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10 Best Somerset Bars In Singapore [2023]

Best Somerset Bar Singapore
Best Somerset Bar Singapore

Somerset Bar Singapore

Looking for the best bars in Somerset Singapore? Look no further!

We’ve compiled a list of the best bars in the area, complete with descriptions and contact information.

Whether you’re looking for a place to have a drink after work, a place to celebrate a special occasion, or a fun team building event in Singapore with your colleagues, these bars will not disappoint!

1. Alley Bar 

Alley Bar  - Somerset Bar (Credit: Alley Bar via Facebook)
Alley Bar  – Somerset Bar Singapore (Credit: Alley Bar via Facebook)
Key ServicesBar
Address2 Emerald Hill Road Peranakan Place, Singapore 229287
Phone+65 6738 8818
Operating HoursDaily
4pm – 1am
(Last food order at 11.30pm)

Alley Bar is an architectural marvel that has kept its old exterior while embracing contemporary design. It is tucked away in a little corridor along Emerald Hill. A beautiful gilt-framed mirror and a 15-meter-long brass bar that serves as the centerpiece create a sophisticated atmosphere.

Every day’s happy hour begins at 5:00 pm and lasts for four hours. House pours are $6++ apiece, wine by the glass is $8++, and draught beer is $10.90++.

Key Differentiators

  • Peranakan-fusion menu
  • Orchard’s best-kept secret
  • Cosmopolitan appeal

Customer Testimonial

the bartenders are always so friendly, it’s my go-to place to drop by after dinner / for round two if it’s not too crowded! i recommend the espresso martini & chocolate milk drink (not pictured). their truffle fries weren’t the best!

R ̊ʚɞ ̊

2. Ice-Cold Beer 

Ice-Cold Beer  - Somerset Bar (Credit: Ice-Cold Beer)
Ice-Cold Beer  – Somerset Bar Singapore (Credit: Ice-Cold Beer)
Key ServicesBar
Address9 Emerald Hill Rd, Singapore 229293
Phone+65 6735 9929
Operating HoursSunday & Saturday:
Monday to Friday:

Since 1994, Ice-Cold Beer has operated out of the renovated 1910 Peranakan shophouse, serving clients modest ice-cold drinks from a specially made ice tank.

These beer bottles, which can hold over 60 different kinds of beer, are refrigerated to the ideal temperature so that when they are served, the cold will endure for up to eight minutes.

During happy hour, customers are eligible to specials like S$11 nett per pint of Hoegaarden and S$23 nett for a jug of Stella Artois!

Key Differentiators

  • Delicious bar snacks
  • Wide selection of local and international beers
  • One of the oldest beer bars in Singapore

Customer Testimonial

I last stepped into ICB 16 years ago. Had been a regular when I was in my late 20s. Feels so good to be back! The songs still rock, the food still as good and the best part is, the vibe is still similar. Would definitely come back soon. Please remember to play Fortune Faded by Red Jpt Chilli Peppers as usual, 16 years ago!


3. Bedrock Bar & Grill 

Bedrock Bar & Grill  - Somerset Bar (Credit: Bedrock Bar & Grill)
Bedrock Bar & Grill  – Somerset Bar Singapore (Credit: Bedrock Bar & Grill)
Key ServicesBar & grill
Address96 Somerset Rd, #01-05 Pan Pacific Serviced Suites, Singapore 238163
Phone+65 6238 0054
Operating HoursMonday to Thursday, Sunday: 12–3PM, 6–10:30PM
Friday & Saturday: 12–3PM, 6–11PM

A delicious meal is the perfect way to indulge oneself. Modern steakhouse Bedrock Bar & Grill features cooking methods like wood grilling and smoking. It is difficult to resist the choice of premium cut steaks over a drink or two because they celebrate the social spirit of sharing over delicious cuisine and wonderful company.

Over 60 single malt whiskies are available at Bedrock Alfresco Bar, but if you’re looking for a more affordable option to go with your red meat, stop by between 12:00 and 3:00 and 5:00 to 9:00 pm every day to take advantage of one-for-one beer, wine, and spirits specials.

Key Differentiators

  • Quality meats
  • In-house dry-aged meat
  • Tantalising ala carte menu

Customer Testimonial

Brought my boyfriend here for his birthday. Loved the service, ambience and food! Steak was well seasoned and I preferred to eat it by itself as i really liked the charred flavour. Thank you for the complementary dessert as well!❤️


4. KPO Cafe Bar

KPO Cafe Bar - Somerset Bar (Credit: KPO Cafe Bar)
KPO Cafe Bar – Somerset Bar Singapore (Credit: KPO Cafe Bar)
Key ServicesRestaurant
Address1 Killiney Rd, Singapore 239518
Phone+65 6733 3648
Operating HoursMon-Fri: 2PM – 12AM
Sat: 4PM – 12AM

The trendy KPO Café Bar, which is located just across from Orchard Central, has one of the longest happy hour specials, running from 12:00 pm until 8 pm every day. It’s interesting to note that KPO was once a post office.

Housepours and spirits can be had for as little as S$10 to S$15 during happy hour, while draft beers cost S$12 to S$14. Every Wednesday, women may indulge in all-night S$8 martinis. Enjoy your favorite beverage in the lively ambiance while relaxing to top 40 music and munching on delectable bar snacks.

Key Differentiators

  • Buzzy gastropub
  • Doling out sharing plates, meat dishes & sushi
  • Plus sake, tap beer, spirits & wine

Customer Testimonial

Have heard a lot about this place but hardly come here. Nice atmosphere with the 80s / 90s music eventhough no DJ. Before covid, this one of the hot places to visit. Wagu beef is really great. Beef is tender. Nasi lemak, the rice is very fluffy. Chicken is boneless. The chilli is a bit salty. Nice place to hang aound, mingle with friends.

Jay Jay

5. JiBiru Japanese Craft Beer Bar

JiBiru Japanese Craft Beer Bar - Somerset Bar (Credit: JiBiru Japanese Craft Beer Bar)
JiBiru Japanese Craft Beer Bar – Somerset Bar Singapore (Credit: JiBiru Japanese Craft Beer Bar)
Key ServicesJapanese restaurant
Address313 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238895
Phone+65 6732 6884
Operating HoursTuesday to Thursday: 12–11PM
Friday & Saturday: 12–11:30PM
Sunday & Monday: 12–10:30PM

JiBiru Craft Beer is one of the easiest places for craft beer fans trying to get their money’s worth to find because of its convenient position right outside Somerset 313.

Enjoy pints for S$10.50 nett from 12:00 to 6:00 pm, and S$12.50 nett from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Japanese drafts are widely available at JiBiru Craft Beer, including Hitachino Nest ales and Sapporo premium pale lager.

It is usually advised to enjoy your beers at JiBiru Craft Beer with some mouthwatering yakitori skewers. You can do this by ordering a Hibiki package for sharing, which costs S$36.50 for 12 skewers.

Key Differentiators

  • Maintaining the authentic flavours of Japan
  • Exciting artisanal beer experience
  • Award-winning sauces

Customer Testimonial

Back here for the first time in a couple of years, and loved it! Now 27 beer taps (I counted them) and the yakitori is great, although it can take a little while for all the items to arrive. Staff are friendly, just wave if you need service rather than using the QR code. Great to hang out for a while, have a beer and people watch!

Jeff Sutiyoso

6.  Smoke And Mirrors

 Smoke And Mirrors - Somerset Bars (Credit:  Smoke And Mirrors)
 Smoke And Mirrors – Somerset Bar Singapores (Credit:  Smoke And Mirrors)
Key ServicesBar
Address1 St. Andrew’s Road, #06-01 National Gallery Singapore, Singapore 178957
Phone+65 9380 6313
Operating HoursMonday – Wednesday ∙ 6pm to 12am
Thursday – Saturday ∙ 6pm to 1am
Sunday ∙ 5pm to 12am

The National Gallery in Singapore has a Roof Top Bar. One may enjoy the citywide views, including Marina Bay, while drinking their favorite beverage from here. This restaurant’s inventive blend of beverages culminates in the ideal mixed drink.

The spirits are all chosen and available in-house, and there is an excellent range of draft beer. While visiting Geylang, one must visit this bar.

Key Differentiators

  • Spectacular panoramic views of Singapore’s skyline
  • Creative cocktails
  • Perched on the rooftop of the National Gallery

Customer Testimonial

Cool spot for creative cocktails and a chill night. The cocktails were great, with an artsy flair. View was nice looking over the field at the city and Marina Bay. Drinks are a bit steep on cost…but somewhat expected for rooftop bars. Food was good…but I would say it is more of a drink spot then dinner spot. I would definitely go back.

Kevin M

7. Lantern

Lantern - Somerset Bar (Credit: Lantern)
Lantern – Somerset Bar Singapore (Credit: Lantern)
Key ServicesBar
Address80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326
Phone+65 6877 8911
Operating HoursTuesday to Thursday
5.00 p.m. to 12.00 a.m.
Friday, Saturday and Eve of Public Holidays
5.00 p.m. to 1.00 a.m.

One of the most magnificent rooftop bars in the city is this downtown bar. The Lantern rooftop bar in Singapore is a beautifully designed, up-to-date drinking spot with a terrace that provides spectacular views of Marina Bay and the city skyline.

If you want to swim and enjoy the city’s stunning views from a high point, visit one of the city’s best lap pools on the terrace. You can order fantastic cocktails from its great menu, beer, wine, champagne, and delectable dishes at this popular bar.

If you visit Singapore, don’t miss out on visiting the Lantern, one of the most beautiful rooftop bars in the city.

Key Differentiators

  • Magnificent rooftop bar
  • Beautifully designed
  • Views of the city skyline

Customer Testimonial

Very nice rooftop bar, probably the best in Singapore esp since one altitude closed now. Very good place to chill and drinks and enjoy a nice view
Their food and drinks are a bit pricey but worth it for the vibes and views
It does get a bit crowded especially since now we can drink beyond 1030pm.
The service here is also surprisingly good
Overall very recommended , we tried almost all of their signature bar foods.

Kevin KW

8. Kinki Rooftop Bar & Restaurant

Kinki Rooftop Bar & Restaurant - Somerset Bar (Credit: Kinki Rooftop Bar & Restaurant via Facebook)
Kinki Rooftop Bar & Restaurant – Somerset Bar Singapore (Credit: Kinki Rooftop Bar & Restaurant via Facebook)
Key ServicesJapanese restaurant
Address70, #02-02 Collyer Quay, Customs House, Singapore 049323
Phone+65 6533 3471
Operating HoursMonday to Saturday: 12–3PM, 6–10:30PM

Kinki is a sleek Japanese rooftop bar and restaurant that serves delectable cuisine. On the terrace, you may have a wonderful time with family and friends while sampling the goods available. You may have a great time raving in the comfort of your own home while music from a live DJ spins.

Their terrace, which is encircled by skyscrapers, offers a magnificent perspective. What makes Kinki exceptional is that it is one of the most reasonable rooftop bars in Singapore. For $50, you may get a bucket of five beers from 6 to 9 PM, which is quite remarkable when compared to other city rooftops.

Key Differentiators

  • Dimly- it
  • Contemporary eatery
  • Offering cooked Japanese dishes & sushi alongside sake & cocktails

Customer Testimonial

Still my favourite Japanese restaurant in Singapore, even after all these years. Kinki has never failed to impress me! Please do make a reservation though, as they are mostly fully booked even on a weekday. Delicious cocktails, fairly decent sake selection and of course not forgetting the amazing food with a breath taking Singapore’s Marina view. Great interior design & decor of the restaurant, there is always gonna be something to look at apart from your company (that’s for sure)!

Fatimah Bee Mohamad Ali

9. Chimi’s Somerset

Chimi's Somerset - Somerset Bar (Credit: Chimi's Somerset)
Chimi’s Somerset – Somerset Bar Singapore (Credit: Chimi’s Somerset)
Key ServicesMexican restaurant
Address313 Orchard Rd, #01-25B, 313@Somerset 238895
Phone+65 6980 5194
Operating HoursDaily:
Lunch Service
12pm – 3pm

Open For Drinks
3pm – 5pm

Dinner Service
5pm – 11.59pm

Chimi’s Mexican restaurant and bar opens a second location at 313 Somerset. They have a fantastic happy hour (weekdays, 12pm to 7pm) with highballs, house wines, and Corona for S$10, as well as classic cocktails for S$12 to S$14.

The normal menu includes margaritas, mojitos, and signature cocktails like the Maracuya Mule and Trinidad Sour. The meal is rounded out with foods such as Loaded Nachos, tacos, and quesadillas.

Key Differentiators

  • Singapore’s first Mexican container bar
  • Alfresco dining space
  • Sister outlet of restaurant-bar, Chimichanga

Customer Testimonial

Nice ambiance, good vibe, great food! Fish bowl is a star! We had guac & chips, churros and truffle fries too. Everything was great! Had an enjoyable time! Better reserve in advance and it limits to 2 hours per slot on peak hours.

Mckimo N

10. Oriole

Oriole - Somerset Bar (Credit: Oriole)
Oriole – Somerset Bar Singapore (Credit: Oriole)
Key ServicesRestaurant
Address96 Somerset Rd, #01-01, Singapore 238163
Phone+65 6238 8348
Operating HoursMonday to Thursday:
11am – 10.30pm
11am – 11.30pm
10am – 11.30pm
10am – 9.30pm

After all that shopping in Orchard, don’t you need a little pick-me-up? Oriole from 2pm to 6pm or 8pm till late serves a glass of wine for $8 and a pint of Asahi “Super Dry” or Kronenbourg Blanc for $12 and $13, respectively.

Do you only drink light beverages? For less than $10, try the half-pint of said beers. What’s the best happy hour in Singapore?

Key Differentiators

  • Substantial comfort food & cocktail jugs
  • Easygoing cafe
  • Bar with a terrace

Customer Testimonial

Another one of my The Entertainer tryouts. Loved that they had a good number of options for the 1-for1 deal (everything under “Mains’). Went for the Sweet Soy Pork Rib and they were fall off the bone delicious. Loved that they were served with sweet potato fries too, added to the sweetness of the soy glaze. Also ordered the spicy calamari to try and the pickled chili pepper that it was served with had some kick to it. Overall definitely enjoyed and will return!

V Jeyakanthan

Somerset Bar Singapore

The bars along Somerset are great places to enjoy a drink after work or celebrate a special occasion. With its convenient location and friendly atmosphere, these Somerset Bar Singapores are sure to please!

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