We visit Hombre Cantina and The Tiong Bahru Club Singapura for bar bites and drinks to make any list.

Hombre Cantina dishes out unpretentious Mexican fare with recent updates to their menu, featuring the chicken tortilla soup ($7) and for a sweet finish, a different take on the churros–buà±uelos ($5), traditional Mexican fritters. We tucked into classic street bites, such as the tostadas de queso ($17), hard corn tortilla with cotija cheese, and the enchilada, tortilla stuffed with chicken or beef ($20/23), dressed with mole sauce. For bar bites, or a companion to your chilled Mexican beer, go for their alitas ($10), deep fried chicken wings glazed with chipotle and Bang Bang sauce. Don’t know much about tequilas? They’ve got you covered with their Tequila Masterclass ($35) held once every two months. 53 Boat Quay. Tel: 6438 6708


Nurse a cool bottle at The Tiong Bahru Club Singapura over their fresh Old Raj menu that boasts Northern Indian favourites from the tandoor, curries, naans, small plates and desserts. Western, local and Eurasian favourites are also available. Beers on tap include Hofbrà¤u Dunkel ($7/12) and Asahi Dry ($7/12), with four-pint growlers ($44) for takeaway. Grab a Beerlao ($10/bottle), sip a Prosecco ($14/glass) or go for their signature Chaiholics lattes ($6.50). The quaint yet vibrant Tiong Bahru neighbourhood is a perfect spot to watch the world go by, from your tricolour vintage string chair. #01-88, 57 Eng Hoon Street. Tel: 6438 0168