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Singapore’s Top 10 Authentic Bars and Pubs

Looking for a place to have a good time and take your mind off of things? Look no further than Singapore’s top 10 authentic bars and pubs! With a variety of options to choose from, there is sure to be a perfect spot for you to relax and enjoy yourself. Whether you are looking for a place to have a few drinks with friends or want to dance the night away, these bars and pubs have got you covered. So what are you waiting for?

#1 – MO BAR


Recognised as one of the World’s and Asia’s 50 Best Bars and inspired by the Pacific Ocean and rich culture of Asia’s ports, MO BAR is a vibrant experience that celebrates the flavours and aromas of the region.

Blending the finest ingredients with progressive techniques, bespoke cocktails and beverages range from refreshing to spirituous, with each artfully presented by Mandarin Oriental’s talented team. The innovative cocktail menu can be paired with eclectic light bites, while the hotel’s popular afternoon tea is also served daily, featuring artisan pastries and a myriad of accompanying delights.

Menu Items:

  • Holi
  • Anko
  • Moonlight
  • Tuna Tataki Somen
  • Truffle Cheese Naan

Location:5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore 039797

Contact: +65 6338 0066

Website: Website Link Here


#2 – Spago Bar & Lounge


Take in superb views of downtown Singapore over drinks at Spago Bar & Lounge, located on the 57th level of Marina Bay Sands.

Sit in the al fresco area with views of the iconic Infinity Pool as you tuck into signature light bites such as the Big Eye Tuna Tartare Cones, paired with artisanal cocktails.

Menu Items:

  • Spicy Hamachi “Tiradito” (Price $33)
  • Pistachio Panna Cotta (Price $14)
  • Truffle & Cheese Mochi (6 Pc) (Price $16)
  • Honey-Black Bean Glazed Quail (Price $34)

Location: L57, Sands SkyPark, Hotel Tower 2

Contact: +65 6688 9955

Website: Website Link Here


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#3 – ShuKuu Izakaya & Sake Bar


Founded by four young professionals crazy about all things Japanese, Shukuu is a recreation and creative expression for every wow moment we had from our sojourns to Japan.

A trifecta of sublime foods, epic drinks, and of course – our authentic Izakaya ambience.

Menu Items:

  • Tori- Kara Age (Price $10)
  • Swiss Style Potato Shreds With Mentaiko (Price $10)
  • Aburi Shimesaba (Price $14)
  • GPC Oden (Price $14)

Location: 8 Stanley StreetSingapore (068727)

Contact: +65  6327 9240

Website: Website Link Here



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#4 – Le Noir Bar & Lounge


Le Noir offers a full food, drinks & live entertainment experience while enjoying spectacular views of the Singapore River.

Located along the promenade of the iconic Marina Bay Sands, the venue features a unique blend of wood, marble and touches of gold; emanating in a sophisticated yet cosy atmosphere that is perfect for any occasion.

Wine, dine and dance the night away, with a delectable variety of western fare including our must-try lava cheese wagyu burger and savoury crab cakes; delicious signature cocktails, and a line-up of live performances from talented local and international artists. 

By day, Le Noir is a great space to hang out with friends and refuel over a hearty brunch or pre-theatre dinner and drinks. By night, Le Noir transforms into the ultimate spot to unwind or rev up for a uniquely fun experience.

Menu Items:

  • Oven Baked Teriyaki Chicken (Price $20)
  • FIsh ‘N’ Chips (Price $20)
  • Pork Sausage Medley (Price $22)
  • Cheese Platter (Price $24)

Location: L1-84, The Shoppes

Contact: +65 8817 6229

Website: Website Link Here


#5 – Jekyll & Hyde


Jekyll & Hyde was one of Singapore’s pioneer cocktail bars. They relocated in 2020 to our new home along Neil Rd, spanning two floors, where they have relaunched as a restaurant. 

They serve Singapore soul food created by our Head Chef Alvin Tan, and paired with whimsical cocktails to elevate your dining experience.

Their courtyard is also pet-friendly if you’d like to bring along a furry friend!

Menu Items:

  • Moo Moo Cube (Price $21)
  • Ho-Say Hokkien Mee (Price $26)
  • Crispy Pork Knuckle (Price from $21)
  • Madam Siam (Price $22)

Location: 74 Neil Road, Singapore 088839, Singapore

Contact: +65 8940 2450

Website: Website Link Here


#6 – Employees Only

Introduction: World class bar program whose acceptance is coveted by aspiring bartenders around the globe, Employees Only has gained a voracious and loyal following for its mysterious, convivial, hospitable ambiance and esteemed New American far, distinguished by subtle Eastern European touches.

Menu Items:

  • Bone Marrow Toast Onion Jam & Grilled Bread (Price $15)
  • Cavatelli House-made Pasta with Pork Sausage, Tomato & Rocket (Price $28)
  • Tagliatelle Green Zucchini, Hazelnut & Sage (Price $26)
  • Tom Kha Mussels 32
  • Blue Mussels, Coconut Cream, Lemongrass, Chilies, Galangal & Baguette (Price $32)

Location: 112 Amoy Street

Contact: +65 6221 7357

Website: Website Link Here


#7 – Bar Stories


For those of you that don’t know, they have a fantastic restaurant with their at Bar Stories. Habibi-san does a very interesting and honestly downright delicious take on Middle Eastern & Mediterranean cuisine with a twist of Japanese ingredients and techniques.

Their latest dish, served as a special this week, is their take on Spanakopita, a Greek spinach pie dish. They have forgone the pie, and turned it into something of a classic chophouse dish of creamed spinach with mascarpone cheese, kombu and the addition of Japanese curry. It’s a flavour bomb, that makes a great bar snack with our Bar Stories cocktails or as an accompaniment to the wood fired meats from Habibi-san.

Menu Items:

  • D.I.Y Lamb Kebab (Price $42)
  • Chickpea Hummus (Price $13)
  • Frementle Octopus (Price $24)
  • Sakura Melabi (Price $13)

Location: 55-57 Haji Lane 2nd Floor, Singapore, Singapore

Contact: +65 6298 0838

Website: Website Link Here


#8 – The Guild

Introduction: A project by Asia’s leading independent craft brewery, Young Master, The Guild is a convivial craft beer taproom and restaurant on the buzzing Keong Saik Road. Chef Alton Huang serves up homemade comfort food featuring local and regional produce. All paired with a comprehensive drinks menu featuring independent craft beer, boozy cocktails, and all-natural wines. Named for craftsmen associations of the past, The Guild believes in working with small-scale, artisanal producers including brewers, farmers, distillers, wine-makers, and in building a community that appreciates their genuine and thoughtful work.

Menu Items:

  • Crispy Calamari (Price $18)
  • Burrata Cheese (Price $18)
  • House Kale Salad (Price $12)
  • Salt & Vinegar Fries (Price $12)

Location: 55 Keong Saik Road, Singapore, 089158

Contact: +65 9042 3900

Website: Website Link Here


#9 – Thunderbird Bistro

Introduction: Contemporary Asian Latin fusion twist and pouring the best brews, situated near the historic wharf along the Singapore River.

Menu Items:

  • Roasted Lechon (Price $21)
  • Angus Cheese Burger (Price $24)
  • Spicy Shrimps Gambas (Price $18)
  • Striploin Steak (Price $30)

Location: 11 Unity Street #01-10/11, Robertson Walk Courtyard Singapore, Singapore 237995

Contact: +65 8816 8301

Website: Website Link Here


#10 – Wala Wala Cafe Bar

Introduction: The appeal of this Holland Village stalwart lies with its relaxed and as-simple-as-it-gets-chill vibe. Be greeted by the unmistakable bright yellow backdrop of a bar, where the walls are lined with a diverse range of spirits and at the forefront, 5 taps of brew vie for your attention (Heineken, Asahi, Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc, Guinness and Archipelago Summer IPA). With more than 60 single malts whiskies and a selection of alcopops and bottled beers, including a Trappistes Rochefort 6; first introduced in 1953 and survived two World Wars; it started out as a beer designed for ‘medicinal purposes’. The range of beverages are a firm punctuation to the qualities on offer that entice regulars night after night at Wala Wala.

Menu Items:

  • Nachos with Cheese Dip (Price $10)
  • Wala Pork-Strips with Dark Spicy Sauce (Price $13)
  • Spanish Garlic Prawn (Price $23)
  • Honey Cheese Pizza (Price $12)

Location: 31 Lorong Mambong Holland Village Singapore 277689

Contact: +65 9057-4225

Website: Website Link Here


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