1. Underdog Inn
Made to celebrate the underdogs who have championed counterculture and to act as a homing ground for unique perspectives, Underdog Inn is an artful watering hole and nose-to-tail open-fire grill joint. The bar boasts a nostalgic and comforting vibe that resembles a New York tavern amidst a concrete jungle.
Look forward to unique bar snacks and sides like Pig Head Scrumpet, Pork Scratching, Bone Marrow Mash, Smoked Beef Neck, Duck Liver Parfait and many more. For tipples, Underdog offers signature cocktails ($25) that are either Fresh & Bright or Strong & Slow, according to your personal preference.
Address: 115 Amoy St, #01-03, Singapore 069935
Opening Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 5pm-12am
Parliament is a ritzy retro 80s-inspired American-style dive bar with vibey disco lights, funky music and more! Here you’ll find a groovy space bathed in a reddish glow, complete with vintage decor and even a disco ball to complete the retro American ambience.
The bar plays various genres of music across different generations each day of the week, such as oldies, classic rock, funk, neo soul, hip hop, indie and more, so you’ll definitely be in for a whale of a time every time you come in. Look forward to beers, cocktails, spirits, wine, alongside food items and more. For cocktails, go for classics (from $18), or opt for one of their signature concoctions like Salty Sally ($19), Loose Lucy ($19) or Poison Ivy ($20).
Address: 18 Teck Lim Rd, #02-01, Singapore 088390
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 5pm-12am
3. Wa-En Bar
Wa-En is not only a luxe yakiniku restaurant, it also houses a swanky bar called Wa-En Bar situated within the Wa-En Wagyu Yakiniku restaurant itself! Wa-En boasts a cosy Japanese minka-inspired setting, with wooden arches and beams framing the bar.
Look forward to elevated Japanese bar sides, Japanese whiskeys, wines, craft cocktails, sakes and more. Highlights from their signature curated cocktails include twists on the classics like the Miyazaki Wagyu Fat-Washed Old Fashioned ($24) that’s served with actual wagyu beef, Mikan Martini ($20), Umami Sake Tonic ($17) and more.
Address: 78 Airport Boulevard, #01-224 Jewel, Singapore Changi Airport, 819666
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 11am-4pm & 5pm-10pm; Saturday-Sunday, 11am-10pm
4. Kumi Den
Kumi Den is the sister outlet of Iru Den that’s just opened along Duxton Road serving modern and elevated Asian flavours along with wines. The restaurant and wine bar boasts a minimalist and cosy vibe, with monochromatic decor and minimal frills.
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On the menu is a wide selection of curated wine bottles and unconventional labels from artisanal breweries, along with bites and sharing plates like Prawn Toasties ($16), Ayam Balut ($15), Kuning Barramundi ($19), Smoked Curry with Pão de Queijo ($18) and more.
Address: 15 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089481
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 5.30pm-12am
5. Misfits Bar
This one’s for all you misfits out there—Misfits Bar is Singapore’s very first Tokyo-inspired dive spot with a cool and hip space splashed with graffiti art, neon lights and more. Don’t forget to pose by the super Instagrammable graffiti wall that glows neon in the dark!
Misfits serves a range of tipples like classic cocktails, bespoke creations, sake, soju, makgeolli, shoes, wine, spirits and much more. Highlights for bar bites include various Handrolled Sushi ($12), Yakitori ($12), Buffalo Wings ($15), Nachos ($15) and Truffle Fries ($15) to name a couple.
Address: 18 Circular Rd, Singapore 049374
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday, 4pm-12am
For something a little more refined and sophisticated, head to COL: a casually elegant restaurant-bar boasting reimagined classics and bold new flavours. The space itself exudes cosy and warm vibes, with a moody ambience lit by warm candles for an intimate affair.
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COL serves East London-inspired fare like Dressed Oysters ($60), Black Winter Truffle Arancini ($38), Hand-rolled Tagliatelle ($34) and more. For drinks, go for one of their cocktails ($24) like Nero Negroni, Spicy Margarita, Rum Old Fashioned or Bobby Burns, or you can also opt for one of their wines too.
Address: 1 Keong Saik Rd., #01-05 The Working Capitol Building, Singapore 089109
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 6pm-12am
7. Fu Lin
Fu Lin is a new modern Asian restaurant and bar at the vibrant Clarke Quay district with a bold ambience and live band performances. Fu Lin is perfect for supper-goers as it opens till 1am with local-inspired fare like Fried Yong Tofu ($14), Sichuan Mala Dumplings ($15), Cold Pasta Ikura ($24), Snapper Carpaccio ($22) and more.
Fu Lin has an extensive range of cocktails, wines, beer, house pour spirits and more that you can enjoy while basking in an atmospheric space that’s especially vibey and groovy at night, along with live music performances!
Address: 3D River Valley Rd, #01 – 02, Singapore 179023
Opening Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 4pm-1am; Friday-Saturday, 4pm-3am
8. Chef’s Table
Chef’s Table at Capella Hotel in Sentosa has revamped its private dining concept to become a swanky Oyster and Champagne Bar. Dressed with copper lights, wicker chairs and wood interiors, the space resembles a classy and elegant French bistro.
Here you can enjoy a selection of oysters (from $36) from various regions like France, Ireland and Canada, jazzed up with dressings like Mignonette, Cocktail or Yuzu. Chef’s Table also serves a selection of caviar, along with chilled plates like Fish Ceviche ($39), Bluefin Chutoro ($42), Roasted Scallops ($55) and more. Pair your luscious bites with some champagne from their curated list, or opt for wine and cocktails instead.
Address: 1 The Knolls, Singapore 098297
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 6pm-10pm