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The Best Rum Bars in Singapore: 6 Rum Havens You Just Have to Visit

Rum is a category that has long often been overlooked but is quickly ramping up in popularity in recent years, thanks to the efforts of several notable distilleries, independent bottlers, rum enthusiasts and the like. If there ever is a category that truly embodies what a labour of love means, just look to the world of rum.

Beyond just being a fantastic and flavourful spirit to drink on its own, the diversity of flavour profiles in rum makes it an excellent base that could really elevate the taste of any cocktail. The variations in flavour profiles between a daiquiri concocted with a funky Jamaican rum and one with a rhum Agricole is something that you’ve just got to experience for yourself. A good quality rum in a delicious cocktail is also one trick to avoiding those sneaky hangovers that creep up on you the next morning. 

However, a good bar with quality cocktails combined with quality spirits may not always be the easiest thing to find on the little island of Singapore. Not to worry though, we’ve totally got you covered! Whether you’re a rum fanatic or a casual daiquiri lover, here are the best bars in Singapore to visit for some real good rum.

 1. Origin Bar

Tucked away at the fringe of Orchard Road in the Shangri-La hotel at Orange Grove Road, Origin Bar is the perfect hideaway from the hustle and bustle of the city in a lush, cozy, cavernous bar. After you’ve been taken in by the gorgeous interior of the place, you’d probably be happy to find an exciting cocktail menu, and even more pleasantly surprised by the quality and diversity of their rum selection. If you’re looking to elevate your night out and have a proper tipple, you’d make a good choice heading down to Origin Bar.

 

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(Image Source: Origin Bar)
 

Visit Origin Bar at:
Shangri-La Singapore, Lobby Level, Tower Wing, 22 Orange Grove Rd, 258350
+65 6213 4595
Opening Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday, 5:30PM – 1:00AM

 2. Sugarhall

There are few places in this city that can deliver great cocktails made with high-quality spirits while also serving up delicious food into the late hours of the night. Sugarhall is one of those places – a hidden gem right in the heart of Singapore’s CBD with a laid-back, hole-in-the-wall feel. Sugarhall is a unique cocktail bar with a rum focus, with their cocktail recipes featuring a range of flavour profiles with rum at its heart. Their food menu that runs into the late-night is a real treat for the night owls among us. What better way to spur conviviality than over amazing drinks and amazing food?

 


  

Visit Sugarhall at:
The Quadrant at Cecil, 19 Cecil St, Level 2, Singapore 049704
+65 9815 0246
Opening Hours:
Monday – Thursday, 5:30PM – 12:00AM
Friday – Saturday, 5:30PM – 2:00AM
Closed on Sundays

 3. The Bar at 15 Stamford

For the stylish and sophisticated, you might want to add The Bar at 15 Stamford to your list of bars to hit up. With one of the most extensive ranges of rum in Singapore, The Bar at 15 Stamford often hosts an array of rum masterclasses to introduce new brands from around the region and is a favourite watering hole among many drinkers. Located in the historic Capitol Building which houses the current Capitol Kempinski hotel, you’re sure to have a beautiful evening of great rum over great conversation at The Bar at 15 Stamford.

  


  

Visit The Bar at 15 Stamford at:
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, 15 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178906
+65 6715 6871
Opening Hours:
Monday – Sunday, 4:00PM – 12:00AM

4. La Maison du Whisky

La Maison Du Whisky is one of the largest fine spirits distributors in the world and is a major importer of rums into Singapore. The distributor is a major partner of Velier, one of the biggest names in the rum world. It’s no surprise then that their Singapore outlet, located in the heart of the laid-back Robertson Walk, is a must-visit for rum and fine spirits enthusiasts looking to find their next best dram or even a full bottle. Have a glass of rum neat or ask for a daiquiri with your base rum of choice or browse through their varied retail selection for the option to bring your own bottle home.

 

Visit La Maison du Whisky at:
80 Mohamed Sultan Rd, #01-10, Singapore 239013
+65 8725 8985
Opening Hours:
Tuesday – Wednesday, 12:00PM – 12:00AM
Thursday, 6:00PM – 12:00AM
Friday – Saturday, 12:00PM – 1.30AM
Closed on Mondays and Sundays

5. The Auld Alliance

We all love being spoilt for choice to a good degree, and The Auld Alliance’s range that makes you feel like you’re in a warm, cozy library of fine spirits is just about the perfect place for just that. The bar specializes in bringing in rare and vintage rums, so you know you’re in for a special treat on your visit to this place. The Auld Alliance also often independently bottles their own rum, and as a globally reputed bar, it’s not uncommon to see partnerships from this establishment with other well-regarded bottlers brining in some incredibly rare vintage spirits. It’s also a place that’s great for range of other spirits – take your pick from a selection of quality scotch and bourbons.

 

(Image Source: The Auld Alliance)
 

Visit The Auld Alliance at:
9 Bras Basah Rd, #02-02A Rendezvous Hotel, Singapore 189559
+65 6337 2201
Opening Hours:
Monday – Sunday, 5:00PM – 1:00AM
Closed on Tuesdays

6. Tamba

For a truly unique and exquisite experience, Tamba is a West African restaurant that offers amazingly delicious cocktails that feature rums and African spirits, such as the South African Mhoba rum. The restaurant is the sister of one of Singapore’s most popular African restaurants, Kafe Utu, and while both establishments serve fantastic food, you must be sure not to overlook its terrific bar. And if you’re not sure what cocktail to order or what to get – just ask for a recommendation! 

 

Tamba is a new West African restaurant and bar at Duxton Road, but also a portal to an otherworldly space

(Image Source: Tamba)
 
Visit Tamba at:
101 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089964
hello@tamba.life
Opening Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday, 6:00PM – 11:30PM

 

Till next time, happy sipping!

@ChopstickPride