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Nightlife in Singapore | Best Bars in Singapore

Highlife | Singapore
by Priyadarshini 12 November 2021

Do you feel you need post-work beverages more than ever now? But Singapore’s nightlife has been severely curtailed as a result of the restrictions. To stay afloat, bars and clubs have had to broaden their businesses. So, don’t be shocked if you see them selling food that’s a little more complex than their normal bar nibbles. In this blog, we tell you about the nightlife in Singapore.

You have to wear a mask until you are seated. And socializing with other diners from other tables is a big no-no! Because it could get you in trouble with the restaurant owner. Reports of bars being forced to close due to rule violations are everywhere, so please don’t make the nightlife business suffer any more than it already has. It will be some time before things return to normal, but in the meantime, brighten your spirits with a glass of wine at one of these hip bars. These are the places that recently opened or reopened for business.

Nightlife in Singapore

Jigger and Pony

It is one of Singapore’s greatest bars. In fact, the bar took first place on the list of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020. To the relief of their well-heeled clients, they reopened on September 9. When you walk in, the décor appears serious, but don’t be misled! They specialize in serving up unique twists on classic cocktails. Classic cocktails such as the Old Fashioned, Margarita, and Negroni start at around $23.

To prepare for the pandemic, they now supply punch bowls, cocktail pouches, and bottled cocktails so you can enjoy your drink at home. They also accept corporate orders, allowing you to indulge alongside coworkers.

Atlas

Step inside Atlas and you will find yourself in New York in the 1920s. The foyer is reminiscent of a Great Gatsby-style art deco hotel lobby. And it is housed in an enormous edifice that sticks out in the Bugis district. The bar is ranked #5 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 list. And their specialty is gin, with a diverse menu of gin-based cocktails ranging from classics to new creations. Mr. Schulze’s Sour, which combines gin, wine, almond, absinthe, and citrus, and Great Amun, which combines Spanish gin, dry vermouth, French herbal liqueur, and fino sherry. It will set you back between $23 to $28.

They also offer a decent menu with cold and hot bar nibbles, as well as main meals. For instance, you can try the Iberico pork ribeye and pan-roasted Chilean sea bass. During the epidemic, they, like many other pubs, have switched to arranging deliveries, so you can order cocktails, home cocktail sets, bottles, and nibbles to enjoy at home.

Native

Another bar on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020 list, is Native. Native, a cocktail bar is famous for using local and regional produce, ranks sixth, a rarity in “everything-is-imported” Singapore. Tropical fruits and South-east Asian spices abound in compositions like the Peranakan, which has jackfruit rum, laksa leaves, goat’s milk, candlenut, and gula Melaka. Meanwhile, Pineapple Arrack is a concoction of Ceylon Arrack, aged coconuts, pineapple skin, and Sri Lankan spice. A cocktail will cost around $23+. They also sell bottled concoctions and cocktail gift sets online in the spirit of the pandemic. Take a look at what’s on offer.

The Eighth Public

The National Gallery’s new Japanese-themed cocktail bar offers a romantic date than a wild night out. The soft lighting and dark wood of the interior provide an intimate setting. And in which you can sample cocktails like the Historical Gimlet, made with Suntory Roku gin, citrus cordial, and Japanese organic lemon zest, and many more. Spend $28 on one of their eight unique cocktails or $15++ on Suntory premium malt beer on tap.

Izakaya

Izakaya favorites like edamame, tori kara-age, and sashimi moriawase are among the bar snacks. This award-winning Italian restaurant is known not just for its traditional Italian cooking. But also for being a fun location to hang out on its rooftop bar, lounge, and pier, which has a fantastic view of the Marina Bay cityscape.

Monti

Monti recently shuttered its pop-up terrace, but its popular Rosé-a-go-go deal of free-flow rosé wines, prosecco spritzers, and beer for $78 net over three hours remains on the floating pier. From Friday through Sunday, only two time periods (4.30 pm to 7.30 pm and 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm) are available. While other establishments provide Happy Hour, Monti offers “Social Hours” daily from 5 pm to 8 pm. House pours cost $15 for beers and wines and $12 for spirits.

Milano’s Bar

This new Italian bistro and cocktail bar serves traditional Italian aperitivo in a classic and cozy setting. Their cocktail menu is heavy on spritzes crafted with Italian spirits, wines, and vermouths. Here you will find the Barrel-aged Negroni, and Cipriani Bellini as well as spritz specialties such as the Cocchi Spritz, which is created with Cocchi americano rosa, prosecco, and Sicilian soda. Spend between $19 and $23 per drink. Tuck into Italian antipasti like eggplant parmigiana and classic Napolitano pizza in between drinks, or go for a main like lamb and rosemary lasagna.

Enjoy the post-pandemic nightlife in Singapore and let your hair down!

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