Looking to beat the crowd? Why not take a tumble down The Rabbit Hole? The bar, sited at The White Rabbit, has been relaunched as a handsome gin bar backdropped by a quaint garden setting. With more than 15 varieties of the spirit on hand, the bar aims to give gin the appreciation it deserves. They also get bonus points for making their own tonics.
39C Harding Road. Tel: 9721 0536
Copper (Editor's note: The bar has closed as of 9 September 2015)
With its steampunk decor, vintage posters, and plentiful gin offerings, Copper's quite the eclectic bar to enjoy a solid G&T at, preferably in the company of good friends. If you enjoy having a hand in creating your own drinks, you'll be glad to know that Copper allows you to customise your own gin and tonic. Intrepid barflies can also explore their house-infused gins that include ingredients such as star anise and cinnamon.
10 Jiak Chuan Rd. Tel: 6222 5565
A bar hidden behind a nail parlour — who would have thought? Jekyll & Hyde was conceptualised to celebrate the tension between good and evil within us – lofty indeed – and it packs quite the punch. With a hefty gin selection behind the counter, you can take your pick from a range that includes top-shelf names such as Half Moon Orchard gin. Alternatively, ask the bartender to whip up a bespoke gin-based cocktail — those certainly don't disappoint.
49 Tras Street. Tel: 6222 3349
If the classics are your thing, look no further. The good folk at Jigger & Pony are dedicated to offering what's truly authentic, and yes, that includes gin-based drinks ranging from full-bodied concoctions like the Negroni, to lighter cocktails such as the Ramos Gin Fizz. Situated along Amoy Street, it's the perfect place for an after-work drink.
101 Amoy Street. Tel: 6223 9101
They've moved to their new digs on Amoy Street and are better than ever. Feel free to shrug off any airs of pretension — no one's fussed with it here, and it's a good thing. With a wide range of over 130 gins that includes the unusual Pierdre Almas +9 Mezcal-Gin, The Spiffy Dapper is the place for any aficionado to get their fix. Aside from enjoying the classic spirit on its own, this is also the place for some slick cocktails. Call for the Sheikh On The Level, a delightful concoction of gin, Turkish black tea, cardamom, and lemon juice.
73 Amoy Street, Second Floor. Tel: 8233 9810