6 Award-Winning Bars In Singapore-Must Try
If you have been to Singapore lately, you probably must have noticed the trends in bar scenes bursting and vibrant, but what you may not have captured is the fact that most of these bars in the scene are on a world-class level.
Expats, particularly bar enthusiasts, can enjoy the oh-so-amazing selection of creativity on the styles in the cool bars. Singapore economy is on another whole new level. This is due to the many world-class institutions based on the small island. Therefore, it is not surprising to have several bars around falling in the world-class category.
Some of the bars have gone ahead and won numerous awards and are the reason for the country’s nightlife booming. Interested or looking to jump into the bar-hopping bandwagon? With hundreds of beautiful places to visit, compiling a list of some of the best bars in Singapore is one tedious task, but here is a strict checklist of the award-winning and everyone’s favorite bar in Singapore.
Ranked as number one bar at the Asia’s 50 best bars in 2018, Manhattan is your place to try out this season. If you are a cocktail connoisseur or that individual who enjoy strong, sophisticated vibes, then Manhattan bar is the best place to try out such stuff.
Here you will enjoy top class service, a mix of old school tunes, indie hip-hop, electro swing accompanied by a pic-perfect ambiance for your social media coverage and update and ultimately the fantastic cocktails served by some of the best Singaporean bartenders.
The swanky vintage, New York design bar is the best place for anyone who fancies the Mad Men era. It is also the first bar across the world to have “Rickhouse”—an in-hotel where the American oak barrels are used to keep single-cask cocktails, fine spirits, and age bitters. As if that’s not enough, there exists another room with multiple shelves that are lined with cool drinks.
The passion project for the award-winner Vijay Mudaliar, Native bar pay lots of attention to cocktail creations which are creatively made with local products and ingredients that are sourced from across the region.
Native is popularly known for hosting events, playing music, and hosting various celebrities such as musicians and DJs from local and international levels. If you are a music fanatic, a dancer, choreographer or simply a fan of cocktails, you are missing a lot.
Once you find yourself in Native, you find yourself caught up with so many flavors that tickle your taste buds. All the cocktails are naturally made, and each has a rich history. A little chat with the friendly and professional bartenders can give you some insights on how the drinks came about, despite the fact that it was opened in December 2016.
Ryan Clift, the chef-owner of the Tippling club has kept this bar bursting with innovations, cocktail pairings, the ultra-progressive cuisines, and many others since 2008. The Tippling club is known to deliver avant-garde cuisine which is accompanied by the fancy world-class cocktails. The famous Joe Schofield, who is the head bartender is also known to create ‘sensorium menu’—one experiment and the innovative cocktail menu that is naturally made from gummy bears.
Visitors can choose whatever they like or would appreciate trying to get a heavenly experience. This waterhole is a favorite for individuals who enjoy breaking their boundaries for serious drinks particularly the sensorium which is the latest menu.
The gummy bears work as a sampler to guide the direction of the type of drink you want. There are 12 gummy bears. Each represents a drink and its alcoholic counterpart. It is no wonder the bar landed itself in the top 25 restaurants in Asia by San Pellegrino catching the whole world’s attention.
Looking for a basement bar? Hidden in a quiet nondescript building at a corner of the bustling Ann Siang Hill is Operation Dagger. The entrance is marked with a rectangle logo, a rather small clown, and a darkened staircase.
Here, you will find low key electronics that play hip hop music which makes it easy for an individual to receive phone calls and follow up on a conversation. Visitors can have an interactive and unique experience with the drinks, the bartenders, and companions.
There is a wide range of drinks that are composed of specially-fermented concoctions and house-made meads. The elusive and hard to find bar has special cocktails such as G.O.A.T, Untitled and Onion gum which gives you a once-in-a-lifetime kind of experience. In fact, these three will keep you coming back for more.
Even if you have never stepped to Atlas, you probably may have caught a glimpse of the gold leaf-flecked and ornate interiors on multiple social media portfolios. The ambiance is quite breathtaking, and you won’t want to wake up from those cozy armchairs while taking your favorite drink and ultimately soaking yourself in the opulent atmosphere.
The place serves European cuisines from the chief chef Daniele Sperindio. The world-class type of cocktails meets the aesthetics of the roaring 20s of America and the Great Gatsby. When you get there, don’t forget to request for a gin-based cocktail and fill your Instagram with the eye-catching gin tower. There are over a thousand types of gin, so don’t get confused just have a chat with the sommelier and he will definitely get you something of your taste.
If you’re that individual who doesn’t fancy certain tricks done to your drink, then don’t look any further for Hong Kong Street is your perfect match. This is the type of bar that values the importance of sticking to the basic essential of a drinking experience and avoiding frills.
The philosophy is well-illustrated by their hilarious website which is more of an empty page with necessary information rather than too much detailed specifications that you would expect in a website trying to market itself. The drinks are super unique and come with a high foot to boot. The menu is revised a few times in a year to give a perfect experience.
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