All icons in their own right
All icons in their own right
- By Sharmaine Loh
- | Jan 14, 2021
Singapore’s vibrant and diverse nightlife scene may have undergone a number of changes last year, but that doesn’t mean the current offerings are any less than. In fact, with the new openings and reopenings of local bars, get to experience delectable concoctions in a brand new light. Bottoms up.
Beat Bites & Cocktails is the new watering hole that has sprung up along the bustling Bukit Pasoh Road, and is a much-welcomed addition to Singapore’s vibrant nightlife scene. Helmed by the people behind Bottle Boot & Cigar (a cocktail bar and F&B consulting office in Beijing), expect the latest concept to present new flavours and funk at the 50-seater lounge near Tanjong Pagar.
Sip on spirit-forward cocktails created by none other than Dee Atan (formerly of IBHQ), and that includes everything from Cane & Caffeine that features a blend of Plantation dark rum to Purple Rain that sees some Widges Gin infused with hibiscus and butterfly pea.
Meanwhile, the bar also houses its own unique Bertha charcoal and wood oven, allowing the invention of eats such as Bertha Ash Biscuits, Longan Honey Miso Marinated Foie Gras and Nambanzuke, a dish featuring creamy eggplant fermented and topped with a carrot and daikon slaw.
Finally, completing the lounge’s beats aspect is resident Music Director DJ Shigeki Ito, who easily sets the vibe with his ever-evolving music playlists and vinyl DJ rotation.
More information on Beat Bites & Cocktails available here.
Previously a thriving social dance club, Parkroyal on Beach Road’s Club 5 is back after a brief hiatus, only to reveal a breathtaking transformation into a cocktail bar straight out of the Roaring Twenties. Oozing glitz, glamour and old world charm, look forward to enjoying cosmopolitan creations inspired by Singapore; options include the Beach Road beverage that boasts fruity and floral notes, as well as the Arab Street that combines an array of spices to showcase a distinct, punchy flavour.
On tap are Singapore’s Tiger and a locally-brewed summer lager, while bubbly, wine, coffee, tea and soft drinks are also available.
More on Club 5 here.
An icon which gave us the beloved Singapore Sling, Raffles Hotel Singapore’s Long Bar has just reopened to welcome back Singaporeans and tourists alike. From now till Mar 31, guests who order the Original Singapore Sling are entitled to an additional, complimentary order of the Original Singapore Sling, or a snack of their choice from the Asian-inspired bar bites menu.
Besides the OG drink, enjoy a range of cocktail variations that offer a twist on the traditional concoction, such as the refreshing Sakura Sling and the Vintage Sling, made with a private collection of vintage spirits from the 1950s—an era that defined the Singapore Sling.
Don’t miss out on the selection of Straits Classic Cocktails either, the Malayan-style G&T Gin Pahit and Cuban-inspired Sour Plum Mojito will also satisfy local cocktail lovers.
Check out the Long Bar here.