Visit these hidden gems for delicious tipples, unique dishes and more

Sick of visiting the same old joints for lunch, dinner and happy hour? How about exploring some of Singapore’s best kept secrets to unwind, drink in hand? These five speakeasy restaurants and bars boast delicious tipples, unique dishes and more—all in beautiful, interesting settings that intrigue.

Burger Bar New York

Located at 115 Amoy Street, patrons will be able to identify Burger Bar New York by a simple, inconspicuous neon burger signage. Take a leap of faith and open the door directly below the sign to enter a hidden joint, proudly producing delicious stacks made with 100 percent fresh beef patties. They’ve got a beer board too, so feel free to order IPAs, lagers and ales from around the world to accompany your eats.

The Dragon Chamber

Tucked away behind a beer fridge in an unassuming kopitiam on Circular Road, The Dragon Chamber is where you’ll find an unconventional menu of American-Chinese delicacies. So settle into a place packed with bold, in-your-face decorations, to indulge in signature dishes like The Dragon’s Claw (crocodile foot), Firecracker Chicken and Maple Fritters as well as D*** Soup, which is a herbal broth double boiled with a crocodile penis.

Here Kitty Kitty

You may not be able to party at Zouk, but you sure can live it up at its new Japanese speakeasy bar Here Kitty Kitty. Just a stone’s throw away from the Clarke Quay nightclub, this exciting new bar is a cocktail-driven concept boasting three private rooms and lounges. Think of this joint as a cool, vibey vice den and sip on drinks like the Here Kitty Kitty Martini, Ume Whiskey Sour and Haku-Hai. Need some snacks? Try the mouth-watering Wagyu Sando and appetising Negitoro Tataki.


Hark back to the days of glam rock, and satisfy your cravings for delicious tipples alongside music legends Bowie, T. Rex and Kiss at swanky, New York City-inspired lounge Roxy.

Discreetly located in The Sail at Marina Bay, the watering hole is a glamorous speakeasy only accessible through an unmarked door at The Sail or a passageway at the back of Miss Fitz. So toast to special occasions with highlights such as the mai tai-inspired CBGB Swizzle and The New York Dolls Sour (a whiskey sour concocted with American apple brandy and named after the legendary 1970s glam metal band).

In addition to the signature cocktails, Roxy also offers cocktail flights, each featuring three variations of a classic. Explore different base spirits by speaking to the wait team led by head bartender Tash Nayar, who brings 10 years of industry experience to his second concept launch as head bartender (previously at Miss Fitz).

The Secret Mermaid

Trust us when we say this hidden hangout is the spot to see and be seen. Specialising in rare, small-batch, handcrafted spirits, it is clear that The Secret Mermaid is the epitome of a speakeasy bar—as cool and as unique as they come. Pro tip: When it comes to ordering drinks, don’t be afraid to avoid your favourites in order to be thoroughly surprised.