Gin! Glorious gin! If you’re partial to a drop of mothers’ ruin this is the spot for you. With the largest selection of gin in Singapore and an extensive list of perfect serves, Spiffy Dapper lures in the juniper lovers, and a whole bunch of other folk too. Another speakeasy on the banks of Boat Quay, Spiffy Dapper, is right next to Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall; so if you find one, you’ll locate the other (and if you find neither, BarChick will be sad you’ll miss the party, but hey ho, more gin for us).
By day this is a coffee joint where you can get a cup of Joe and a hearty snack. But as night sets in this dapper haven turns into a top little dive bar. Situated above the river in a small shop house, this is the perfect spot for a sundowner, watching the tasteful art fade into the walls, the lights go down and the music come up. The food is delicious, but there’s no time to order when the DJ is on and the bar is packed, the atmosphere is out there and the drinks are moving faster than the Eurostar. Order in rounds of G&Ts and get things going.