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10 cocktail bars in Singapore among the best in Asia and the world

Singapore’s cocktail scene is a significant fraction of Southeast Asia’s bar world. Here we show you some cocktail bars in Singapore that have been named among the best in the island city.

Whether your into sophisticated decors or more easygoing bars, you will find the bar for you among our list of 10 cocktail bars in Singapore.


1. Manhattan (n°2 on the list of World’s 50 Best Bars Asia 2019)

As its name suggests, this cocktail bar in Singapore is a tribute to 19th century New York City and is inspired by the golden age of cocktails. The Manhattan cocktail mixes Michter’s US1 Straight Rye whisky, which comes straight from the bar – and the world’s first rickhouse – which houses aging alcohols, bitter and cocktails.


2. Jigger & Pony (n°9 on the list of World’s 50 Best Bars Asia 2019)

A 2-storey bar and emerald velvet armchairs, the menu is written in the form of a magazine, with columns and guest articles: 27 cocktails are available, with new Asian classics such as the new Java Cooler, which combines Tan Ginay Dry Gin infused with sesame.


3. Native (n°4 on the list of World’s 50 Best Bars Asia 2019)

The founder, Vijay Mudaliar, is an active hunter who dedicates to the search for wild ingredients. The drinks contain fermented bold ingredients, distilled and processed on site, and range from Malaysian hibiscus flowers to dehydrated leaves from Laksa and Gondhoraj Lebu: a kaffir lime found only in Bengal.


4. Operation Dagger (n°22 on the list of World’s 50 Best Bars Asia 2019)

Hidden in the basement of Ann Siang Hill, when you enter this bar, it’s a bit like running into a mysterious apothecary. Decorated with raw concrete and wooden furniture, it features industrial-style light bulbs and laboratory-style bottles. The Moscow Mule is made of fermented rye, blackberries, honey and coriander.


5. Atlas (n°5 on the list of World’s 50 Best Bars Asia 2019)

Furnished in a gilded Art Deco style with a baroque ceiling, it features a three-storey wine cabinet and an ambitious range of gins, some of which date back even a thousand years.


6. 28 Hong Kong Street (n°21 on the list of World’s 50 Best Bars Asia 2019)

In a secret underground, you can enjoy quality cocktails!


7. Surf Club

The bar offers a Dreams and Desires menu: a range of 12 cocktails with contrasting aromatic formulas.


8. Smoke and mirrors

Panoramic views, sip high-end spirits with quality bartending techniques.


9. Employees only (n°41 on the list of World’s 50 Best Bars Asia 2019)

Employees Only offers delicious cocktails and good food, in an Art Deco style.


10. Nutmeg and cloves

The bar shapes the menu of its cocktails according to the ordinary herbs, fruits, spices and flora. Another favorite in the region is Galangal beer, which mixes infused root with vodka, spicy pear syrup, fresh lime and homemade Galanga ginger beer.


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