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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: 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

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 14
    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
A unique visit, a must visit, for most people, not all...

A very unique place that should be on anyones must visit list; well, almost anyone, some friends I took listened to the introduction, then asked for beers on tap and a wine list, they aren't the target audience. The concept with this bar is no menus, just a discussion with the bartender and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Jasher0
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Singapore
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Singapore
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

A very unique place that should be on anyones must visit list; well, almost anyone, some friends I took listened to the introduction, then asked for beers on tap and a wine list, they aren't the target audience. The concept with this bar is no menus, just a discussion with the bartender and a customized drink is brought out for... More 

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I can only say what an absolutely different place this is. There is no menu - you just tell the barman what you want as your basic spirit, roughly what you like flavour wise and then cross your fingers Your cocktail can end up with fruit, pepper, sage and thyme, fruit, mint, on fire ..... It's not cheap, but worth... More 

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Singapore River, Singapore
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

What a great experience...They have no menu. You just tell them the flavours you like (or feel like) and they make a drink that will suit YOU. Now the drinks are not cheap BUT they are special. We went for 1 drink and ended up staying for 4. And we met other people there who tried different drinks and it... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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692 reviews 692 reviews
484 restaurant reviews
313 helpful votes 313 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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Contributor
16 reviews 16 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
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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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.