10 Best Cocktail Bars in Singapore to Tickle Your Tastebuds [2021]

Get ready to transport your tastebuds to a whole new world at these 10 best cocktail bars in Singapore!

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Whoever said Singapore is boring has clearly not checked out our nightlife scene.

After all, many of our bars have been crowned as Asia’s 50 Best Bars—going beyond the usual Pina Colada and Mai Tai, our little island is no short of creative mixologists and bartenders who deliver on both ingenuity and impeccable service.

If you are on the hunt for some great-tasting cocktails that will delight and surprise, you’ve come to the right place! Raise a toast to these 10 best cocktail bars in Singapore and be sure to add them to your bar-hopping list!

1. Bar Stories

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Source: @habibisansg on Instagram
Type of Information Details
Websitehttps://www.barstories.sg/
Highlights to Note– No formal cocktail menu
– Head mixologist once nominated for the Bar Manager of the Year award at the World Gourmet Summit of 2019
– Shares the space with Habibi-san for those who want to eat and drink
– Cocktails range from $20-$25++
Address55-57A Haji Lane,
Singapore 189248
Email (For Enquiry) [email protected]
Contact Number+65 6298 0838
Operating HoursClosed on Sunday & Monday

Tuesday – Saturday
5pm – 10.30pm
Online Reviews503 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.5 / 5.0 stars)
171 Facebook reviews (Average rating: 5.0 / 5.0 stars)

Bar Stories is Singapore’s original artisanal cocktail bar and restaurant that uses only the freshest ingredients (think Japanese yuzu, passionfruit, chilli, lychee, pandan and ginseng) and an array of fine spirits to come up with an original, bespoke cocktail just for you.

The relaxed and minimalist setting bar does not have a signature drinks menu—for that, you are encouraged to be more adventurous and rely on the staff and mixologists to customize your drink based on your mood, taste and preferences.

Besides the drinks, you can even get the FEEEEED ME! ($58 per pax), an omakase-type spread specially selected by the chefs.

Reviews talk about the amazing bespoke cocktails that were right on point and the good vibes all around. A great place for a romantic date or even a chill night out with your friends.

2. Oriental Elixir

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Source: Oriental Elixir’s Facebook Page
Type of Information Details
Websitehttps://orientalelixir.com/
Highlights to Note– The menu changes every week based on what the bartenders are looking to explore
– Regularly host immersive story sessions, gin tasting sessions and masterclasses
– Taste the gins made at the Tanglin Distillery, the first gin distillery in Singapore
– Interesting home infused gin
– All drinks go at $25 NETT
Address10 Haji Lane,
Singapore 189203
Email (For Enquiry) 
Contact Number+65 8778 5018
Operating HoursMonday – Sunday
6pm – 10.30pm
Online Reviews131 Google reviews (Average rating: 5.0 / 5.0 stars)
9 Facebook reviews (Average rating: 5.0 / 5.0 stars)

Bring along your curiosity and experience the world from the eyes and tastebuds of the team at Oriental Elixir as they whip up potions made specially for you.

A relatively small and intimate bars with limited seating, the possibilities here are pretty much endless—using ingredients ranging from tea, citrus, floral, chocolate and even pepper-based gin, the team has even worked with laksa infused and pork belly infused gin!

Reviews talk about the great knowledge of the team and their fun and engaging masterclasses and tasting sessions. Customers also call this place a true hidden gem with its imaginative infusions and one-of-a-kind cocktails.

Fun fact: this place was hand-built over two months using the things that the owners love.

3. Bitters & Love

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Source: @bittersandlove on Instagram
Type of Information Details
Websitehttps://www.bittersandlove.com/
Highlights to Note– Cafe by day, (Free the Robot) and bar at night (Bitters & Love)
– Self pick up and islandwide delivery available
– For unique craft cocktails and delish bar bites
Address118 Telok Ayer Street,
Singapore 068587
Email (For Enquiry) [email protected]
Contact Number+65 6438 1836 | +65 8722 1169
Operating HoursClosed on Monday & Tuesday

Wednesday – Sunday
9am – 10pm
Online Reviews324 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.6 / 5.0 stars)
204 Facebook reviews (Average rating: 4.6 / 5.0 stars)

Founded in 2012, Bitters & Love was created to pay homage to Bitters (a key ingredient in some of the cocktails) while providing an affordable and accessible place for you to get away from the hustle and bustle of life for the night.

From the standard Gin & Tonic, Classic Negroni and the plain and simple Old Fashioned, they also offer inventive craft cocktails such as the Smooth Operator—made with bourbon, whisky, sweet vermouth and cacao with bitters, as well as the Love in Manhatten—whisky, sweet vermouth and homemade spiced cranberry bitters.

Make sure to also order the “Bitters & Love” Wagyu Beef Cubes and other bar snacks like the Love Truffle to complement your tipple.

Reviews talk about the great-tasting cocktails and food, relaxed ambience and chic decor. The people here are definitely what makes this place special.

4. Native Bar

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Source: @nativebarsg on Instagram
Type of Information Details
Websitehttps://tribenative.com/
Highlights to Note– Once hit #13 on the World’s 50 Best Bars (2018) for its bespoke cocktails featuring regional ingredients
– Committed to sustainable practices and supporting local and regional craftsmen
– Focus on R&D and experimentation
– Offers cocktail masterclasses
Address52A Amoy Street,
Singapore 069878
Email (For Enquiry) [email protected]
Contact Number+65 8869 6520
Operating HoursMonday – Friday
5pm – 10.30pm

Saturday & Sunday
4pm – 10.30pm
Online Reviews481 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.6 / 5.0 stars)
94 Facebook reviews (Average rating: 5.0 / 5.0 stars)

Native Bar is a well-known name in the industry known for its theme of “Foraging”, i.e., they pride themselves on using only natural resources in their bar or as ingredients in their cocktails.

With a focus on ingredients found regionally, they have worked with ingredients ranging from mango, turmeric, tapioca, gula melaka and even ants ( you read that correctly).

While they do change the drinks menu from time to time, there are also some mainstays that have withstood the test of time: Peranakan—made with jackfruit rum, laksa leaves, goat’s milk, candlenut and gula melaka, as well as Pineapple Arrack—Ceylon arrack, coconuts, pineapple skins and Sri Lankan spices.

Reviews talk about the classy and creative cocktails, stylish interior and super friendly and highly professional staff. For exotic cocktails that are full of character and possess a great backstory, Native will not disappoint.

5. Manhatten Bar

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Source: Manhatten Bar’s Facebook Page
Type of Information Details
Websitehttps://www.regenthotels.com/regent-singapore/dining/manhattan
Highlights to Note– Manhattan has been placed #11 in World’s 50 Best Bars and #8 in Asia’s 50 Best Bars
– Regularly hosts tasting sessions and events
– Violet Hour: from Tuesdays to Fridays (5pm to 7pm), get a complimentary warm pastrami sandwich with every drink ordered
– Extensive whiskey collection
Address1 Cuscaden Rd, Level 2 Regent Singapore,
Singapore 249715
Email (For Enquiry) [email protected]
Contact Number+65 6725 3377
Operating HoursClosed on Mondays

Tuesday – Saturday
5pm – 10.15pm

Sunday (Sunday Cocktail Brunch)
12pm – 3pm

Violet Hour
5pm – 7pm (Tuesday to Friday)
Online Reviews634 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.8 / 5.0 stars)
231 Facebook reviews (Average rating: 4.7 / 5.0 stars)

Put on your most glamourous outfit and head to Manhatten for a grandiose night out—this bar is inspired by the Golden Age of cocktails and fine drinking and puts its own unique, modern twist to it.

Found within Regent Hotel along Orchard Road, this bar boasts one of the world’s first in-hotel rickhouse

The latest concept, New York Personified, takes inspiration from six renowned personalities like Anthony Bourdain, Vera Wang and The Ramones to develop 18 new cocktails and six zero proof beverages.

The Adults-Only Sunday Cocktail Brunch that happens every Sunday (12pm to 3pm) is highly recommended—with Gin & Tonic, Bloody Mary and Highball trolleys, unlimited craft cocktails and a variety of seafood and gourmet hot plates for a knock-out weekend.

Reviews talk about the romantic ambience and top-notch service, as well as the artfully presented drinks that never fail to impress. Many customers are also huge fans of The Manhatten27 cocktail, Redemption Burger and Sunday brunch.

6. 28 HongKong Street

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Source: @maylis.brg on Instagram
Type of Information Details
Websitehttps://28hks.com/
Highlights to Note– Crowned Best Bar at Drinks International’s Asia’s 50 Best Bars Awards
– For American-style comfort food and creative cocktails
Address28 Hongkong Street,
Singapore 059667
Email (For Enquiry) [email protected]
Contact Number+65 8318 0328
Operating HoursClosed on Sunday & Monday

Tuesday – Saturday
5pm – 10.30pm
Online Reviews711 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.5 / 5.0 stars)
21 Facebook reviews (Average rating: 5.0 / 5.0 stars)

A well-celebrated cocktail bar, 27 HongKong Street is housed in an old and unpretentious shophouse that rewards adventurous patrons with its awesome cocktails and American-style comfort food.

The innovative menu consists of names like Lazy Bear—made with gin, vermouth, peach and french herbs, as well as The Last Dragon—genever, masala chai, lemon, demerara and bitters. For bar bites, the Apple Fritters, Mac’ N Cheese Balls and The Reuben sandwich are also worth trying.

Reviews talk about the amazing cocktails and nice grub selection. Customer love the intimate setting and like that there is always something new to explore whenever they come back.  

7. Platform.

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Source: Platform.’s Facebook Page
Type of Information Details
Websitehttps://www.platformstudio.co/
Highlights to Note– Top 7 New Bar of the Year – bar awards Singapore 2019
– Focus on low-alcohol drinks with unique flavour profiles – Also serves coffee and tea with a small selection of finger food
Address19 Amoy St, #01-01,
Singapore 069854
Email (For Enquiry) [email protected]
Contact Number+65 8280 0292
Operating HoursMonday
5pm – 10.30pm

Tuesday – Sunday
2pm – 10.30pm
Online Reviews121 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.9 / 5.0 stars)
5 Facebook reviews (Average rating: 5.0 / 5.0 stars)

Platform. is aiming to set itself apart by redefining the way we drink from day to night. With a goal to foster the culture of quality lite-drinking, its day to night sensory concept space focuses on light profile drinks set in a relaxing environment.

Using naturally sourced ingredients from local stores, the team adopts a modern approach of infusion and build methods to create consistent and precise cocktails.

Every detail, from the light, shapes and colours used serves a purpose—to create an exceptional drinking experience. Serving low-ABV cocktails from as early as noon, Platform also processes and brews their own coffee from beans sourced around the region.

The pollen cocktail menu features the Butterfly Pea—dry gin, maraschino cherry, manao lime and butterfly pea kombucha, Elderflower—wheat vodka, sonic water, white cacao, organe blossom and elderflower, as well as Osmanthus—bourbon whiskey, chocolate shrub and osmanthus flower.

Reviews talk about the relaxing ambience and the amount of attention and detail put into the space and drinks.

8. Junior The Pocket Bar

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Source: @matcha_doll on Instagram
Type of Information Details
Websitehttps://juniorthepocketbar.com/
Highlights to Note– The bar’s concept changes every six months so you’ll always experience something different
– Great food and drinks
– Small space, so book early to avoid disappointment
Address6 Ann Siang Hill,
Singapore 069787
Email (For Enquiry) [email protected]
Contact Number+65 8121 1462
Operating HoursClosed on Sunday

Monday – Saturday
5.30pm – 10.30pm
Online Reviews160 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.8 / 5.0 stars)
29 Facebook reviews (Average rating: 4.6 / 5.0 stars)

Junior the Pocket Bar is a small and intimate space that was created to showcase the team’s most beloved terrains and traditions in the world of cocktails and spirits.

Expressed through engaging conversations and an eclectic menu that changes every six months, they are also well-loved for their Asian-inspired food including the Hurricane Popcorn Furikake and French Dip Bahn Mi.

Reviews talk about the well-crafted cocktails with a wide range of flavours to keep things interesting, as well as the delectable food and entertaining bartenders.

9. IB HQ

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Source: @crazycocktailcat on Instagram
Type of Information Details
Websitehttps://www.ibhqsingapore.com/
Highlights to Note– Owner is a well-known name in mixology and lauded for his creative cocktails
– Cocktail masterclasses available
– Cocktails are priced at $24++
Address76A Duxton Rd, Level 2,
Singapore 089535
Email (For Enquiry) [email protected]
Contact Number+65 9025 3234
Operating HoursClosed on Sunday & Monday

Tuesday – Friday
5pm – 10.30pm

Saturday
3pm – 10.30pm
Online Reviews107 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.8 / 5.0 stars)
1 Facebook review (Average rating: 5.0 / 5.0 stars)

IB HQ, aka the Indigenous Bartender, is a platform that was created for like-minded bartenders and foodies looking to explore locally sourced ingredients to create unique, bold and complex flavours.

​Drinks include the Maharaja—curry leaf infused London dry gin, jackfruit bitter and sweet vermouth, Hong Long—Lapsang Souchong tea, passionfruit nectar, Demerara rum, XO Rhum, as well as Adults Only—chilli infused 100% agave Reposado tequila, passionfruit nectar, chocolate liqueur and fresh lime.

​There are also savoury plates like Hummus served with rice papadam, and the Signature Croque Monsieur Sandwich of Chef Jeremy for a night of indulgence.

Reviews talk about the warm hospitality and palate-awakening cocktails that are delivered by a team of charming and fun individuals.

10. Sago House

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Source: @sg_drinks_ on Instagram
Type of Information Details
Websitehttps://sagohouse.sg/
Highlights to Note– Founded by three industry veterans, Jay Grey, George C Abhishek, and Desiree Silva
– Features a menu comprised of six core drinks based on classic styles: Daiquiri, Flip, Sidecar, Highball, Martini and Old Fashioned
– Weekly rotating cocktail menu
Address40B Sago Street,
Singapore 059029
Email (For Enquiry) [email protected]
Contact Number+65 8874 9936
Operating HoursClosed on Monday

Tuesday
6.30pm – 10.30pm

Wednesday – Sunday
6pm – 11pm
Online Reviews72 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.8 / 5.0 stars)
3 Facebook reviews (Average rating: 5.0 / 5.0 stars)

Painstakingly built from scratch, Sago House was literally created from the heart and soul of its founders using upcycled materials and YouTube tutorials. Despite its “mish-mash vibe”, it’s also what makes this spot so endearing and special.

Catering to both day and nighttime drinking, the team’s focus is on being as creative as possible without the use of any new technology, so expect the unexpected with a weekly rotating menu of six cocktails created from fresh produce sourced locally. And to go with your tipple, decadent and calorie-worthy sandwiches and small bites.

Reviews talk about the cool and likeable staff and charming space, as well as the fresh and well-balanced cocktails. Customers also highly recommend trying the Sago Cheesesteak!

Conclusion

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We hope that this guide will be useful in helping you to make an informed decision when it comes to finding the best cocktail bars in Singapore.

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