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12 Best Bars in Singapore [2023]

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Bars Singapore

Best Bars Singapore
Best Bars Singapore

If you’re looking for the best bars in Singapore, you’ve come to the right place! Singapore is a city that is known for its nightlife. There are bars and clubs all over the city, and it can be hard to decide where to go.

That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the 12 Best Bars in Singapore that will leave you wanting more.

From trendy rooftop bars to hidden speakeasies, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a quiet place to relax or a place with live music and dancing, you’ll find what you’re looking for on this list.

So what are you waiting for? Start planning your night out now!

Key Consideration Factors

  • Atmosphere: It’s important to think about the atmosphere and ambiance of a bar because they can have a big effect on your overall experience. Look for bars that have a comfortable and inviting atmosphere that suits your preferences.
  • Drink Selection: Regardless of whether you enjoy cocktails, beer, wine, or spirits, you should check to see that the bar you pick has a wide variety of alcoholic beverages in order to accommodate your preferences.
  • Quality of Drinks: In addition to having a good selection of drinks, ensure that the quality of the drinks is top-notch. Look for bars with skilled bartenders who can create unique and delicious concoctions.
  • Price: Having a drink at a bar in Singapore might rack up a hefty tab, which is why it’s essential to have a look at the pricing structure before selecting a venue. Search for bars that provide costs that are acceptable and fall within your financial constraints.
  • Location: The location of the bar is also an important factor to consider. Look for bars that are easily accessible and located in areas where you feel comfortable.
  • Reviews and Suggestions: If you want to ensure that you have a nice time at a new bar, you should either read reviews written by other patrons or ask your friends for recommendations before going there.

Best Bars Singapore

1. Butcher Boy

Butcher Boy - Bars Singapore
Butcher Boy – Bars Singapore (Credit: Butcher Boy)
Key ServicesFood and Drinks
Address31 Keong Saik Rd., Singapore 089138
Phone(65) 6221 0668
4PM – 10.30PM
12PM – 10.30PM

The team behind Cure, Butcher Boy tantalizes the senses with their melting pot of exotic Asian tastes served in a stunning metro environment.

The colorful East Meets West Restaurant and Bar on popular Keong Saik Street is a must-see when trying the local cuisine around this area.

The Butcher Boy also serves a modern steakhouse experience with bites like the Premium US Grain Fed Beef Short Rib and the unique selection of delectable drinks.

Key Differentiators

  • Asian twsit to contemporary Western menu
  • Great customer service
  • Cozy ambience

Customer’s Testimony

Came for dinner at Butcher Boy. The restaurant was quite dark but food was good. We had the beef tartare which was excellent and the Peking pork bao as well as the beef short ribs
The grilled Brussels sprout was a bit surprising as it was a bit too bitter and black
Overall a nice dinner with good atmosphere

Kevin KW

2. Fat Prince

Fat Prince - Bars Singapore
Fat Prince – Bars Singapore (Credit: Fat Prince)
Key ServicesCreative Middle Eastern Restaurant
Address48 Peck Seah Street
Singapore, 079317
Phone+65 6221 7794
Operating HoursMonday to Sunday: 11:30AM–10:30PM

Fat Prince combines the bohemian vitality of Istanbul with Parisian attitudes of a laid-back bistro, with Fat Prince being a cafe during the day and a bar at night.

The famous restaurant is known for its mouthwatering kebabs and cocktails inspired by today’s nomads’ experiences on the street.

The city’s hotspot Fat Prince, with its creative bartenders’ cocktails, is a to-go for if you’re craving for delectable Middle Eastern cuisine.

Soak in the ambiance with a cocktail to transition from day into night.

Key Differentiators

  • Modern Middle Eastern restaurant
  • 50 Best Restaurants in Singapore for 3 straight years
  • Great ambience and customer service

Customer’s Testimony

Pretty place with fantastic service. Haven’t been to too many middle eastern restaurants but this is really good! Prices are on the high side considering the small portions. Ordered 2 glasses of Sicilian wines at $19 each which is expensive too but I have never come across another restaurant in Singapore that serves Sicilian wines by the glass.

Josh Lim

3. Neon Pigeon

Neon Pigeon - Bars Singapore
Neon Pigeon – Bars Singapore (Credit: Neon Pigeon)
Key ServicesIzakaya restaurant
Phone+65 6222 3623
Operating HoursMonday to Sunday:
11:30AM – 2:30PM
5:30PM – 10:30PM

Despite the fact that its days are numbered at Keong Saik Road, an exciting new adventure awaits as the hot spot leads a pack of varied spirits to a vast new home in Carpenter Street.

Now, the misfits who add unique twists to local Japanese ingredients and conventional cooking techniques offer you a fresh excursion in Neon Pigeon 2.0.

The Raw Bar, which is new to the Neon Pigeon experience, offers an ever-changing selection of beautiful, seasonal ingredients in true Japanese style.

The Cocktail Bar at Neon Pigeon 2.0 is a new level of cool, with cocktails inspired by Tokyo shaking and swirling around the room.

Sake maintains its dominance, but crushable tipples with Japanese spirits and components have made room for them.

Key Differentiators

  • Smart Casual dress code
  • Offers delivery
  • Menu caters to a variety of dietary requirements

Customer’s Testimony

This place is AWESOME!!! Great service, with solid food and cocktail recommendations. The old fashioned, or their version, was yum! Loved the chicken wings, the bao, the dumplings, everything was on point. Oooo, the truffle rice was out of this world. Edamame hummus was scrummy too. Can’t wait to go back!

Melissa Eisner

4. The Tippling Club

The Tippling Club - Bars Singapore
The Tippling Club – Bars Singapore (Credit: The Tippling Club)
Key ServicesFine Dining Restaurant
Address38 Tanjong Pagar Rd
Singapore 088 461
Phone+65 6475 2217
Operating HoursLunch:
12 noon – 3pm
6pm – late
12 noon – 12 midnight

Ryan Clift’s Award-Winning Tippling Club is a contemporary gastronomy restaurant and bar managed by world-renowned chef-owner Ryan Clift.

Tippling Club is a three-story shophouse on Tanjong Pagar Road that houses an immersive dining room, a secluded dining area, and an innovative cocktail bar.

A long workstation counter allows customers to observe the culinary crew up close and personal, while Tippling Club’s plates up a new and delectable cuisine in an ever-changing eating experience.

It’s no surprise that people flock here for their delectable gourmet cuisine and world-class drinks, given the bar’s popularity in Asia.

Key Differentiators

  • Three shophouse units
  • Innovative, ultra-progressive cuisine and cocktails
  • Features a bar and dining room

Customer’s Testimony

They had excellent cocktails as expected. What surprised me more was how stunning their vegetarian tasting menu was. Almost every course blew me away. It was much more innovative than I’d expected and full of flavor.
I also had a few bites of the non-vegetarian tasting menu and will definitely go back to try it one day.

Prarthana Manohar

5. The Whiskey Library

The Whiskey Library - Bars Singapore
The Whiskey Library – Bars Singapore (Credit: The Whiskey Library)
Key ServicesBar
Address39 Syed Alwi Rd, at The Vagabond Club, Singapore 207630
Phone+65 6291 6677
Operating HoursMonday to Friday:

With a large number of over 1,000 bottles ranging from the extremely uncommon to award-winning, this bar is dedicated to the water of life.

The Whiskey Library exudes old-world opulence, with golden elephant sculptures and a canopy of golden leaves that provide a refined atmosphere to drink and enjoy the finest whiskies.

Pour yourself a bourbon or have it stirred in an old-fashioned glass.

Serious about their whiskeys may geek out over the Library’s unique membership program, which includes one of the 80 whiskey lockers, premium bottle rates, and reserved seating at its regular events.

Key Differentiators

  • Whiskey Library Members Benefits
  • Intimate theatre sessions
  • Book readings
  • Artist evenings
  • Musical showcases

Customer’s Testimony

A hidden gem in Little India and a must-visit for any whiskey aficionados! This place has whiskies from all around the world and you can see them all in the glasses cases around the place. We had a good time just look through all the different types of whiskeys and taking pictures of the interior. The vibe is very cozy with dimmed lighting but a red/orange glow to the whole place.

We tried a few of the drinks and had the Sichuan Thunder Fries (highly recommend!) and spent a couple hours talking and relaxing until closing time.

Derek Mathieson

6. Atlas

Atlas -  Bars Singapore
Atlas – Bars Singapore (Credit: Atlas)
Key ServicesBar
AddressParkview Square
600 North Bridge Road
Singapore, 188778
Phone+65 6396 4466
Operating HoursMon – Fri: 10am – 10.30pm
Sat: 12pm -10:30pm

Entering this magnificent art deco-inspired bar, makes you feel as though you’ve gone back in time and entered a European hotel lobby from the early 1900s.

The ceiling is covered in magnificent champagne-hued carpets, with gold and bronze balconies surrounding the area. Of course, a colossal gin tower stands boldly at one end.

Also, the Atlas has the world’s most diverse collection of gin, with over 1,000 bottles.

Bring your earbuds.

For between sips of cocktails will be presented across four chapters, making it the greatest multi-sensory meal you’ll ever have – best experienced with an audio, fictitious narrative – between bites of entrees.

Key Differentiators

  • Warm, welcoming destination
  • Elegance and excellence
  • Grand lobby and bar

Customer’s Testimony

Atlas has a luxurious environment with a comfortable ambience, great for those looking to just grab a drink or enjoy the full dining experience. The service staff are really friendly, and provided impressive service. The food is quite good and not too overpriced. Steak was tasty, rather succulent although they only offer sirloin. Smoky pork loin indeed had a smoky taste, definitely recommend this. The lobster rolls and king crab salad were refreshing and made for great sides. Overall a pleasant experience.

Derek Neo

7. Jigger and Pony

Jigger and Pony - Bars Singapore
Jigger and Pony – Bars Singapore (Credit: Jigger and Pony)
Key ServicesCool, relaxed hangout
Classic craft cocktails & many whiskies
Small bar menu.
AddressAmara Singapore
165 Tanjong Pagar Road
Singapore 088539
Phone(+65) 9621 1074
Operating HoursTue – Sun: 4pm to 10.30pm
Happy Hour: 4pm to 6pm

The current best cocktail bar in Asia, and one of Singapore’s original bars.

Jigger & Pony has one of the most incredible drink menus ever seen. It’s like a lifestyle magazine, with styled shoots, graphics, guest contributions, and recipe pages.

The most fascinating spread in this edition includes Asian twists on popular dishes.

Key Differentiators

  • Presents fresh interpretations of classic cocktails
  • Warm, convivial hospitality
  • Cozy ambience

Customer’s Testimony

Managed to walk in with no reservation on a weekday night.

Outstanding service overall. Also really liked whole vibe of the place- it was all chill and laid back but still very classy. Music was also good and not too loud so you can still have a good conversation.

Cocktails were excellent all round.

No doubt deserving of Asia’s top bars!

Max S.

8. Live Twice

Live Twice - Bars Singapore
Live Twice – Bars Singapore (Credit: Live Twice)
Key ServicesCocktail Bar
Address18-20 Bukit Pasoh Rd, Singapore 089834
Phone+65 9011 8304
Operating HoursWednesday to Monday:
4:00 – 10:30 PM

Live Twice is a local variation of a Japanese mid-century modern bar.

Bartenders create interesting, polished, and playful cocktails that don’t have all of the frills. Simple garnishes are used; if they appear at all, and the drinks’ crystal clarity is emphasized by beautiful glassware.

You should also have dinner here. The highly praised beef katsu smeared with tonkatsu sauce and Japanese mayonnaise always lives up to the hype.

Key Differentiators

  • An experience that takes you to mid-century Japan
  • Great customer service
  • Cozy ambience

Customer’s Testimony

Loved their minimalist approach to crafting their cocktails and letting the flavours do the heavy lifting. While I would have personally enjoyed if the waiters shared more details on each cocktail to provide a richer story, I still recommend this place for an intimate night out.


9. Writers Bar

Writers Bar - Bars Singapore
Writers Bar – Bars Singapore (Credit: Raffles)
Key ServicesBar
Address1 Beach Rd, Singapore 189673
Phone+65 6412 1816
Operating Hours4:00pm to 10:30pm (last order at 10pm)
Open Daily

This sophisticated bar pays homage to literary figures who once resided at Raffles Singapore.

It’s the ideal spot to share a warm conversation over handcrafted beverages while surrounded by books and charming mementos.

Detective fans will also like the fascinating range of drinks inspired by “The Raffles Affair,” a murder mystery set in the hotel.

Key Differentiators

  • Sophisticated lobby bar
  • Pays tribute to the many famous authors who have stayed at Raffles Singapore
  • Welcome guests who are 18 years old and above

Customer’s Testimony

Nice quiet place to enjoy a read & a quality cocktail!

Aloysius Lam

10. D.Bespoke

D.Bespoke - Bars Singapore
D.Bespoke – Bars Singapore (Credit: D.Bespoke)
Key ServicesBar
Address2 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089816
Phone+65 8141 5741
Operating HoursMon – Thu: 6 pm – 1 am (last order 12.30am) , Fri – Sat: 6 pm – 2am (last order 1.30am)

This is the place to go if you want to be pampered.

At this Ginza-style speakeasy, you’ll begin with a hot bath and tea. Head bartender Daiki Kanetaka personally crafts bespoke cocktails that are tailored to your preferences.

So what are you waiting for, right?

Key Differentiators

  • Takeaway and Delivery
  • Exclusive events
  • Pop-up stores
  • Hands-on workshops

Customer’s Testimony

It indeed feels like drinking in a bar in Ginza. The classic drinks are excellent, easily customized, the array of rare cognacs and armagnacs are a joy to sample, the food is also a cut above. Service staff are attentive and the mood here is one of quiet discretion. Come to unwind and rest after a long day and enjoy yourself till it closes. I enjoyed the old fashioned, the Manhattan, the sezarac, the negroni, and the boulevardier.

Alwyn Loh

11. Club 5

Club 5 - Bars Singapore
Club 5 – Bars Singapore (Credit: Club 5 via Facebook)
Key ServicesCocktail bar
Address 7500 Beach Rd, Singapore 199591
WebsiteClub 5
Phone+65 6505 5699
Operating HoursTuesday – Saturday 3.00pm to 10.30pm (Last order at 9.45pm)

Club 5 is a cocktail bar in Kampong Glam, tucked away among the culturally rich areas of Arab Street, Bugis Street, and Beach Road.

This exquisite cocktail bar has an old-world appeal and incorporates local ingredients into the menu for a totally Singaporean dining experience. Chicken kueh pie tee, wagyu satay, and other bar nibbles are available to pair with drinks.

Key Differentiators

  • Dine-in, Islandwide Delivery
  • Drive-through Takeaways
  • 55 guests with Safe Management Measures

Customer’s Testimony

The bar has warm and vintage vibes with great food and locally inspired cocktails. Bonus points for their wagyu satay and chip served with balachan!

Amos Seah

12. Employees Only Singapore

Employees Only Singapore - Bars Singapore
Employees Only Singapore – Bars Singapore (Credit: Employees Only Singapore via Facebook)
Key ServicesCocktail bar
Address112 Amoy St, Singapore 069932
Phone+65 6221 7357
Operating HoursMonday to Sunday: 4:00 – 10:00 PM

In a word, anticipate a one-of-a-kind drink experience with an atmosphere that isn’t stuffy or needs to be exclusive.

The cocktail menu, which ranges from aperitifs to cocktails to long drinks, features ingredients like basil, mango, ginger, and pineapple.

Of course, don’t forget about its menu! Once tasted, you’ll surely be looking forward to this place for a long time.

Key Differentiators

  • Hospitality-inclined cocktail bar
  • Great customer service
  • Award-winning Bar

Customer’s Testimony

My favourite bar in tanjong pagar area. The staff are very nice and there’s good variety of drinks here. There was a drink my friend ordered but didn’t particularly like as it was a bit too strong, the barrister replaced it for free. Really appreciate the service here and the drinks

Kevin KW

Bars Singapore

If you’re looking for the best bars in Singapore, this article has all of your bases covered. You’ll find bars with live music and dancing or a quiet place to relax.

There’s something on this list for everyone! Whether it be trendy rooftop bars or hidden speakeasies, there is guaranteed to be one that suits your tastes. Have you been to one of these bars? Share with us your experiences by leaving a comment down below!

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

If you have any questions about Bars in Singapore, you can refer to the frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the best Bars in Singapore below:

What is served at bars?

At bars, you can find a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Alcoholic drinks include local craft beers, premium wines, spirits, and cocktails. Non-alcoholic drinks include soft drinks, juices, and mocktails. Some places also serve snacks and platters to go with your drinks.

How much does it cost to drink at a bar in Singapore?

The cost of drinking at a bar in Singapore varies depending on the type of drink and the establishment. For example, beers can start from around S$12, while cocktails can cost upwards of S$20. Snacks and platters usually range from S$15 to S$30.

What are the best Bars in Singapore?

The best bars in Singapore offer a range of experiences. If you’re looking for a classic watering hole, try The Old Man Singapore, where you can enjoy craft beers and creative cocktails with an international flair. Lulu’s Lounge is another great spot for a night out, as it serves up bespoke drinks and provides an intimate setting for some music and conversation. For something more luxurious, head to the Atlas Bar at Parkview Square for a sophisticated drinking experience with over 800 whiskies from around the world. Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall is not one of your typical cocktail bars with their local experimental cocktails. The No Sleep Club Singapore offers not only offers expertly crafted cocktails but also artisanal Chinese teas. Tess Bar & Kitchen is one of the most amazing bars with their deep bars list and wild bar stories from the bar manager himself. The Singapore bar scene is widely diverse from a stylish cocktail bar, grand hotel bar, to a rooftop bar.

How can I find bars near me?

You can use online search tools to easily find bars near you in Singapore. Simply type in “bars near me” or “bars in [your area]” into your favorite search engine to get started. You can also look out for bars listed on review sites such as Yelp or TripAdvisor, as they provide detailed information about bars across the island. Additionally, many bars have their own websites, which give further information about their menus and promotions.

Are there bars that serve food?

Yes! Many bars in Singapore offer a food menu along with their drinks menu. Popular options include Chijmes, an iconic venue that offers traditional bar snacks like chicken wings and nachos alongside their signature cocktails; Indochine at Clarke Quay, which serves Asian-fusion dishes like papaya salad and chilli crab; and Employees Only, which boasts tapas-style dishes such as oysters and fries as well as signature burgers and sandwiches.

Are there kid-friendly Bars in Singapore?

Yes! There are several bars located around the city that cater to family-friendly needs. For example, Mad Sailors is a beachfront bar located on Sentosa Island where kids can play board games while parents relax with some cool beer or wine on tap. SkyBar, the rooftop of the iconic Marina Bay Sands has top shelf sprits and a Marina Bay waterfront view for everyone to enjoy. In addition, Ola Beach Club, located at East Coast Park, is an open-air venue that offers beachside fun for the entire family, including activities like volleyball and laser tag – plus delicious food options so everyone can stay fueled up all day long!

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Rachel Tan is the editor at FunEmpire Media Singapore. She has over 8 years of experience in the media industry discovering the best local businesses, places and things to do in Singapore. From lifestyle, entertainment, food, travel, education and more, Rachel is a trusted source to curate the very best Singapore has to offer.