Top 5 ‘hidden’ bars in Singapore

Operation Dagger

The former underground storeroom of the ever-popular Oxwell & Co. has been enjoying its resurrection as hush-hush, signage-free cocktail bar Operation Dagger. Come here for the chocolate-infused wine, stay for the great service.

7 Ann Siang Hill
operationdagger.com

Manor Cocktail Room

Think Chesterfield couches, Prohibition-era-style cocktails, whiskey and cigars (well, no cigars allowed, but you get the idea). Feel a little bit Boardwalk Empire at this gem tucked away just above Zui Hong Lou restaurant.

8 Ann Siang Hill
manorbar.com.sg

The Library

It’s been dubbed by some as Singapore’s ‘worst-kept secret’, but The Library still rates a mention as one of the original tucked-away bars of its kind in the Lion City. Grab the entry password (yep) from next door and head in for a cocktail you won’t forget in a hurry.

47 Keong Saik Road
the-study.sg

Bitters & Love

Tucked behind Shoebox Canteen on North Canal Road, the menu-free Bitters & Love is a heavyweight in the world of speakeasy-style bars in Singapore, its discreet mailbox signage much more subtle than the punch this bar packs.

36 North Canal Road
bittersandlove.com

The Good Beer Company

While it’s not a speakeasy-type bar like some of the others on this list, The Good Beer Company certainly is a hidden gem. Serving up over 50 craft beers and ciders from around the world, it’s just what your hawker meal’s been waiting for.

335 Smith Street, #02-58 Chinatown Complex
facebook.com/goodbeersg