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Bar Stories

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Kampong Glam
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57A Haji Lane, Singapore 189250, Singapore
+65 6298 0838
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15:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 15:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 15:00 - 02:00
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Cairns
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79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I'd read somewhere that this was a cool bar but had no idea what sort of bar it was. Located near Arab St, in chic Haji Lane (worth a visit itself) Bar Stories is located behind a non descript door and up a set of stairs. It's a small and tight space, best for couples or small groups. Don't make... More 

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Thank Kristian S
Norfolk, Virginia
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the great reviews on this place, we stopped here one evening after dinner. The atmosphere is super casual and friendly. Not being a big cocktail guy, I was delighted with the drinks our mixologist came up with. Very creative and delicious. Like all alcohol in Singapore, these drinks won't come cheap but the experience is worth doing at... More 

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Thank Derek M
Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Dave and team make great, albeit quite, expensive cocktails. The space is small so it's best to make a reservation. I'd highly recommend any of their gin cocktails, all have been excellent. Do note that it's only cocktails, no beer or wine unless things have changed in recent weeks.

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Thank GringoAngMo
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

There is no set menu you just give general idea of what flavours and liquors you like and they concoct something delicious.

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Thank mustafas722
Jülich, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

The place has "bespoke" cocktails- One that makes an interesting tryout but comes at a good weight on your wallet. At 25 $ a cocktail- I was not over the top by what I had-The whole idea that there is no menu so how wild you can get is relatively dependent on how much experience you have had with stuff.... More 

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Thank Sabyadg
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We are a group of four adults who like cocktails, this bar created the best cocktails we ever tasted. The bar staff were exceptionally helpful (we walked in with no reservation, best to book in future) they created four individual cocktails which were unique and delicious. I would recommend this to everyone who likes cocktails.

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Thank Jo S
Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Worth a visit however be prepared to spend more than usual on a drink. No menu, just tell the waiter what you feel like or what your mood is & he'll come up with just the perfect concoction for you. Very small premises though & quite busy on the night we were there but everyone seemed happy other than the... More 

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Thank Angela B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

No menu, just right. Tell them what you want to taste and they'll craft something incredible. Has my highest recommendation.

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Thank John B
Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We have been meaning to try Bar Stories for a long time and we finally managed to get there. It was well worth the visit. Not so kind on the wallet but that's Singapore for you and you really are paying for the creativity that goes into the cocktails. Having no menu may be a bit daunting to some but... More 

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Thank JamesSingapore2014
Singapore, Singapore
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Located at second floor along Haji Lane shop houses. They don't provide menu for cocktails. The waiter will ask what's your taste for cocktail and they will surprise you.! Good for gathering.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 01:00
Monday
15:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
15:00 - 01:00
Thursday
15:00 - 01:00
Friday
15:00 - 02:00
Saturday
15:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57A Haji Lane, Singapore 189250, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Kampong Glam
  • Neighbourhood: Kampong Glam
  • Phone Number: +65 6298 0838
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.

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Staying in Kampong Glam

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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 coloured 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 Centre 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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