8 New Romantic Bars In Singapore For Bae Or BFF Date Nights & Anniversaries

8 New Romantic Bars In Singapore For Bae Or BFF Date Nights & Anniversaries

Food Lifestyle
ByKarmen on 11 May 2021 Digital Editor

Out of all the things to do in Singapore, the best is arguably to relax and unwind with your favourite people, ideally in a stylish setting over good food and drinks.

There are eight newly opened or revamped bars in Singapore with romantic lighting and intimate spaces - perfect for date nights with your significant other or catch-up sessions with your BFFs.

Keep reading to check them out! 

#1 Levant: Mediterranean-Inspired Rooftop Bar

levant rooftop bar tanjong pagar singapore
Photo from Levant Bar

Perched on a conservation shophouse in Tanjong Pagar, Levant is a stylish open-air rooftop bar with Mediterranean influences like its name implies. The bar has a mix of Greek vibes and club-type music with a quaint view of the surrounding shophouses.

levant rooftop bar singapore at night
Photo from @eating_mpire via Instagram

On the menu are Mediterranean-inspired mezze plates for sharing like Smoked Duck & Truffle Samosas with Mango Amba Sauce ($18) and Wagyu Cholent with Pickled Chilli, Garlic Confit and Warm Pita ($24).

food and cocktails at levant bar singapore
Photo from Levant Bar

The region is also the inspiration behind the bar's sleek cocktails. Bring back memories (or fantasies) of Mezizim beach at Tel Aviv as you sip on the Pomona Potion ($18) - genever with hints of sour kumquat, pear vincotto and ginger. Or take a trip to Greece while having the tequila + grapefruit & mandarin cocktail, Sea of Citrus ($22), in hand.

sangaree rose cherry americano cocktail at levant bar
Photo from Levant Bar

Levant
Address: 32 Tras St, ST Signature Hotel Level 4, Singapore 078972
Opening hours: 4pm – 10:30pm daily
Website | Facebook | Instagram | Menu | Reservations

#2 TANOKE: Edo Period-esque Bar

TANOKE Dining Hall singapore
Photo from TANOKE

A portmanteau of Taberu - to Eat, Nomu - to Drink, and Saké, the dining experience at TANOKE celebrates all three aspects in an intimate setting.

The lush teal walls are embellished with warm accents of metal and wood for a contemporary yet cosy and romantic ambience. Lining the dining hall walls are paintings by local artist Joey Soh from Artists Caravan.

TANOKE wall art and menu
Photo from TANOKE

The restaurant serves modern Japanese gastronomic delicacies made in the culinary traditions of the Edo period.

Sake lovers will revel in the extensive selection at TANOKE. Sourced from different prefectures in Japan, over 40 premium artisanal sakes are served in carafe ($14 -$55) or bottle ($98 - $748) for sharing. They also have a range of Japanese whiskey, gin and cocktails.

TANOKE cocktail and bar bites
Photo from TANOKE

During lunchtime, TANOKE serves affordable set meals ($28/$48) which includes miso soup, salad and Japanese ice cream. If you're having dinner, you can choose from two tasting menus for 2-3pax ($158++) and 3-4 pax ($288++). For those who prefer brunch-type dishes, go for their Sunday brunch which includes items like Sandos ($24 -$72) and Kaarage & Pancakes ($28), a Japanese version of the American chicken & waffles dish.

TANOKE Premium Bowl
Photo from TANOKE

Wagyu Marmalade Toast
Photo from TANOKE

TANOKE
Address: 7 Purvis Street Level 2, Singapore 188586
Opening hours: Tues to Fri: lunch 11.30am - 2pm, happy hour 5 - 6.30pm, dinner 6 - 10.30pm; Sat & PH:6 - 10.30pm; Sunday: brunch 11.30am - 3pm, dinner 6 - 10.30pm; Closed on Mondays.
Website | Facebook | Instagram | Menu | Reservations

#3 IKO: Modern Japanese Restaurant & Bar with neon lights

IKO Restaurant & Bar singapore
Photo from IKO Restaurant & Bar

Named after the term "let's go" in Japanese, IKO would probably prompt enthusiastic "ikos" among you and your dining partners for their cool neon lighting and luxurious interior.

The same term also influenced the nine-metre wall mural of swirling ocean waves that form four cranes. Homegrown artist Tobyato took inspiration from IKO's visual semordnilap, OKI, which means ocean in in Japanese. Fun fact, he's the same artist who did the murals at the new stylish Shake Shack at Great World.

japanese wave wall mural at IKO Restaurant & Bar
Photo from @tobyato via Instagram

On the menu are a wide variety of sakes (from $39/carafe or $75-$258/bottle) and Japanese-inspired cocktails like Rice ($18), made with aromatised wine, sake and honey.

sake at iko restaurant bar singapore
Photo from IKO Restaurant & Bar

On the food menu are Robata-grilled bites like Grilled Japanese Corn ($10) with miso, lime and shio, and Somen ($29), ume-infused somen with bisque foam, torched botan ebi and ikura.

grilled corn at IKO Restaurant & Bar
Photo from IKO Restaurant & Bar

yoghurt and rice at IKO Restaurant & Bar
Photo from IKO Restaurant & Bar

somen ikura and ebi at IKO Restaurant & Bar
Photo from IKO Restaurant & Bar

IKO Restaurant & Bar
Address: 65 Neil Road, Singapore 088897
Opening hours: 11.30am - 2.30pm & 5.30 -10.30pm daily
WebsiteFacebook | Instagram | MenuReservations

#4 Junior The Pocket Bar: Rotating Themes & Cosy Vibes

tokyo themed Junior The Pocket Bar at ann siang hill singapore
Photo from Junior The Pocket Bar

Previously located at Tanjong Pagar, Junior The Pocket Bar moved to a bigger located at Ann Siang Hill late last year with a brand new look. The bar now has 25 seats, up from 10, but with an upgraded look and the same cosiness its loved for.

Junior The Pocket Bar at ann siang hill singapore
Photo from Junior The Pocket Bar

The dim lighting imbues the space with a romantic reddish tint. The themed decor will change every few months to keep things fresh and the menu also changes along with it.

The bar's current theme is Peru, with cocktails ($25) such as Viceroy Martini, a dry gin with amontillado sherry and orange bitters, and Camu Camu, pineapple rum with citrus, peach and mint.

strawberry cocktail at Junior The Pocket Bar singapore
Photo from Junior The Pocket Bar

There's also a range of house-fermented drinks and bar snacks like Mala Hot Chicken Sando ($18) and Crispy Fish Skins ($7).

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mala chicken sandwich at Junior The Pocket Bar singapore
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fish skin and peanuts at Junior The Pocket Bar singapore
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Junior The Pocket Bar
Address: 6 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069787
Opening hours: Mon to Sat: 5.30- 10.30pm, closed on Sundays.
Website | Facebook | Instagram | Menu | Reservations

#5 Mademoiselle: Rooftop Bar With Clubbing Vibes

Another new rooftop bar in town is Mademoiselle, which just opened its doors in May. The spacious 3,000-square-feet venue is located on top of Oxley Tower which gives diners an impressive view that looks like this:

Mademoiselle bar view at oxley tower singapore
Photo from Mademoiselle

This bar may not be everyone's idea of a date night location, but it might appeal to those who like the clubbing experience. You know, the dim lighting, neon party lighting effects and EDM music blasting away. These are all present at Mademoiselle, plus some suspended blinking balls.

Mademoiselle bar singapore
Photo from Mademoiselle

Mademoiselle bar singapore
Photo from Mademoiselle

On the menu are a large variety of cocktails ($16 - $48), wines ($58/bottle), whiskeys ($148 - $258/bottle) and more. Food wise, the bar offers Asian-fusion dishes including Lobster Risotto ($38), Nasi Lemak Burger ($18) and GOMA GOMA Wings ($16/$25), chicken wings with Japanese sweet and spicy sauce.

Mademoiselle Rooftop Bar Food
Photo from Mademoiselle

cocktail at Mademoiselle bar
Photo from Mademoiselle

Mademoiselle
Address: Oxley Tower Level, 138 Robinson Rd, Singapore 068906
Opening hours: 4pm to 10pm daily
WebsiteInstagram | Menu

#6 Club 5: Glamorous Bar in a Hotel

After giving their restaurant, Ginger, a new gorgeous garden-themed look, PARKROYAL on Beach Road has also revamped Club 5 into a more glamorous bar.

It now has a regal blue and gold theme with dim lighting and art deco-style furnishings.

Club 5 Bar at PARKROYAL on Beach Road Singapore
Photo from Club 5

club 5 bar singapore
Photo from Club 5

The cocktail menu brings diners through Kampong Glam. A nod to the lieutenant drew up the Raffles town plan, Jackson Plan Punch ($22) is a gin with elderflower, pomegranate and citrus.

cocktails at Club 5 Bar at PARKROYAL on Beach Road Singapore
Photo from Club 5

Bar nibbles consist of classic local fare with a modern twist like Homemade Wagyu Satay ($15) and Chicken Kuih Pie Tee with Buah Keluak Dressing ($15).

food and cocktails at Club 5 Bar at PARKROYAL on Beach Road Singapore
Photo from Club 5

Club 5
Address: PARKROYAL on Beach Road, 7500 Beach Road, Singapore 199591 (Near Bugis MRT Station)
Opening hours: Tues to Sat: 11am - 10.30pm, closed on Mondays and Sundays.
Website | Facebook | Instagram

#7 Roxy: Hidden 1970's New York-Themed Bar

Roxy bar singapore new york themed bar
Photo from Roxy

Hidden behind an unmarked door at the back of Miss Fitz Kitchen & Bar, Roxy has a glamorous yet worn in aesthetic reminiscent of 1970's rock & roll nightclubs in Lower East Side Manhattan.

Vintage posters, damask wallpaper and red-hued lighting creates a sultry, intimate ambience.

roxy bar singapore interior
Photo from @am.balili via Instagram

roxy bar singapore interior
Photo from Roxy

You might recognise iconic songs and nightclubs of the 70s on their menu. Signatures include You Don't Have To Put On That Red Light ($23), Widges Gin with St. George Bruto Americano, Rinomato Vermouth and Mancino Kopi Liqueur, as well as Love Is The Drug ($22), Tried & True Vodka with Rinomato Vermouth, Mathilde Framboise Cherry Liqueur, Fresh Lemon and Egg White.

cocktails at roxy bar singapore
Photo from Roxy

The bar bites ($8) are fairly limited, with just three choices: Soho Pastrami, Lamb Gyro with Tzatziki and Triple Cheese Grilled Cheese. You could hop over to Miss Fitz Kitchen & Bar next door if you're craving something different.

Roxy
Address: 6 Marina Boulevard , 01-19 The Sail at Marina Bay, Singapore 018985
Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 5 - 10:30pm, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
WebsiteInstagram | Menu

#8 Set of Six: tropical-themed bar

set of six bar singapore with pink palm trees and blue velvet chairs
Photo from Set of Six

This cocktail bar & restaurant at Tanjong Pagar has a gorgeous tropical-themed interior with pink feathered palm trees and a giant disco ball.

Check out our review of Set of Six bar here.

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