Wine appreciation is a relatively new, but undoubtedly growing, phenomenon in Singapore, and the last few years have seen upmarket wine shops and cozy wine bars springing up all over the island, much to the delight of local oenophiles.
Popular evening hangout Club Street/Ann Siang Hill has long been home to funky boutique bars that pull in the hip crowd, and is a good bet for an evening of wine drinking. There's W Bar and Beaujolais, and also Le Carillon d'Angelus, where the tiled interior, rattan furniture and French movie posters will transport you to Paris. A second outlet at Robertson Quay offers a breezy outdoor riverside setting.
Also at Robertson Quay is budget-lovers choice Wine Connection Tapas Bar & Bistro. Wine Connection import over 500 labels, all sold at wholesale prices through their five outlets across the city. Their reasonably priced wines by the glass and bottle make a welcome change and explain its popularity. Their outlet at Cuppage Terrace off Orchard Road is a good choice for post-shopping refreshments.
Further afield at Dempsey there are several more popular wine bars to choose from, but pick of the bunch goes to the Wine Company, where your choice of 300 wines from over 50 wineries can be sipped al-fresco among the lush greenery and to the sound of the cicadas. Back in the city, Clarke Quay is home to the Vintry with its 1,000 strong wine list and four state-of-the-art Enomatic wine-serving systems, which facilitate the tasting of 32 wines by the glass; and The Tastings Room in the heart of the Financial District, which offers over 50 wines by the glass.
8 Rodyk Street
Riverside boutique wine bar with over 750 labels...
Robertson Walk, 11 Unity Street #01-19/20
Huge wine bar serving great value wine and food...
Block 3A, #01-01 Clarke Quay
Wine bar with over 1,000 wine labels in the heart of Clarke Quay... read more
11 Club Street
Classy wine and cigar bar serving premium wines by the glass... read more
The St. Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road
Opulent wine bar in the swanky St Regis hotel...
14D Dempsey Road
Wine bar with leafy alfresco surrounds... read more
41 Cuppage Road
Great value wine bar, just off Orchard Road...
6 Raffles Boulevard
Cosy wine bar with 50 wines by the glass... read more
1 Ann Siang Hill
Cosy wine bar in the heart of Chinatown... read more