Singapore certainly knows how to pour a drink. From ultra-swank clubs to intimate little lounges, this area is packed with places designed to delight the cocktail-loving masses. Need a little help tracking down the hottest spots? Here are a few of our most recent favorites.
Sleek, chic and so cosmopolitan, this rooftop bar is known for towering above the city’s hustle and bustle.
If You Go: Go at sunset, and try the fresh-fruit cocktails. These refreshing tipples — and the stunning view — offer the perfect end to a long day.
Don’t judge a book by its cover: This ultra-chic spot may look humble from the outside, but its decked-out interior boasts some serious VIP style.
If You Go: Dress to impress. Drink Culture is a great place to start an evening of clubbing, and the clientele is usually outfitted to the nines.
Haji Lane’s most innovative cocktail spot is a paradise of mid-century design and unparalleled mixology.
If You Go: Keep an open mind, and let the bartenders suggest a drink for you. These aren’t just students trying to make a quick buck; they’re masters at the craft of cocktail making.
Graffiti-clad walls, molecular drinks and a cooler-than-cool clientele make this bar a must for the creative set.
If You Go: Try a drink with the vanilla bourbon, and order some Wagyu-beef bar snacks to complement the sweetness; both are of this world. Just don’t forget to bring your Singapore credit card. Drinks like this don’t come cheap.
The Auld Alliance
Step inside the antiqued library vibe of this first-rate whiskey bar, and lose yourself in a list of nearly 600 single malts.
If You Go: Consider sampling the champagnes, cognacs and rums. Though whiskey is Auld’s specialty, these vintages aren’t to be missed.
Inventive design and spacious digs are the best little benefits of this recently reopened cocktail mainstay.
If You Go: Throw down the extra cash, and try the surprisingly spicy blood-orange caipirinha. Trust us.
The world-famous green goddess gets a modern makeover at this decidedly quirky joint.
If You Go: Be prepared for an intensely unique experience. Not only does the Artisan offer a dizzying array of absinthe cocktails, but it also features a conceptual atmosphere to go with the iconic drink.
Less cocktail bar than chilled-out beer garden, this Mohamed Sultan spot is ideal for lazy evenings, outdoor parties and the most laid-back summer nights.
If You Go: Dig into the international beer list. Nearly 80 hard-to-find brews populate the menu, and several of them pair perfectly with the Foundry’s bevy of deliciously cheap eats.