Most romantic bars in Singapore for the perfect date night, in lieu of Valentine's Day

Most romantic bars in Singapore for the perfect date night, in lieu of Valentine's Day

Swoon worthy

Text: Jeway Tan Natasha Khoury

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.

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165 Tg Pagar Rd, Tel: 9621 1074
Opening hours: (Mon-Thurs) 5pm-1am, (Fri & Sat) 5pm-3am, (Sun) 5pm-1am

Horse's Mouth

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.

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583 Orchard Road, Tel: 8188 0900
Opening hours: (Mon-Thurs) 6pm-12am, (Fri & Sat) 6pm-1am, (Sun) Closed

Mr Stork at Andaz Singapore

Rooftop bars in Singapore are aplenty, 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.

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5 Fraser St, Tel: 6408 1288
Opening hours: (Mon-Thurs) 5pm-12am, (Fri) 5pm-1am, (Sat) 3pm-1am, (Sun) 3pm-12am

Barbary Coast


Barbary Coast takes inspiration from its 19th-century namesake harbourfront district in San Francisco. There are two levels and concepts to have a gander: one, being Deadfall on the lower level, a rustic industrial theme with its exposed bricks. Give their House nachos a try, the best part of them is the bottomless cheese dip, and most importantly, their colour-coded cocktails.

Barbary Coast Ballroom

For a change of scenery, rather than going elsewhere, head to the next level where Barbary Coast Ballroom is located. This could not be more different from Deadfall with its mismatched flora wallpaper and glittering chandelier alongside plush seats. Want more privacy with your date? The ballroom offers two private booths, perfect for an intimate and romantic night. If you or your date are into sour drinks, sip on the Low High Brow — a sour and fizzy drink perfect to start the evening with. For those of you with a sweet tooth, try the Tea with Raspberries and Cream — a clarified milk punch infused with berry tea and raspberry that you pour into your own glass. And while you drink, you can enjoy a cheese and charcuterie board with a selection of cheeses, house-cured meats, fruits and different kinds of butter.

16 N Canal Rd, S048828, Tel: 8869 4798
Opening Hours: (Mon & Sun) 4pm-1am; (Tue & Wed) 4pm-2am; (Thu-Sat) 4pm-3am


Rated top 4 in The Best Bars in Asia 2020, The elegant art deco-inspired bar looks like a European hotel lobby of the era and straight out of a film. Said to house over 1000 bottles of Gin,  ATLAS has one of the most diverse collections of spirits in the world. Which we get it, can be confusing or even embarrasing to stumble in front of your significant other. Let the Master of Gin, Jason Williams and his team help you. Simply tell them your preferences in alcohol, and they will make some suitable recommendations for you. Alternatively, try the Classic G&T—a goblet of London Gin, House-made tonic and fresh citrus. For something a bit stronger, opt for the ATLAS Martini — a blend of gin, Ambrato vermouth, orange bitters, champagne vinegar, and pomelo.

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600 North Bridge Rd, Parkview Square, S188778, Tel: 6396 4466
Opening Hours: (Mon-Fri) 10am-10.30pm; (Sat) Noon-10.30pm (Sun) Closed

LeVel 33

Drink with a view at the world's highest urban microbrewery, Level 33. Located in the penthouse of Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC), nothing says romance than sitting at the rooftop terrace on barstools right at the edge — the Singapore skyline and the Bayfront all in a single frame. Of course, while you're there, try their good old taps, brewed on-site by the resident brewmaster. If you don't fancy beer, don't you worry, there is also a selection of boutique wines as well as classic and forgotten cocktails.

Level 33

8 Marina Boulevard #33-01, S018981, Tel: 6834 3133 / 8511 4613
Opening Hours: (Mon-Sun) 11.30am-10.30pm


Located at Boat Quay, Southbridge has some of the best 360° views in the city — especially when night falls and when all of Singapore is lit up.. Try one of their speciality craft cocktails, Mon Chéri — a nice blend of on chéri 18 champagne brut, vanilla vodka, and crème de cacao, all topped with a tasty morello cherry. If you're not a cocktail fan, a wide variety of top-shelf liquors, champagne and sparkling wine, is also offered there. Make sure to also pair your tipples with signature oysters — imported from around the world.


80 Boat Quay, Level 5, S049868, Tel: 6877 6965
Opening Hours: (Mon-Thu) 5pm-midnight, (Fri & Sat) 3pm-midnight