Drinking & Nightlife


  • Tippling Club Boundary-pushing libations from the bar that raised the bar.
  • Bitters & Love Clever surprises from top-tier barkeeps.
  • 28 HongKong Street Passionate mixologists turning grog into greatness.
  • Native Surprising ingredients and clever twists in trendy Amoy St.
  • Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall Sneaky cocktail den above Boat Quay.
  • Manhattan Long-forgotten cocktails are given a new lease on life in this Orchard Rd heavyweight.


  • Zouk A multivenue classic west of Robertson Quay.
  • Headquarters by the Council Thumping techno and house beats in this Boat Quay shophouse.
  • Altimate High-tech clubbing atop a downtown skyscraper.
  • Taboo Hot bods and themed nights at Singapore's classic gay club.
  • Fleek A shrine to hip-hop in buzzing Clarke Quay.
  • Bar Rouge Glitz, glamour and a pumping dance floor with a twinkling city view backdrop.


  • Smoke and Mirrors Point-blank views of the Marina Bay skyline.
  • 1-Altitude The world's tallest alfresco bar, in the heart of the CBD.
  • CÉ LA VI SkyBar A seamless city and island panorama from Marina Bay Sands' cantilevered rooftop.
  • Level 33 The world's highest craft brewery with a bird's eye view of Marina Bay below.
  • Lantern Stylish rooftop sipping with million-dollar views of Marina Bay.
  • Screening Room Rooftop Bar Gaze out over Chinatown rooftops and CBD towers.



  • Chye Seng Huat Hardware Superlative espresso, filter coffee, on-site roasting and classes.
  • Nylon Coffee Roasters A small, mighty espresso bar and roaster in up-and-coming Everton Park.
  • Ronin Serving strong brews behind large, dark doors near Boat Quay.
  • Atlas Coffeehouse Industrial-styled cafe serving top-notch coffee moments from Botanic Gardens MRT.
  • Coffee Break Singapore kopi meets hipster flavours in this Amoy St hawker stall.
  • Liberty Coffee After years of supplying many coffee spots this roaster has opened a coffee bar to showcase its brewing skills

Places for Lingering

  • Tanjong Beach Club Sand, palms and a lap pool at Sentosa's more tranquil end.
  • Middle Rock A secluded tropical oasis in the middle of Bishan Park.
  • Coastal Settlement A lush, green hideaway cafe-bar-restaurant in sleepy, verdant Changi.
  • Green Door Join the languid expat crowd for cocktails in the garden.
  • Privé Perfect sidewalk location for watching shoppers strutting Orchard Rd.

Heritage Settings

  • Post Bar It's worth getting dressed up for drinks in this colonial dame.
  • Raffles Hotel Sip a sling (if only for the novelty value) where Somerset Maugham once slumbered.
  • Colbar Knock back beers at a nostalgic colonial officers' mess.
  • Black Swan Swill martinis in a deco-licious CBD bar-cum-lounge.
  • Druggists Taps of craft beers in a heritage shophouse.

Wine Bars

  • Wine Connection Diverse and interesting wines at affordable prices at Robertson Quay.
  • Ginett Buzzing bar pouring possibly the cheapest glass of French plonk in town.
  • Que Pasa Classy little wine with an Iberian vibe in heritage Emerald Hill Rd.