• New Asia Bar: Located on levels 71 and 72 of Swissotel The Stamford, New Asia Bar offers clubbers a surreal, almost other-worldly sense of displacement and imbalance, for its floors are deliberately designed to slope 20 degrees off-centre. That ought to be an interesting experience for all.
    Equinox Complex, Swissotel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Road Tel: (65) 64315681 (restaurant reservations)
  • The Long Bar: The Long Bar at Raffles Hotel is so named, because of its bar counter which stretches 40 feet from one end of the room to the other. It’s also home to the Singapore Sling, concocted with gin, cherry brandy, pineapple and lime juice, Cointreau, and other ingredients by Hainanese barman Ngiam Tong Boon. Trying this famous cocktail at the very place it was created is surely a worthy Singaporean encounter!
    1 Beach Road tel: (65) 64121229
  • Insomnia: Insomnia is a 24-hour bar-restaurant that never sleeps, hence its name. Housed in CHIJMES, an old convent, its cuisine is asian and international, and it sports an al fresco setting that overlooks the beautiful lawns and the chapel. Stay on for the drinks and head back to the hotel when you feel like it, and not as a must when the bar closes in the usual way.
    #01-21/23 CHIJMES, 30 Victoria Street Tel: (65) 63386883
  • Balaclava: Balaclava takes the art of lounging to chic new heights with its intimate and cosy décor, fashionable cocktail bites and five different bands for every night of the week that they are open: David Frances & Rene on Monday, Soul Therapy on Tuesday, UnXpected on Wednesday and Friday, EIC on Thursday and Tabula on Saturday.
    #01-01B Suntec Convention Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard Tel: (65) 63391600
  • Atrium Bar: Morton’s The Steakhouse needs little introduction, so allow us to introduce instead its Atrium bar. A chic place that serves up drinks with that famous Morton’s panache, the bar’s legendary Martinis go for SGD 8.50+++ at happy hours (5-7pm on weeknights), accompanied by filet mignon steak sandwiches. The “Lycheetini” is lip-smacking good!
    Level 4, The Oriental Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue Tel: (65) 63371860
  • The Oriental Singapore: All things oriental are the specialties of this spa. Its signature oriental massage is a combination of yoga, Thai, shiatsu and foot massage techniques. From the cold towels to the teas served before and after treatments, expect imperial service here.
    Level Five, The Oriental Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue Tel: (65) 68853533
Written by:
Editorial Team