6 Bars you will definitely remember the morning after
What’s better than cracking open a cold one? Having it here in one of the many fantastic bars we have in Singapore. As a city that never sleeps, Singapore is a great city for a night life. After a hard day at work, there’s really nothing like unwinding with a couple of friends over some drinks.
Singapore is teeming with bars and pubs, with each having its own distinctive quality that makes it stand out from the rest. In this guide, we show you some of the best bars around that are widely loved by locals!
Muddy Murphy’s Irish Pub.
Location: 442 Orchard Road Claymore Connect, #01-02 to 05, 238879
Hours: Sun – Thurs: 11am – 1am | Fri – Sat: 11am – 2am
Muddy Murphy’s Irish Pub is one of Singapore’s most popular Irish Pub and it is also one of its earliest to open here. The pub follows a traditional Irish Cottage theme, as it serves up a wide array of local and traditional Irish pub favourites like Beef and Guinness Pie. For drinks, the pub also offers international drinks like Kilkenny and Erdinger on tap. Food and drinks aside, the bar has a wonderful atmosphere, with crowds gathering here to catch live sports telecasts on match days. The pub also has live music performances on weekends from various local and international talents!
Chupitos Shots Bar.
Location: Clarke Quay, 3B River Valley Rd, Singapore 179021
Hours: Sun – Thurs: 6.30am – 1.30pm | Fri – Sat: 6.30pm – 3.30am
Maybe not for the faint-hearted. Chupitos Shots Bar is a great bar for the adventurous thrill-seeker. As Singapore’s only specialized shooters bar, this is definitely not your average bar experience. At Chupitos, they seek to excite your taste buds with funky flavours of shots that they have experimented with. They have over 130 different types of shots and some popular flavours include the Paddle Pop shots and the Singapore Sling. Their shots are categorized from “Dare” to “Yummy”, ensuring that there’s a drink for everyone! You can check out more of their crazy creations over here!
Five Tapas Bar.
Location: Cuppage Terrace (25 Cuppage Road, Singapore 229454)
Hours: Mon – Thur: 5pm – 12am | Fri & Sat: 5pm – 2am
A Tapa is a type of Mexican snack that is usually served as an appetiser. In bars, patrons can order a variety of tapas to accompany their drinks. The original tapas (the word is derived from tapar, meaning to cover) were thin slices of bread used to cover sherry with between sips. It was to prevent fruit flies from going in. It is simple and also perhaps one of the more affordable places to relax with friends and colleagues. They offer $5 specials to patrons all day! Apart from that, their food menu also has dishes like delicious Mexican inspired bar snacks for those feeling peckish!
Smoke and Mirrors.
Location: National Gallery, St Andrew’s Rd, 01, Singapore 178957
Hours: Mon – Fri: 3pm – 1am | Sat-Sun: 12pm – 2am
Smoke and Mirrors sits atop the National Gallery of Singapore with views overlooking the Padang and Marina Bay area. Smoke and Mirrors has a classy atmosphere and just like the National Gallery, it houses wondrous (or delicious) works of art. Famous drinks include the Duck’s Fat Hope, a concoction put together by award-winning bartender Yugnes Susela. Smoke and Mirrors is definitely a place to visit for those wanting to enjoy wonderful views while sipping on their favourite drinks!
1 – Altitude.
Location: 1 Raffles Place, 048616
Hours: Sun – Tues: 6pm – 2am | Wed – Thurs: 6pm – 3am | Fri – Sat: 6pm – 4am
With breathtaking views of the city at night time, 1-Altitude Gallery & Bar is perhaps one of the most lavish bars around. 1- Altitude is located on the 63rd level of the One Raffles Place building and It proudly holds the title for the world’s highest al fresco bar. During special holidays like National Day, the bar offers spectacular views of the fireworks.
Apart from the panoramic views of the city, the bar also houses a huge dance floor for parties to accommodate crowds of party-goers. The bar also holds live music performances to liven up the atmosphere!
Location: 331 North Bridge Road, #03-07 Odeon Towers Extension Rooftop, 188720
Hours: Mon – Thurs: 5pm – 1am | Fri – Sat: 5pm – 2am
An Instagram favourite. Loof was awarded the title of Singapore’s best rooftop bar and it’s not hard to see why. Loof’s rooftop bar is decorated with their infamous neon light signs and is a popular hang-out spot for many. Calling itself “Singapore’s Quintessential Local Bar”, Loof serves a wide variety of Southeast Asian inspired drinks like Stylo Milo and Kaya Lumpur.
Loof is also famous for their locally flavoured food and bar snacks! Fancy the Loof Original Ramly for their take on the famous Ramly Burger or their Chilli Crab Waffle Fries. On some nights, there are also live performance sets held by DJs. For a locally inspired experience, this is a place you must visit!