Need a pre-weekend tipple? Well you're in the right place.
Singapore came out on top last week at Asia's 50 Best Bars awards, thriving in the face of an unprecedented setback to nightlife during the last 2 years. Showing its grit, determination and dominance at this year’s ceremony, a total of 11 bars in our Lion City made the cut, giving Singaporeans a true reason to raise a toast to their favourite cocktails and more.
Topping the list for the little red dot was Jigger and Pony at Amara Singapore. Fending off tough competition to retain 2nd spot, Jigger & Pony also currently lists at No.9 on the World’s Best Bars List. No easy feat.
Originally located in Amoy Street – Jigger & Pony has come a long way to its now prestigious location at the Amara Hotel. Named after the double-coned measuring device used by bartenders to accurately pour out spirits, the bar prides itself on its philosophy of embracing the classics, their way.
Two other worthy contenders reached the Top 10 list. MO Bar at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore – which slingshotted from No. 45 last year to No. 8, earning itself the Highest Climber award; followed by crowd-favourite – Manhattan, at Regent Singapore. This former two-time champion in (2017 and 2018 respectively) continues to dominate the scene, earning itself a highly respectable 9th spot this year.
A deserved but surprising entry into this year's list, was one-year old Republic, located at the Ritz-Carlton who debuted its entry at No.12. Set in the ambience of all things 1960s and 1970s, the bar is a popular spot for zingy cocktails with a twist.
Following closely thereafter was No Sleep Club, in Keong Saik Road – which achieved the No. 15 position. Its eye catching awning makes it an unmissable spot – while its top-notch drinks, great food, cool vibes and stellar team are sure to impress.
Not to be missed, the 1920s inspired-venue, Atlas Bar at Parkview Square achieving No. 23 position – as its signature art deco interior and extraordinary selection of drinks left it unmatched.
Nutmeg & Clove in Purvis Street re-entered the list at No. 36 – with its owner, Mr Colin Chia also achieving the title of Industry Icon for contributions to the bar sector on a global and regional level. Also featured – Analogue at Chijmes ranking at No. 37.
If there's one thing we know for sure, with nightlife reopening, this is only just the beginning for our local bar scene. Cheers Singapore, here's to many more.
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