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.
There is little chance that you will stumble upon Paper Crane unless you have heard of that place. Hidden in the grounds of Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO) in Waterloo Street, this cafe is within walking distance from Bras Basah MRT Station.
Paper Crane is an unpretentious cafe that serves comforting Western food. Their attractive menu boasts All Day S$10 Deals and other Western main dishes that are below S$20.
Visitors do not have to pay for GST or service charge at this cafe. READ ON
New Station Snack Bar nestled in Far East Plaza is where you can find affordable Chinese food in town. This small eatery has been highly raved about for serving delectable pork ribs, chicken wings and other side dishes.
Conveniently located within walking distance from Orchard MRT Station, this is one great destination for a wallet-friendly meal. READ ON
Nobody goes to Sunshine Plaza unless they are printing name cards, but you would have heard about the famous Victor’s Kitchen and made a trip there for dim sum.
But we have another reason for you to visit that otherwise random mall.
Our search for good and affordable eateries led us to this discreet Japanese shop called Ichi Tei, which is located inside Sunshine Plaza. Ichi Tei’s set meals are less than S$14, which makes for a decent lunch or dinner. READ ON
A dining experience at Orchid Live Seafood is akin to teleporting yourselves back into time. While the old-school seafood restaurant is tucked away in a remote corner of Sembawang, its inaccessibility has not deterred its loyal customers from patronising it.
Award-winning Orchid Live Seafood has received many public figures over the years and that list includes Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Orchid Live Seafood’s superbly fresh dishes are seriously worth travelling for, and can we say just how much we love the kampong-style experience?! The restaurant is also home to a huge collection of South African craft beers.
From now until 31 December 2016, quote ‘ladyironchef’ to enjoy 40% off craft beers with any purchase of items on the menu (valid only on weekdays). Meanwhile, here’s what you can expect from Orchird Live Seafood—also the creator of the famous Lobster Porridge.
Ming Jia Korean Food is a Korean cuisine eatery run by a middle aged Korean lady or as the Koreans term affectionately as “ahjumma”. This no-frills Korean eatery tucked in a corner of Bukit Timah Plaza looks unassuming from the front, but the place is nothing short of lively during the afternoon lunch hour crowd.
In one look, you will know that Ming Jia Korean Food serves up authentic Korean dishes as the majority of their customers are made up of Koreans and the lady boss enjoys a conversation or two with them.
This place is perfect for students and those working nearby who are looking for an affordable lunch or dinner option. READ ON