Singapore has always had fabulous nightlife, but these are 6 hot new bars in Singapore to explore now.
Singapore is one of the most economically successful countries in South East Asia, but as well as being thriving business hub, it is a fantastic place to holiday for the amazing luxury five star hotels, restaurants and bars.
Over 2.74 million tourists visit every year from all over the world and restaurants and bars are one of the key reasons.
Though Singapore is only a tiny country with a population of just over 5 million people, it has most definitely made a huge mark on the world and the global tourism indsutry with its vibrant greenery, epic Marina Bay Skyline, massive shopping centres and year-long summer weather.
Another positive Singapore boasts, is its unique and vibrant nightlife, enlivened by a range of bars and clubs that suit all budgets, tastes and styles.
With temperatures up to 35 degrees Celsius all year round, there is a thriving, ever-evolving bar scene, and there is always a new gem to discover in Singapore.
Here are 6 of Singapore’s hottest new bars you don’t want to miss.
For a classic drink menu
Address: Parkview Square, 600 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188778
If you fancy a good, old-fashioned martini or glass of champagne, visit Atlas in the iconic Parkview Square to get your fix.
Atlas is one of the most popular bars in Singapore – if not Asia, ranking 23rd in the Asia’s 50 Best Bars award in 2022, and previously, 5th in 2020.
Walking into Atlas is like walking into the movie, Great Gatsby. With 1920s gothic inspired designs, high ceilings, two grand balconies and gold accents, it’s not hard to emanate poise and confidence.
Atlas’ cocktail menu took over two years to perfectly curate and assemble along with contributions from friends, distillers and vintners from all over the world.
The bar is most famous for its extraordinary gin. Atlas is home to one of the world’s most diverse, carefully-crafted physical and tasty gin collections, with over 1300 gins on offer and displayed in an eye-catching three-storey tall gin library positioned at the very centre of the bar.
It’s gin paradise.
For bar hoppers
Deadfall: 16 North Canal Road, #01-01, Singapore, 048828
Ballroom: 16 North Canal Road, #02-01, Singapore, 048828
Barbary Coast sits on the corner of North Canal Road and spans two floors, so that the night doesn’t have to end after just one bar. On the lower level is a dive-style cocktail bar named after the ragged neighbourhood dive bars of San Francisco, Deadfall. Gold miners, who found themselves unlucky, would go to threadbare deadfalls to wind down after a long day of digging.
This is because deadfallls were the only place that let people in and have a drink, no matter how poor they were. Though inspired by this point in time, Deadfall in Sinfapore is not as dusty and rundown – in fact, it emulates an industrial, dimly-lit speakeasy, sprinkled with scavenged knick knacks perfect for a lowkey night out.
At the bar, you can order between of choice of five cocktails. all named after their respective colour. Stand outs include the drink, Green, which is a refreshing concoction made up of grapefruit and tequila.
The second floor is the ‘Barbary Coast Ballroom’, and as the name suggests, is the complete opposite to Deadfall. Its name comes from the ballrooms where miners would spend all the gold that they had just dug up on endless drinks. The interior is incredibly lux, filled with opulent and feminine decor, including the stunning floral wallpaper and framed portraits of elegant women.
In contrast to Deadfall, the Ballroom comprises of 13 cocktails, including the Earl of Montrose – a smoky beverage made from the fusion of three different whiskies, bound to leave a lasting impression.
The two-storey concept just made bar hopping a whole lot easier.
For a simple speakeasy
Address: 8 Purvis Street, #02-01, Singapore 188587
This Japanese-inspired bar is tucked away in Purvis street, on the second floor of a shophouse. It’s the best place for simple and sturdy all-time favourites.
The bar’s name, ‘Last Word’ comes from a cocktail invented in the 1920s Prohibition Era in the United States. It’s a sharp chartreuse-coloured drink, often served to those who crave a citrusy kick. However, one of the bar’s best speciality drinks is their Bloody Mary which uses Japanese tomatoes, togarashi spice and a lick of wasabi – made extra refreshing to counteract the Singapore sun.
The food menu comprises of simple Japanese dishes like crispy gyozas, panko-friend oysters, fish balls, fish cakes and hearty Wagyu beef. Founder, Colin Chia, describes ‘Last Word’ as a a classic Japanese bar that focuses on technique and precision, while using the freshest ingredients.
The atmosphere is cosy and interior is minimal, as you would see in most bars in Japan. So, if you’re looking to escape the hustle-bustle of Singapore, this is the place to be.
For adventurous drinkers and great instagram
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, #01-21, Bayfront Plaza (Next to Bayfrnot MRT Station, Singapore 018953)
Hopscotch launched in 2022 at Gardens by the Bay, one of Singapore’s most renowned landmarks. Its known for its innovative take on classic Asian dishes, yet stays true to the well-loved flavours.
Hopscotch is most popular for its quirky drink menu featuring a milo medley, eight treasures negroni and garden city sling – all of which are bound to end up on your Instagram feed. In particular, the garden city sling – of course inspired by Gardens of the Bay – blends fruity and floral flavours and is presented in a flower dome.
To complement your drink of choice, Hopscotch’s sticky pork cheeks glazed with a sweet barbecue sauce is ridiculously flavoursome and juicy.
The baba porchetta is another great option to pair with alcohol, and is an exclusive to the Gardens of the Bay branch. It is a mixture of pork crackling in the form of chicken roulade. The skin is crunchy and crispy, while the mushroom and onion stuffing is irresistably soft, making every bite the perfect one.
For those who love a rooftop cocktail and killer view
Address: Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena, Level 33
If you’re in need of a new Instagram photo with a picturesque backdrop, Las Palmas Rooftop Bar has you covered, where you can enjoy a refreshing cocktail with the glorious sunset in the background.
This pink-themed rooftop bar is situated by the poolside on level 33 of the Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena hotel. It newly opened in late October 2022 for locals and visitors to soak up and enjoy romantic, Singaporean sunsets.
Las Palmas serves up some of the best unobstructed, sky-high views in the city, drawing attention away from the towering skyscrapers, to the tropical, green pastures of Bukit Timah Hill and Macritchie Reservoir.
The bar also offers top-notch cocktails which harmonise Las Vegas and Tijuana influences. The cocktail names take inspiration from pop culture and art, such as Coachella Dreaming (which mixes Californian Aperitivo with coconut, peach, pineapple and orange bitters) and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (a tangy drink that units nutty and citrusy flavours).
The bar’s interior is just as stunning as the outdoor area. It features a rose quartz bar counter with floral-printed chairs to go with the outside theme, making it very easy to stock up on a couple Instagram posts.
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