Guide to the best bars in Singapore

From swanky wine bars to innovative cocktail joints, here's our guide to the best places to get your drink on. Bottoms up!

The best bars in Singapore

Whether you sip or quaff, these are the city's top watering holes for a boozy night out. We've got joints stocked with quality vino, speakeasies hidden behind unmarked doors, dens devoted to whisky, and much more in our roundup.

Best rooftop bars
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Best rooftop bars

Take your thoughts (and cameras) to these rooftop bars around town

Best wine bars
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Best wine bars

Searching for some quality vino? We sniff out seven wine bars that meet the mark

Best whisky bars
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Best whisky bars

We check into the top bars in town to down a shot of Scotch

Best sake bars
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Best sake bars

We suss out the city's top sake bars to cradle a ceramic cup and unwind over a bottle of rice wine. Kampai!

Best microbreweries
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Best microbreweries

Leave the commercial beers on the 7-Eleven shelf and get your taste buds in a tangle at these local microbreweries instead

Specialist bars in Singapore
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Specialist bars in Singapore

Whatever your poison, you’ll find it at these bars that are dedicated to a single liquor

Best craft beer bars
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Best craft beer bars

The best bars in town to quaff down your craft beers

The best bar bites in Singapore
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The best bar bites in Singapore

Put down those deep fried chicken wings and turn to these bars for some serious nosh instead

Bar crawl: CBD
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Bar crawl: CBD

Take a drunken trek from Tanjong Pagar to Raffles Place, stopping by these watering holes along the way

Bar crawl: Orchard
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Bar crawl: Orchard

Skip the infamous Four Floors and take your liver on a spin ’round these cocktail bars instead

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Best cocktail bars

Recreate Native bar's cocktails at home
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Recreate Native bar's cocktails at home

Who says regional spirits don’t have a space on the countertops of your home bar? We got Native's head bartender, Vijay Mudaliar, to let us in on how we can recreate a simpler version of the bar's cocktails. Here are three easy to follow recipes that you can shake up to impress your guests.   1) Jagermalt • 100ml Amrut Single Malt Whisky • 15g Jaggery • 40ml Water • Himalayan pink salt to taste • 1g Pandan leaf This one requires a bit more work, but trust us, the result is worth it. Pour everything except for the salt in a bag and sous vide the mixture for two hours at 55 degrees. Finish with a sprinkle of salt and garnish with a fresh pandan leaf.  Buy it here: whiskymarketplace.sg   2) Matcha Tonic • 150ml Hot water • 5g Matcha powder • 300ml East Imperial Burma Tonic • 45ml KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin  Since most of us don’t have distilling units at home to make our own gin, this recipe will have to do. It tastes almost like Native’s matcha gin and tonic – all you have to do is make matcha tea, strain and chill. Pour the tea over some KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin and fill the rest of the glass with East Imperial Burma Tonic.  Buy it here: whisky.sg   3) Lantern • 50ml Paper Lantern Sichuan Pepper Gin • 3 Calamansi (juiced) • 5-10ml Honey The easiest of the lot – simply combine the ingredients, shake and pour over ice. Buy it here: drinkpaperlantern.com Make sure to show some love to Vijay at Native at 52A Amoy St.

Best secret bars in Singapore
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Best secret bars in Singapore

Lu Yawen (Lindy) hops around the city's top speakeasies and hidden cocktail bars.

Best bars in Singapore for classic cocktails
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Best bars in Singapore for classic cocktails

Let us school you on seven classic cocktails everyone should know and where to get them. Additional reporting by Rebecca Liew and Michelle Ng

Best cocktails in Singapore
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Best cocktails in Singapore

We round up the best cocktails in the city to sip on.

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Looking for cheap ways to drink? Check these out

Cheapest happy hours in Singapore
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Cheapest happy hours in Singapore

Take happy hour to the next level with these cheaper deals

Cheap drinks in Singapore
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Cheap drinks in Singapore

Whatever your choice of tipple, we tell you where you can get the cheapest beer, spirits, wine and cocktails, without breaking the bank