Enjoying a cocktail or two and getting all dressed up is one of my favorite things to do and I made it my mission to find out where in Singapore were the most amazing places to go. With just one night to fully enjoy the bar scene I managed to experience three of the best bars in the city. Each one had their own unique style and atmosphere with something different to offer.
This New-York style bar located within the Four Season’s Regent Singapore truly left me speechless. The bar currently holds position number 5 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2016 list and position 35 on the World’s 50 Best Bars 2015 list, and I can now see why.
The bar boasts a glamorous interior that is dimly lit making for a rather romantic and seductive atmosphere which is perfect for sipping on their world-class cocktails. The bar also has two very interesting features – an ingredients room and a rickhouse, the first ever in-hotel rickhouse might I add, and without getting too technical a rickhouse is a storage room of wooden barrels that are filled with spirits that are left over time to age and blend.
Me and my boyfriend were treated to several cocktails and bar snacks which were just incredible – go for a Spectrum Punch or a Mad Dog cocktail, you won’t be disappointed! The chef, Nicholas, personally delivered the food and just listening to him describe it was an experience in itself. The presentation and attention to detail of this bar is spectacular – they stamp their ice with their logo… I mean, I never even knew that was possible? I loved this bar and you have to go. It is a must!
Another favourite venue of mine for evening drinks during my trip to Singapore was Southbridge. This intimate rooftop bar is located in the lively Boat Quay area overlooking the Singapore River and offers 360 views of the city’s unforgettable skyline. The bar prides itself on its oysters, which if you have never tried them then here is the perfect place to do so. They make for a good picture opportunity, served on a long platter resting on top of little stones and pebbles.
The cocktails are delicious, crafted by experienced bar staff and the best part is the drinks don’t cost the earth like most of the bars you may go to in this bustling metropolis. Another thing I loved it here at Southbridge was the atmosphere – laid-back and lively all at the same time which is the best combination. When we arrived at around 9pm the bar was thriving with a great crowd of people, mostly young professionals getting ready for a night out, and the buzz of the place was electric.
I would highly recommend that you plan a visit to Southbridge when you are in Singapore, it will not disappoint you that is for sure. It closes at midnight however, so get there early and watch the sunset!
Flight at Sky On 57
This super sleek rooftop bar has the best view in Singapore hands down. Located right on top of the Marina Bay Sands hotel, on level 57, you will feel on top of the world taking in the glittering city below. The staff are really on top of their game here and feel like no matter what you order it will be delivered beyond your expectations.
Flight is a watering hole for those who want to feel like a VIP offering bottle service with a twist! So instead of your standard mixers like lemonade, coca cola, or orange they have a variety of exotic concoctions to compliment your choice of spirit and suggestions can be found on the menu to make sure you pick the best one.
What’s more, if you don’t finish your bottle that night they will save it for you for the next time you come or if you want to let your friends or family come and use it then that’s also an option too. The bar’s cocktail menu was extensive but will undergo a revamp pretty soon making it even better, the manager explained that the bar will focus more on executing traditional cocktail recipes in a way that enhances each element of the drink, stripping them back and adding in a modern flair.
Overall this was another venue you have to visit. The service is great and the cocktails are just beautiful (I recommend Flight’s version of the Singapore Sling) and finally you will never want to leave because of that view.