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
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
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
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
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