Laze on bean bags on a grass-carpeted al fresco bar, sample infused beers even non-drinkers would fancy, or enjoy oysters at $1 during Happy Hour – a drink in hand, of course.
1. Wala Wala Cafe Bar
So you think you can dance?
Show off your moves at Wala Wala Cafe Bar with live music from 7pm every weeknight.
Then, quench your thirst with its seven brews on tap (from $12.50), 30-plus bottled beer selections ($9-$15) and dozens of premium wines and spirits, while you dig into inspired bar fare, including deep fried shrimp pasta chicken nuggets ($12), a New Zealand cheese platter ($18) and pizza ribeye with wagyu beef ($28).
31 Lorong Mambong
2. Bar Canary
Fun bean bags and deck chairs take the place of bar stools at the Bar Canary, an al-fresco, grass-carpeted hideout with summery vibes.
Its boozy pops ($16 and up) — cocktails in popsicle form — complete any laid-back night.
Level 4, Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Road
3. Angie's Oyster Bar
From its 45th floor location, Angie’s Oyster Bar boosts stunning views of the Singapore skyline, tasty drinks and the perfect excuse to knock off on time: freshly shucked oysters to go for just $1 from 6-8pm, every day!
#45-01/02 Singapore Land Tower, 50 Raffles Place
4. Smoke and Mirrors
A destination rooftop bar perched atop the Singapore National Gallery, this place could very well be an exhibition in itself.
They also do ingenious tipples are finished with ingredients like rock melon juice, Peking duck jus and even edible paint.
#06-01, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road
5. La Terre
Fancy some old-world wonderful? Wine and whisky bar La Terre has a list of more than 1,000 bottles, thoughtfully paired with bites like salmon jerky and duck rilettes.
Pick up some alcohol appreciation tips from chief sommelier and co-founder Daisuke Kawai himself!
11 Upper Circular Road
6. Martini Bar
Where to find the well-heeled: Martini Bar at Mezza9, which offers more than 30 specially concocted options, such as a signature Lychee’tini.
Mezza9, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road
7. The Library
Reveal the weekly password (found on their Facebook page) to be led into a secret chamber, where cocktails incorporating traditional Chinese medicine add-ins await.
49 Keong Saik Road
8. Alchemist Beer Lab
Pendant lamps hang from high ceilings over black-marbled tabletops but the 16 beef infusion towers at Alchemist Beer Lab steal the spotlight.
#B1-16 South Beach, 26 Beach Road
9. Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall
Lots of kopitiam inspiration makes Ah Sam Cold Drink Stalls SG infusions a hit.
Try the milo whiskey ($22) — a mix of redemption rye whiskey and crunchy milo nuggets or the bearded slippers ($22) which blends El Rob prohibido rum, coconut cream and a gula melaka reduction.
Pair your cocktail with yummy local fare like the ngoh hiang ($10), Chinese five-spice pork roll.
60 Boay Quay
10. Bar Stories
You’ve heard the spiel before about “bespoke” cocktail bars, but Bar Stories is the real deal.
Don’t bother with the menu, because there isn’t one.
Instead, ask the bartenders for something creamy or refreshing, chocolate-y or spicy — whatever you’re in the mood for.
At $20 to $25 per cocktail, the prices aren’t that bad for Singapore.
Second floor, 55-57 Haji Lane
Text: Pinky Chng/The Finder