A haven for casual drinkers and alcohol enthusiasts alike, the Singapore bar scene is undoubtedly one of the most diverse in the world. The pubs in Singapore put as much effort and passion in their drinks as their Michelin-starred restaurants do with their food.
Even though there are many, many pubs in Singapore that can make a proper cocktail, these 7 bars go the extra distance. While some of them initiated trends that rippled across the Asia, others are reinventing classics.
Follow Naveen Kasturia and Veer Rajwant Singh's adventures through Singapore to discover the best nightlife hotspots:
Here's a guide to the top pubs in Singapore, with notes on what to order.
Inspired by the 19th century speakeasies of its namesake New York borough, Manhattan is hailed as not only one of the best pubs in Singapore but also the best bar in Asia. Under lowered lights and decorated in an art deco style – complete with glass elevators and marble floors, Manhattan offers enough privacy for a clandestine rendezvous.