Singapore’s Multi-concept Bars

This fusion of three very distinct concepts—bar-restaurant Kilo, fashion boutique K.I.N and hair salon Kizuki+LIM—sounds like a recipe for awkwardness, but it actually works. Patrons really do make use of the collaborative space, such as by having drinks while a friend gets a haircut. Rock up to the Kilo segment for a tempting selection of tipples, including Sapporo and Hitachino beers, wines and a very decent selection of sakes to share. Be careful, though. Shopping while drunk is known to damage wallets.

Maison Ikkoku
Like Pact, this Kampong Glam favorite features a triple-bill of a cocktail bar, café and men’s fashion boutique all rolled into one. It’s recently completed a round of renovation, so the bar now occupies the old boutique space on level two, and vice versa. We’re sad to say goodbye to the gorgeous rooftop view, but the extensive cocktail menu spanning a variety of tastebud-tickling libations is nonetheless bound to please. Suckers for novelty will love that the folks here dish out fresh creations every now and then, like the new Smoky Sour (a honey-oak-smoke-infused whiskey sour).

All right, so it’s really more a hair salon, but this spot has everything in place for a decent pre-party evening with the girls, and sometimes that’s all you want from a bar, right? In this cheerful, café-bar-like space, you can get some primping done with a range of hair and nail treatments, while loosening up with complimentary wine. Once you’re all dolled up, taking the party onto the road is a cinch—nightspots around Robertson Quay and Mohamed Sultan are only a hop and a skip away.

Rabbit Carrot Gun
This little burrow nestled along East Coast Road already has quite a following among East-dwelling foodies, who make a beeline for quintessentially British dishes paired with the locally-brewed Buckshot Ale on tap. If ale isn’t your thing, take a peek at the wine list to see what’s in the Gamekeeper’s Cupboard or His Lordship’s Cellar. What makes this place just a bit more special is that it’s also a boutique hotel with seven luxurious-meets-twee suites to choose from. Keep your eyes peeled for sister gastro-pub next door The Trenchard Arms, slated to open in the second half of March.