Unsure of where to head to over the weekends? Looking for some unique places in Singapore to chill? Read on to find out more if you are looking for a bar with some character and personality situated off the beaten path.

The following article post originally appeared on http://www.lifestyleasia.com and was written by Beatrice Bowers.

Club Street and Ann Siang Hill are two of the places in Chinatown you can guarantee a crowd any night of the week. It’s saturated with restaurants and bars, spanning any and every preference you could possibly have.

Many love the area for its quaint shophouses and the vibrancy that comes with the neighbourhood once the sun sets. Many bars along the streets run happy hour promotions, be it discounted prices or one-for-one purchases.

If you find yourself around Chinatown, or are heading towards the area, here are some of the best bars to drink at around Ann Siang and Club Street. The best part is, if none of the joints there fit your fancy (which is pretty impossible), Telok Ayer is within walking distance to quench your thirst.


Rooftop at The Screening Room

The reworked multi-concept venue, 12 Ann Siang, houses two bars. One of them is the new rooftop bar, an alfresco accompaniment to arthouse cinema, The Screening Room. You don’t have to be a patron of the cinema to visit the bar, which boasts laid-back vibes, a decent view, and a pretty extensive drinks menu. Whether you’re in the area for after-work drinks, looking to have a meeting, or going on a date, this is a bar to visit.

Rooftop Bar at The Screening Room, 12 Ann Siang Rd, Singapore 069692, +65 6221 1694



Newly opened Catchfly is one of the most comfortable basement bars we’ve ever been in. It’s got the kind of couches you sink into, and never want to get out of — which makes for a perfect chill-out spot after work. Head bartender Liam Baer incorporates culinary techniques into his cocktails, so expect drinks that toe the line between sweet and savoury. The bar also has an extensive selection of boutique spirits, in particular American bourbons.

Catchfly, 12 Ann Siang Rd, Singapore 069692, +65 6222 7183


Nutmeg & Clove

Nutmeg & Clove is about as Singaporean as a cocktail bar can get, and in a good way. The entire menu is focused on eras throughout local history, from our nascent years as a trading port, to the Japanese Occupation. Its decor is also pretty nostalgic, with old school photographs, posters, and a Chinese medicine hall cabinet as a bar counter.

Nutmeg & Clove, 10A Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069789, +65 9389 9301


Club Street Social

This Manhattan-style bistro bar is a great place to bag dinner and drinks. It’s got British recipes with a modern twist on the menu, and a lengthy list of beers, spirits and cocktails to choose from. Come on a weekend, and there’s even brunch to enjoy. Champagne optional, but very much advised.

Club Street Social, 5 Gemmill Lane, Singapore 069261, +65 6225 5043

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