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Atico Lounge
Photograph: 1-Atico

The best new bars in Singapore to have a drink at in the city

The drinking scene in Singapore is the best, bar none. We check out new cocktail bars, craft beer joints and more

By Fabian Loo
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Singapore's bar scene has blossomed tremendously in the past couple of years. Not only do we have some of the best bars in Asia, we also have plenty of local talent flying our flag high and big overseas names landing on our shores with exciting new concepts.

We take a look at some of the new bar openings in town, along with refreshed menu at familiar joints. This month, head up to the skies for a drink at Atico Lounge, visit the newly opened Republic bar at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, and more. 

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Republic
Photograph: Republic

Republic

Bars and pubs City Hall

The refurbished East Wing of The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore comes packing with new, good-looking surprises. One of which is the Republic bar, a charming drinking hole that comes inspired by the 1960s. Memories of the yesteryears – major historical and cultural occurrences – are reimagined into cocktails. Sip on Stardust ($25), a drink that re-creates what the galaxy might taste like; or try the Timeless Beauty ($25), an ode to our national carrier’s iconic sarong kebaya. Alongside each drink comes interesting anecdotes from the bartenders.

Drunken Farmer
Photograph: Drunken Farmer

Drunken Farmer

Bars and pubs Wine bars Tanjong Pagar

Nomadic natural wine bar Drunken Farmer has finally settled down in a permeant spot. Come nightfall, the interiors of Common Man Stan is transformed to make way for the natural wine bar and bistro. Choose from over 80 different organic, biodynamic, and sustained farmed labels – each makes for a scrumptious pairing to the gut-friendly sourdough-focused food menu.

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Atico Lounge
Photograph: 1-Atico

Atico Lounge

Restaurants Orchard

The multi-concept rooftop dining destination, 1-Atico, is finally complete. After opening FLNT and FIRE, the Attic Lounge is the latest and final dine-in experience on the 56th floor of Ion Orchard. Look forward to a global-inspired menu, with a monthly spotlight on various destination. May sees the menu traveling to 1920s Paris, before heading to Lombardy in June, and the United Kingdom in July.

8 by Bottles and Bottles
Photograph: 8 by Bottles and Bottles

8 by Bottles and Bottles

Bars and pubs Changi 

Homegrown wine and spite retailer Bottles and Bottles have opened its first dine-in concept: 8 by Bottles and Bottles. Here, at its low-key locale at Changi Airport Terminal 3, the shop offers a huge range of wines, spirits, and sakes are wallet-friendly prices. Pop open a bottle straight to enjoy with friends, and order some hearty bar bites to accompany the night-out. Otherwise, there is also the option of bringing in food from neighbouring eateries at no extra cost. Nuggets with wine, anyone? 

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Abundance
Photograph: Abundance / Facebook

Abundance

Bars and pubs Bukit Merah

This Taiwanese bistro and bar bring together the best of the country’s street snacks with cold pints of beer. Tucked away in Lengkok Bahru, Abundance has already been drawing crowds for its hearty selection of chilli dumplings ($9.90), braised pork belly buns or gua bao($6.90), traditional peanut ice cream roll ($6), and more. Wash it all down with cocktails ($10) aperol spritz or yuzu highball, or share a toast with a tap list that might feature Heart of Darkness’ Kumquat Pale Ale, a passionfruit wheat from Vietnam-based Pasteur Street Brewing Company, and more. 

Cin Cin
Photograph: Cin Cin

Cin Cin

Bars and pubs Cocktail bars Tanjong Pagar

Gin specialist Cin Cin has recently refreshed its 12-drink-strong cocktail menu, filled with fresh libations that range from refreshing to spirit-forward. Try Revitalise ($22), a boozy yet healthy pick-me-up with cold-pressed watermelon and lime juice spiked with Hendrick’s gin. For something stiffer, Kyro gin-based Let’s Par-Tea ($25) comes suffused with aromatic chai tea and honey cinnamon syrup. But for the true gin enthusiasts, swing by for Gin Treasury ($68) – essentially a gin buffet that runs every Saturday, offering bar-goers free-flowing access to some 50 varieties of the spirit and nine different tonics to pair.

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