They are low-key and hidden from plain sight. But once you manage to discover them, there are dimly-lit bars that serve craft cocktails and delicious bar snacks. The bars in question that we mentioned here are speakeasies or otherwise known as speakeasy bars. Below are the 8 Speakeasy Bars in Singapore Worth “Sneaking” In.
Beyond its nondescript facade and the drab staircase leading to the second floor, there’s a cosy speakeasy bar called The Spiffy Dapper. The kind of a bar straight out from the 1920s prohibition-era style. Their cocktails are the highlights here, namely Sheikh On The Level (black tea gin, demerara sugar syrup, lemon juice, egg white, cardamom bitters & Turkish delight). But if you are feeling all experimental, leave it to the mixologist to concoct a bespoke cocktail based on your taste preference. Book your slot right here.
Address: 73 Amoy Street, Singapore 069892
2) Mama Diam
From the outside point of view, it sure looks innocent enough. Mama Diam’s facade boasts the traditional style of a mama shop. But once you get past the magazine shelf, there lies a hidden speakeasy bar awaiting you inside. They serve interesting Asian-inspired cocktail selections such as Kaya Martini (Chivas 12, coconut cream, pandan & pineapple juice with mini roti biscuit) and Milo Old Fashioned (Chivas 12, spiced Milo syrup & chocolate biscuit). Hungry? Mama Diam got you covered here with recommended dishes like Imperial Pork Chop, Beef Striploin and Mentaiko Scallops.
Address: 38 Prinsep St., Singapore 188665
Don’t be fooled by 28 HongKong Street’s unpretentious 1960s-style shopfront. Once you are inside, you’ll be greeted by the cosy interior and perfectly dim lighting of a speakeasy bar. As for their specialities, they serve craft cocktails, artisanal spirits and scrumptious bar bites to go with your drink. Click here to book a table.
Address: 28 HongKong Street, Singapore 059667
Great cocktails and equally great vibes defined this speakeasy bar at Bitters & Love. Try one of their Customer’s Favourites such as Ice Cream (bourbon, citrus, Angostura bitters & egg white) and Ivory Mistress (earl grey-infused gin, citrus, grapefruit & Grenadine). Or simply ask the friendly bartender for recommendations. Book your table right here.
Address: 118 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068587
Once a small 10-seater bar, Junior The Pocket Bar has since expanded to a larger 25-seater. And yes, it’s still hidden. Right behind Maxi Coffee Bar, where you need to enter through a side door to get to the bar. Expect an intimate atmosphere and various cocktail options like Soleil (vodka, rum, pineapple, raspberry, gentian & lemon) and Ouzo (gin, pastis & peach). For bar snacks, try their French Fries with house spice blend & Szechuan dipping sauce, battered popcorn-size Orange Chicken and homemade Junior Meatballs served with mashed potatoes & sourdough. Book your table right here.
Address: 6 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069787
6) Bar Stories
Cafes and souvenir shops are some of the establishments that you can find along the stretch of Haji Lane. But if you are looking for something to drink (and we mean alcohol), look out for Bar Stories. Apparently, they made their mark as among the first bespoke cocktail bars in Singapore. And here, you can expect great cocktails that are specially curated based on your taste preferences. Bookings are a must.
Address: 55-57 Haji Lane, 2nd Floor, Singapore 189250
Behind the Miss Fitz Kitchen + Bar, there’s a walkway that leads to a 1970s rock ‘n’ roll-era speakeasy bar called Roxy. The red lighting that illuminated the interior evokes a sense of cosiness and intimacy. Take a sip at some of their signature cocktails such as the Mai Tai-style CBGB Swizzle and Smoke On The Water (Monkey Shoulder Smokey Monkey, house jalapeno syrup, fresh lemon & soda). Or try their range of boilermakers, offering well-curated shots served with beers (e.g. Sierra Nevada American Pale Ale). Reserved your seat right here.
Address: 6 Marina Boulevard, 01-19 The Sail at Marina Bay, Singapore 018985
Entering The Dragon Chamber requires you to look for a fridge door located inside a kopitiam. A beer fridge, to be exact. Open it and from there, it’s like a whole new dimension at The Dragon Chamber — an underground vibe of a speakeasy bar. For cocktails, selections include Dragon Punch (dark rum, Heering Cherry, strawberry puree, pineapple, lime, orange bitters & soda) and The Jade (Moutai, pineapple, lemon & blue curacao). Food-wise, get a taste of some of their signatures like Cheeseburger Rolls, Roast Irish Duck and Milk Cracker Lemon Chicken. Click here to reserve a table.
Address: 2 Circular Road, Singapore 049358
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