5 staycation getaways with awesome bars

A hotel with a fantastic bar can take your vacation experience to a whole new level. Here we share some of our top spots

Staycation getaways with awesome bars
Staycation getaways with awesome bars
04 Dec 2015

Staycation getaways with awesome bars

Planning your next weekend getaway? A hotel with a fantastic bar can take your experience to a whole new level (literally!) and help you chill out like never before. It so happens that Singapore is home to many exquisite hotel bars, some of which are even world-famous for their deco, ambience, view, service, and of course, drinks. Here, we share with you our top 5 staycation picks with fabulous bars. 

W Singapore - Sentosa Cove: WOOBAR
W Singapore - Sentosa Cove: WOOBAR
04 Dec 2015

W Singapore - Sentosa Cove: WOOBAR

There’s nothing quite like W Singapore - Sentosa Cove when it comes to glamour and modern luxury. Enveloped in the serenity of the resort island, this venue is a top choice among staycationers for its contemporary and arty spaces, top notch service, comfortable rooms, and beautiful outdoor WET® Pool. Much credit goes to WOOBAR as well, W Singapore's stylish lounge bar (think custom-designed chairs and sofas) that’s open all day long!

Natural daylight fills the space during the day as you hang out with your friends over high tea; Put on your dancing shoes when the sun sets, as W Hotel’s Asia Pacific Music Director Has Sidik and other acclaimed DJs take over the console to transport you across sonic landscapes. Oh, have we mentioned the bespoke cocktails (crafted with herbs from the garden), premium spirits, and wines from all over the world? If your intention is to meet cool people and party, W Singapore is the place for you.

W Singapore - Sentosa Cove is located at 21 Ocean Way, Singapore 098374.
WOOBAR’s opening hours are Mon to Fri: 11.30am - 1.00am, Sat, Sun, and Public Holidays: 9:00am - 1:00am.  

Park Hotel Alexandra: Aqua Luna
Park Hotel Alexandra: Aqua Luna
04 Dec 2015

Park Hotel Alexandra: Aqua Luna

Located in the central-south neighbourhood of Alexandra is Park Hotel Alexandra, a newly-opened hotel that’s located away from the crowded bustle of town, yet still close enough to great food and shopping. If you're not convince, get this: there's an absolutely gorgeous 25-metre infinity pool on the 7th floor with a stylish open-concept poolside bar (you can actually swim right up to it!), Aqua Luna. Come nightfall, Aqua Luna practically glows with twinkling lights, as you indulge in a selection of speciality cocktails by in-house mixologists, bar treats, and entrancing beats.


Park Hotel Alexandra, is located at 323 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159972.
Aqua Luna (Level 7)’s opening hours are Sun to Thu: 12.00pm - 11.00pm, Fri & Sat: 12.00pm - 1.00am.


Hotel Vagabond: Vagabond Bar
Hotel Vagabond: Vagabond Bar
04 Dec 2015

Hotel Vagabond: Vagabond Bar

If you’re a fan of the arts, you’ll definitely want to check this one out. Singapore’s newest luxury boutique hotel has one mission: to create an art-driven experience for its guests, featuring an arts programme comprising of activities ranging from art openings to recitals, plays, and fashion shows. In addition to housing a carefully curated art collection, the first floor (known as The Salon) houses Proof & Company’s latest hotel bar project, Vagabond Bar.
An immaculately designed bar that offers handcrafted cocktails, artisan spirits and wines, you can expect surprising and novel offerings, as well as exciting renditions of your favourite classic drinks. Their current Artist-in-Residence, Captain Planet will be spinning at the bar from Wednesdays to Saturdays.


Hotel Vagabond is located at 39 Syed Alwi Rd, Singapore 207630. Vagabond Bar’s opening hours are Daily: 6.00pm to 12.00am.

M Hotel: J Bar
M Hotel: J Bar
04 Dec 2015

M Hotel: J Bar

Although it's billed as a premiere business hotel, M Hotel is just as popular a downtown staycation venue for weekend getaways due to its spacious rooms, excellent amenities, and proximity to the Tanjong Pagar neighbourhood and Chinatown heritage centre. And of course, there’s the leading contemporary J Bar up on the 9th floor, home to some of Singapore’s top local bands (performing every day from 8.30pm) – making it an excellent venue for unwinding over beer, tapas, and one of their special blended one-of-a-kind martinis. There’s even a Ladies Night every Saturday. J Bar’s still a bit of an undiscovered gem, for it’s mostly hotel guests who stumble across it. That’s not really a bad thing though…more for us!


M Hotel is located at 81 Anson Road, Singapore 079908.
J Bar (Level 9)’s opening hours are Mon to Thu: 5.00pm - 1.00am, Fri, Sat, Eve of PH, and Public Holidays: 5.00pm - 2.00am.

klapsons, The Boutique Hotel: Fabrika
klapsons, The Boutique Hotel: Fabrika
04 Dec 2015

klapsons, The Boutique Hotel: Fabrika

Set on the southern outskirts of Singapore’s CBD, the boutique hotel can be summed up in two words: custom and unique. After all, you don’t get much more personalised than custom-made fittings and individually designed guest rooms. Boasting a spacious location, you get breath-taking views of Singapore's port and Tanjong Pagar estate, especially from their alfresco sky-bar, Fabrika.
Inspired by colourful flairs of the Middle East, the space is furnished with fun, colourful mosaic lamps, scattered with shimmering candles, cabana beds, and sofas. Here, there's also a view of the central business district - watch people hard at work in their offices while you’re chilling out with a drink in hand and listening to the occasion live band. Fun, huh?

klapsons, The Boutique Hotel is located at 15 Hoe Chiang Road, Singapore 089316.
Fabrika (Level 17)’s opening hours are Mon & Tue: 5.00pm - 12.00am, Wed to Fri & Eve of PH: 5.00pm - 1.00am.

This story first appeared on City Nomads.

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