The origins of the word cocktail have been debated. Cocktails are traditionally thought of as an American innovation, but they were actually at least partly inspired by British punches—big bowls of spirits mixed with fruit juice, spices, and other flavors, consumed in punch houses in the 18th century. Hit up the very best cocktail bars in Singapore that serve bespoke cocktails, martinis and other creative alcoholic concoctions. These amazing bars prove why Singapore has the best drinking scene in Asia.


  1. ATLAS

Upon entering Atlas, you’d be forgiven for thinking Batman might be lurking. After all, Parkview Square building, the last passion project by the late patriarch CS Hwang was modelled after western-style Art Deco hotels and is commonly referred to as Gotham.


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With a list of more than 1,300 gin labels, its moniker as the best spirits collection in the world is well deserved, but head barman Jesse Vida’s drinks collection is also a force to be reckoned with. During the pandemic, the bar continued with its monthly Juniper Society gatherings (online, of course), introducing members to a new gin each time as well as collaborating with and supporting bar friends around the globe.

Dress Code: Smart Casual from 5pm (no shorts or slippers)

Gentlemen: Long pants and covered shoes required

Parkview Square, 600 North Bridge Road, Singapore, 188778


  1. Native

It’s not very often that you come across a bar so proud of its roots it mixes them into its drinks – literally. The relaxed, fun ambience of this creative bar, located in Singapore’s buzzing Amoy Street, draws a mix of the curious and cocktail connoisseurs alike, both local and international.

One patron commented, “We had such a lovely evening, we came in for a couple of drinks before dinner and were blown away. The staff were great and the drinks delicious. We loved that each drink had a story behind and that the ingredients were are local. The extra tasters of sparkling sake amongst others was a lovely extra touch. Probably the best bar we’ve been to in Singapore.”


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The spirits here are strictly only from Asian distillers; this is an import free zone. Cue a collection of Indian whiskies, Indonesian rums, Japanese gins and original Asian alcohols like arrack – coconut flower sap aged in wood – from Sri Lanka as well as baijiu from China.

Dress Code: Casual Dress

52A Amoy Street, Singapore 069878


  1. Manhattan

Triumphant American bar and lounge in Orchard, Singapore. Inspired by the Golden Age of cocktails and fine drinking, Manhattan is reminiscent of a grand hotel bar, modern yet with a touch of old New York glamour and sophistication. Choose your tipple from artisanal spirits, and classic and forgotten cocktails, meticulously crafted from the world’s first in-hotel rickhouse and a remarkable collection of house-made ingredients, accompanied by gourmet bar bites.


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Bringing the same creativity and thoughtful research to its third menu concept, Manhattan takes inspiration from six big-league personalities; iconic Manhattanites that have made their mark in the circuits of music, film, fashion, culinary and politics. With stories richly intertwined in drinks crafted from astute bartending and artisanal spirits, these 18 new cocktails and six zero proof beverages truly leap from the pages of history.

Dress Code: Smart casual

1 Cuscaden Road, Level 2 Regent, Singapore 249715


  1. Tippling

Chef-owner Ryan Clift, opened Singapore’s Tippling Club in 2008, with his unique brand of modern gastronomy. Consistently playful, fresh and fun, it imbues the dining experience with a sense of excitement and a touch of theatre.


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Spanning three shophouse units at 38 Tanjong Pagar Road, the Tippling Club divides its attention into three inextricably fused compartments: a bar, a dining room and an upstairs private dining area. This Singapore bar is a place for hipsters, visitors and knowledgeable locals who want to sample one of the city’s most celebrated cocktail-restaurant combinations.

Dress Code: Smart casual

38 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088461


  1. Bob’s Bar at Capella

Curious of what Bob’s Bar Capella Hotel Sentosa Singapore can offer? Aside from their good food and large selection of drinks & cocktails, here are other great reasons to choose Bob’s Bar when you go on a vacation or even if you just want to chill out.


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1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297

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