Archive for the 'Bars & nightlife' Category

Jan 10 2013

Review: Orgo rooftop bar, Singapore

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Come for the views, stay for the drinks.

Set on the roof terrace of Singapore’s Esplanade Theatres, Orgo offers more than just spectacular views of the bay. The bar’s cocktail menu is out of this world featuring original creations like vanilla dragonfruit martinis and spicy strawberry margaritas. The name Orgo is short for “organic chemistry” and, though the menu reads like the experiments … read the full post

Nov 15 2012

Review: Moonstone Bar, Singapore

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Moonstone is as high above Singapore as the cable car.

Atop Mount Faber, the second highest hill in Singapore, is a glass-walled dining complex called the Jewel Box. Inside you’ll find three fine-dining restaurants plus Moonstone, a casual al fresco bar serving up Japanese nibbles and stunning views of Sentosa Island. While The Jewel Box’s three restaurants (Black Opal, Sapphire, and Empress Jade) are quite … read the full post

Aug 09 2012

The bars of Emerald Hill

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Come for great drinks in a uniquely Singaporean setting

Looking for a place to wet your whistle in the Orchard Road area? Skip the bland hotel bars and head to historic Emerald Hill for a tipple among the palm trees and Peranakan architecture. When you detour from Orchard Road onto Emerald Hill, the first bar you’ll see is the 3-in-1 Peranakan Place complex. Multiple … read the full post

Jun 11 2012

The backpacker bars of Little India

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For countless reasons – cheap food, a central location – the Little India neighbourhood is home to Singapore’s highest concentration of hostels. Since it’s no secret that backpackers like to drink, backpacker bars have popped up to keep them full of Tiger Beer. Here’s a rundown of where to go and what to expect. The … read the full post

Mar 16 2012

Irish pubs in Singapore

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No matter where on earth you travel, you can always find two things to quench your thirst: Coca-Cola and Guinness beer. In Southeast Asia Coke is served in all manners including plastic bags filled with ice, but the best way to enjoy a Guinness remains at a traditional Irish pub. With St Patrick ’s Day … read the full post

Mar 05 2012

Happy hour drinking at Clarke Quay

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There are many reasons why Clarke Quay is Singapore’s top spot for an evening drink: the views of the sun sinking over the Singapore River, the eclectic crowd, and the fact that nearly every bar has a happy hour drink special! Here’s a quick guide to finding the cheapest drinks at Clarke Quay. If beer … read the full post

Jan 24 2012

Comedy Masala night in Singapore

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With a record that includes banning chewing gum and censoring slapstick comedies like Borat, it’s fair to say that Singapore is not known for its sense of humour. But that doesn’t mean Singaporeans don’t enjoy a good laugh. To see the city-state at its silliest and most politically incorrect, check out Comedy Masala night every … read the full post

Jan 09 2012

Live music bars in Singapore

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Think fast: you have 30 seconds to name as many Singaporean musicians as possible. Go! . . . . . . Did you get zero? Yeah, me too, and I live here. So Singapore certainly isn’t known for its musical talent, but if you like your beer with a side of rock’n’roll there are a … read the full post

Oct 24 2011

Singapore’s best microbreweries

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Though Tiger is undisputedly the official brew of Singapore, if you’re looking for a locally-brewed beer with a little more oomph there are some fine options. The obvious choice is Brewerkz and it won’t disappoint. The huge restaurant at Clarke Quay also serves as the factory and on any given day you’ll find more than … read the full post

Sep 30 2011

A drink with a view: 1-Altitude

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On the rooftop of the tallest building in Raffles Place, 1-Altitude isn’t just the highest bar in Singapore it’s the highest al fresco bar in the world. The bar is completely uncovered and there’s nothing but a five-foot glass wall to keep you from walking off the edge and plummeting 282 metres onto a banker. … read the full post

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