Singapore

Best Bars in

Singapore
Singapore boasts a rich intermingling of Chinese, Indian, Malay and Western cultures, which makes it pack quite a big punch for a city of such small size. Shopaholics will be right in their element here, and there’s also a myriad of excellent bars and restaurants to explore.

Singapore is a thriving cultural melting pot with a vibrant, dynamic bar scene that perfectly reflects the mix of colonial, Chinese, Malay and Tamil influences that have shaped this city-state. It’s also one of the most technologically advanced cities on earth, with soaring skyscrapers and sleek modern architecture sitting beside ancient temples and relics of Singapore’s past. The bars in Singapore perfectly reflect the city’s contradictions, with gleaming rooftop bars, traditional drinking dens and craft cocktail hotspots all contributing to one of Asia’s most diverse and dynamic drinking scenes.

The best of Singapore’s nightlife is concentrated around the city center, so you should be able to experience a lot of what it has to offer even if you’re short on time. Around Marina Bay, start your evening by ascending one of Singapore’s multitude of skyscrapers for stunning views across the city, and enjoy the sunset over a cool, refreshing cocktail. Then head over to Chinatown’s Club Street, where you’ll find a wide choice of excellent eateries and lively bars. The neighborhood’s laid-back and festive atmosphere makes it the perfect spot to grab a bite and socialize before moving on to the next step.

Now that you’re all warmed up, why not check out nearby Keong Saik, a few minutes walk away? What used to be a notorious red light district back in the 60’s is now a peaking neighborhood filled with cool bars and culinary gems, set against a traditional architectural setting. If you want to change sceneries, another great option is Haji Lane, over in the Arab district on the other side of the river. This small street lined with colorful graffitied walls has built a reputation as one of Singapore’s trendiest areas. Filled with vintage shops, cute boutiques and hip bars and cafes, it’s buzzing with animation and live music in the evenings. 

Fancy some glitz and glam? The city’s go-to destination for luxury shopping during the day, Orchard Road comes alive with swanky bars and nightclubs after dark. Come here to party in style, but before stepping into a club, make sure you take a small detour to check out all the bars and restaurants on Emerald Hill, set in gorgeous Chinese baroque houses with beautiful colors and lush greenery.

Finally, we have to mention Clarke Quay, Singapore’s ultimate party hub right on the river. Its famous and exclusive clubs regularly host international DJs, and the whole area is packed with revelers from Thursday night onwards. But we personally favor nearby Boat Quay, which offers a more laid-back and authentic experience. The beautiful waterfront is lined with dozens of multi-colored bars and restaurants with a relaxed and friendly vibe. Venture a bit further and you’ll find there’s a multitude of exciting options to explore, from cool hidden gems serving delicious craft cocktails to lively spots where you can dance the night away.

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