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After a long day in the city, if you wish to unwind with well-poured drinks then Southbridge is the place to be. This stunning bar has an extensive terrace that lets you soak in panoramic views of Singapore's glittering skyline while sipping on creative concoctions, eclectic spirits and impressive wines. The lit-up bar is managed by a team of master bartenders who are known to create magic with liquor. As you sit atop the high stools awaiting your drink, the cool breeze and picture-perfect vistas set the perfect atmosphere. Open till midnight, Southbridge is the spot to bring in a special occasion or relax after a long day. To keep your hunger in check, the place offers a scrumptious seafood menu too.

80 Boat Quay, Rooftop, Level 5, Singapore, Singapore, 049868
Harry's at Boat Quay

Besides serving up a good variety of American cuisine for lunch and dinner, this bar is reputedly the best place on the island for jazz. There are live music sessions by Jazz maestro King Richard from Tuesday to Saturday, and a beautiful patio where you can dine and drink during any time of the year. This bar has been named a Great Heineken Bar of the World. In addition, it was conferred the World's Best Bar award by Newsweek International in 1995.

28 Boat Quay, Singapore, Singapore, 049818
Crazy Elephant

Known as Singapore's premier "rock and roll blues bar," the Crazy Elephant lives up to its name with pulsating rock music intertwined with smooth, groovy blues. One sure thing you will notice when you step into this bar is its sheer size; big, spacious and perfect in case a certain creature decides to drop in. For drinks, you cannot go wrong with the house specialty, Singapore Sling. Live band performances nightly (except Mondays) ensures that the crowd has a good time. Jam sessions every Sunday.

3E River Valley Road, Suite 01-03/04, Singapore, Singapore, 179024
1- Altitude

Enjoy the drinks and views at 1-Altitude, one of the world's highest alfresco bar. The bar and viewing gallery are located on a rooftop above Singapore's Financial District and have unobstructed views in all directions. A fixed price for the first drink (whether it's alcoholic or non-alcoholic) serves as the cover charge. There is a fine selection of fruit cocktails, whiskeys, wines, and beers. 1-Altitude is largely a tourist attraction by day, but after 10p all guests must be 21 or older and observant of the dress code.

1 Raffles Place, Singapore, Singapore, 048616
Bar & Billiard Room

Nestled in a late 19th Century building within the Raffles Hotel's complex, Bar & Billiard Room's history is an illustrious one. It is said to be the first in Singapore to employ a lady bartender in the 1920s which was a revolution in itself at that time. Oozing of refined elegance and vintage charm, its chandeliers and original pool tables add a character to this place. This fabulous old timer also has an impressive selection of carefully selected whiskeys from all over the world which includes rare varieties and limited editions. Their cocktails are heavily influenced by their single malt collection. Their Sunday Champagne buffet brunch is a popular affair among the elite in the town for its lavish spread of great seafood, meats and cold cuts. Reservations are a must at this high-end bar.

1 Beach Road, Raffles Hotel, Singapore, Singapore, 189673
Lantern Rooftop Bar

The Lantern is a stunning rooftop bar located inside The Fullerton Bay Hotel. Overlooking the peaceful waters of the Marina Bay, this bar promises striking views along with creative drinks. Open since 8a, Lantern is also a great place to enjoy a scrumptious lunch while soaking in the bright Singaporean sun. By evening, the bar is lit up in vibrant colors that add vigor to the place. Plenty of seating areas are available that can accommodate larger parties as well as couples. With soft music playing in the background, city's skyline soothing your vision and delectable snacks and drinks delighting your palate, Lantern offers a multi-sensory experience. The place is a popular evening spot among youngsters, after-work crowd and the on-site guests.

80 Collyer Quay, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore, Singapore, 049326
The Long Bar

Famous for originating the Singapore Sling, The Long Bar is known to both tourists and locals alike as the place to go for this unique concoction. Like the name suggests, the interior is indeed long. Tourists generally visit this classy bar after touring the world-renowned Raffles Hotel, where it is located. Similarly, many business professionals can be seen unwinding here. The dress code is smart formal. All cocktails sold here are generally of a good standard, but most people still go for the Singapore Sling.

1 Beach Road, The Raffles Hotel, Singapore, Singapore, 189673

Kinki describes itself as "Japanese with an urban attitude," and both the cuisine and decor have an undeniable edge. The seafood, flown in directly from Tokyo, doesn't get any fresher than this. These lovely ingredients are used to create delicious nouveau Japanese dishes like black cod in a pomegranate miso sauce, okonomiyaki-style pizza, and sushi with scallops and foie gras. The bar is fully stocked with sakes and shochus, plus the usual spirits, and mixes cocktails with a Japanese twist like a sake-rita or ume plum martini. The Kinki dining room is decked out with tattoo-inspired art, and the rooftop bar has beautiful views of Marina Bay.

70 Collyer Quay, Suite 02-02, Customs House, Singapore, Singapore, 049323

There are few places in the city that promise an atmosphere that encircles one at the Sugarhall. The interior of the place itself is sure to win your heart over with its rustic charm. Wood dominates the place and the earthy tones are well complemented with the warm glow emanating from yellow lights. The bar boasts of fine spirits that later make their way into well-crafted concoctions to delight your discerning palate. In addition to a robust bar menu, Sugarhall offers you a selection of grilled delights to keep your appetite entertained. From duck breast, short ribs to steaks and pork chops, Sugarhall has an ultimate meat fare going on for you.

102 Amoy Street, Singapore, Singapore, 069922
The Auld Alliance

The Auld Alliance looks like a gorgeous, Victorian library that instead of books, stores alcohol. Housed within the gorgeous Hotel RendezVous, The Auld Alliance has a huge curated collection that includes whiskeys from all over the world. The inventory at this unique establishment boasts of over 1,400 whiskies from highly acclaimed distilleries of the world such as Balvenie, Glenlivet, Highland Park, William Grant & Sons and Springbank, to name a few. Apart from these awesome distilled miracles, from all corners of the globe, they also have a great selection of Champagnes, Absinthe and many Asian alcohols like sake. There's no food served at The Auld Alliance, but you can carry your own. Call ahead for reservations.

9 Bras Basah Road, Gallery No. 02-02A, RendezVous Hotel, Singapore, Singapore, 189559
Tippling Club

Tippling Club is a wonderful restaurant that takes its guests on an unforgettable culinary journey that represents a fun and lively approach to international cuisine and drinks. Tippling Club is popular for its delicious tasting menu and fine selection of cocktails. The decor is quite interesting and reminds one of a warehouse art store, while the seating at the bar is such that you get a good view of the restaurant and the scenic outdoors.

38 Tanjong Pagar Road, Bukit Merah, Singapore, Singapore, 088461
Fika Cafe

Cappuccino and pickled fish, anyone? Fika Swedish Café & Bistro serves up hearty Nordic dishes, like meatballs and smoked salmon, alongside the usual café fare of sandwiches and baked goods. If you've got a sweet tooth, desserts like apple crumble and Swedish lignonberry cheesecake are divine and pair perfectly with a hot cup of coffee or tea. The café has a minimalist Scandinavian design with an all-white interior and contemporary art plus some outdoor tables where you can soak up the heat and Arab Street ambiance. Fitting in with the café's location, everything on the menu is Halal.

257 Beach Road, Singapore, Singapore, 199539
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