’s 50 Best Bars list.

Coming here is an adventure itself as the menu changes once every 3 months, with the exception of signature classics. Check out the above video for some of their most exquisite slurp and munch delights!

Website http://www.operationdagger.com/
Address 7 Ann Siang Hill, #B1-01, Singapore 069791
Telephone +65 6438 4057
Operating Hours 6 pm – 12 am (Mon-Sat)

*Closed on Sun.

Review 1 “Operation Dagger has been voted one of the best bars in the world and I can see why. Its creativity and innovation deserve recognition. While it is mainly minimalist, it does have an eye-catching feature above the bar – its 10,000 light bulbs! The bartenders will guide you through the menu!”
Review 2 “Hidden find which makes finding the place interesting. Then comes their alcohol menu! To maintain their secrecy on the drinks.. all I can say is.. try and find this place and it’s a cool find. Service-wise, the staff were very engaging and willing to take the time to explain the interesting menu without giving away any secrets! Be careful when you find the stairs to this place though 😉 I’ll definitely be heading back just to sample their other drinks!”
Review 3 “This speakeasy bar is hidden in a basement on Ann Siang Hill, but that doesn’t stop the crowds from coming on a weekend. For the best experience, come in on a weekday and sit right at the bar. I had a savoury cocktail with aged cheddar — it was amazing! Thanks, Ash for your hospitality, I’ll be back!”

 


wheeler's estate Top Bars in Singapore

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Wheeler’s Estate

About https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6Rh9qtYYI0

We zip away from the bustling city and head towards a more rustic environment. Enjoy a slice of colonial history in the heart of Seletar Aerospace Park. Wheeler’s Estate offers a homely environment for you and your loved ones to enjoy a night or a day out! More than a bar, it offers a restaurant, an alfresco cafe, live bands who play by the lawn, as well as occasional backyard movie nights! Cycling enthusiasts will be thrilled to learn that Wheeler’s Estate has their own cycling group too!

Pricing Click here for their menu and prices.
Website http://wheelersestate.com/
Address 2 Park Lane Singapore 798386 Park Ln, Singapore 798386
Telephone +65 262 0001
Operating Hours
  • 12 pm – 11 pm (Tue-Fri)
  • 9 am – 11 pm (Sat-Sun)

*Closed on Mon. 

Review 1 “Very nice place to chill out have a beer. Delicious food.”
Review 2 “Lovely outdoors, heaven for pets and children, good food and chilled atmosphere for long lazy afternoon – lovely outdoors, heaven for pets and children, good food and chilled atmosphere for long lazy afternoons.”
Review 3 “What a beautiful place 🌳 ! Old colonial house converted into a spacious area for drink and a nice selection of bar foods. A modern western restaurant with a different menu on the first floor. Relax outdoors with drinks and feel the evening breeze! Live band performances – look into the website to see days and happenings. We love it there and will be back for more!”

 


five izakaya Top Bars in Singapore

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Five Izakaya

About https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOGDAIvPOC8

Nestled in the CBD of the East, Changi Business Park, Five Izakaya introduces the concept of Japanese taverns to Singapore. Like its other Five counterparts, there’s always a five-dollar special all-day, every day!

Keeping your company are the live performances on the weekdays, while football matches screenings of the weekends.

 Pricing Click here for menu and pricing.
Website https://www.fivebar.sg/five-izakaya
Address 5 Changi Business Park Central 1 #01-66/67, Singapore 486038)
Telephone +65 6604 8255
Operating Hours
  • 12 pm – 12 am (Mon-Sat)
  • 3 pm – 10 pm (Sun)

*Closed on Chinese New Year Holidays. 

Review 1 This place was lit! The drinks they serve was fantastic and maybe you’ll get addicted to their cocktails and other mixes. There are a lot of people that you will meet and socialize with. Also, they sell drinks like martini, vodka and cocktails that are specialised by them, so try this bar and surely you’ll like the drinks they have.” 
Review 2 “Nice place good food reasonable whiskey.”
Review 3 “Great food! Great beer! Great music!”

 

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five tapas Top Bars in Singapore

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Five Tapas Bar 

About Another member of the Five family, Five Tapas Bar offers a Spanish flavour in their drinks and food menu. However, you can still find local and Japanese dishes, such as Har Cheong Pork Belly, Fiv五 Sio Bak and Edamame. The house pour wines are available at a very affordable cost of $5 per glass, while premium ranges from $7-$9 per glass.

Five Oriental also offers live music from Mondays to Saturdays and football screenings on weekends.

Pricing Click here for menu and pricing.
Website https://www.fivebar.sg/five-tapas
Address 25 Cuppage Road, Singapore 229454
Telephone
+65 8121 9304 (Call after 4 pm) 
Operating Hours
  • 5 pm – 12 am (Mon-Thur)
  • 5 pm – 2 am (Fri-Sat)

*Closed on Chinese New Year Holidays. 

Review 1 “It’s just too lovely to be here amongst the hustle and bustle with a tower full of beer, pasta and some chicken wings to go along. A must-visit place.”
Review 2 “Cheap and a lot of promotion for Tower if you’re here before 10 pm! Take the outdoor seats for the vibe.”
Review 3 “Affordable alcoholic drinks not watered down and fantastic snacks! Friendly staff with good service. I would definitely return to this place :)”

 


tippling bar Top Bars in Singapore

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Tippling Club

About https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne2Qq1_X5eI

Tippling Club is a fusion of molecular gastronomy, filled with natural ingredients from the garden and innovative cocktails. You can even get to savour the alcohol-free flavours of their cocktails in the form of gummy bears.

Don’t be afraid to try out their unique cocktails made up of the most peculiar flavours. For example, makeup in a cocktail known as Beauty, and petrol in a drink known as Super Car. Don’t worry, they’re safe to be consumed!

With such innovation, it’s no wonder why Tippling Club was ranked and 27th best restaurant in Asia’s Best Restaurants 2017 and the 11th best bar in Asia by Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2017!

Pricing Click here for menu and pricing.
Website https://tipplingclub.com/
Address 38 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088461
Telephone +65 6475 2217
Operating Hours
  • 12 pm – 12 am (Mon-Fri)
  • 6 pm – 12 pm (Sat)

*Closed on Sun.

Review 1 “This has all the ingredients worthy of a Michelin star. Innovative dishes, cutting edge ingredients, lovely presentation, fabulous flavours. Incredible cocktails that pair well. Topped with great service. The special Dinner Experience Menu on Mondays and Tuesdays is really a great value for money deal!”
Review 2 “We were recommended Tippling Club by several friends and were not disappointed. A very friendly welcome at the bar where we started our evening with great, unique cocktails. We were then lucky enough to sit and enjoy the Classic tasting menu at the kitchen counter, where we could oversee all the action from the tremendous kitchen team. The food was exceptional, with an array of delicious courses interspersed with surprise ‘snacks’ and desserts. We chose to do the drinks pairing which complimented the menu perfectly (a mix of cocktails and wine). We can’t wait to come back again and enjoy this amazing food in a friendly and laid-back environment.”
Review 3 “This place truly deserves a Michelin star. We just finished a 2-course lunch which was more like 8 courses. I can’t say enough about how amazing every snack and the courses were. The drinks were wonderful as well. Worth a visit!”

 


level up Top Bars in Singapore

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Level Up (Temporarily Closed during Phase 2) 

Speciality https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtfrBfhZKY8

Level Up is Singapore’s first retro arcade bar, featuring old-school arcade machines such as Street Fighter, Bishi Bishi, Time Crisis and many more! The bar also features live music by local acts from Mondays to Saturdays.

Menu Click here for menu and pricing.
Website https://www.facebook.com/1levelupsg
Address
3A River Valley Road, #02-04, Clarke Quay Singapore 179020
Telephone +65 6266 2276
Operating Hours
  • 5 pm – 2 am (Mon-Thur)
  • 5 pm – 3 am (Fri-Sat)
  • 2 pm – 11 am (Sun)

*The bar is temporarily closed during Phase 2 of post-Circuit Breaker. 

Review 1 “Was looking for a place with my company to celebrate our colleague’s birthday. Everywhere was the same old and thus we decided to try out a place which we have not been to before.

As Singapore’s first-ever arcade-bar, Clarke Quay’s newest addition Level Up takes things, well, a level up – with not one, two, but a whole slew of over 10 game machines for you to enjoy as you tipple.

Right from the get-go, you’ll know that Level Up isn’t any ordinary bar. Stepping in, you’ll be greeted with bright graffiti murals featuring characters from your favourite childhood video games – such as Street Fighter’s Chun-Li and Bub the dino from Puzzle Bobble – all expertly spray-painted by local street artists!

Even the toilets aren’t forgotten – they’re lined with hundreds of pages from old Archie comics! Now you’ll have something other than your dying phone to pass time with when bathroom queues get long.
Level Up offers the standard drinks you’d find at most bars, at the usual prices – beer from about $9, and cocktails like Margaritas and Daiquiris for about $16. Of course, it’s never ideal drinking on an empty stomach, so they’ve got a couple of bar bites and small meals on the menu to get you raring for the fun night in store. Some items include Truffle Fries ($12) and Luncheon Meat Chips ($10) which are suitable for sharing.

Every food or drink order will get you game tokens, and the number of tokens you’ll receive depends on your purchase. One drink will get you 2 tokens, which is just enough for 1 game.

If the game tokens that come with your bar bites and beverages aren’t enough, feel free to purchase more at the following rates:
• 2 tokens for $2
• 6 tokens for $5
• 15 tokens for $10

Overall is a good place to drink for a gamer.”

Review 2 “Good place to gather with friends and for couples too! A lot of games and drinks.
Advice is to get a drink each and buy tokens separately then you can have a time of your life playing the arcade games and bad games available! A nice and unique idea! Really loved the vibe here, especially with live music!”
Review 3 “Very interesting concept to combine Arcade with Bistro. Although prices already expected to be steep, the place still provides good food, good drinks and ambience. Definitely great for friends gathering.”

 


 

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Long Bar (Temporarily Closed on Phase 2) 

About https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRn53P_XV9U

It would be an absolute blasphemy for us not to include Long Bar in our list. This was the bar that put Singapore’s nightlife scene on the world map. In 1915, Ngiam Tong Boon invented the internationally acclaimed Singapore Sling ($31). This drink was invented for women to enjoy alcohol while looking classy.

Website http://www.rafflessingapore.com/dining/long-bar-returns/
Address 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673
Telephone +65 6412 1230
Operating Hours 11 am – 11 pm (Daily)

*Temporarily closed during Phase 2 of post-Circuit Breaker. 

Review 1 “What an introduction to my first ever Singapore Sling! This is a must for any first time visitor to Singapore. The staff were very friendly and the prices were not overly expensive. There can be a bit of a queue but I would say it is worth the wait, and you get to admire the splendour of the hotel as well!”
Review 2 “Very good, classical drinks. The staff really separates this bar from the rest. Amazing people, amazing experience. Very special thanks to Casper for going the extra mile- we appreciate it :)”
Review 3 “Well, it is, in fact, the best Singapore Sling in Singapore. Sure the prices are eye-watering, but it’s Singapore! Prices are nuts all around. In my head, I rationalized the price of the drink as basically including free entrance to an extremely cool old school colonial bar.”

 


emerald-hill Top Bars in Singapore

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No. 5 Bar

About No. 5 sits on the belt of watering holes along Peranakan Place, aka Emerald Hill, in Somerset. They offer a 1-for-1 martini deal from 9 am – 1 pm. It’s a perfect after-work gathering place, with its cosy setting that is embellished with Pernankan style designs.
Website http://www.emerald-hill.com/
Address 5 Emerald Hill Road, Singapore 229289
Telephone

+65 6732 0818

Operating Hours
  • 12 pm – 2 am (Mon-Thur)
  • 12 pm – 3 am (Fri-Sat)
  • 2 pm – 2 am (Sun)
Review 1 “Great place to hang out and chill with your friends over a couple of drinks.

The ambience is rather dark and seating spaces are few, accommodates 2-4 friends at best, though you can shift an extra seat in if it hasn’t been reserved.

Price range averages around $$”

Review 2 “Soooo goooooddd especially the fruit martinis!
The food here is so great as well especially the chicken wings and steak!
The staff here are friendly and lovely :)”
Review 3 “No 5 Emerald Street is situated just off of Orchard Road and has been established since 1991! Open until 2 am Sunday – Wednesday and 3 am Thursday – Saturday with seating inside and outside, it had a lively atmosphere when we visited.”

 


loof Top Bars in Singapore

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Loof 

About https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4ahfUzhcqs

A rooftop nightlife experience with a traditional touch of the heartlands. The name is a play on how some older Singaporeans might pronounce the word “roof”. It’s an amazing place to relive our childhood. One of their neon signs even poked fun of our 4-letter Chinese characters during our essay writing assignments, 风和日丽. 

Loof also offers a surprise for our bubble-tea loving nation, combining some of their popular flavours with vodka and gin! There’s also a mama shop where you can purchase some nostalgic knick-knacks

Pricing Click here for menu and pricing.
Website https://www.loof.com.sg/
Address 331 North Bridge Rd, #03-07 Odeon Towers Extension Rooftop, Singapore 188720
Telephone +65 6337 9416
Operating Hours 5 pm – 10.30 pm (Mon-Sat)

*Closed on Sun. 

Review 1 “A must-go for a great night out in Singapore! We loved the unique cocktails and local food delights. We’ll be back shortly!”
Review 2 “Do make a prior reservation to avoid disappointment. Can be full on weekdays evening. Wide variety of beverage menu. The food menu is limited but almost all the dish is good! We ordered at least 8 items from the menu, all are tasty. Maybe chicken satay is a bit ordinary, but the sauce is yummy! Wanna shoutout for the Tuna Skewer! Definitely will come back and will recommend to friends.”
Review 3 “Loved this rooftop bar. It just has a different vibe that’s quite chilled. Feels like you’re out of the hustle of Singapore.”

 

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epiphyte Top Bars in Singapore

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Epiphyte

About https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTCHoXRfDgc

Have you ever wanted to eat something tasty but can’t because it just looks too pretty? Ephiphyte’s desserts will make your fingers busy with lots of Insta-worthy shots. For example, terrarium ($15), which resembles a real-life, terrarium!

Epiphyte is a modern cocktail bistro adorned with biophilic designs that makes you feel like you’re in the comfort of your own garden.

Website https://www.facebook.com/Epiphyte.sg
Address 47 Neil Road, Singapore 088827
Telephone +65 6610 6271
Operating Hours
  • 6.30 pm – 12 am (Tue-Thur)
  • 6.30 am – 1 am (Fri-Sat)
Review 1 “Unique atmosphere and menu for a properly nice drink, whether in a glass, or the bottle to share. Very handsome staff… are happy to explain the differences in types of gin and other beverage bases. Good music if you are enjoying a drink on your own, or to chat with friends. Worth visiting a few times as you can’t try all the drinks in one visit.”
Review 2 “Great drinks. Good vibes. Sake and delicious cocktails with a local twist are must-haves here. Good for a casual night out with friends or just a party night :)”
Review 3 “Great staff, music and the boss is super friendly. A great hangout for small groups that love to chill, chitchat and spend the night away… They serve a various selection of Sake, if you are sake lovers, drop by and see what they have to offer.”

 


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bar stories Top Bars in Singapore

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Bar Stories

About If you wish to take a personality test without answering the usual boring questionnaires, why not visit a bar like Bar Stories? There’s no menu and a bespoke drink is concocted based on your personality!

You’ll just have to answer a few simple questions to the bartender as he whisks away to create a special drink, just for you!

If you wish to be part of this unique social experience, please reserve ASAP. It’s a 12-seater bar!

Website https://www.barstories.sg/
Address 55-57A Haji Lane, Singapore 189248
Telephone +65 6298 0838
Operating Hours
  • 5 pm – 1 am (Sun-Wed)
  • 5 pm – 2 am (Fri-Sat)
Review 1 “Amazing cocktails! Highly recommend the mussels and the curry crab risotto. In fact, almost everything on their menu is worth trying. Just go for it! Staff are very friendly and helpful. The place is small but cosy.”
Review 2 “Reservations highly recommended, if not required. Only stopped in for a bespoke cocktail and will surely return for the food. It is a hidden gem!”
Review 3 “This place is a gem! Personalized drinks based on your own preferences and flavour profiles. Awesome place for drinks with friends. The staff is so friendly and interactive that you wouldn’t be alone if you’re out for solo drinks. Try it… you’ll like it!”

 


potatoe head Top Bars in Singapore

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Potato Head Singapore 

About From the team that brought you that lovely experience off the coast of Seminyak, Bali, Potato Head Folk is now an attraction in the heart of what once-dubbed a seedy street.

There are 3 different bars to lounge at – 3 Buns, Rooftop Bar and Studio 1939. 3 Buns is a restaurant that specialises in some of the most tantalising buns in town. Rooftop Bar is a cosy-little hangout bar that lets you have an overview of Keong Siak Street. Studio 1939 is an upscale bar which brings you back into the good old colonial days.

Potato Head is also available for islandwide delivery.

Pricing Visit their official website for menu and pricing.
Website https://potatohead.co/singapore
Address 36 Keong Saik Rd., Singapore 089143
Telephone +65 6327 1939
Operating Hours 10 am – 12 am (Daily)
Review 1 “Amazing ambience, the staff were friendly and helpful and the food was great! Will definitely be back to check out the other levels. Try to book in advance as they fill up fast”
Review 2 “Slipped into potato head to chill for the night and they definitely delivered on the ambience! The second floor of the building felt extremely cosy while still maintaining safety regulations and social distancing measures. The interior gives off a warm glow that felt extremely welcoming.

The staff were polite and quick to serve us.

Although we only had dessert, I’d definitely be returning to check out their burgers!”

Review 3 “Cosy atmosphere + delicious food + awesome staffs = excellent night out.

Thanks to Adam’s recommendation, the smoking b-boy and truffles fries are the best my wife and I had anywhere! And Gavin’s excellent concoction of the mojito, super well balanced. An excellent team coupled with delicious food had made our dinner outing a wonderful experience. Will definitely be back again.”

 


native Top Bars in Singapore

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Native

About  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYFWthAOz30

Native is a bar that truly rewards those who wonders. Despite nestling in the heart of the CBD area, getting there requires you to ignite your inner flaneur. Once you’ve reached your destination, you’ll be rewarded with some of the most innovative cocktails in a homely setting.

As the name suggests, they work with ingredients that are native to our region, such as mango, turmeric, cinnamon, tapioca etc.

Website http://tribenative.com/
Address 52A Amoy Street, Singapore 069878
Telephone +65 8869 6520
Operating Hours 6 pm – 12 am (Mon-Sat)
Review 1 “Friday night in the city. After dinner walk around Amoy street ended up here. Ventured in and discovered some really creative cocktail blends. The experiment lab on the top floor look amazing. Long bar on the second floor to watch all the buzz of the bar.”
Review 2 “Cocktails were surprisingly good – just when I’ve lost my faith in cocktails in general after having too many bad ones! Had one called Smoked Longan, and another one that’s gin and tonic with an Indian gin called Hapusa. The bartender was enthusiastically explaining about their cocktails, choice of decoration etc but unfortunately, it was too noisy to hear with the mask on. Nice first night of phase 2!”
Review 3 “During my stay to Singapore I tried many cocktail bars, and had fantastic cocktails crafted with so much passion, but Native is definitely my favorite one. The place is pretty basic but the cocktails are quite the contrary. Tried two from the new menu and loved them both. The staff is so friendly and they explain the background and origins of each cocktail, which I truly appreciated.”

 


dusk restaurant Top Bars in Singapore

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Dusk

About  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo5dKjCsvMQ

Resting on top of Mount Faber, this restaurant and bar offer a feast for the visuals and the tastebuds. The view is a mixture of the sea and its surrounding lush greenery. Check the above video for some amazing recommendations!

Menu  Click here for menu and pricing.
Website https://www.onefabergroup.com/dusk
Address 1 Bayfront Avenue Level 57, Marina Bay Sands SkyPark Hotel Tower 3, 018971
Telephone +65 6508 2188
Operating Hours
  • Sun-Thur: 4 pm – 11 pm (Last order at 10 pm)
  • Fri-Sat: 4 pm – 2 am (Last order at 1 am)
Review 1 “Great food with a killer view. Romantic dining place at the top of Mount Faber. Food is really nice but the price is not. There is also valet service if you decide to drink alcohol. Diners are offered Cable car ticket at a discounted price of $5. Overall a very enjoyable experience, would go there often if the price is lower. But it is still great to visit the restaurant for various occasion.”
Review 2 “Recommended by food king, hence went to try it out. A little expensive but it brings great views when night and great food. There will be complimentary tickets down the cable car. Also, I went up by Grab from Harbourfront which is around $5 bucks. (Quite Dark to go up by walking *highly recommend to take Grab or Cable Car)”
Review 3 “The view is breathtaking and the food is sumptuous. The service by the friendly staff there is impeccable. Food there is of high quality and justifies for the price. The awesome food, ambience and friendly staff make this place a good getaway for a romantic dinner with your significant other. Definitely Instagram-worthy view that goes along with the food. A really memorable experience.”

 


flying monkey Top Bars in Singapore

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Flying Monkey 

About Journey into South Asia with its aromatic cuisines and Indian-inspired cocktails, such as the Indian 47 ($18) and Mumbai 2 Milan ($20).

Their food is also available for delivery from Tuesdays to Sundays at 11 am – 2.30 pm and 5 pm – 10 pm.

Menu Click here for menu and pricing.
Website https://www.flyingmonkey.sg/
Address

67 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199480

Telephone +65 6291 0695
Operating Hours 11 am – 11 pm (Tue-Sun)

*Deliveries are from Tuesdays to Sundays from 11 am – 2.30 pm and 5 pm – 10 pm. 

Review 1 “Just had a sumptuous meal from flying monkey! The times are tough for the food industry too due to COVID-19 but the restaurant team has been fantastic with their home delivery service. The food quality and taste are spots on. Food delivery usually makes a food taste and quality an 8 or 9 on 10 when compare to dine in, but for Flying Monkey they were 10 on 10. Timely service and sweet gesture by providing a complimentary dessert to make our stay at home meal experience a perfect one! Kudos to the entire team. Cheers!!”
Review 2 “Was suggested by a friend. Good thing I came to this place, the food were amazing and their cocktails are to die for!”
Review 3 “Tasty Indian food and lovely cocktails. Much recommended!”

 


altitude Top Bars in Singapore

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1 Altitude

About https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHwPqL-DM3Y

1-Altitude is a multi-lifestyle destination, split over 3 levels. It’s best known for housing the highest al-fresco bar in the world. The panoramic view you’ll get to witness is beyond words. You can even see beyond the CBD and into the heartlands, depending on your vantage point. It’s one of the best places to see and to be seen!

1-Altitude also boasts Singapore’s highest viewing gallery (282m above sea-level), and Altimate, Singapore’s highest club. For a more chillout vibe, check out Alt Cafe and Bar.

Menu Visit their official website for menu and pricing.
Website https://www.1-altitude.com/
Address 1 Raffles Place, 048616, Singapore 048616
Telephone +65 6438 0410
Operating Hours 5.30 pm – 10.30 pm (Daily)
Review 1 “Great cocktails, amazing view from 63rd floor, nice and polite staff, we had two complimentary drinks on the occasion of my birthday. From this place, unconditionally, you just start falling in love with Singapore!”
Review 2 “Has truly one of the best bar rooftop views in Singapore.

The most ideal view period at 1-Altitude is probably during sundown, from 6 pm to 8 pm for an after-work chill-out session with drinks to catch an unobstructed view of the whole city, it’s sure to impress.

I’ve to say the hard straw seats are not entirely comfortable, you might choose to just stand around as well. Expect delectable bar bites to music spun by top international DJs by night. Nothing too fancy, but great classic cocktails that won’t go out of fashion.”

Review 3 “This bar offers what I consider to be the best view of Singapore. It’s breathtaking! The city skyline looks like a cyberpunk city from the future at night with the horizon painted with lights. You can also see plenty of boats in the distance, a true depiction of Singapore’s successful maritime history and the bustling city. You can also watch the marina bay sands light up during its water and light show but if u really want to watch this spectacular light show you’ll need to go right down to the Marina Bay Sands for the best view. I really love the nice atmosphere at this rooftop bar. The view is the star of the show! Go and check it out! Women enter for free on Wednesday, guys always need to pay for entry. Make sure you’re wearing long pants.”

 


holey moley Top Bars in Singapore

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Holey Moley (Mini-Golf Facilities Temporarily Unavailable)

About  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCLNo0N_1Vs

Holey Moley is Singapore’s first mini-golf bar, featuring 27 different holes, across 2 levels in 3 different courses. Each hole has a unique theme attached to it, such as PacMan, The Simpsons and Game of Thrones.

The mini-golf course is tentatively unavailable due to the post-Circuit Breaker measure, but be sure to check out some of their delicious burgers and nachos! Beers start from $8++ per pint and cocktails start from $10++ per glass.

Menu Click here for menu and pricing.
Website https://www.holeymoley.com.sg/
Address 3B River Valley Rd, Singapore 179024
Telephone 800 492 2410
Operating Hours
  • 12 pm – 10 pm (Mon)
  • 12 pm – 12 am (Tue)
  • 12 pm – 1 am (Wed-Thur)
  • 12 pm – 2 am (Fri)
  • 10 am – 2 am (Sat)
  • 10 am – 10 pm (Sun)
Review 1 “Loved Holey Moley! So much fun for couples or maybe just for mates. It would also be a great spot for work do. Good fun playing a few holes of crazy golf especially with a few beers. At $50 a person, it’s a bit pricey in fairness, but we generally go when they have an offer on. The night we were there, they had live music which was fantastic. Will defo go back.”
Review 2 “Super fun activity to do especially on ladies night! ( ladies play 1 round – 9 holes) for free after 8 pm. Mini golf, Jenga and lots of laughs. Great for small groups. Will hang out here again for sure!”
Review 3 “I like the vibes here, with the neon lights and dim lighting. Recommended for couples, families and friends to have a good weekend together. Price are reasonable and the game is absolutely fun! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!”

 


 

Other Services Bars Offer

A bar can play host to several events, with stand-up comedy being a popular draw-in. You can always check out the bar’s social media page or website for many other exciting events, such as trivia nights, wine-tasting, speed dating and networking.

Some bars can also be a gathering place for people with sporting interests. Sports bars unite fans together, while bars with snooker tables and the increasingly popular dartboards can also organise their in-house tournaments. Golf enthusiasts would be happy to learn that Holey Moley has 3 different indoor mini-golf courses! Teeing-off can never be more fun while enjoying your sips of alcohol!

If you grew up with a diet of arcade games, you’re in luck! You can also unleash your inner child at bars such as Nineteen80 and Level Up with their retro arcade machines!

Tips to Have a Fantastic Night Out at a Bar

What’s your purpose of heading out? 

This is the fundamental question you have to ask yourself before investing time, money and energy for a night out. For all you know, you can still have an enjoyable night at home watching Netflix with a glass of wine.

If your goal is to have a contemplative night by yourself, choose a bar that has charming décor and lesser crowds. There are lots of bars in the suburbs which could fulfil your needs.

If you’re a social butterfly and like to meet new people, choose a bar that is designed for that. A bar with tables and armrest chairs, looking like a restaurant can be challenging to talk to new people. Chances are, the people are well-settled and would prefer to remain in the comfort of their social circle. Instead, choose a bar with either a very long bar table where you can roam around freely, or where tables that are meant for people to congregate without sitting, like 1-Altitude. Bars with facilities such as a billiard table, beer pong tables or pool can make it easier for starting a conversation. The best bars are those with social events where attendees are already primed to meet others.

For those of you heading out for a romantic date and need a rooftop bar with spectacular views, there’s plenty to choose from. Want to stare into the southern seas with your partner in your arms? Try Dusk with their breathtaking views of Sentosa and their surrounding waters. How about a view of the city’s skyline while remaining in the comfort of exclusivity? Mr Stork is a rooftop bar that offers you a tepee hut, where you can have an intimate moment with each other and also a 360-degree panoramic view of the cityscape.

If you don’t drink…

There’s nothing to be embarrassed about if you don’t have any alcohol street cred. If you’re new to drinking and like to get a taster, ask the bartender to recommend something that’s low on alcohol content.

If you don’t drink and don’t wish to drink. Don’t worry. There are several non-alcoholic drinks, such as mocktails available. Bars also offer delicious finger food which you can munch on.

Do NOT let anyone, not even your boss or clients, coerce you into drinking. Lifestyle choices shouldn’t be forced onto you. If you don’t have a reason that’s not religious which prevents you from drinking, simply smile and tell them politely that you don’t drink. You are not obligated to give lengthy justifications, which may sometimes allow them to debate you into drinking.

Chances are, people will respect you more if you stand firm on your ground instead of succumbing to peer pressure.

If your friends are questioning your manhood or mocking at you for not drinking, it’s time to get new friends. Just saying!

When meeting people in bars…

Don’t approach people in an angle where they’re not given a space to leave. For example, cornering them up in a wall. You may look intimidating. Instead, approach people who are at the bar counter, where they can have a choice of leaving if they wish to end the conversation. If both of you like to carry on chatting, please remember to move away from the bar counter. The bartender needs to attend to other patrons.

Be relaxed and don’t have any expectations with your interactions. You can even chat up with the bartender if he/she is not busy. Bartenders are great conversationalists who have seen a lot during their nightlife stint!

If your goal is to meet the opposite gender, and you don’t even like nightlife, I suggest you skip the scene entirely. You’ll force yourself to enjoy something that you don’t, and people can sense it. In the end, you’ll be left disappointed, realising that you’ve just wasted a lot of unnecessary money and time.

Be kind to the bartenders

If you have been following my other posts, I’ve always been stressing about treating the service staff with dignity and respect.

Bartenders are not your typical “service” staff. Besides needing the dexterity to perform bar tricks, they also need to be quick-witted while interacting with patrons so that they’ll stay and have more drinks. It’s not some “blue-collared” job. It’s a job that requires the knowledge of both molecular and social science. Chances are, some of them may even be earning more money than you!

Treat them with the same respect you’ll treat a granny at the market. Don’t use your finger and signal them to come over. It’s rude! They are not your pets! Only walk up and order if you know what you want. If you’re new to alcohol, ask for recommendations. But don’t linger around the bar counter for too long if you’re still deciding. You may be blocking others from ordering.

Be friendly with your bartender. They might just come in handy when you need some introduction to your next big-ticket client or when you need a wingman or wingwoman!

Take advantage of the Happy Hour promotion! 

Bars usually offer Happy Hour promotion to entice more people to swing by the bar right after work. Drinks are either usually cheaper or come at a 1-for-1 deal.

Most bars set their Happy Hours around the 5 – 8 pm stretch, though some bars may set theirs as early as 3 pm!

If you have the cash to stretch, bar hop! 

Singapore’s a nightlife haven! If you and your entourage have the energy to last the entire night, go explore this paradise! Marvel at some amazing architectures these bars have, such as Atlas Bar’s Great Gatsby-like interior. You can even get a free tour of their most exquisite collections of spirits. If everyone’s still sober, hop over to Tippling Club and sample their out-of-this-world cocktails flavours that come in the forms of gummy bears and tablets!

 


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