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Top Bars in Singapore

Are you planning a networking event or a birthday party with some booze? Hire the best bars in Singapore! Make your life easier and your guests happier by ensuring that they won't just drink in-can beers and spirits. Kick your event up a notch by providing your guests with their favourite drinks offered by the top bars in the lion city.

Bar Rental Singapore Guide

Singapore Bars

When you say bars, most people will associate the place with drunk, party people. But many bars are more than just a place to get wasted! Most bar rentals have exquisite and interesting spaces, making them the perfect venues for hosting a variety of events. Here are four great things why you should hire a private event bar for your event:

  1. Bars attract your target audience
    Whether you are throwing a birthday party or a corporate event, your target guests will most likely be interested in saying yes to your invitation when they see the words "open bar." Why? Because having free drinks is an excellent way to enjoy the night. 

  2. Drinks are a great conversation starter
    People will always get up and start a conversation in a bar. Also, alcohol softens and relaxes people, which makes networking and mingling much more accessible, especially for shy or quiet people. 

  3. A bar's atmosphere can enhance the fun of your event
    Everyone will have more fun in a bar event space, especially if the bartenders and staff of the venue have superior service quality. If you are striving to impress your guests, hire a bar for an event!

  4. You can get customised drinks
    The ability to choose the signature drinks served is a tremendous advantage of renting a bar for your event. Bars are also flexible when it comes to customers' preferences. Bartenders and servers can make a personalised drink that will surely complement the dish you are eating or boost your confidence throughout the night. If you opt for an event bar, you can create your own drink packages. Whether you want to delight foreigners with craft beers and local wines or aim to choose something that fits your budget, you can customise your choice of drinks based on your event.
Exciting and unique bar event ideas

If you are planning to hire a bar venue for your event, we know that your ultimate goals are to encourage your guests to mingle and have the best night of their lives. But of course, throwing the most incredible bar event needs more than cocktails and loud music. Here are some exciting and unique bar event ideas to help you organise a rocking bar event:

  • Quiz night
    Host your own trivia night with a theme that your guests like, like pop culture, history, or a mix of all three. Make sure to prepare some prizes to keep the interest and enjoyment of the game. To teach your guests something new, pair trivia with a unique menu item or drink. If they answered correctly, they would be spared taking a shot. But if their answer is wrong, they have to gulp some booze! 

  • Board games
    People love to play competitive games of snakes and ladders with friends (and a beer or two). Offer new games or host a night of board games. Dishes that can be shared and pitcher specials will ensure everyone is happy with the menu. 

  • Speed dating
    Want to play Cupid? Speed dating is an excellent way to give people a break from constantly swiping right. Set up the bar venue so single people can talk to a new potential date every few minutes as they move from table to table. To help break the ice, give people drinks or sample questions. Who knows? Maybe in a few years, the couple you met at your speed dating event might ask you to their engagement party. 

  • Casual meet-ups
    Hire a bar event space and invite your peers over for the ultimate meet-up. It could be your professional networking group or your local club for dog lovers. Make sure to keep the gathering light and fun by offering free, customised drinks.

  • Charity night
    Drink for a good cause! Have a guilt-free drinking session by hosting a charity night. Work with a local charity to create a bar event to raise money. Your organisation could support a charitable raffle or bingo. You can give a portion of the money made that night to your chosen charity.

  • Painting party
    Do you believe that people get more creative when they have alcohol in their system? If you do, then imagine what happens when you mix bar-goers with paintbrushes, canvas, and other painting tools. Gives the group a canvas to paint on as well as drinks and make cocktails as needed throughout the night. They'll be surprised by their work when they wake up the next day. 

  • Open mic night
    Give your guests a chance to shine by hosting an event with an open mic. Having an open mic night will not be as challenging as you think, especially when your guests are starting to get tipsy. Allow them to mingle and drink at first until they're comfortable and confident enough to channel their inner superstar. 

  • Bar Olympics
    Who would say no to a night of competition, beer, and prizes? Set up games with scores, like darts, pool, or foosball, and give out gold, silver, and bronze awards at the night's end! 

  • Comedy stage
    Hire a stand-up comedian to entertain your guests. After a long day at work, some of your event attendees will certainly enjoy a good laugh. 
How to ensure a successful bar event

What do most people look for in a successful event? For most people, the most important thing is not the food or the decorations (though those are huge factors, too) but the people who are there. The problem is that even though everyone agrees that getting to know new people and building meaningful relationships with them is good, many people find it very hard to walk up to strangers and start talking to them.

This is why you should set up the venue in a way that makes it much easier to talk to other people. Bars are excellent social places where it is easy to mingle and get to know people. Here are some tips on how to ensure a successful and fun bar event:

  • People should be able to see the bar as soon as they walk into the room
    As soon as guests enter the venue, they should be told where to go and where the focus is. At the bar, people can make their first social connections, meet people they already know, or do things that keep them from feeling awkward as they move through the space. If the bar is too close to the entrance, people will have trouble getting in and out of the building. However, make sure not to place the bar in an area that is hard to access. 

  • Decorate the venue appropriately
    Installing printed graphic panels and custom LED lighting can draw people's attention to the bar and make it easier for them to talk to each other. If your event has a theme, make sure to focus on decorating the bar area since this is where most of your guests will go. 

  • Serve appetisers
    Don't just serve liquors; serve some food too! A clever way to get people to go to the bar is to serve freshly made appetisers at regular intervals. Even if there is a long line, this strategy can be helpful because it can entertain people who are impatiently waiting for the line to move. 

  • Avoid congestion
    Make sure the bar area is not too empty or too crowded so that your guests will be comfortable talking to each other. After being served, guests should be able to move a few feet away to talk or look around so that others can get to the bar. They shouldn't have to move all the way out of the way, though. If there is a buffet in the same place where people are gathering at the bar, ensure that the line for the buffet doesn't get mixed up with the crowd at the bar. Do not put out a lot of lounge chairs near the bar area. If you do, everyone who sits will be looking at a sea of other people's legs. Even though chairs and couches should be put further away, cocktail tables could be put close. 

  • Adjust the volume
    The music at the bar should be turned down so that people can order drinks without having to yell or say their orders over and over. If there are speakers all over the room, it is suggested that the volume at the bar be turned down. If there is only one source of music in the place, turning the speakers away from the customer service area will get more people to come in. 
Bar Singapore: Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the best rooftop bar Singapore?
A rooftop bar private event venue is excellent for those who want to celebrate under the glistening stars and moon while being enveloped with the fresh breeze of the night. Check out the list of the top rooftop bars in Singapore here. Among the best rooftop bars in Singapore are found in Bugis, Raffles Place, and Tanjong Pagar.

What types of events can I host in a bar Singapore?
Here are some of the popular events that you can do in a bar: 

  • Weddings: A bar can be an affordable and excellent place to reflect your personal taste. Whether you want to raise a champagne toast or have a personalised wedding cocktail, you can work with a bar venue to plan your drink menu.
  • Corporate events: Are you planning a corporate dinner or organising a networking event? The best bars in Singapore can represent you and your company professionally. From the bartender to the set-ups and menus, you can take advantage of the venue to impress your clients and increase brand recognition.
  • Fundraising events: Admit it. Many people love to drink. Sell and serve alcohol at your event and donate the profits to a good cause. Support your local and community charity organisations through profitable bar events.
How much does renting a bar for a company event cost in Singapore?
If you are planning a corporate cocktail party, the cost of hiring a bar in Singapore starts at $10 per person and can go up to $181 and above. Here on Venuerific, you can take advantage of deals and packages that cost $240 to $3,500, depending on the venue and the number of guests. Check out this list of Singapore bars for more choices.

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Book a private event bar in advance to give yourself more time to prepare for the best party in the lion city! Check out a plethora of excellent bar venues above to ensure a successful event.

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