Horse's Mouth

Bar in Orchard Road

Image by Ria de Jong Lonely Planet

As discreet as bars come, this hidden Japanese izakaya-inspired watering hole is accessed through a ground floor black door or via the better-lit Uma Uma Ramen restaurant above (at 01-41). Inside, discover slick, inventive cocktails and a long list of sake and whisky. Perch at the bar, chat with the friendly bartenders and watch delectable concoctions come to fruition.

The Japanese fare is also top-notch; soulful bowls of steaming ramen are delivered from the restaurant above.