Whether you are in for some cocktails after a long day at work or during a weekend outing, there are plenty of bars available in Singapore. Menus vary from one place to another, offering everything from classics to unique creations and even the ones with a locally-inspired twist. So, if you are looking for some recommendations, check out our 2022 list of Top 10 Cocktail Bars in Singapore.
1) Smoke & Mirrors
Fancy a glass or two while admiring the panoramic views of Singapore’s skyline atop the National Gallery. The place? A rooftop bar called Smoke & Mirrors. They serve plenty of creative cocktails here, namely the strong & bittersweet Breaking Storm and the dry, yet fruity Kaleidoscope. And while you are at it, don’t forget to order some bar bites such as Ground Beef Nachos, Tortilla Chips with Homemade Guacamole and Homemade Tater Tots.
2) MO Bar
A night of cocktails while immersing in the majestic views of Marina Bay? This is where the classy MO Bar excels the most alongside their eclectic range of cocktails. Among the unique concoctions worth sipping includes Formosan, a whiskey-based cocktail mixed with coffee and coconut cream. For something fruity, try the rum-based Full Moon that blends with wheatgrass or pear.
3) Taylor Adam
“Sneak” into the bespoke tailor of Taylor Adams and beyond the shopfront, there’s a speakeasy cocktail bar awaiting you from the inside. Taylor Adams is currently serving its Asian-inspired cocktails menu a.k.a. Chapter 2 – Pride of the East, which are “inspired by the stories of trade and travel”. Choices include the Nyonya-inspired, gin-based Peranakan Sunset that blends assorted ingredients like butterfly pea tea, kaffir lime leaf and elderflower. Or try the popular Onde Onde kuih but in the form of a cocktail mix of Tito’s Vodka, Cointreau, pandan syrup and coconut water.
Regent Singapore houses an exquisite array of international restaurants, an afternoon tea spot and a gourmet pasticceria. Let’s not forget about the vintage New York-style cocktail bar called Manhattan. Explore their latest New York Personified menu, which features drinks that are inspired by well-known celebrities like Andy Warhol, Whoopi Goldberg and Lin-Manuel Miranda. For instance, try Andy Warhol’s Silver Factory — a mix of hay-infused Altos Blanco, Muyu Chinotto Nero, fresh lemon juice and caraway syrup.
5) Jigger & Pony
Be it light or strong cocktails, there’s something for everyone here at Jigger & Pony. Some of the selections available include Whisky Highball, Champagne Cocktail and Garden Margarita, just to name a few. There’s a happy-hour special too from 6 pm to 7.30 pm daily, offering cocktail-of-the-month and others like Negroni and Yuzu Whiskey Sour. They even have PONY bottled cocktails available for takeaway, offering a range of classic series like Old Fashioned and Manhattan.
6) The Elephant Room
The Elephant Room takes its cue from the culture and history of Little India in Singapore. Take a sip of The New Mango — a combination of gin-based cocktail with white sesame drop, acid-washed green mangoes and Indian cheese. If you prefer Indies rum-based cocktails, go for Made in Kolkata (clarified butter, ghee, banana cider & mustard) or Farmer’s Joy (fermented rice wine, caramelised camphor & lacto turmeric). Also, look out for their daily Happy Hour Menu available from 6 pm to 7.30 pm.
7) Flow Bar
Leave it to award-winning mixologist Ricky Paiva to concoct your drink while you sit back and relax at the cosy Flow Bar. The cocktail menu is uniquely categorised under Living Room, Garden, Office and Playground. And interestingly enough, eclectic mixes of ingredients are used to represent each of the names here. Take the Living Room selection, for example as one of their drinks includes Burnt Lemon Whisky Sour — a comforting blend of Wild Turkey Bourbon with burnt lemon and sweetener.
It’s like stepping into the past at Atlas with its captivating grand art deco-style interior. Their cocktails, in the meantime, are inspired by the Arts Décoratifs. Some of the choices include the zesty ATLAS G&T — a mix of elevated London Dry Gin with ATLAS Burma Tonic and lemon. Or go for the modern take on the classics like ATLAS Martini (London Dry Gin, Ambrato Vermouth, orange bitters & champagne vinegar). Not to forget, Atlas’ mammoth collection of over 1,000 bottles of gin — all beautifully stacked in a gin tower.
9) Nutmeg & Clove
Fancy tasting locally-inspired cocktails? Head over to Nutmeg & Clove at Purvis Street, where they offer interesting selections that reflect Singapore’s history and progression. Among the drinks include Hendrick’s Gin-infused Garden City with ingredients like musk melon, shiso and lime. Or go Underground in a taste of Haku Vodka, spiced grape, kombucha and citric acid. But if you prefer to stick to the classics like Old Fashioned and Whiskey Sour, they got you all covered too.
10) Live Twice
Coming from Jigger & Pony family, Live Twice’s Japanese-style cocktail bar has two cocktail menus that are categorised under One Life For Yourself and One Life For Your Dreams. Those who love whisky cocktails should give Mizuwari a try — a concoction of Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky & Malt Whisky with Hokkaido soft water. Alternatively, there’s a citrusy Jasmine that combines London No. 3 Gin with Merlet Trois Citrus, Campari and Lemon. Some other interesting choices include Golden Leaf (Roku Gin, high mountain tea & orange riesling) and Drops of Dew (Michter’s American #1 Bourbon, honeydew nectar & chardonnay).
That’s not all! More Top 10s in Singapore are waiting to be discovered!
The compilation of this list was made from accumulation of Public Votes at TallyPress.com.
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