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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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Sun - Thu 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 18
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 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
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
GeraldCMD
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Singapore, Singapore
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  • Bar scene
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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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Singapore, Singapore
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169 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

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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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 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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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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170 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 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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Singapore
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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
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142 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 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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780 reviews
531 restaurant reviews
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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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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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