Singapore is constantly on the move, which means it has a solid foundation for setting trends. Singapore has set high demands for delicious bites and drinks, thanks to its residents who really like to pamper their taste buds. At the BBQ, we got a hint about the place where you can get tasty drinks. In the first place, it is a hidden bar and there, each bartender has his own signature cocktails. One of them is known for making a killer tom yum inspired cocktail. This place is called Bar Stories Singapore. We heard enough!
As I said, locals know their way around good food and drinks, and we did the right thing and checked out the recommended place. It turned out that we were walking along that street where the bar is located just a few days before. in short, it is Haji Lane Street near Arab Street, where the bohemian soul finds its own place. At that time, however, nothing special diverted our attention. Now that we knew what we were looking for, we spotted a small sign – Bar Stories Singapore. And it wasn’t coincident that that sign was small. After all, it is another hidden bar!
The Ambiance of Bar Stories
Ok, it is not like Atlas Bar, but a more laid back place, though. The ambient is simple in a somewhat hipster style and the music is awesome. Actually, we were the first guests for that day. Even though they were still in a process of preparing the fresh juices for the evening ahead they were happy to see us. A bartender welcomed us inside where we chose a place we were most comfortable at. We sat down at the closest place which was right next to the place where the magic happens – the bar.
At Bar Stories Singapore You Won’t Find the Drink Menu
And also the lady didn’t have to run back and forward as this is not an ordinary place where you get the menu and no further explanations. Here, we had a conversation about our favorite flavors, and which ones would we like to taste in our drink. She also asked how we felt in case that we would prefer a cocktail that would give us an energy boost. Both of us were in the mood for refreshing drinks that could relate to Singapore. Ian was more daring as he embraced the idea of some heat in his drink, while my frame of mind was oriented to an easy tropical style.
I like the fact that they use freshly squeezed fruit juices instead of essences and syrups. That way, you get to consume some vitamins and also the flavor is completely different. Once we got our drinks, we were eager to try them out. We were hit by the explosion of seriously intense flavors. And not just that. Our drinks were real eye candy, just like every cocktail should be!
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Mixologist At Its Best
The bartender kindly explained to us what components each drink had. The base of mine was a house blend of seven rums with passion fruit, fresh orange juice, lime juice for freshness, and egg white for a creamier texture. She rounded the flavors with Japanese fruit that had the flavor of sweet marzipan. Mine cocktail was like a beach summer day in my sweet tropical utopia with decoration on fire.
Ian’s base was Lorenz Gin with a juice of Japanese fruit yuzu, some lime, sugar syrup and a little chili for heat. However, in a contribution to developing more intense taste, she added a pinch of salt on a lime shell, which he had to submerge for the effect to take place. In fact, we both tried the cocktail before and after the salt was added, and we both felt the difference. The salt made a slight change and indeed brought out the floral notes and even some sweetness.
In conclusion, the flavors of the cocktails were really intense and that allowed us to slowly sip the drink away. I could definitely imagine lying on the Sentosa beaches with that drink in my hand for hours. However, this place might not be one of the best bars here in Singapore, but cocktails are more than decent and the atmosphere is chilled out. So, after 28 Hong Kong Street Bar (28HK Bar), this is another speakeasy here in Singapore. Can’t wait next time we will visit this city for more!
Bar Stories Review Card
- ATMOSPHERE – 6.7/106.7/10
- SERVICE – 9.1/109.1/10
- DRINK SELECTION – 9/109/10
- PRESENTATION – 7.4/107.4/10
- OUR DRINKS – 9.3/109.3/10
- VALUE – 8/108/10
Location and Price
Here is a link to Bar Stories Singapore location, so you can easily find a hidden bar :). However, cocktails here have a price of around 13 USD. And if you are asking yourself about Bar Stories dress code – there is no dress code, just be decent.