5 Cool Bars in Singapore21st March 2018
Your ultimate guide to trendy drinking spots consists of an amazing selection of creative and hip bars you can visit, all the way from the East Coast to Sentosa. The best world-class bars in Singapore are making serious noise globally; although a decade ago there was only the iconic Long Bar where a relentless wave of tourists parted with large sums of cash to have the Singapore Sling. It is a great experience to enjoy the diversity of some old-school cocktail pubs as well if you are looking for a dose of nostalgia.
There’s plenty of drinking holes to choose from, such as rooftop bars around town. Singapore currently boasts with being closely watched by the world’s cocktail cognoscenti, as it has brought some of the world’s big-name toques and injected the scene with a global perspective as it is a place to watch in the next few years. Take a tipple in your hand and enjoy your favorite cocktail at one of the swanky rooftop bars where you can get a pretty neat view, especially during sunsets.
In a modern city like Singapore, it is intensively pleasurable to feel cool blows of a rooftop bar, in order to capture the whole cityscape and to have a fondling touch of the wind.
Southbridge, Boat Quay
This rooftop bar has got craft cocktails, champagnes and artisanal Japanese sakes, as well as fresh seafood and oysters, served in sets of six. The highlights of the place are some of the best 360° views that can be found later at night, as well as the atmosphere and yummy food. While Umami is served cold, dressed in refreshing yuzu and ponzu, the Unifeller gets grilled with a layer of cheese.
Anti:dote, Fairmont Hotel
In the middle of a five-star hotel, with cushioned bus-stop style seating with an extra bit of support for tired legs, it opens at 17:00 daily. This is a newcomer on the cocktail bar scene is the Anti: dote, and features acclaimed mixologist Tom Hogen, who crafts combinations such as Asian inspired ‘Tonic’ with ginger and rum.
LeVel 33, Marina Bay Financial Centre
With a fine array of gourmet-style pub grub, it opens early, at 11:30, daily. The highest microbrewery in the world, LeVel 33 is one of the best rooftop bars in Singapore, with stunning views across the Marina Bay and a selection which concentrates more on quality.
Mr Stork Rooftop Bar, Rochor
Take a walk along the cobbled paths around the entire level, while enjoying a Choose Ruby citrusy concoction with ginger and vermouth, served in an elephant mug, or a Rhubarb. This cocktail bars on level 39 of Andaz, Rochor, has teepee huts hidden amid lush greenery, as well as panoramic views from the striking bronze pavilion bar.
There are some unusual ingredients on the menu, such as makeup in the “Beauty”. Drinking and dining are at its finest here, as they can make you almost any classic you might request, together with cocktails which bring together the best of the bar by using modern techniques.