Bars To Meet/Network With Professionals In Central Singapore
So you’ve about tried every dating app available to mankind and still, no luck. 5000 swipes later, your thumbs have been worn down to the barest slivers and you’ve finally decided it’s time to meet a potential partner the old fashioned way—in real life.
Meeting people at bars is not only a great way to score a date but also to network and have more grown-up friends.
To help all you single pringles on your quest to score a date and find other members of the working crowd, we’ve curated a list of bars frequented by those in their mid-twenties to thirties.
1. Atlas Bar
With high ceilings and gold gilded trim, the decor at Atlas Bar is straight out of the Great Gatsby. Live your best life when you sip on gin (they have over 1000 varieties to choose from) and dine on European cuisine by Michelin-star Executive Chef Daniele Sperindio.
Address: 600 North Bridge Road, Parkview Square, S(188778)
Opening Hours: 10.00pm to 1.00am (Mon-Thu), 10.00pm to 2.00am (Fri), 3.00pm to 2.00am (Sat), 2.00am to 3.00am (Mon)
Book a table here or call 6396 4466
The graffiti-splayed walls and vibrant live music of the Mad Men Attic Bar creates a welcoming and casual vibe. The central location makes the bar a popular after-work hangout for those in their late twenties.
Address: 11 North Canal Road, #03-02, S(048824)
Opening hours: 5.00pm to 1.00am (Mon-Wed), 5.00pm to 2.00am (Thu), 5.00pm to 3.00am (Fri), 6.00pm to 3.00am (Sat)
Book a table here or call 9822 1789
Feel on top of the world at 1-Altitude, the world’s highest Alfresco bar. It’s a popular spot for expats, so if you’re looking for someone with different worldviews, this is the place for you.
Address: 1 Raffles Place, S(048616)
Opening hours: 6.00pm to 2.00am (Sun-Tue), 6.00pm to 4.00am (Wed, Fri-Sat), 6.00pm to 3.00am (Thu)
Book a table by emailing [email protected] or call 6438 0410
Loof is a rooftop bar which is home to a younger, edgier, creative crowd. The bar serves up a big dose of nostalgia with Southeast Asian-inspired cocktails and snacks and has a Mama Shop full of traditional souvenirs.
Address: 331 North Bridge Road, #03-07, Odeon Towers Extension Rooftop, S(188720)
Opening hours: 5.00pm to 1.00am (Mon-Thu), 5.00am to 2.00am (Fri – Sat)
Book a table here or call 6337 9416
At The Lantern, sip on signature cocktails while admiring a panoramic view of the Marina Bay area. If you’ve been working out, show off your bikini body when you take a dip in the rooftop bar’s infinity lap pool.
Address: 80 Collyer Quay, S(049326)
Opening hours: 10.00pm to 1.00am (Sun-Thu), 10.00pm to 2.00am (Fri-Sat)
Book a table here
Decked out to look like a classic American diner, Overeasy serves up ‘60s and ‘70s-style milkshakes, burgers and Mac n’ Cheese to a mixture of expats and CBD workers.
Address: 1 Fullerton Road, #01-06, S(049213)
Opening hours: 11.30am to 2.30pm and 5.00pm to 1.00am (Mon-Thu), 11.30am to 2.30pm and 5.00pm to 2.00am (Fri), 11.30am to 1.00am (Sat), 11.30am to 11.00pm (Sun)
Book a table here or call 6684 1453
Have a tipple at 28 Hongkong Street, home to some of Singapore’s most talented and creative bartenders. The speakeasy is frequented by those in their late twenties to early thirties who are in the creative industry.
Address: 28 Hongkong Street, S(059667)
Opening hours: 5.30pm to 1.00am (Mon-Thu), 5.30pm to 3.00am (Fri-Sat)
Book a table by emailing [email protected] or SMS 8318 0328
It’s always a good time at the loud and rowdy No.5 Emerald Hill. From 9.00pm to 1.00am, sip on 1-for-1 martinis while munching on nuts. The fun part? Throwing the shells of your pried open peanuts on the floor.
Address: 5 Emerald Hill Road, S(229289)
Opening hours: 12.00pm to 2.00am (Mon-Thu), 12.00pm to 3.00am (Fri-Sat), 5.00pm to 2.00am (Sun)
Book a table by calling 6732 0818
Operation Dagger is a hidden gem which serves up a storm. If you’re looking for a cozy evening with friends or an intimate date night venue, the four-table underground bar is a great option.
Address: 7 Ann Siang Hill, S(069791)
Opening hours: 6.00pm to 12.00am (Tues-Sat)
Book a table here or call 6438 4057
10. The Black Swan
Housed in a gorgeous 1930s landmark, the Black Swan serves delectable European cuisine. During the swanky bar’s happy hour from 5.00pm to 8.00pm, enjoy their signature cocktails while you slurp oysters at S$2 a piece (limited to six oysters for every drink ordered).
Address: 19 Cecil Street, S(049704)
Opening hours: 11.30am 11.00pm (Mon, Wed), 11.30am to 12.00am (Tue, Thu), 11.30am to 1.00am (Fri), 5.00pm to 12.00am (Sat)
Book a table here or call 6438 3757
11. KPO Cafe Bar
This former post office-turned-gastrobar conjures a lively nighttime environment, complete with live music by local talents. The way the tables are arranged is conducive to making conversation, which is great if you’re single and looking to mingle or trying to make new friends.
Address: 1 Killiney Road, S(239518)
Opening hours: 3.00pm to 1.00am (Mon-Thu), 3.00pm to 2.00am (Fri), 6.00pm to 2.00am (Sat)
Book a table here or call 8339 5368
Nested atop the summit of the National Gallery, Smoke & Mirrors offers a stunning view overlooking The Padang, The Esplanade, and Marina Bay Sands.
Address: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, #06-01, S(178957)
Opening Hours: 3.00pm to 1.00am (Mon – Thu), 3.00pm to 2.00am (Fridays), 12.00pm to 2.00am (Saturdays), 12.00pm to 1.00am (Sundays)
Book a table here
Bars In Singapore
Now you know which bars to check out, you’ll hopefully meet someone who tickles your fancy over a glass of wine or two!
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