We love cocktails and craft beers as much as the average person, but the world of whisky is serious business. Whether you’re a fan of sweet bourbon or smoky Scotch, a complete novice or whisky aficionado, here are some of the best whisky bars in Singapore!
The Whiskey Library & Jazz Club is undoubtedly one of the best spots in Singapore to sip and savour a dram. Over 1,000 bottles of whiskey are available on its shelves, from highly-coveted bottles to limited editions. Housed in The Vagabond Club, the stunning red velvet interior, collection of art and handcrafted furniture come together to create an atmosphere of utmost sophistication. Order from the colourful menu, tour the whisky flights or get serious and go for their annual memberships comprising room nights and whisky lockers.
Address: 39 Syed Alwi Rd, at The Vagabond Club, Singapore 207630
Opening Hours: 5:30–10:30 PM Tues & Sun, 5:30–11 PM Wed, 5:30 PM–12 AM Thurs to Sat. Closed on Mon
With luxe leather couches and over 1,300 bottles of whisky worldwide, The Auld Alliance looks like the perfect setting for a spy film. In the menu you’ll find 70 pages of tasting notes that will be helpful in guiding you to your perfect dram, and the friendly staff are always happy to make suggestions to suit all tastes and budgets. Located on the second floor of Rendezvous Hotel Gallery, even complete newbies are guaranteed to have an enlightening experience.
Address: 9 Bras Basah Rd, #02-02A, Singapore 189559
Opening Hours: 5 PM–1 AM Wed to Mon. Closed on Tues
Wanna build up on your whisky knowledge? This quaint whisky shop turns into a whisky bar once night falls. The selection is geared towards whiskies that are aged in single casks (thus their name), and the staff is always happy to chat and help you navigate their diverse selection of over 400 single malts, boutique blended malts and single cask rum. Each 40ml dram is also paired with one of nine chocolates available, depending on the flavours of your spirit!
Address: 30 Victoria Street Caldwell House, CHIJMES, #01-25, Singapore 187996
Opening Hours: 5 PM–12 AM Mon to Sat. Closed on Sun
Tucked away on the third floor of Orchard Plaza, Bar Kiharu is an under-the-radar whisky bar founded by a Japanese native. You’ll find mostly Japanese expats here and the bar makes you feel like you discovered a secret watering hole in Ginza. The owner is friendly and always happy to offer helpful recommendations based on your taste preferences.
Address: 150 Orchard Rd, #03-17 Orchard Plaza, Singapore 238841
Opening Hours: 8–11:30 PM Mon to Fri. Closed Sat & Sun
A familiar name for whisky connoisseurs in Singapore, Quaich Bar is a welcoming spot for anyone keen to try fine whiskies. Run by whisky lovers for whisky lovers, you’ll find over 500 labels to choose from, including some of the rarest finds on the market. Did we also mention that it’s been voted ‘Top 10 Best Unique Bars’ by Epicure?
Address: Multiple outlets
Named after British tax officials that impose duties on alcohol, The ExciseMan is one of the first specialist whisky bars in Singapore. Founded by the same folks behind Le Vigne Wines and Spirits, this bar is dedicated mostly to artisanal producers and houses some of the most exquisite bottles on the island. Apart from its impressive collection, The ExciseMan also offers fine dining experiences and has an extensive wine menu.
Address: 8 Raffles Ave., #02-27 Esplanade Mall, Singapore 039802
Opening Hours: 4–10:30 PM Mon to Wed, 4–11 PM Thurs to Sat. Closed on Sun
The ever-reliable La Maison Du Whisky not only stocks a wide variety of bottles from around the world, they are also responsible for Singapore’s largest whisky festival, Whisky Live. While its bar features over a hundred whiskies, Within La Maison du Whisky is also a retail space with over 700 different offerings, so you’re bound to find something to add to your collection.
Address: 80 Mohamed Sultan Rd, #01-10, Singapore 239013
Opening Hours: 4 PM–12 AM Tues to Thurs, 4 PM–1:30 AM Fri & Sat. Closed Sun & Mon
Signature Reserve is where you will get to learn, experience, and explore whiskies from all over the world. The bar has professionally trained Whisky Butlers to take you through a sensory whisky experience where you can explore the myriad styles of whiskies from distilleries all over the world. Or if you would like to try something different, there are cocktails and more to match your mood and palette! Discover over 500 whiskies by the glass for you to taste and savour.
Address: 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
Opening Hours: 5 PM–1 AM Tues to Thurs, 5 PM–1 AM Fri & Sat. Closed on Sun
The Writing Club is a gentlemen’s club-style space specialising in small-batch distillers that are hard to find in Singapore and is home to over 700 bottles of spirits and independent bottlings. The whisky library offers exciting beverage programs that will cater to the most discerning palate. Other than whisky, the selection also includes rums, cognac, fine wines, craft beers, and bespoke cocktails, painstakingly put together by the talented team to provide a unique experience for both aficionados and new audiences.
Address: 390 Orchard Rd, #02-10, Singapore 238871
Opening Hours: 4 PM–12 AM Mon to Sat. Closed on Sun
Those who love The Macallan can discover their finest collection from limited edition whiskies and the latest releases to personalising products with engraving services and alphabet charms. Head to their lounge to sip on exclusive and rarefied bottles, where their friendly staff members are also happy to share their knowledge and recommendations. Apart from its retail space and lounge, The Macallan Boutique also offers a private dining experience with food from the hotel’s restaurants paired with their whisky.
Note: The Macallan Boutique is undergoing renovation till 22nd August 2023 and will resume operations from 23rd August 2023 onwards.
Address: 328 North Bridge Rd, #01-07/08/09/10 Raffles Arcade, Singapore 188719
Opening Hours: 11 AM–8 PM daily
With a focus on American whiskies, The Secret Mermaid is a hidden gem located in the Ocean Financial Centre, offering a diverse range of over 150 whiskies and an exceptional selection of homemade ingredients with a flair for unexpected flavour combinations. This intimate and cosy bar is the perfect spot to unwind after work or enjoy a quiet dram with friends, and seafood and small plates complete the offering.
Address: 10 Collyer Quay, B1-09 Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore 049315
Opening Hours: 5–11 PM Mon to Fri. Closed on Sat & Sun
The Swan Song is a cosy and intimate whisky bar that offers a carefully curated selection of over 300 whiskies. Every bottle available here, especially rare, vintage and hard-to-source ones will only be available once, which is why the bar is named as such. The warm and knowledgeable staff is the cherry on top, making this a must-visit destination for any whisky lover in Singapore.
Address: 41A Boat Quay, Singapore 049830
Opening Hours: 5–11 PM Mon to Sat. Closed on Sun
A museum, visitor attraction and bar all in one, The Grande Whisky Museum showcases the largest exclusive collection of over 7,000 rare and vintage whisky bottles. guided tours provide an interactive and sensory experience through our passionate Whisky Ambassadors’ storytelling. Step into ‘The Secret Vault’ and be taken through a range of brands from notable distilleries and whisky-producing regions of Scotland, from Highlands to Islay and then to Japan.
Address: 3 Temasek Blvd, Mall, Tower 5, #01-455 Suntec City, Singapore 038983
Opening Hours: 11 AM–11 PM daily
Located in Marina Square, malts is a premium whisky bar with over 150 different labels of whiskies from big Scottish distilleries like Glenfiddich, The Balvenie, and Bruichladdich, to more obscure brands like Japan’s Asakura Premium and Shinobu Pure Malt Whisky. Enjoy them with simple but well-executed dishes and Spanish tapas. Apart from whiskeys and Spanish delights, malts also provide draft beers for beer lovers.
Address: 6 Raffles Blvd, #01-07/08 Marina Square, Singapore 039594
Opening Hours: 4–11:30 PM Mon to Fri. Closed Sat & Sun
An invite-only space, this exclusive enclave promises connoisseurs and collectors privileged access to some of the world’s oldest and rarest whisky expressions. Tucked inside the William Grant & Sons’ Singapore office, it’s an exquisitely decorated space for discerning tastebuds to taste the most precious whiskies in its portfolio, including private bottlings from the ghost Ladyburn distillery. Some of them are even world exclusives and have never been released before!
Address: 79 Robinson Rd, #17-02/03, Singapore 068897
While Manhattan at Conrad Singapore Orchard is known as one of the city's best cocktail bars, it also stocks over 200 bottles of American whisky including rare, collectable, and old vintage bottles, as well as ones from lesser-known craft distillers. Everyone from seasoned whisky drinkers to curious explorers is welcome here. Enjoy them by the glass, or by brand flights!
Address: 1 Cuscaden Rd, Level 2, Singapore 249715
Opening Hours: 5 PM–12 AM Tues to Thurs, 5 PM–1 AM Fri & Sat, 12–3 PM Sun. Closed on Mon
The Cooperage is first and foremost an excellent whisky bar with more than 200 whiskies available, including classic expressions like the Glenfiddich 12-Year-Old and Singleton 18-Year-Old on the menu. However, it also has a full food menu beyond just bar bites, and you can complement your drink with everything from donburi bowls to mains like duck confit with truffle mash and orange sauce or Black Angus steaks.
Address: 42 Hongkong St, Singapore 059681
Opening Hours: 3 PM–12 AM Mon to Sat. Closed on Sun
A lively and casual whisky bar located in the popular Holland Village, Wala Wala offers a selection of over 100 whiskies. While we’re still sad that they shuttered their second floor in 2021 and no longer have live music, it still offers a laid-back atmosphere for whisky enthusiasts and casual drinkers to enjoy their favourite drams while catching up with friends. The bar also offers a menu of delicious pub-style dishes to complement your whisky experience.
Address: 31 Lor Mambong, Singapore 277689
Opening Hours: 4 PM–1 AM Sun to Fri, 4 PM–1 AM Sat