Seeking an exciting new bar to head down to? Why not seek out these hidden gems instead?
1. The Secret Mermaid
Love craft spirits and quick bites? If you do, you will definitely love The Secret Mermaid. The bar is a tight squeeze – with only one main bar counter to host 8 people at most. But the ambience, alcohol, and food served definitely makes up for it. Diners will also receive a free serving of sinful tater tots with every drink purchased.
Website: The Secret Mermaid
Address: 10 Collyer Quay, B1-08 Ocean Financial Centre.
2. The Library
The Library bar features a number of bar-worthy traits bar lovers seek: good cocktails and good conversation. To enter the Library, though, is no simple feat. Those interested in a cuppa here will have to provide a secret password – changed daily. The password can be found on the bar’s Facebook page. Good luck figuring it out though – we certainly couldn’t!
Website: The Library
Address: 47-49 Keong Saik Rd.
3. The Horse’s Mouth
Enter the thick curtain, push the heavy door, and walk down a dark stairway is pretty much the only way you can enter this beautifully crafted hidden bar. Oh, and did we mention that the curtain is hidden in a Japanese restaurant – the Uma Uma Izakaya restaurant, to add to the hidden bar’s mystique?
As for the drinks served, expect to leave the pretentious world of cocktails behind for one that serves good old fashioned whiskey and spirits. Amazing with a side of Wagyu beef cubes available for purchase at the bar.
Website: The Horse’s Mouth
Address: 583 Orchard Rd, Forum the Shopping Mall.
4. Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall
Notoriously popular amongst the hip, young crowd in Singapore. Ah Sam’s Cold Drink Stall is the place to be when you’re craving a twist on good hawker food and drinks. Visitors have reportedly enjoyed the bar’s Milo-infused bourbon. Other interesting cocktails include the bar’s Rojak inspired cocktail featuring grilled pineapple and shrimp paste syrup. A new spin on one of our favorite local flavours!
Website: Ah Sam’s Cold Drink Stall
Location: 60 Boat Quay
5. Golden x The Great Escape
Hidden literally in the middle of nowhere – in a parking lot to be exact, is The Great Escape. Run by the same folks who manage the Golden Bar (the concession stand at The Projector cinema). The eclectic Golden Bar serves classic cocktails as well as a selection of Japanese beers. Complete your evening bar experience with a magnificent view of the Singapore Flyer from The Great Escape itself.
Website: Golden x The Great Escape
Address: 6001 Beach Rd, The Golden Mile Tower
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