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This is an article written by the Collective Works Engagement Team to share our knowledge of the Singapore Market.
August 22, 2017

Collective Works Members’ Top 10 Watering Holes

Socialising with work colleagues is an important part of office life. Recent studies have shown increased productivity levels within teams who socialise outside of work, essentially getting to know one another allows the team to understand one another better and work more efficiently together.

Coworking embraces the more social and collaborative way of working and Collective Works is no exception. We support our members with a variety of engagement opportunities to socialise and collaborate with regular member meet-ups designed specifically to promote networking. Our members in turn ensure a good work life balance helping us create a strong sense of community in and out of the office.

For after work drinks, members are lucky enough to have a wealth of bars on their doorstep in the CBD. Whether they are celebrating securing a new client or account, welcoming a new team member or just marking the end of the working week, we have compiled our members’ favourite watering holes to relax, unwind and enjoy an alcoholic beverage or two.

Drawing on the below, it is safe to say ambiance and price are important factors to our members. However, it is obvious location is the driving force. And why not when a 2 minute walk outside feels like a 30 minute run, you might as well keep to short distances!

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#1 & #2: Rookery and Drinks & Co

These two bars came in joint first and were by far the most popular locations for after work drinks, owing in part to the ease of location (Rookery is literally downstairs from the Capital Tower office) but also value for money. Rookery offers a great selection of beer including craft and always has a good mix of people creating the perfect bar atmosphere. Drinks & Co on Club Street offers a huge variety of spirits and wine at UK drinking prices and will store unfinished bottles for you until your next visit.

Rookery @ Capital Tower, 168 Robinson Road #01-08, Singapore 068912 [Google Maps]
Drinks & Co, 44 & 81 Club Street, Singapore 069421 [Google Maps]
 

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#3: Club Street (all of it!)

Well known for the crowds on a Friday night, Club Street is one of the popular drinking hang outs simply due to the amount of bars. Endearingly termed the Club Street Shuffle, you are guaranteed to bump into someone you know if walking down the street looking for company. Starting with Gem Bar at one end; a great spot for people watching with bar tenders who will ensure your glass is never empty. Then working your way up to O’Batignoles for another good spot catching all the comings and goings of Club Street as well as some yummy French nibbles to line your stomach before moving on to the next drinking venue.

Club Street [Google Maps]

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#4 - #7: Amoy Street (including Employees Only, Jigger & Pony, Sugarhall, The Spiffy Dapper)

Four bars along Amoy Street tied for joint fourth on our list.

For those evenings when a beer or glass of wine just won’t cut it, these bars offer a decent cocktail menu and ambiance to match, all within a stone’s throw of one another. Our members really are spoilt for choice, especially if making the most of happy hour.

Take your time checking each one out or pay all four a visit if you are in for a long evening!

Employees Only, 112 Amoy St, Singapore 069932 [Google Maps]
Jigger & Pony, 101 Amoy Street, Singapore 069921 [Google Maps]
Sugarhall, 102 Amoy St, Singapore 069922 [Google Maps]
The Spiffy Dapper, 73 Amoy St, Second Floor, Singapore 069892 [Google Maps]

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#8: Ash & Char

Ash & Char is a decent local bar offering a good selection of beverages and great company for casual drinks any night of the week. Located between our two offices with a lovely open air bar, members often meet for the first few of the evening to catch up and relax after the working day.

Ash & Char#01-03/04, 21 McCallum Street, Singapore 069047 [Google Maps]

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#9: 28 HongKong Street

A little bit further out of the CBD is award winning 28 HongKong Street. It's totally worth the longer walk for the exceptional level of quality cocktails on offer along with the service and atmosphere. If you are partial to a cosmo or an old fashioned, then this is the venue for you!

28 HongKong Street, 28 Hongkong Street, Singapore 059667 [Google Maps]

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#10: Atlas Bar

Last but certainly not least is Atlas Bar. While it is not within walking distance of the CBD, it's an easy taxi ride away. For those occasions when a normal bar just won’t do, Atlas offers a beautiful and sophisticated drinking environment with service and drinks menu to match. Enticing gin lovers with over 950 different gins and those after a more refined drinking experience, guests can easily spend the whole evening working their way through the masterfully crafted cocktails.

Atlas BarParkview Square, 600 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188778 [Google Maps]

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alex is the Head of Engagement for Collective Works and a British expat mum living in Singapore since early 2014. Alex draws on her experiences exploring Singapore and travelling the region to share her knowledge and equip members with general lifestyle and travel tips. A keen patron of cocktail bars, Alex will gladly enter into conversation about the best place for a negroni or where to find the most engaging bartenders and mixologists.

Visit her author bio page to find out more about Alex and connect with her social profiles.

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