Everything’s better when it’s shared. Gather your friends around for cocktail punch bowls in Singapore.
A true centrepiece for a boozy night out is a punch bowl. Fun fact: did you know that the word punch is actually an Indian word? The original drink was named paantsch which means five in Hindi, because the drink was made with five ingredients. But after the drink arrived in England… things got a little lost in translation. Nevertheless, it’s a new way for us to imbibe, and we’re all here for it! Ready for a fun night out? Gather your friends for the best punch bowls and sharing cocktails in Singapore.
Where to find boozy punch bowls in Singapore
1. Garden @ One-Ninety Bar
This alfresco bar within Four Seasons Hotel Singapore is surrounded by lush greenery and bathed in natural light. The space draws inspiration from Singapore Botanic Gardens, and it can even be seen throughout the menu which is kept focused on market produce. It’s also the perfect setting for your nighttime rendezvous with friends. Pick from three different punch bowls available on the menu that feature fruity flavours and a unique spirit base. The Maracuya starts with vodka and Luxardo apricot brandy, followed by a passion fruit-peach clarified milk punch and topped with prosecco. Bubbly and sweet all in one drink!
Garden @ One-Ninety Bar, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, 190 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore 248646
2. Jigger & Pony
This spot ranks second on the Asia’s 50 Best Bars list, so you know you’ll have some of the best drinks around town here. We’re big fans of its carefully crafted cocktails like the Ugly Tomatoes and bitter gimlet. Another thing this swanky bar is known for? Its humongous punch bowls that are big enough to serve at least 15 glasses. The Chatham Artillery is made for special occasions. This concoction mixes rum, bourbon, and Remy Martin 1738 cognac with yuzu marmalade, green tea, lemon, and champagne.
Jigger & Pony, Amara Singapore, 165 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088539
3. 28 HongKong Street
Punch bowls are back in the game at 28 HongKong Street. Round up your gang and get the boozy night started with punch bowls featuring Wild Turkey bourbon or Bisquit VSOP that are perfect for groups of four. We hear that the punch bowls here are only available for December, but fingers crossed that they’re here to stay even after the festive period is over!
28 HongKong Street, 28 HongKong Street, Singapore 059667
4. Caffe Fernet
Overlooking a gorgeous view of Marina Bay, this resto puts a modern spin on the very comforting Italian cuisine. It’s perfect for lunch, pre-dinner aperitivo, or drinks out with loved ones. We love getting starters like the mixed salumi and cheese to go together with the champagne punch bowl to share. It’s like having your own dinner party with a beautiful view and you don’t even need to clean up after.
Caffe Fernet, #01-05, Customs House, 70 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049323
Known for its great hospitality and style, Spago at Marina Bay Sands is the first international outpost of chef Wolfgang Puck’s Beverly Hills restaurant. The spot is basically a garden in the sky with greenery surrounding both the indoor and alfresco dining areas. The menu here is a unique mix of cuisines from around the globe, reflecting diversity. Punch bowls are made with rum, gin, or vodka bases for two. But if you need to dish out a couple more glasses, order cocktails by the carafe.
Spago, Level 57, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Tucked away on the second floor of a heritage building is Gibson, a cocktail bar with a relaxed but sophisticated atmosphere. The menu is seafood-heavy and cocktails take on Asian-inspired twists. You must try the namesake cocktail here. It’s dry and full of umami, served alongside a trio of condiments to go along with it. Want a real show-stopping punch bowl in Singapore? Go for the Flamingo bowl. It’s vodka, Aperol, passion fruit, grapefruit, and prosecco all rolled into one. And, to quote Gibson, like the flamingo, after a bowl or two you might stand on one leg, for reasons not fully understood. Fun!
Gibson, Level 2, 20 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089834
Trust a rum-focused cocktail pub to have rum-based punch bowls. The drinks at Sugarhall are never too sweet, classic, funky, fancy, or too big, which sounds like the ideal night out for us. Take the inconspicuous door down the back alley and go up the stairs to this cosy cocktail bar where flavours are both clean and measured. The One Punch Rum is the punch bowl to get here. Appleton Estate Rum and overproof rum are combined with passion fruit, coconut water, lime, and spices to create this zingy cocktail. But be careful, ‘cause a whole bottle of rum goes into this.
Sugarhall, Level 2, 19 Cecil Street, Singapore 049704
8. Tanjong Beach Club
Get your sun, sand, and sip on at one of the hippest beach clubs around Singapore. Whether it’s lounging on the day bed getting a tan or soaking in the pool, you’ll need a refreshing drink to cool you right off. There may not be punch bowls at Tanjong Beach Club, but you can get cocktails like the Tanjong Spritz or a tropical daiquiri in a pitcher that’s meant to be shared. Just remember to get something to eat before you take a swig.
Tanjong Beach Club, Sentosa, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Singapore 098942
9. Employees Only
The energy’s always pumping at Employees Only. While the bartenders are skilled with their cocktail customisation, you’ll also find them bumping and grooving to the beat. The music only gets louder as the night progresses, which means you need to keep up the party energy. It’s probably a good thing that punch bowls aren’t featured here (accident hazard waiting to happen). But that doesn’t mean you can’t share the love around! Big groups can order the bar’s bottle negroni to keep the night buzzing.
Employees Only, 112 Amoy Street, Singapore 069932
Now you know how to have a smashing good time with bars that serve up boozy punch bowls and more in Singapore.