The number of cocktail bars in Singapore has been increasing stealthily to meet the growing community of discerning drinkers. These bars are more often than not a hole-in-the-wall and you probably would have overlooked them in the day. An unassuming camouflaged entrance seems almost deliberate to ward off those who did not put in the extra effort to scout for the gateway to divine cocktails.
While classics such as Old Fashioned and Manhattan have been on every bar’s menu since our granny’s times, a new wave of Asian-fusion exotic selections, such as Kuvo’s prawn noodles cocktail and Bitters & Love’s crowd-pleaser kaya toast cocktail, has entered Singapore’s burgeoning bar scene in the recent years.
These unorthodox concoctions are the brainchild of Singaporean bartenders who have not forgotten their roots. The unique alcoholic beverages truly deserve extra commendation for overcoming the near-impossible uphill task of integrating local flavours into delicious cocktails.
Here is our guide to 8 interesting cocktails with a local twist in Singapore that you should try!
Finding a bar to unwind at after work might be a daunting task for those located in the CBD. Singapore’s downtown bars are notorious for its overwhelming crowd, especially during happy hours. Why risk the possibility of being denied a table at an overly crammed bar when you can enjoy the laid back atmosphere of the serene Quayside Isle at Sentosa Cove?
Hidden away from the bustling city chaos, Quayside Isle is home to an enclave of gourmet restaurants, with each outlet boasting a breathtaking view of the tranquil yacht harbour. The refreshing change of atmosphere will effortlessly rejuvenate your tired minds, making Quayside Isle an ideal post-work watering hole destination. Whether you are a wine enthusiast or a beer aficionado, there is something for everyone here.
From 1-for-1 selected wines to discounted bottles, read on to find out more about our guide to Quayside Isle’s After Work Drinks Promotions. While the magnificent view from the promenade is already worthy of a special trip, we are certain that the alluring happy hour promotions are equally irresistible!
Changi City Point is a three-level mall conveniently located beside Expo MRT Train Station. Hailed as one of Singapore’s largest premium outlets precinct, Changi City Point has a significant number of global retail brands under its roof.
What most people do not know about Changi City Point is the existence of a hidden gem called The Oasis; we love that place. The serene sanctuary is tucked away at a far corner of level one and surrounded by beautiful lush greenery. It is home to four established restaurants and bars, namely FIVE Izakaya, MOA Tiki New Zealand Bar & Grill, RessRoom and Table Manners.
The Oasis at Changi City Point offers a temporary escape from suffocating city crowds and is perfect for after-work drinks, lunch dates and family outings. From now till 16 August 2015, spend S$10 at Changi City Point to stand a chance to win a 3D2N Studio Terrace staycation at Capri By Fraser, Changi City and other exciting prizes. In conjunction with Singapore’s 50th National Day Celebrations, each tenant is also offering a special SG50 promotion.
Read on more to find out what each restaurant has to offer and what prizes are up for grabs.
Transforming itself from a red light district in the 1960s into today’s trendy neighborhood, Keong Saik has successfully shaken off its notorious past, reinventing itself with some of the best restaurants and bars in Singapore.
Assuming you plan on boozing at the crème de la crème of bars at Keong Saik, we’ll assume part of that strategy will include reading this article. Let’s just say it’s a more “specific” strategy.
Here are the Top 5 Bars in Keong Saik Road You Must Check Out:
There’s always a reason to drink (alcohol): hectic schedules, never-ending deadlines, overbearing workloads, overbearing bosses. Another reason? Shopping in town all day is hard work. We’re here to make it easier.
Forget cafés. Let’s get you properly acquainted with the (right) alcoholic libations. Here are 5 bars in Orchard Road to go for drinks after your shopping spree.
There are restaurants that we return to because we love the ambiance, there are those that we return to because the prices are friendly, then there are also those that hold a special place in our hearts simply because the team of chefs and waitstaff are like friends to us.
Cook & Brew at The Westin Singapore is one of those places, and it is not your typical restaurant. It is a gastrobar, sitting high on the 33rd level and with a glimpse of the city from above, with an exuberant team who are ever passionate about their food and beers, and a comprehensive menu that covers your bar snacks, mains, desserts and all the beers that you can ever dream of.
A recent change of menu had us revisiting the gastrobar, and Chef Aaron has a lot to impress, indeed. On a side note, his humble personality and comical expressions make it so easy to like him. Hailing from Canada, this man is famed for making his own sausages and meatballs, and man, do we need those with our beers!
But of course, Cook & Brew’s new menu is so fascinating that you might just need more trips back to try everything. Here are some highlights from its revamp, and 12 star dishes that you definitely must try from Cook & Brew’s new menus:
Downed a beer too fast? Drank a shot too many? We’ve all been there at some point of our lives. So to give you the best night out, we’ve quizzed and hounded industry experts on how they do it. Here are 10 tips on how to prevent that pounding headache, and how to cure your hangover—till the next drinking sesh.
One of best places for a fun night out in Singapore is Ann Siang Hill. With its innovative string of watering holes, one will never ever go thirsty here. From bars specializing in craft spirits to bespoke cocktails, Ann Siang Hill is where you’ll go to get to your ‘happy place’.
Here are the top 5 bars in Ann Siang Hill, Singapore.