8 Best Cocktail Bars in Singapore Worth Queuing For
Looking for the best cocktail bars Singapore has to offer to satisfy your craving for your good taste of cocktail to chill at the bar? Then you’ve gotta check out the list of cocktail bars below.
No Sleep Club
Situated at a spot of Chinatown, along Keong Saik Road, lies a cocktail bar called No Sleep Club. With a very enticing and interesting name, this experimental cocktail bar has drink blends, coffee and of course, cocktails. One of the star cocktails is Hay + Apples. It is a concoction of scotch, highball, sous vide with toasted hay and fermented apple chamomile honey.
The Old Man
Named after Ernest Hemingway’s novel title, The Old Man And The Sea, this cocktail bar, which is another bar along Keong Saik Road like the above, started off as a project by passionate founders and it even went as far as to clinch a reputation as one of the World’s Best 50 Bars. With top notch hospitality, innovative cocktails at affordable prices, plus professional bartending, The Old Man can churn out many concoction types that will certainly delight many cocktail fans, especially fans of Ernest Hemingway in this bar. It is good to try there.
Yeah! Manhattan Bar may sound like a New York originated name, but indeed there is some reason that it has origins. It is all about gourmet bites and cocktails, especially the Sunday Cocktail Brunch in its menu. A site for workers, you will be greeted with sight of workers in suits and dresses thronging the bar as they would be chilling after a stressful day at their offices. Signature favourites include the Bada Bing Bada Boom, Scarface and its drink of the same name, the Manhattan. Usually, customers would go them along with bar bites like Dachshund Coney Island Hot Dogs and Whiskey-pulled Burgers. Really, it’s an American theme food eatery.
Shangri-La Hotel shines with glamour with its stellar cocktails at Origin Bar. But what is even more amazing about their cocktails is that they help to journey you through the history of Singapore with the showcase of Little India, Chinatown and Orchard Road as its inspiration. The cocktails do have references to these Singaporean places – the titular drink is to Orchard, Yiban Yiban is to Chinatown and Flower and Spices is to Little India. Origin Bar really takes you to a lesson of Singapore history indeed!
Bespoke cocktails are the cocktails of the bar as the promote the sense of open minded concept and interaction between people. With a trendy yet organic feel out of the bar and drinks, Maison Ikkoku has been awarded the Best Cocktail Bar by the Singaporean people. There is even modern Japanese cuisine served with good omakase in the bar.
Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall
Ah Sam sounds like an old fashioned cold drinks stall that sells classic F&N or Greenspot drinks – this is what you might think. Actually, it is a cocktail bar with some origins at the Boat Quay shophouse. A very welcoming atmosphere swirls around in this bar whereby guests are greeted by cozy and relaxed ambience whenever they enter the place. From Boat Quay to Haji Lane now, the casually rustic feel of the nightspot has been maintained. Locally inspired cocktails and dishes are the takes from this cocktail bar.
A favourite dinner spot night hangout is present here at the Tippling Club with an ambitious and innovative cocktail menu that seeps in every cocktail lover’s fantasies. Here, there are tipples that feature brandywine tomato, salted liquorice and green coffee.
Parkview Square has a feel of Gotham City and its gin bar at the first level is of attention. Atlas Bar takes some creative inspiration from the Jazz age of the 1920s known as the Roaring Twenties. It emulates the art deco of the European lobby bars. Atlas serves well craft cocktails like the Jesse Vida and with its feature of over 1,300 bottles of gin, it is of no wonder it has ever made it to the World’s 50 Best Bars 2020 list.
Have you tried any of the cocktail bars listed above? What do you think of their food quality, ambience and customer service? Or do your choices differ from ours?
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