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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 - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Bar scene

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Just... freakin'... brilliant... :-)

Absolutely loved loved loved Barstories... Zak made us both the most amazing cocktails and my wife swears the one she had was the best cocktail ever... :-) Cannot wait to get back to Singapore to revisit my favorite cocktail bar :-) Highly recommended :-)

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
Geoff and Jenni G
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Sarasota, Florida
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
645 reviews 645 reviews
462 restaurant reviews
297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Absolutely loved loved loved Barstories... Zak made us both the most amazing cocktails and my wife swears the one she had was the best cocktail ever... :-) Cannot wait to get back to Singapore to revisit my favorite cocktail bar :-) Highly recommended :-)

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We went for a cocktail or two with a group of friends on Saturday night. We went before dinner and the place was largely empty, and as such the cocktail and service was pretty good - and we decided to come back after our meal with a couple of other friends, and this was where the experience was less than... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Been to Bar stories many times, and used to ends up being a very memorable experience. Chic setting, great bar counter, and chatty bartenders spinning up very creative drinks... a visual delight and great tasting cocktails! HOWEVER...changes in staff? and or management? or just the attitude... makes this the worst place to step into. For us, a hope for great... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Nice that they take real care with your order and make something "to your taste" as there is no menu. Very artistic and the decor and music is really cool. Good luck getting a 2nd round as it takes about 30-minutes to get your first drink on a week night - no idea about weekends. Took another 30 minutes to... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Now, Alchemists, this is a must visit place. Some mixed reviews on here. Cocktails are great, and the 3 servers are extremely good. I didn't think it was expensive at all(you are in singapore after all), and what you got was a different drink each time. What I got was a unique experience compared to the usual water downed drinks... More 

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San Francisco, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The artisan drink fad has reached Singapore, and alas, people here have taken it to an unnecessary monetary expense for the customers. Basically, they prepare something for you based on whatever information you give them, although I suspect they still have a set of cocktails in mind that they just give you as a personalized drink. All is fine and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I had heard a lot about bar stories, so paid a visit to only find one bleached hair rude chap serve us. He appears to be disinterested and looks at you as if you are a mixologist too and should know everything!! The cocktails were very nice, as we'd been there on a weekday it wasnt crowded and got a... More 

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Brunei
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6 reviews 6 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

I have been to Bar Stories a few time over the past year and have been recommending it to friends as an interesting place to visit if you like cocktails. I brought a few friends over again tonight and was sorely disappointed in the level of service provided to my group by a member of staff. While he was taking... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The service on the other hand stank. The place was empty and even then they failed to come and ask if we wanted a second drink - so we left...!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

So, I've read reviews around about this bar stories and alot of people have been uraving about it. I've decided to check it out with my boyfriend, G. So, when I first stepped I was pretty stoked of what cocktails are gonna come my way. When we sat down at the bar, service was pretty good. G and I ordered... 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

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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Things to do Nearby

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.