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Bar Stories

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57A Haji Street, Singapore, Singapore
+65 6298 0838
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3:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
Description: A no-menu specialty cocktail bar, where every cocktail is made to measure!...
A no-menu specialty cocktail bar, where every cocktail is made to measure! Sweet, sour, refreshing, bitter, strong, spicy - you name it! - our bartenders will shake up a cocktail storm.
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  • 19
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  • 9
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  • 3
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
'Bar-tender' - for your moods and flavours

A great sign of Singapore growing up and getting creative! Great concept done well - the bar does not have a drinks list. Customers are engaged in a chat by the staff about their mood, their preferred flavours and the kind of day they've had. And voila - a cocktail to fit! Priced between SGD20-25 a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
sudscor
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, bring your friend here if you want to keep them hostage in conversation, because there really isn't anything else to do while waiting for your drink to be done. For me, it wasn't worth the wait of 25mins for a drink and in the end the drink wasn't that fantastic as well. Perhaps I'm quite particular about my drinks,... More 

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Thank Lydia N
Geneva, Switzerland
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

A great sign of Singapore growing up and getting creative! Great concept done well - the bar does not have a drinks list. Customers are engaged in a chat by the staff about their mood, their preferred flavours and the kind of day they've had. And voila - a cocktail to fit! Priced between SGD20-25 a drink, it is a... More 

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Thank sudscor
San Francisco
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

The ambience is very low key but the cocktails are amazing. These cocktails rank up there with the high end New York and SF cocktail scenes. The bartender really wants to know what kind of cocktail you like and create inventive and delicious drinks. Between the 4 of us we had 8 different drinks and they all came out looking... More 

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Thank smilez47
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52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Our tour guide pointed out Bar Stories while we were on Haji Lane in the morning. We decided to give it a try later that evening. The bartender was very engaging and explained the concept of customising cocktails in accordance to a client's taste. A friend who likes fruity drinks was served a cocktail in a tea pot with an... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Fun and great cozy atmosphere to chill-out together with your partner. No menu, bespoke cocktails are priced between $20-25 each, which is actually quite reasonable for that kinda of environment. However, we saw that everyone's cocktails were quite similiar (just changing the "fruit flavor" which you prefer and the cup to contain it) - Maybe it was a busy evening... More 

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Thank GeraldCMD
Singapore, Singapore
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226 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Kind of a novelty experience for me, visiting a bespoke cocktail bar. Nice cosy environment with dim lights. They have no menu, you tell them the taste you like and they concoct a cocktail for you based on what you've told them. The waitress (proprietress?) took her time explaining the idea to us and led us through our likes and... More 

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Thank Sychim
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

Personally, I don't really fancy the idea of no menu. You won't know how your drink will turn out until you get your drink - which means you'll probably be paying 20 - 30 bucks for a drink that you may not like. Sorry to say but bar stories was the case for me. I felt the drink I had... More 

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Thank Desmond T
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

A very unique cocktail on haji lane! Quick and prompt service, lacking atmosphere, hide away bar, but I hope to come and visit again and hope this rises to be come a very good cocktail bar as it's got the potential to be top notch!

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Thank Jack H
Perth, Australia
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We found this bar through some research on Google and were extremely disappointed! The bartender who served us was not only rude, but also treated us as if we didn't know anything about spirits. My husband and I have been to a fair few bars with no menus, so this was not our first time. While the bartender was talking... More 

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Thank Lynda L
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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263 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is a unique cocktail bar. There is no menu. The bar staff ask what your taste preferences are (sweet, sour etc) and what alcoholic sprits you enjoy and they create a cocktail for you. In both cases the bartender was spot on. The cost for two cocktails was s$57 I would recommend you try this bar out. It opens... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 57A Haji Street, Singapore, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Kampong Glam
  • Neighborhood: Kampong Glam
  • Phone Number: +65 6298 0838

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

A no-menu specialty cocktail bar, where every cocktail is made to measure! Sweet, sour, refreshing, bitter, strong, spicy - you name it! - our bartenders will shake up a cocktail storm.
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Kampong Glam

Neighborhood Profile
Kampong Glam
This traditionally Malay enclave of Singapore offers an alluring array of shops, cafes, and bars. A walk down Haji Lane offers quirky shopping, while one block over, Arab Street is a treasure trove of brightly colored fabrics, clothing, and Turkish rugs. Stop for a leisurely coffee or cocktail and watch local kids play traditional games along the lane. Also home to the Malay Heritage Center and one of Singapore’s most prominent mosques (Sultan Mosque), Kampong Glam is a must-visit for a tantalizing taste of Malay life in this city.
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