The 8 Best Cocktail Bars In Singapore

Cocktails are a great way to unwind after a hectic day, so if you’re looking for the best cocktail bars in Singapore, then pull up a chair and read on. In Singapore, you can find classic drinks with a local twist, drinks made with exotic ingredients, and drinks created by famous bartenders. If your opinion of a martini, gin, tonic, or negroni borders on snooty, you have come to the correct place.

Save time by choosing the right spot to go since we have got you covered! Our complete guide to the best cocktail bars in Singapore includes award-winning establishments, so you can find the ideal setting for your drinking preferences!

Sugarhall

Located in the same building as sibling company Rosemead, this rum-based bar serves twenty different cocktails, the majority of which are classics and evenly split between rum and other spirits. It’s a location where you want to spend a Friday night with friends, enjoy the music and the chats, and try everything on the food and cocktail menu!

Try their H&M Sour, a gin sour enhanced with sencha, hazelnut liqueur, and matcha, in addition to the popular Dark & Stormy, which has a strong fruitiness. Finish off the delectable cocktail while enjoying the creamy, smooth Chicken Liver Toast with caramelized onion relish or a taste of the Sweet-Sour Glazed Fried Chicken.

Location: 19 Cecil Street Singapore

Hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 5.30 PM to Midnight

Friday to Saturday, 5.30 PM to 2 AM

Contact: +65 98150246

One-Ninety Bar

The One-Ninety Bar by Four Seasons is a day-to-night bar destination with an outdoor patio nestled among the hotel’s gorgeous tropical gardens. There is absolutely no stigma associated with day drinking, and there is no more enjoyable location to do it. The Wild Flower, a gin, elderflower liquor, lemon, lavender bitters, and prosecco-based cocktail, is one of the establishment’s signature drinks. Bar manager Gabriel Carlos (previously of Manhattan) runs the business.

During “Blue Hour,” which runs from 5.30 to 7.30, go there. A selection of Mediterranean nibbles will be available, and each drink order—whether it be a cocktail, mocktail, or one of the 100 wines on offer—will come with free cold cuts and cheeses. The Afternoon Tea by Nicolai Bergmann, a Danish artist residing in Tokyo known for his flower boxes, is additionally offered. If you can handle a cocktail, tea, coffee, and a ton of sweets and savoury treats, it costs $68 per person.

Location: Four Seasons Hotel Singapore 190 Orchard Boulevard Singapore

Hours: Monday to Sunday, 8 AM to 10.30 PM

Contact: +65 6831 7250

Barbary Coast

Run by industry veterans Celia Schoonraad and Michael Callahan (the chatty original bartender of 28 HongKong Street), it is modelled after San Francisco’s Barbary Coast in the middle of the 1800s, a district established amid the chaotic 1849 California Gold Rush.

There are two other types of bars there: Deadfall, a replica of the seedy dive taverns of the era, welcomes you with greasy fares like Jalapeo Poppers, tater tot sandos, and House Nachos, with limitless queso. Head upstairs to the Ballroom for something more upscale and exclusive. The room is centred on sofas, couches, and private booths that provide Billecart Champagne-on-demand with the touch of a button. It is decorated with repurposed furniture, luxurious chandeliers, and vintage wallpaper.

All dog lovers can rejoice! Deadfall is a dog-friendly establishment; bring your dog whenever you like, or cuddle up with Nugget, Callahan’s dog, from Monday to Wednesday.

Location: 16 North Canal Road Singapore

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 7 PM to 3 AM

Contact: +65 8869 4798

Junior The Pocket Bar

Junior The Pocket Bar is one of Singapore’s best-kept secrets and is tucked away inside a shophouse with plush red décor, high ceilings, and heritage accents. But it’s a secret that deserves to be revealed. Formerly a member of The Proof Collective, Joe Alessandroni now operates Junior The Pocket Bar independently. It has moved to a larger, yet equally cozy, location on Ann Siang Hill.

The menu has been updated to include the Lacto Lime Soda, which is now available with or without tequila, as well as numerous cocktails with Chinese New Year themes. Order the Guaranteed Abundance, which is created with lapsang souchang, braised abalone, green walnut liqueur, fino sherry, and luck.

Don’t forget to order the Junior Meatballs, Orange Chicken, and Baked Spinach Dip when you come here for supper.

Location: 6 Ann Siang Hill Singapore

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 6 PM to Midnight

Contact: +65 8121 1462

Live Twice

Visit Live Twice if you want the atmosphere of a classy Japanese bar without any of the rigid pretentiousness. Live Twice has the impression of existing in a tiny, secret universe all by itself.

Try all 14 of the spirit-forward drinks, stick to natural wine or Cognac, and don’t leave without trying the Wagyu Beef or Ebi and Corn Katsu Sando. Even if the meal selection is limited, it will satisfy your needs. Every day from 4 to 7 PM, there is also a happy hour, during which you can get sandos for half the price of a cocktail.

Location: 20 Bukit Pasoh Road Singapore

Hours: Wednesday to Monday, 6 PM to Midnight

Contact: +65 9011 8304

Papa Doble Singapore

It’s because the Keong Saik Road location was once known as The Old Man Singapore before changing its name at the beginning of this year after separating from its identically named Hong Kong counterpart. The new name was chosen because co-founder and owner Andrew Yap wanted to offer his Ernest Hemingway tribute bar a new beginning and the flexibility to go in any direction they wanted.

Additionally, Papa Doble now serves a cocktail bearing its name. It is based on Hemingway’s predilection for his Daiquiri to be served “without sugar and with double rum,” and it evolved into its drink, the Hemingway Daiquiri, after further additions of maraschino liqueur and grapefruit juice. Similar to this, Yap’s version follows the same format with the addition of green peppers.

Papa Doble is still presenting cocktails from The Old Man Singapore’s V3 menu as of right now, but Yap hopes to update the selections by April of this year. Due to the rising cost of ingredients, prices are also anticipated to increase.

Location: 55 Keong Saik Rd., #01-04, Singapore

Hours: Monday to Saturday, 5 PM to Midnight

Contact: +65 9022 7908

The Other Roof

A brand-new idea in tea-finished spirits and cocktails, all derived from custom tea spirits, is presented by The Other Roof. It is now the first and only location in the world where all of the various spirits are manufactured in-house through the art of finishing by the skilled hands of its staff, led by Dario Knox. The Other Roof has over 400 different spirits that are all tea-finished.

Location: 28 Ann Siang Road Singapore

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 4 PM to Midnight

Contact: +65 6100 2882

Anti:dote

A chic and contemporary cocktail bar with a broad range of creations that will satisfy even the pickiest palates. Fresh herbs, fruit, and vegetables produced organically in the Fairmont’s own rooftop edible garden are used in the bar’s well-crafted drinks, which take their name from the “remedy” notion of mixology.

Favourites include the English Garden and the Bread and Butter, which combines Monkey Shoulder, which has been washed in burnt butter, with vanilla, raisin, and chocolate bitters. There are also bar snacks and a full dining menu. The A:D Fish & Chips or the beer-battered Crisp Chicken with citrus mayonnaise are both excellent choices.

Location: Level 1 Fairmont Singapore 2 Stamford Road Singapore

Hours: Daily, Noon to Midnight

Contact: +65 6431 5315

If you’re looking for the best cocktails in Singapore, any of the above spots will be perfect for you. Try classic drinks or exotic creations from famous mixologists at bars in Singapore that also serve excellent food. Whether you’re a seasoned tequila connoisseur or looking for a new cocktail to try, Singapore offers a variety of drinks and bar experiences that will fit your taste buds and mood!

Need more inspouration?

Check out the 10 best bars in Singapore, or for an Instagram-worthy night out, the 10 best rooftop bars in Singapore.

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