Most romantic bars in Singapore for the perfect date night, in lieu of Valentine's Day
Ah Valentine's Day, a day dedicated to the matters of the heart. The chocolates, the roses, the romance — what's not to like? Well, the invigorating lust for intimacy can quickly be shattered by the reality of hand-picking the perfect location for a date night out in the town. Especially when Singapore is that tiny and often overcrowded over most occasions. But not to fret, we've selected the most intimate bars in Singapore where you can comfortably snuggle up to your boo with some quality booze in hand. If it was up to us? Celebrate a day or two early, just so you don't fall into the high chance of rubbing shoulders with 20 other loved up couples.
Jigger & Pony
Whether it's your first date or your 100th, this sleek and luxurious bar offers up a charming premise perfect for any date night. Jigger & Pony's refined approach to alcohol brings you a selection of classics mixed with characteristic twists like 80s and 90s cocktails. Once inside, be sure to try the 1980s classic Woo Woo cocktail with a side of peach, hibiscus tea and berry sugar and the sought after 1990s Applentini, a sour-savoury cocktail that puts the easy in easy-to-drink. Mouth-watering unique bar snacks such as the heirloom tomato tartare paired with retro alcoholic classics, is a recipe for an unforgettable night and who knows? This may be your chance at obtaining a great conversation starter — apt for folks who are meeting for the very first time.
165 Tg Pagar Rd, Tel: 9621 1074
Opening hours: (Mon-Thurs) 5pm-1am, (Fri & Sat) 5pm-3am, (Sun) 5pm-1am
This dimly-lit hidden gem is the ultimate bar for all things intimate and cozy. Warm tones and snuggle-worthy booths are just some of the elusive characteristics of Gibson. Its vintage aesthetic sees shelves with stained glass while their inventive cocktail concoctions bear a trace of elegance. If you're entirely clueless on cocktails, try their signature martini rendition called — you guessed it — the Gibson. How's that for liquid courage?
20 Bukit Pasoh Rd, Tel: 9114 8385
Opening hours: (Mon-Thurs) 6pm-1am, (Fri & Sat) 6pm-2am, (Sun) Closed
Reminiscent to the iconic Narnia door opening scene, is a Japanese-style drinking establishment called Horse's Mouth. Tucked away in an unassuming ramen shop, the non-descript entrance sets the tone to the exclusive, intimate bar. All that plus delicious concoctions whipped up by the talented mixologist to get your in the mood for love. If that doesn't do the trick, indulge in other specialities including well-loved favourites such as sake, beers, mocktails and other premium beverages.
583 Orchard Road, Tel: 8188 0900
Opening hours: (Mon-Thurs) 6pm-12am, (Fri & Sat) 6pm-1am, (Sun) Closed
There's something terribly seductive about Mona Lounge. Accessible only through a password-protected door is where you'll stumble onto a 1980s Hong Kong inspired bar. Adorned with hues of pink and orange, their drink menu stands to be one-of-a-kind with the bar's very own unique concoctions. If your date is into sour drinks, order the Dangerous Romance. Incorporating Espolon Blanco and lemon juice, this drink lives up to its name with its risky nature of being a deceivingly harmless glass to down. For something for soothing, try the Herbal Remedy cocktail — leaving plenty of room for those heart-to-heart conversations instigated by a helpful hand of quality booze.
25B Boon Tat St, Tel: 6221 3665
Opening hours: (Mon-Sat) 6pm-1am, (Sun) Closed
Mr Stork at Andaz Singapore
Rooftop bars in Singapore are a-plenty, but what makes Mr Stork so special is that it provides an intimate setting like no other through its winding paths and teepee hut style beds. There's nothing more romantic than gazing at the stars in a private hut overlooking the city skyline and Mr Stork delivers just that. Refreshing cocktails, stunning city views, top-of-the-line service and abundant foliage — it's hard for anything to actually go wrong with all that in the picture.
5 Fraser St, Tel: 6408 1288
Opening hours: (Mon-Thurs) 5pm-12am, (Fri) 5pm-1am, (Sat) 3pm-1am, (Sun) 3pm-12am
A bar with no name at the door and bottles of hooch with no labels might sound like a sketchy place. So you might be surprised to know that this odd drinking hole is touted one of the best bars in Asia and the world. Their success can be attributed to its emphasis on a sensorial experience drilled into their innovative cocktail menu that changes every three months. So if you're feeling those jittery pre-date butterflies, head on down to this bar as one thing is for sure — you will have an eventful evening.
7 Ann Siang Hill, Tel: 6438 4057
Opening hours: (Mon-Sat) 6pm-12am, (Sun) Closed