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5 Bars To Check Out Alone

You know those evenings when none of your friends are free but you really, really want a drink? There’s no shame in hitting a bar alone- this is actually pretty common practice in most parts of the world! In fact, some of Singapore’s bars are even better if you turn up by yourself, allowing you all the time in the world to really appreciate your drink with no distractions. Go on, no one’s judging.

Bar Stories

If you’re part of the bar scene in town, you’ll surely have heard about bespoke cocktail bars. Bar Stories is one of them. Nestled above the lively atmosphere of Haji Lane, the cosy bar not only guarantees some awesome cocktails, but the potential for awesome conversations too. It’s strong following sees seats taken up every night, so if you ever feel like a chat with a stranger, then you know where to go.


This Kampong Glam bar has the perfect neighbourhood vibe. You get to see some art and live music, while having tasty snacks and drinks. It’s relaxed and chilled out setting somehow rubs off on to people, no fuss, no pretenses- just a good time. No matter whether you’re looking at paintings or ordering your next beer - you are bound to end up in a conversation with someone. Hanging out at Artistry, you won’t be alone for long.

Spiffy Dapper

Right in the middle of Boat Quay is the small, but charming cocktail experience otherwise known as the Spiffy Dapper. Hidden on the second floor, one finds a cool jazz ambience serving killer cocktails and beers. Forget about all the tourist-trap bars along Boat Quay, this place is a friendly and welcoming spot with a personal favourite – Moritz beer from Barcelona. Don’t be discouraged to turn up alone, as you surely will find someone to chat with at this popular hangout.

Blu Jaz Cafe

Despite it’s somewhat obscured location, the Blu Jaz is far from a secret, because just about everybody knows it. Whether you want to chill outside surrounded by cool graffiti or inside for some live jazz – the Blu Jaz Café scores big on both experiences! The café/bar is also a hit with tourists, so there’s always someone around to strike up a conversation with.  

Timbre @ The Substation

Another lively hang out is the Timbre @ The Substation on Armenian Street. Make sure you drop by on an evening with live music and you will find an interesting and outgoing crowd. The easy-going vibe of this place makes for a stress-free evening with engaging entertainment, with delicious food and booze to boot.