Several generations ago, speakeasies referred to the unlicensed saloons where patrons were required to lay low about drinking at these illegal establishments. Today, a speakeasy bar typically refers to a bar’s concept, where its appearance is more often than not deliberately unnoticeable or even camouflaged. Speakeasies are all the rage right now on our sunny island! Some of them are incredibly difficult to locate – but good things are worth hunting for, right?
From cocktail speciality bar Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall, underrated alfresco The Bar Above, hidden underground gem Operation Dagger to award-winning 28 Hong Kong Street, here is our guide to 13 Best Secret Bars in Singapore that are worth making a special trip to.
We are just a few sleeps away from 2017 and wow, what an eventful year it has been! All of us seriously deserve a pat on the back for a year of hard work and surviving life’s setbacks.
The idea of having a quiet night and catching up on sleep might sound enticing for workaholics, but you should really consider spending quality time and ushering into 2017 with your loved ones instead. You don’t have to be abroad or drunk to make it count. What matters most is the company of your closest family and friends.
Fret not if you have yet to make any plans because it isn’t too late. We have a list of 6 Stylish New Year’s Eve Parties for you to pick from.
Source: Employees Only Singapore
Specialty cocktail bar Employees Only is an exceptionally popular bar in The Big Apple. The nightlife destination has been around for more than a decade—a testimony that it has long since established a special place in the hearts of New Yorkers.
The World’s 50 Best Bars has reconfirmed its status in the competitive industry by ranking it fourth on earth.
Employees Only opened its first international outpost in Singapore’s Amoy Street and the opening sees co-founder Igor Hadzismajlovic, principal bartender Steve Schneider and executive chef Julia Jaksic, moving from The Empire State to our sunny island.
Have you visited Atrium, the sophisticated lobby bar in Pan Pacific Singapore before? The elegant lounge sits in the heart of the hotel lobby, and you can choose to have your drinks on Asia’s longest bar or at one of the private pods floating atop a pool.
Atrium’s chic decor and classy ambience have always been its main draw, and now, the gastro-lounge has an even more enticing reason for you ladies to drop by. Pan Pacific Singapore’s Ladies’ Night is everything!
The unmissable promotion – available every Wednesday* – features unlimited house wines, house spirits, artisanal cheese and gourmet charcuterie at only S$48++ per lady!
From now until 01 Mar 2017, quote ‘ladyironchef’ upon making a reservation for Atrium’s Ladies’ Night and you stand to receive a complimentary glass of Champagne per lady (while stocks last) and a further 10%, 15% or 20% off the total bill for groups of two, three or four respectively.
UPDATE: Pan Pacific Singapore Ladies’ Night Promotion has ended.
PARK at Holland Village is definitely one of the nicest cafes in the enclave. This unique environmentally friendly cafe-cum-bar has been interestingly constructed with reassembled containers and solar panels – a tranquil cafe by day, and a bustling waterhole at night.
PARK at Holland Village’s comprehensive food and beverage menu has propelled the bistro as an ideal hangout destination throughout the day. The inviting dining establishment has recently launched several new mouthwatering dishes and we are here to share with you our favourite highlights.
Also, just for our readers, there is a one-for-one main course promotion that is available throughout the day! Simply quote ‘ladyironchef’ upon making your payment, and you are entitled to enjoy one-for-one promotion on selected main courses on weekdays.
A good bar to us means drinks are great and happy hour promotions are irresistible, ambience is lively and comfortable, and a pleasing interior is bonus.
We went on a scout for some of the chic bars in Singapore. ‘Instagram-worthy’ is we’d like to call them, albeit overused.
Here are 10 Instagram-Worthy Bars in Singapore for a night of bar-hopping adventures.
Strategically located in the heart of Orchard is Bar Canary, an open-air bar perched on the fourth level of 5-star Grand Park Orchard Hotel. When daylight wanes away, mesmerising fairy lights illuminate the alfresco bar – one of Orchard Road’s best kept secrets and an absolute must-visit.
What makes Bar Canary even more enticing is its current irresistible “Beat the Clock” deal.
Indulge in either a bucket of eight bottles of beer or a bottle of red/white wine and four signature cocktails of your choice at $60++ at 6pm, $70++ at 7pm, $80++ at 8pm and $90++ at 9pm. Needless to say, the early bird catches the worm!
You would never expect to find a swanky open-concept bar in Alexandra. This new hangout is called Aqua Luna, located on the 7th storey of Park Hotel Alexandra, offering an alternative view of the beautiful Queenstown precinct. The stylish alfresco bar is parked right beside the 25-metre infinity swimming pool, and boasts an exciting gourmet menu of bar nosh and exotic cocktails.
But more than its tranquil vibes and interesting variety of tantalising cocktails, Aqua Luna is a stunner and the perfect venue for post-work drinks with colleagues and/or a great night out with your beloved other half. Upon stepping to the outdoors of the pool level of the property, we were amazed and in complete disbelief. The circular rooftop bar was dimly lit and set against the evening skies, candy floss coloured post-sunset skies welcomed us, and our moods were instantly lifted; how can a so-called neighbourhood bar be so sexy?
We can just hear all of you who are sick and tired of the CBD’s overly crammed bars; it is time to make your way down to Aqua Luna, this all new tranquil oasis that we have been to several times now, and are completely in love with.
From now till 13 November 2015, readers of ladyironchef can get an exclusive 50% off the second drink at Aqua Luna (more details at the end of the post). So grab a cocktail and some light bites, watch the sunset from an alternative venue, kick back and enjoy an evening of being away from the madness in town. You deserve this break.