Travel Tuesday; Singapore Bars

In May I did a write up on some of my favorite Singapore Restaurants; today I wanted to share with you my favorite bars and areas in town which are great for a drink or two.

Bars in town:

  • 1 Altitude; 1 Raffles Place | Tel: +6564380410 | Web: http://www.1-altitude.com
    As they say on their own website – 1-Altitude Gallery & Bar on the top level (63rd floor) is the world’s highest al fresco bar. It’s a place to chill out while enjoying splendid views of the “new” Singapore {overlooking Marina Bay Sands complex}. When you go here during the weekend make sure you make a reservation in advance, so that you don’t have to wait too long to get in.
    Note that they have a dress code for all their outlets: no flip flops or slippers allowed | No shorts and Bermudas allowed. Besides that there is a cover charge for the Gallery & Bar on the 63rd floor. For more info check their website.

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  • Breeze at Scarlet Hotel; 33 Erskine Road | Tel: +6565113333 | Web: http://thescarlethotel.com
    Scarlet Hotel is nestled on the beautiful Erskine Road in an old shop house. The entire street has the same kind of set up with shop houses and art deco buildings dating back to the 1800s. There are many artsy shops situated in this part of Chinatown.
    On the rooftop of Scarlet you will find Breeze, which is a restaurant and bar overlooking the shop houses of Chinatown. I love this place for pre-dinner drinks on the rooftop {food is not spectacular}.

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  • Overeasy; 1 Fullerton Road #01-06, One Fullerton Singapore | Tel: +6564230701 | Web: http://www.overeasy.com.sg
    This vibrant bar {opposite the Fullerton Hotel} is great for your Friday afternoon drinks {it can get pretty busy though}. It’s overlooking the Marina Bay Sands complex, which gives a great photo opportunity; especially at night the sight is amazing!

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  • The Loof; #03-07 Odeon Towers, 331 North Bridge Road | Tel: +6563388035 | Web: http://www.loof.com.sg
    The Loof was one of the first roof top bars we got to know in Singapore, and I still love going there. It’s not that this bar has an amazing view, but it offers a great bar, nice music and just a relaxed night out.
  • Timbré @ the arts house; 1 Old Parliament Lane, #01-04 | Tel: +6563363386 |Web: http://www.timbregroup.asia/timbresg/main.asp
    Timbré is situated on the river, on the opposite side of Boat Quay, in a beautiful historical building. The area is much more relaxed then the over crowded Boat or Clarke Quay, but still very close to the hustle and bustle of all of it. Best thing about it that there is live music as daily!
    Note that Timbré is closed on Sundays.

Besides individual bars, there are several great areas to walk around and find yourself a nice bar to hang out. Some of the areas I like best:

Robertson Quay
This is definitely the most laidback quay of the three along the Singapore River, and offers many bars, restaurants and cafés. Besides that it’s a heavily populated residential area with several performing arts houses and art galleries. For this reason it must come as no surprise that you will find many expats in this area of town.

04. Quays area

 

Club Street
Club Street used to be the home ground of traditional Chinese clan associations and exclusive social clubs. This charming area offers many wine bars, alfresco restaurants, cocktail bars and much more. Go take a look and you will be amazed by what this area has to offer you!

Holland Village
Holland Village {or Holland V} is situated in the heart of a residential area, outside the city centre of Singapore. In the heart of the area there is a food court offering you all the Singapore delicacies, however if you walk around you will find many restaurants, cafés and bars.

Clarke Quay
During the evening this will be one of the busiest areas in Singapore. With the high amount of restaurant, bars and clubs this area has to offer. Don’t recommend coming here during the day though, as it is not the prettiest place in Singapore. Definitely worth a visit if you like clubbing.

Anyone going to Singapore soon? Any updates or tips for this list would be highly appreciated! Would love to visit some new places on our next visit! 

 

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