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Bar Stories

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57A Haji Lane, Singapore 189250, Singapore
+65 6298 0838
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15:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 15:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 15:00 - 02:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brought a foreigner friend to this while exploring haji lane/ arab street area for predinner drinks. Holed upstairs in a shophouse, was a surprise for me with the cosy bar counter upstairs - no menu, no food (well, was told that you can bring your own food) you just have to tell the bartender what you like or feel like... More 

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Thank Wenli1024
Shanghai, China
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very small but cosy cocktail bar, where there is no menu, just tell the barman what you like and he creates the taste. Great fun and when I said I like a bit of fire, he didn't disappoint.

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Thank ShanghaiMurphy
Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

This is a fun place to have a different cocktail with the bartenders creating something based on your taste preferences. It's fun with friends and I'd recommend for something different to do.

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Thank axe50
Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Was there on a Friday evening as a group of 6 for a GF's hen's night. Wanted a chill gathering and so we tried out BAR Stories for cocktails rather than other pub where wild drinking may be tempting :P Booked the place 2 days in advance for Friday 7:30pm but arrived late due to the traffic crowd, but the... More 

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Thank CyndiAng
Singapore, Singapore
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52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Just tell them what you want your drink to be like then and they get in ready for you .. amazing concept , equally great cocktails !

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Thank Priya1904
Cairns
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95 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 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 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 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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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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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Jülich, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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34 reviews
30 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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