Pandora’s Garden, a newly-opened rooftop garden bar located at the courtyard of Ann Siang House is dedicated to serving rosé wines. Housing the most comprehensive collection of rosé wines in Singapore, it hopes to precipitate the rising popularity of this sophisticated yet often misunderstood pink style of wine.
Pandora’s Garden is a hidden gem designed around an ancient Frangipani tree with roots that run deep under Ann Siang House. When night falls, a retractable roof opens up like a box and twinkling fairy lights are turned on to create a magical effect that inspired the name Pandora’s Garden.
Set in a shophouse in Kampong Glam; the 30-seater IB HQ is the brick & mortar cocktail bar of The Indigenous Bartender, a platform that was created for like-minded bartenders (and foodies) looking to explore locally sourced ingredients and their uses with a culinary and creative approach.
Helmed by Zurina Bryant and Kamil Foltan (the latter has previously worked for Potato Head and Tippling Club), IB HQ offers cocktails with intriguing ingredients.
Cocktails are priced from $22++ onwards. View their cocktails menu here.
The historic Long Bar of Raffles Hotel returns fully restored and continues its proud tradition as the Home of the Singapore Sling.
The famous counter shines like new amidst decor that marries architecture and contemporary plantation-inspired motifs. Long Bar was located at Cad’s Alley in the early 1900s. At a time when improved rail and road systems brought rubber and palm oil plantation owners over to Singapore from Malaya every weekend, it was known as the ‘Rendezvous of Planters’. Not a formal bar, but rather tables placed next to another facing Bras Basah Road, it was a vantage point from which male visitors surveyed the procession of ladies.
The earthy decor of the two-storey Long Bar is inspired by Malayan life in the 1920s. The deep, rich colours and lush greenery transport patrons to the edge of a tropical plantation. In keeping with the relaxed atmosphere, guests are invited to brush peanut shells off the table and bar counter to the floor. This is quite possibly the only place in Singapore where littering is encouraged!
The Singapore Sling, widely regarded as the national drink, was first created in 1915 by Raffles bartender Ngiam Tong Boon. Primarily a gin-based cocktail, the Singapore Sling also contains pineapple juice, lime juice, curaçao and Bénédictine. Giving it the pretty pink hue are grenadine and cherry liqueur. Bartender Ngiam deliberately chose to give the cocktail this rosy colour.
Swing by the newly-reopened Long Bar for your glass of Singapore Sling today.
In the meantime, you can also say hello to your loved ones with a lovely Raffles Hotel - Singapore Sling digital postcard here.
The result of a unique collaboration with award-winning bar developers, Proof & Company, MO BAR is located on the hotel’s fourth floor with floor-to-ceiling views of Marina Bay.
Blueplate Studios by Wilson Associates has overseen the design, which has been inspired by the Pacific Ocean. The sophisticated décor incorporates travel artefacts, hand-carved wooden sculptures, etched metal panels and hand-woven tapestries. A distinctive bar counter takes centre stage and offers guests a front row seat from which to view the skilled mixology team in action.
The drinks menu has been created by Bar Manager Michele Mariotti, who has worked at many of Europe’s most esteemed bars. There are 14 cocktails available including ‘Coconut Beaches of Fiji’ with pisco, lychee cordial and carbonated coconut cream and ‘Mother of Dragons’ with strawberry aloe vera, red dragon fruit juice and cachaça. The list also includes mocktails, beers and wines, and a one-of-a-kind MO BAR Pilsner, developed in collaboration with local craft brewery, Archipelago.
Gourmet light bite highlights comprise ‘Indo-China Prawns with Masala Mayo’, ‘Singdog with Achar’ and the exquisite ‘Avocado’ dessert filled with avocado mousse and Gula Melaka ice cream. The hotel’s popular afternoon tea is also served daily, featuring artisan pastries and a myriad of accompanying local delights, with the personalised service for which Mandarin Oriental is renowned.
Another exciting soon-to-open establishment by Coterie Concepts; Eliza is a Modern Asian Bar & Cocktail Club at Telok Ayer Street, offering live Pop Jazz & energetic DJ sets while serving Shanghai dishes.
So, who is Eliza?
Eliza is the daughter of a very powerful man. She once turned her back on the family in pursuit of freedom, fashion & jazz. Now, in an unexpected bid to snag her share of the family’s business from her stepmother, Mona (better known as Sum Yi Tai), Eliza has returned.
Watch their Facebook page for news on when Eliza's inaugural party will be.
Classic cocktails, craftsmanship and precision. Named after the double-coned measuring device used by bartenders to accurately pour out liquid, Jigger & Pony in Amara Singapore is a tribute to the 19th-century, when cocktail recipes were listed in "jiggers" and "ponies".
Home to classic cocktails and fresh interpretations of the same, Jigger & Pony caters to both the informed as well as the freshly acquainted cocktail drinker.
Jigger & Pony is especially great for groups, with crowd favourites like the Punch Bowl being absolutely ideal for a large party of friends. This is unquestionably a place where memories are made.
Perched atop the exquisitely restored and iconic heritage building, 1927 in Sofitel So Singapore offers patrons a luxurious urban oasis set in the heart of the CBD with its glitzy cocktails and ritzy décor.
Discerning epicureans can look forward to embarking on a gastronomical journey with the bar’s innovative selection of artisanal equatorial cocktails, delicately paired with tantalizing sharing platters of modern tapas and bar bites. A charismatic rooftop lounge with dashes of tropical chic elements surrounding the lush infinity-edged pool, 1927 creates an exclusive dining experience that is inviting by day, intimate by night.