Best Romantic Bars Singapore
So you’re all dressed up and you’ve finished a satisfying Valentine’s day feast planned out a month ago…but now what? The night’s young. Here’s a go-to guide of recommended bars in Singapore and lesser-known hideouts that serve unique cocktails with sakura, lobster and popsicles so that you and bae can enjoy more one-on-one time together.
For hipster baes who love underground bars
1. Operation Dagger
Operation Dagger is a hipster’s haven. Its covert operation is so low-key, you’d walk right past it if you didn’t know any better, since they don’t have door signs. Plus, we hear they make a mean salted egg cocktail.
7 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069791
Tue-Sat 6pm-12am. Closed on Mon & Sun.
2. The Library
This elusive bar requires a password for entry, which changes every week. You’ll need to retrieve the code from their Facebook page, or from the restaurant next door, The Study. Once you’re past the faux shop front, you can indulge in their creative cocktails in a quaint, steampunk-esque lounge.
47-49 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089151
Mon-Sat 6pm-1am. Closed on Sun.
3. The Secret Mermaid
Behind the door of what looks like an industrial storage room is The Secret Mermaid—a tasting room focused on American craft spirits. Displayed on shelf walls, the bottles can be reached via a rolling library ladder.
10 Collyer Quay, B1-08 Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore 049315
Mon-Fri 5pm-11pm. Closed Sat-Sun.
For baes who can never decide what to order—leave it to the bartender
4. Bar Stories
Look forward to your bartender performing some party tricks in this no-menu bar tucked away on the 2nd level of a Haji Lane shophouse. Here’s how it works: tell the mixologists what you’re craving, or your alcoholic preference for the ultimate cocktail concoction. For a more personalised experience, head down during off-peak hours.
57A Haji Lane, Singapore 189248
Sun-Thu 4pm-1am, Fri-Sat 4pm-2am.
5. Bitters & Love
Bitters & Love is another no-menu bar known for its artistic cocktail creations, customised for each guest. But it does have a standard list of classic drinks. So if you’re seeking a little adventure, this cozy venue radiates a warm vibrance that welcomes all drink-lovers.
118 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068587
Mon-Thu 6pm-12am. Fri-Sat 6pm-2am. Closed on Sun.
For baes who love to #throwback on IG
6. Nutmeg & Clove
Paying homage to Singapore’s heritage, Nutmeg & Clove displays their patriotism through their kick-ass interpretations of classic cocktails with local twists along the historical Ann Siang Hill.
10A Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069789
Mon-Thu 6pm-1am, Fri-Sat 6pm-2am. Closed on Sun.
Incorporating colonialism into its Peranakan shophouse, Blacknut is decked out in dark leather and woodwork. Satisfy your taste buds with its unique array of Singaporean and Malaysian ingredients, and distinctive Asian-inspired cocktails.
2 Emerald Hill, Singapore 229287
Sun-Thu 5pm-2am. Fri-Sat 5pm-3am.
8. Ah Sam Cold Drinks Stall
This no-frills hawker-bar has a local, no-menu concept. Its unpretentious ambience welcomes cocktail enthusiasts to explore different flavours with local-infused beverages.
60A Boat Quay, Singapore 049848
Mon-Sat 6pm-2am. Closed on Sun.
For baes who love all things Atas
9. The Other Room
This secret gem’s the definition of a speakeasy bar. Unlisted in the hotel directory, it’s in that other room on the Marriott’s ground level. Describing themselves as a “drinking house for the discerning”, its charming vibe is old-fashioned and laid-back. And when the man behind the cocktail is referred to as ‘the Wizard’, you know you’re in for a treat.
320 Orchard Road, Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel #01-05, Singapore 238865
Mon-Wed 6pm-3am. Thu-Sun 6pm-4am.
10. The Powder Room
Be transported back to the roaring 20s in this luxurious cocktail bar. If you want to continue feeling pampered after dining, it’s set right in the mezzanine lounge of The Black Swan.
19 Cecil Street, Singapore 049704
Tue-Thu 5pm-12am. Fri-Sat 5pm-1am. Closed on Sun.
Inspired by the 19th century’s Golden Age of fine drinking, this luxurious hotel bar is where craft bartending meets artisanal spirits.
1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249715
Mon-Thur 5pm-1am. Fri-Sat 5pm-2am. Sun 11.30am-3.30pm, 5pm-1am.
12. D. Bespoke
With a seating capacity of 28, this lavish bar’s an intimate affair. Beside its fortified spirit focus, the immaculately-groomed owner, Daiki Kenataka, will insist on personally making your first bespoke cocktail—with finesse. Which is expected, since it has a minimum spending rule of $60.
2 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089816
Mon-Sat 6pm-1am. Closed on Sun.
For #wanderlust baes who love IG-worthy scenic spots
13. Lantern Bar
Lantern Bar is the perf spot to wind down after a long day, or for a girls’ night out. Sit by the poolside of the Fullerton or at its lantern-shaped bar for a panoramic view of the city’s skyline with one of their signature cocktails.
80 Collyer Quay, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore 049326
Sun-Thu 8am-1am. Fri-Sat 8am-2am.
14. Flight Bar & Lounge
If you want to feel on top of the world, here’s a bar at Marina Bay Sands, 57 levels up. They’ve got 50% off #Flightsunsetcocktails on Tuesdays, so as they say—ladies, take flight. Don’t forget to dress smart because shorts, slippers and tank tops aren’t allowed.
10 Bayfront Ave, Marina Bay Sands Tower 1 Level 57, Singapore 018956
Sun-Thu 6pm-2am. Fri-Sat 6pm-3am.
15. Bar Canary
Perched on the rooftop of Grand Park Orchard, this Al Fresco bar is a cosy hideout in bustling Orchard road to share popsicle-cocktails with your date over upbeat tunes by live DJs.
270 Orchard Road, Singapore 238857
Sun-Thu 12pm-1am. Fri-Sat 12pm-2am.
For baes who’re all about #girlpower
Okay ladies, get in formation. Head over to pay some major respect to this all-girls dream team that shows us what it means to be a female bartender. Plus, the #ladyboss, Kino Soh, is the first in Singapore to open a specialty highball bar on our sunny shores.
79 Kampong Bahru #01-01, Singapore 169377
Mon-Sat 4pm-12am. Closed on Sun.
For forever-hungry baes who need a spot to wine AND dine
17. Neon Pigeon
This bar cum restaurant is a hip izakaya known for their seafood and unique cocktails, with ingredients such as cherry blossom and chilli!
1A Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089109
Mon-Sat 6pm-12am. Closed on Sun.
18. Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar
If you want to try something new with your hot date this V-day, this newly-opened restaurant’s an ideal spot to grab both dinner and drinks, at an affordable price. Happy hour lasts all-day long, and with a list of 70 French wines always on offer, this new hangout spot deserves a bookmark.
200 Middle Road, Singapore 188980
Date Night Bars Singapore
Whoever you choose to spend this Valentine’s day with, a date night with good drinks and ambience can’t be compared to good company. Just remember to keep safe and don’t drink and drive.