Where to Drink in Singapore
Collected by Arwen Joyce, AFAR Local Expert
80 Boat Quay, Level 5, Rooftop, Singapore 049868
At the periphery of the touristy seafood restaurants along Boat Quay, on the third floor of a nondescript building with a hidden back entrance, is an oasis of calm with an enticing drinks menu and good service. Southbridge, a refined but...
1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
For that elusive wow factor, head straight for Singapore's highest rooftop bar, 1 Altitude, on the 63rd floor of 1 Raffles Place. The views from this expansive space are amazing in every direction. It’s a great spot for a sunset cocktail or, once...
73 Amoy St Second Floor, Singapore 069892
George and his staff can be found upstairs at 73 Amoy Street cracking irreverent jokes and making eclectic, creative cocktails. George has a knack for mixology, a nose for rare gins, gets to know his customers, and can sport a waistcoat and...
1 St. Andrew's Road, #06-01 National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957
The new National Gallery in Singapore combines world-class exhibits, stunning architecture, interesting history and some delicious restaurant options. For sundowners and snacks, head to Smoke and Mirrors on the roof (you may have to ask for...
1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
If you are interested in finding a lounge-like space where you can order a drink, sit down, hear yourself think, and carry on a conversation, the Post Bar at the Fullerton is a top choice. With indoor and outdoor areas, there's usually enough room...
1 Cuscaden Rd, Singapore 249715
335 Smith Street Chinatown Complex #02-58, Singapore 050335
Hawker centres are iconic in Singapore for serving great local food at bargain prices. But what if you want something other than a can of Tiger to go along with your carrot cake or bak chor mee? Daniel Goh’s The Good Beer Company to the rescue....
8 Marina Boulevard 33-01, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, Singapore 018981
Executive Chef Jimi Tegerdine and Brewmaster Gabriel Garcia know what they are doing at LeVeL33, the world’s highest urban craft-brewery, which also serves excellent modern European fare. As you enter the industrial space, you pass large tanks...
10 Bayfront Avenue, Level 57, Sands Skypark Tower 2, Singapore 018956
It’s a crime not to order a cocktail (boozy or virgin) at Spago’s terrace bar, situated next to the famous infinity pool on Marina Bay Sands’ breezy veranda. The drink menu is just as beautifully curated as the decor, featuring...
12 Ann Siang Rd #03-00, Singapore 069692
For a change of scene from the bustling bars and restaurants lining Club Street and Ann Siang Road, head up a few stories to the rooftop bar at the Screening Room. A fun crowd with music to match awaits. Grab a drink and enjoy views of the...
28 Hongkong St, Singapore 059667
When 28 Hongkong Street opened in 2011 at the address of the same name, this street was home to a few Chinese grocery distributors and not much else. By 2016, when the speakeasy was named the best bar in Asia at the inaugural Asia's 50 Best Bars...
80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326
Lantern, the rooftop bar at the Fullerton Bay Hotel, is situated next to the hotel's 25 meter infinity pool but that's where the similarities to any other pool bar I've been to end. This is a glamorous—but still comfortable—space where cocktails...
2 Stamford Road, #71-00, Equinox Complex, Singapore 178882
New Asia Bar is not the hottest new club in town, but this veteran venue a dizzying 71 floors up offers a reliable night out, especially for the young and European (whether in reality or at heart). Themed DJ nights and fantastic 360 degree views...
4 Haji Ln, Singapore 189197
This long, narrow bar on indie boutique-filled Haji Lane is such a find you'll want to 1) shout it from the rooftops but 2) keep it to yourself as it's already hard enough to find a seat here on busy evenings. There's a lot to shout about though:...
138 Market Street, #40-01 CapitaGreen (Rooftop), Singapore 048946
You may be thinking that the one thing Singapore does not need is another rooftop bar—and you'd be correct that sky-high venues that charge a lot for drinks are a dime a dozen now in the downtown core. But recently I have found myself going back...
79 Circular Rd, Singapore 049433
Singapore actually has more than a handful of excellent French restaurants, wine bars, and bistros—but this gem on Circular Road is one of my all-time faves. O Comptoir brings a simple menu of savory buckwheat crepes (like they make in Brittany in...
70 Collyer Quay, #02-02 Customs House, Singapore 049323
The rooftop bar at hip Japanese joint Kinki (another name for the Kansai region in Japan) is where the after-work crowd let their hair down. From 5pm-8pm daily, drinks are buy one, get one free ('one for one' in Sing-speak) and the bar menu...
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