From a beer fest to boozy brunches, these are the best bar events in Singapore this March 2023.
Starting the month off is Urban Beer Festival, which brings together more than 100 craft beers and serves it with wagyu sandos. On 4 March, more than a dozen of Tuscany’s top winemakers will descend upon Raffles Hotel to present the region’s highly prized wines, followed by a lavish wine dinner.
Throughout the month, 1-Group is rolling out Sip & Savour, a celebration of cocktails through guest shifts, cocktail and food pairings, and special tipples at their eight venues. The Bar at 15 Stamford has also brought back their liquid brunch of free-flow cocktails and dishes cooked with alcohol.
Best bar events in Singapore 2023
Urban Beer Festival
Sample over 100 craft beers and Japanese-inspired food at Urban Beer Festival. The event will showcase an international line up of 20 homegrown and international beer makers, who will be pouring varieties of lagers, pale ales, session IPAs, stouts, and sours. Gyu San will also be there dishing out katsu sandos, wagyu fat-fried chips, and buttermilk karaage. One-day entry tickets are priced at S$35 each. Food and additional beers can be purchased with tokens (sold during the event).
3-4 March 2023
1 Wallich St, Singapore 078881. Get tickets here.
Gems of Tuscany
Expect top Tuscan wines followed by a fine wine dinner at Gems of Tuscany. The one-day event will gather 13 producers including Fattoria le Pupille, Sassicaia, Ornellaia, Mazzei, and Bibi Graetz, who will be pouring 24 labels from newly-released vintages to highly sought-after Super Tuscans. In the evening, the party moves on to Osteria BBR, where chef Natalino Ambra is serving a six-course menu with eight Tuscan wines. Entry to Gems of Tuscany costs S$98+ per person, and the dinner plus entry to the wine fair is priced at S$328+.
4 March 2023
1 Beach Rd, Singapore 189673. Get tickets here.
Sip & Savour
Celebrate all things cocktail at 1-Group’s Sip & Savour event. The second edition will feature bar collaborations, one-off cocktails, guest shifts, and boozy meals spread across the group’s eight venues. Highlights include guest shifts by Kuala Lumpur’s Three x Co at 1-Atico, Monti’s Italian brunch with unlimited Aperol Spritz, and a closing barbecue at The Summerhouse featuring eight cocktails created for the campaign.
24 February – 26 March 2023
Liquid Brunch at The Bar at 15 Stamford
Lubricate your Saturday at the 15 Stamford hotel bar, which has reintroduced its liquid brunch. It includes unlimited signature and classic cocktails from the Jungle Bird to the Espresso Martini, paired with alcohol-fuelled dishes like Grey Goose vodka salt cured king salmon, and black angus ribeye with scotch whisky beef jus and Bombay Sapphire gin hollandaise. The brunch is priced at S$178++ per person with free-flow cocktails, and S$218++ for additional free-flow Telmont Reserve Brut champagne.
Every Saturday starting 25 February 2023, 12pm-3pm
15 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178906. Book here.
Rumours Beach Club x Two Men Bagel House
Get more than just an orange tan at Rumours Beach Club. The Sentosa seaside spot has teamed up with Two Men Bagel House on special dishes paired with orange wine on 4 and 5 February. Dine on items like a meat platter, smoked chicken bagelwich, acai bowl, mac and cheese sticks, mini bagel bites, and PB&J donuts, while sipping on natural wines from South Australian producer Das Juice, Alsatian winemaker Domaine Geschickt, and more. There will also be best-dressed prizes for those who come in orange outfits.
4-5 February 2023
40 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa, 098996. Book here.
Drunken Farmer will have you double-fisting wine and chocolate at their Sip & Savour! A Wine and Chocolate Pairing Workshop (S$89 per person). Led by resident sommelier Eduardo Bayo and local artisan chocolatier Lemuel Chocolate, the class covers the different flavour profiles of both wine and chocolate, and how to pair them to enhance the overall taste experience.
10 February 2023, 7.30pm
11 Stanley St, Singapore 068730. Book here.
The Bar at 15 Stamford
Whether you are in the throes of new love or ambivalent about your current relationship, The Bar at 15 Stamford has a drink for you. Their three bartenders have each created a cocktail (S$24++ each) representing three stages of a romance, such as Of Courtships and Uncertainties, a low-alcohol fruity number with oloroso sherry and berries designed by bar manager Edriane Lim. From head bartender Poch, Of Heartbreaks and Make-Ups riffs on the Manhattan with Guinness syrup, while Ai Stead Mai by bartender Timothy Aw is a cheeky and refreshing rum-based tipple with chocolate and salted caramel.
14 February 2023
15 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178906. Book here.
Pen down your sweet nothings at Writers Bar, which has created cocktails (S$35++ each) specially for Valentine’s Day. Feathers is a floral blend of The Botanist gin, champagne, and lychee, while Love’s Fire mixes Mount Gay Black Barrel rum with strawberry, apple, orange, citrus, and baking spice. Tingle is a complex sipper involving Rémy Martin VSOP, Espolòn tequila, Cointreau, honey, ginger, and lemon, as Undying makes it rich with Bruichladdich Port Charlotte, American whiskey, cacao, Mancino Rosso, and sherry.
11-14 February 2023
1 Beach Rd, Singapore 189673
Cook & Brew
Westin hotel bar Cook & Brew is pairing up its head bartender Kannan VJ with Dee Atan, group beverage manager of Kitsu, Ju Hua Tai, Beast, and Sir Fancy Pants for a guest shift on 14 February. The duo will be behind the stick shaking and stirring six unique cocktails, priced at S$22++ each. The venue is also offering a five-course set dinner and dinner buffet created for Valentine’s Day.
14 February 2023
12 Marina View Asia Square Tower 2, Level 33 The Westin Singapore, 018961. Book here.
The Hilton Singapore Orchard bar and lounge is offering three CNY cocktails as part of its afternoon tea (S$78++). Alongside cakes and savoury treats, drink the refreshing Huat CNY Ice Cocktail with plum- and chilli-infused Monkey Shoulder whisky, as well as the Oriental CNY Hot Cocktail, an aromatic sipper with J’taime tea, plum, ginseng, wolfberry, and Monkey Shoulder whisky. The Bountiful Wealth Ice Mocktail is a non-alcoholic option that blends orange juice, passionfruit, ginger ale, bacon syrup, and bacon bits. The cocktails are also available individually from S$14++ to S$22++ each.
21-22 January 2023, 1pm – 3pm, 3.30pm – 5.30pm
333 Orchard Rd, Level 5, Singapore 238867. Book here.
Junior The Pocket Bar
Back for its fourth year, Junior The Pocket Bar‘s eight CNY libations are designed to make your luck swell. Blooming Gratitude is a tea ceremony in cocktail form with Martell Noblige, chrysanthemum-infused Lillet Blanc, vermouth, and sherry, while the red envelope-inspired Ang Bao Na Lai offer an ocean of wealth with Monkey 47 Sloe Gin, lychee, grapefruit, and basil. Then Live long and prosper with Longevitea’s combination of The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve Whisky, red date, wolfberry, and milky oolong tea, which make a good match with the longevity noodles (S$18++), part of the bar’s special Lunar New Year food menu. All cocktails are S$25++ each.
Now till 4 February 2023
6 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069787. Walk-in only.
Cognac can play nice with classic cocktails, as MO Bar demonstrates with its four Hennessy-based drinks for Chinese New Year. The Peranakan Cognac Old-Fashioned highlights Hennessy XO with pandan and bitters, and the Asian Side Car is a spicy, bracing drink that blends orange liqueur, lemon, and the richness of Hennessy XO. Other creations include the Bitter Sweet, a concoction of Hennessy VSOP, chocolate, and gula Melaka, as well as the festive Hennessy Milk Punch starring Hennessy VSOP, milk, vanilla, and nutmeg. Cocktails are priced between S$22++ to S$28++ each.
Now till 5 February 2023
5 Raffles Ave., Singapore 039797. Book here.
Smoke & Mirrors
Smoke & Mirrors‘ collection of Lunar New Year drinks are titled Wealth, Luck, Prosperous, and Health, with each tipple based around their name. Drink your pineapple juice with Suze gentian liqueur and butter fat-washed monkey 47 gin in Health, while luck piggybacks on the auspicious number 13 in Chivas Extra 13 Rye Cask with oolong tea and bitters. With every order of a cocktail, drinkers get a fortune cookie to crack open and see what is installed for their year ahead. All cocktails are priced at S$28++ each, or try them together in the Fortune Flight (S$48++).
Now till 5 February 2023
1 St. Andrew’s Road, #06-01 National Gallery Singapore, 178957. Book here.
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