8 amazing gastrobars in Singapore
Let’s admit it, some bars have a pretty bad reputation for serving underwhelming grub.
I’m sure there have been times when you would jumpstart your night out by heading to a restaurant — which you know serves good food — for dinner, and then capping it off by going to a pub or a bar to have a drink.
Thankfully though, the bar scene has changed over the years.
The vibrant albeit demanding food culture here in Singapore has given birth to a rise in pubs and bars that also serve amazing food — more commonly known as 'gastrobars'.
That's why we thought of listing some gastrobars that have created buzz not only for the eclectic range of drinks they offer, but also for their food.
So the next time you want to grab a bite and a drink, you can do it all in one place!
Spend a relaxing evening filled with great food, drinks and live music at Acid Bar, which is quaintly located within a restored shophouse.
Acid bar has some great deals on drinks and food during Happy Hour, which is from 7-9pm daily.
When it comes to their food, a must-try are the ‘Pocket Burgs,’ which are priced at only $10 each and are served during Happy Hour.
Photo source: www.facebook.com/AcidBarSG
The Queen and Mangosteen
The Queen and Mangosteen is a gourmet British pub located at Vivo City Shopping Mall.
The food served here is a modern and creative spin on your favourite British pub grub. However, what will surprise you about their food is an ‘Asian twist’ that you are sure to enjoy.
The drinks menu is pretty comprehensive with an extensive selection of beers, whiskeys and some really delicious cocktails.
The ambience is cosy and relaxing. You can choose to sit either inside or outdoors with scenic waterfront views.
I’ve been to this restaurant quite a few times and I’m happy to add that The Queen and Mangosteen is extremely kiddie friendly!
Photo source: www.queenandmangosteen.com
Harry’s Bar Singapore
Harry’s Bar is an institution that has been around for a long time and has established itself as one of the best bars in Singapore.
With over 20 locations around the country, Harry’s is one of the go-to bars for many professionals in and around the Central Business District, where they can catch up with friends and colleagues.
In addition to serving a host of beverages, Harry’s also brews its own beer — Harry’s Premium Lager.
In addition, Harry's also serves some pretty delectable bites. When you're there, you have got to try their spicy and crunchy chicken wings!
Photo source: www.facebook.com/harrysbar.sg
Immigrants - The Singapore Gastrobar
Immigrants is one of those places people call a ‘hidden gem’. This gem is hidden on the East Coast.
This chill-out, casual gastrobar serves up some pretty amazing local favourites with their own unique spin.
I’ve heard good things about their Beef Cheek Rendang, Satay Babi, and especially the famous Immigrants Sambal Buah Keluak Fried Rice... so do keep an eye out for those!
In terms of drinks, Immigrants has a great collection of beers, rums, whiskeys, wines and cocktails — just to mention a few.
Photo source: www.immigrants-gastrobar.com
Cook & Brew Gastrobar
Cook & Brew Gastrobar, situated at The Westin Singapore, is an ideal location to spend a splendid evening sipping a drink and indulging in some classic comfort food — all while taking in the marvellous view of Marina Bay.
Cook & Brew has an extensive food menu which features classics such as wings, burgers, fish & chips, and a selection of pasta dishes. They also serve some local delights such as Seafood Laksa and Chicken Rice.
As for their drinks offering, they have a selection of over 100 varieties of beers, and a carefully selected list of the best wines and delicious cocktails.
Find out more about Cook & Brew Gastrobar here.
Photo source: www.thewestinsingapore.com
A truly unique concept for a gastrobar and restaurant, Screening Room marries three favourites — movies, food and drinks.
There are 5 levels at Screening Room, each with a different concept and ambience — 2 bars, a film theatre, a restaurant and a multi-function room.
The food at Screening Room definitely doesn’t disappoint. In fact, the executive chef there is none other than local celebrity chef, Samia Ahad.
Therefore, with impressive modern Mediterranean cuisine, a wide selection of drinks and a total of 12 screens available on the 5 floors, Screening Room will surely put a different spin on the usual dinner and drinks!
Photo source: www.facebook.com/screeningroom.sg
This small gastrobar run by husband-and-wife-team Kok and Celina is nestled in a renovated quaint shophouse along Duxton Hill.
What’s unique about this place is that Celina and Kok design and prepare most of the food themselves — and boy do they they make some delicious Asian-inspired small plates and bar snacks!
From their small plates menu, their Miso Pork Belly and Sicilian Meatballs are must-try items.
Their drinks menu is pretty great too. From yummy cocktails to refined Single Malt Whiskeys and a great selection of wines, you will surely feel spoilt for choice.
Photo source: www.facebook.com/celinasgastrobar
Bedrock Bar & Grill
Although not technically a ‘gastrobar’, Bedrock Bar & Grill brings together two of the most delicious things — the best steaks and a full whisky bar!
Situated just outside [email protected], Bedrock Bar & Grill serves possibly some of the best steaks you would find here in Singapore!
Coupled with some smooth and fabulous whisky, your gastronomic experience at Bedrock Bar & Grill will surely be one to remember!
Photo source: www.bedrock.com.sg