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Guide to the Best Bars in Singapore

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 25 Aug 2022


Explore an endless list of options for a night out at Singapore's top nightlife destination. From breath-taking rooftop bars to laid-back lounges and snazzy speakeasies, there’s a perfect spot for every occasion. We’ve curated an extensive list of the best bars in Singapore, whether you’re looking unwind on your own or have a spirited time with friends.

Lounge area of Avenue, the best bars and lounge in Singapore



Nestled away in the heart of Singapore's best luxury shopping malls, AVENUE Lounge is decorated with leather and oak textures, colourful neon lighting, and classic games like pinball, bowling and skeeball for an intimate time filled with whimsy. As you groove to the latest R&B and hip hop hits, browse through a selection of tantalising bar bites and bespoke cocktails served at the best bar in Singapore.

Pick your poison with AVENUE’s signature cocktails: the zingy, refreshing Caliente is the perfect pick-me-up while the aromatic, floral Sunny Island is a delightful concoction. For bites, the Chilli Caramel Pork Belly Bao teases the palate with a complex combination of sweet, crunchy, and soft flavours, while the Wagyu Slider bursts with flavour thanks to the spicy jalapenos and creamy white cheddar.

Reserve your fun-filled intimate evening at AVENUE Lounge.


Turquoise cocktail from Bread Street Kitchen, the best bars in Singapore


Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay

Located along a scenic waterfront promenade, Bread Street Kitchen’s elevated interiors invite you to indulge in traditional British fare with a creative twist. Opt for al fresco seating and watch the sunset over the city, or get cosy indoors as you tuck into their signature Beef Wellington.

For drinks, you’re spoilt for choice with crisp draught beers, ciders, and a stellar collection of wines at the best bar in Singapore. Or treat yourself to an exquisite evening with their Gin Flights of Fancy – discover Bread Street Kitchen’s extensive selection of floral, fruity and herbaceous craft gins with a mixer of your choice.

Indulge in British fare and waterfront views at Bread Street Kitchen.


Alfresco seating at the best rooftop bar in Singapore, CÉ LA VI SkyBar & Sky Lounge


CÉ LA VI SkyBar & Sky Lounge

Marvel at Singapore’s captivating skyline from CÉ LA VI Sky Bar & Club Lounge, one of the best rooftop bars in Singapore for an exhilarating evening. Perched 57 floors up, this outdoor bar offers al fresco dining for spectacular views of downtown Singapore.

Admire the city lights as you relish Contemporary Asian bites like the Short Rib Bossam; perfect for sharing, this dish is slow cooked over 48 hours and served with Korean Ssamjang sauce, lettuce and kimchi. Pair it with a signature tipple from the cocktail bar like Summer Love – a crisp blend of thyme-infused gin, fresh peach, and Prosecco – or have one of the resident mixologists prepare an original concoction of their own called a Bartender's Handshake.

Elevate your night out with dazzling sights at CÉ LA VI SkyBar & Club Lounge.


Beer, sliders and fries at a nice bar in Singapore, Dallas Cafe & Bar


Dallas Cafe & Bar

Located along the glistening waterfront, Dallas Cafe & Bar charms with its relaxed atmosphere and contemporary bistro concept. Spend a lazy afternoon at a nice bar in Singapore with an ice-cold beer, a glass of wine, or a cocktail in hand. The Lychee Crush, which features vodka, lychee liqueur, fresh lime juice and grenadine, makes for a sweet yet boozy treat. For a zesty take on a classic cocktail, order the unique Yuzu Mojito.

Complete your day out with their scrumptious selection of artisanal pizzas and antipasto platters. Their menu offers a spread of irresistible Western and Asian fused favourites, like the succulent Lamb Burger expertly prepared with a 220g lamb patty, gooey melted cheese, mint yoghurt and aioli, and a side of coleslaw and golden Dallas fries.

Celebrate happy hour by the waterfront at Dallas Cafe & Bar.


Milky cocktail from the best bars in Singapore, at db Bistro & Oyster Bar


db Bistro & Oyster Bar by Daniel Boulud

Head for db Bistro & Oyster Bar for an authentic slice of rustic European temptations. A heartfelt mix of traditional cooking techniques and fresh seasonal ingredients combine in their inventive menu offering French brasserie classics. At the best seafood restaurant in Singapore, savour db Bistro’s seafood selection with freshly shucked Seasonal Oysters from the Oyster Bar or a Seafood Platter – a medley of oysters, Maine lobster, prawns, and tartares.

End your meal with a White Cosmopolitan, a photogenic concoction of vodka, elderflower liqueur, fresh lime and a purple orchid encased in ice. For a fruity surprise, the sunkissed Conga Punch is a tempting fusion of gold rum, chartreuse, sweet pineapples and orange, topped with home-made orgeat syrup for a sophisticated finish. Surprise your tastebuds with the Bartender’s Pick of the Month as their mixologists concoct a fresh take on classic cocktails for a new libation every month.

Soak up the flavours of the ocean at db Bistro & Oyster Bar by Daniel Boulud.


3 glasses of cocktails at LAVO, the best bar in Singapore


LAVO Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar

Retreat to the top of the world at LAVO. One of the top rooftop bars with a view of downtown Singapore, LAVO welcomes you with enticing Italian-American food, drinks aplenty, and of course, enthralling views of the city. Catch the sunset with a specialty cocktail in hand with a Sunset Session, or fill your Saturday afternoon with their Party Bunch. On Sundays, their champagne buffet brunch offers free flow champagne, assorted cocktails, and Peroni beer along with an endless spread of LAVO’s signature dishes.

Highlights from their cocktail bar include the Night King – a mysterious blend of White Walker Scotch whisky, Disaronno, Peychaud’s bitters, and a hit of rosemary – and the Dragon Spritz, a tropical tipple made with Stolichnaya, Aperol, and Dragon Fruit. Alternatively, Negroni your way with your choice of gin and liqueurs.

Toast to majestic views and specialty cocktails at LAVO Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar.


People enjoying drinks alfresco at Le Noir, a nice bar in Singapore


Le Noir

Featuring picturesque views of Marina Bay, Le Noir is one of the best alfresco bars in Singapore located along the waterfront promenade. This casual dining venue sets the scene for a lively night out; sip on signature cocktails or your choice of spirits as you revel in live entertainment by local and international artists.

The cocktail bar comprises unique concoctions like the spicy Tom Yum Martini: a sumptuous synthesis of lemongrass infused vodka, Thai chilli, sugar syrup, and a touch of lime. The Lenoirita blends vodka, lychee liqueur, banana liqueur, lime juice, and pineapple juice to tingle your tastebuds with tropical flavours. Complete your evening with a delicious variety of western classics like the Le Noir Burger (Wagyu beef patty with house sauce) or get the Loaded Nachos to share.

Enjoy an entertaining night out with beats and bites at Le Noir.


Smoke coming out of a cocktail at Mott 32, with a nice bar setting in Singapore


Mott 32 Singapore

Tradition meets modernity at Mott 32, which greets you with dark lacquered wood furnishings and lush sepia-toned cushions. Mott 32’s extensive drinks list includes everything from vintage wines to champagne, Chinese spirits, and cocktails. Immerse yourself in Eastern flavours with the Secrets of Xi’an – a tantalising mix of scotch whisky, Hong Kong Baijiu, miso honey, and plum salt – or the Fujian Negroni, an intense fusion of amaro, Aperol, and Lapsang Souchong tea infused with ginseng and Sichuan pepper.

Their bar menu features a curated assortment of tempting bites rooted in Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine. Recommendations include the Crispy Squid, pan fried with crunchy baby corn until deep brown, then seasoned with salt and pepper. A standout from the dim sum menu is the steamed Shanghainese Soup Dumplings – South Australian scallops and prawns in a hot and sour broth bursting with flavour.

Feast on exquisite drinks and dishes at Mott 32.


Yellow cocktail and Chinese bun at the best bars in Singapore, Spago Bar & Lounge


Spago Bar & Lounge

Sweeping the sky from the rooftop of Marina Bay Sands, Spago features an imaginative menu inspired by Californian flavours with global accents and seasonal ingredients. The terrace lounge draws you in for an alfresco affair with the only bar in Singapore that overlooks the iconic Marina Bay Sands Infinity Pool. Wines, lagers, ales, and spirits are all on the drinks menu, but the adventurous will want to taste one of Spago’s famous handcrafted cocktails – the perfect accompaniment to watching the sun go down over the city.

Enlighten your spirits with the fruity and floral London Calling – prepared with Tanqueray No.10 Gin, Cointreau, delicate elderflower, and orange blossom. Or mix things up with spiced rum, coconut, pineapple, and Thai chilli in Good Girls Gone Bad for a punch of tangy flavours. Bites include the Crispy Chicken Laksa Spring Rolls stuffed with tender chicken pieces and a fragrant curry sauce, and the signature Big Eye Tuna Tartare Cones.

Kick back with beautiful sunsets and artisanal cocktails at Spago Bar & Lounge.


Orange and cocktail at Yardbird, a nice bar in Singapore


Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

The brainchild of restaurateur extraordinaire John Kunkel, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar is an ode to the traditional flavours of the American South. The restaurant’s warm interiors produce a cosy, inviting atmosphere that complements their mouth-watering comfort food. Must-try dishes include the famed Chicken' N' Watermelon' N' Waffles. Featuring crispy chicken prepared with a 100-year-old family recipe, spiced watermelon cubes, and fluffy waffles, it is a soulful celebration of classic American cuisine.

Expect all kinds of spirits, whiskeys, and beers at the best bar in Singapore, with an impressive selection of Bourbon and Rye. Don’t miss your chance to try Yardbird’s incredible Bourbon Infusion drinks with delicious flavours like Banana, Bacon, Applewood and Toasted Pecan. The Blackberry Bourbon Lemonade is a hit of citrus bliss with Eagle Rare Bourbon, blackberry cardamom and zesty lemon bitters, all topped off with a fizz of club soda.

Round up your friends for a delicious evening at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar.


An endless line-up of bars and pubs in Singapore offer a variety of atmospheres and an assortment of beverages to savour. Find your new favourite spot and unwind with a signature cocktail at Social Hour.

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