Nightlife

Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Chinatown & the CBD

Employees Only

This outpost of the famous New York cocktail bar of the same name has brought a slice of big city buzz to Singapore, along with a dazzling array of innovative drinks. Some of the sting from the eye-watering prices i…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Chinatown & the CBD

Operation Dagger

From the cloud-like light sculpture to the boundary-pushing cocktails, extraordinary is the keyword here. To encourage experimentation, libations are described by flavour, not spirit, the latter shelved in uniform, …
Top Choice Bar in Chinatown & the CBD

Native

This hidden bar, in hot-spot-heavy Amoy St, is the brainchild of bartender extraordinaire Vijay Mudaliar (formerly of Operation Dagger), and his concoctions have everyone talking. With spirits sourced from around th…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Chinatown & the CBD

Tippling Club

Tippling Club propels mixology to dizzying heights, with a technique and creativity that could turn a teetotaller into a born-again soak. Sample the Dreams & Desires menu before ordering by chewing your way thro…
Top Choice Cafe in Chinatown & the CBD

Nylon Coffee Roasters

Hidden away in the Everton Park public housing complex, this pocket-sized, standing-room-only cafe and roastery has an epic reputation for phenomenal seasonal blends and impressive single origins. At the helm is a p…
Club in Chinatown & the CBD

Kilo Lounge

Known as one of Singapore's best clubs, Kilo Lounge is not to be missed for those who love letting loose. You'll have to search around to find the door (hint: check the graffiti-covered back laneway). Inside, this w…
Teahouse in Chinatown & the CBD

Tea Chapter

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip dropped by this tranquil teahouse in 1989, and for S$10 you can sit at the table they sipped at. A minimum charge of S$8 per person will get you a heavenly pot of loose-leaf tea, pr…
Cocktail Bar in Chinatown & the CBD

Potato Head Singapore

Offshoot of the legendary Bali bar, this standout, multilevel playground incorporates three spaces, all reached via a chequered stairwell pimped with creepy storybook murals and giant glowing dolls. Skip the Three B…
Craft Beer in Chinatown & the CBD

Smith Street Taps

Head to this hawker-centre stall for a top selection of ever-changing craft and premium draught beers from around the world. A few food stalls stay open around this back section of the hawkers market, creating a loc…
Bar in Chinatown & the CBD

Tantric Bar

Two indoor bars and two alfresco palm-fringed courtyards is what you get at Singapore's best-loved gay drinking hole. Especially heaving on Friday and Saturday nights, it's a hit with preened locals and eager expats…