Sip In Style: The Best Places For Cocktails In Singapore

From the unique cocktails of Analogue to the mama shop themed Mama Diam, explore the best cocktails centres in Singapore
Singapore has many places to try out cocktails
Singapore has many places to try out cocktailsShutterstock

Singapore has a thrilling nightlife scene that caters to cocktail enthusiasts, wine connoisseurs, and anyone who appreciates well-designed bars. The city has gained international recognition, with three Singapore bars making it to "The World's 50 Best Bars 2023" list and 11 bars making it to "Asia's 50 Best Bars 2023" list.

There is an increasing number of Indian travellers who are looking for unique travel experiences that include exploring local culture through dining and nightlife. For them, Singapore offers a wide range of food and beverage as well as entertainment options. We have put together a list of five exceptional bars that offer their signature blend of craft cocktails and design, showcasing Singapore's passion for innovative mixology. These bars are perfect pitstops to experience the best of Singapore's nightlife.


A glimpse to Analogue
A glimpse to AnalogueAnalogue

Analogue, the second bar by renowned Singaporean mixologist Vijay Mudaliar, is a perfect destination for visitors who care about sustainability. The bar's menu is entirely plant-based, and the cocktails are made using innovative, well-balanced recipes that feature biodiverse ingredients like prickly pear and yuzu. The bar's interiors are designed to be sustainable, with an undulating aqua blue bar top made from 1.6 tonnes of recycled plastic and tables made using mushroom mycelium, an all-natural and organic alternative to synthetic materials. Analogue has set a new standard for eco-friendliness and was awarded the Ketel One Sustainable Bar Award at Asia's 50 Best Bars 2023.

If you're feeling adventurous, you should try their cocktails made with innovative superfoods such as spirulina or cactus.

Address: 30 Victoria St, #01-31 Chijmes, Singapore 187996

Phone: +65 8518 1882


The interiors of Atlas
The interiors of AtlasAtlas

If you're searching for a stunning location to enjoy your cocktail, look no further than the Atlas. This elegant cocktail bar boasts a 26-foot-tall gin tower and a lavish black-and-gold Art Deco decor that evokes the luxury of the Gilded Age. Additionally, the bar boasts one of the world's largest gin collections, with around 1,300 bottles, including some that date back to the 1910s.

You can also choose from Atlas' 2023 cocktail menu, "Simple Pleasures." It offers a modern take on the classic cocktails: Martini, Sour, Old Fashioned, and Champagne cocktail.

Address: Ground floor, 600 North Bridge Rd, Parkview Square, Singapore 188778

Phone: +65 6396 4466

Mama Diam

Inside Mama Diem
Inside Mama DiemMama Diem

Are you interested in experiencing Singapore's past in the '80s and '90s? If yes, then you must visit Mama Diam, a hidden bar replicating mama shops' ambience. These quintessential family-owned convenience stores were widespread in the country four decades ago. Mama Diam offers a unique selection of vintage knick-knacks, traditional snacks, and locally inspired cocktails that will transport you back in time. Their tea-infused cocktails, such as the Pandan Sour and Rosie, are trendy among customers and make for great Instagram shots.

Address: 38 Prinsep St, Singapore 188665

Phone: +65 8533 0792

Farrer Horse

Yellow Paddies, Farrer Horse
Yellow Paddies, Farrer HorseFarrer Horse

This gastro bar has an equestrian theme and pays tribute to the Farrer Park Racecourse, an iconic landmark that was Singapore's first-ever horse-racing venue in the 1840s. At Farrer Horse's bar, aptly named the "Stable," one can order from a cocktail menu featuring drinks named after famous steeds. The cocktails use ingredients from a horse's staple diet, such as hay and barley, making it a unique drinking experience.

If you're looking to toast, then try the Secretariat, which is a hay-infused bourbon cocktail. It is said to have been inspired by the Kentucky Derby's official cocktail, the Mint Julep. Alternatively, if you fancy a sweet, salty, and sour drink, go for the Rocket Man, named after Singapore's most famous horse.

Address: 101 Jln Sultan, #01-02/#02-00, Singapore 199002

Phone: +65 8139 8109

Nutmeg & Clove

Bubble, Nutmeg and Clove
Bubble, Nutmeg and CloveNutmeg and Clove

This bar blends Singapore's rich history with its cocktail offerings, ensuring you learn something new about the city with each sip. This modern cocktail bar creatively incorporates local flavours into its progressive cocktails. You'll be able to recognise familiar local ingredients, such as a daiquiri that tastes like goreng pisang (crispy banana fritters) or cocktails infused with gula melaka (a particularly nutty-tasting coconut palm sugar).

Address: 8 Purvis St, Singapore 188587

Phone: +65 9389 9301

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