Junior The Pocket Bar has opened its doors at a new location on Ann Siang Hill. Formerly part of The Proof Collective, Junior The Pocket Bar is now independently owned by proprietor, Joe Alessandroni, with Hazel Long helming the bar and Peter Chua remaining Bartender in Residence and also becoming an equity partner in the business, Junior Productions Pte Ltd.
Providing guests with the same intimacy and cosiness that Junior is known for, the space currently seats 25 people, and offers a refresh to its latest menu, with some exciting additions.
A locally rooted, modern bar, Junior The Pocket Bar works with local artists and craft producers to showcase the flavours and traditions of the world’s great drinking cultures, reinterpreted for a modern cocktail bar. Junior will retain its rotating concept while establishing a core Junior identify that will remain the backbone of the bar programme.
The updated menu sees the introduction of Junior’s Homebrew & Highballs, which will remain a staple on the menu. These low concept, flavour driven house fermented beverages can be with alcohol (make it boozy) or without (keep it boujee). Flavours include Thai Ginger Beer with mixed ginger, curry spice and sour tamarind (can be spiked with dark rum), and Lacto Lime Soda with salt-cured citrus, lime leaf and soda (with the option to add tequila). Junior’s core menu also includes Eat The Rich, a selection of culinary cocktails paired with a decadent small bite, such as the Deviled Egg Martini with Hendrick’s Orbium Gin, botanical infused white port, East India sherry, and grapefruit bitters, served with a Caviar Deviled Egg. A small selection of natural wines, craft beers, and fine spirits rounds out the drink offerings.
Junior’s current concept, Washi is inspired by the bars in Shinjuku’s Golden Gai with a funky, playful twist on the 1980’s Bubble Era Tokyo. The bar’s fifth volume sees origami cocktails such as the Crane, with kyoho grape, Sakura vermouth, cognac and lemon, the Rabbit with miso roast carrot aqavit, honey, lemon and Junmai sake, and the Panda with genmaicha vermouth, sparkling sake botanic vodka and pickled bamboo shoot.
The bar snacks menu has a couple of items that take a nod to the Washi theme with the Tako Wasabi marinated octopus calamansi, wasabi and the Roast Pumpkin Hummus with yellow miso, furikake vegetable crudites. Signature Sandos include the Mala Hot Chicken fried sandwich with Szechuan sauce, purple cabbage slaw and pickled pineapple and the French Dip BÃ nh MÃ with slow-cooked beef shank, onion jam, fresh herbs and spiced beef jus.
Hair of the Dog colloquially refers to the drink that is taken to lessen the effects of a hangover. While they wish you to never be there, they want you to know that your HOTD cocktail is on them when you drop by the next day?
Wallet-friendly wines, whiskeys on promo, bar bites and mains, Hair of the Dog has the simple plain goodness that leaves you going for more.
Singapore Distillery offers a range of unique gins which are distilled locally – 6 for now. So everyone will be able to find the right gin for them. It took the Singapore Distillery team many batches, over 100 test batches to get each gin to where they want them.
All of Singapore Distillery's gins are diluted to 42.5% ABV, or alcoholic strength. In their experience and the findings of many distillers worldwide, this brings out the best flavour of botanicals without having a sort of raw alcohol taste which is the case when the alcohol strength is higher. Many Gin connoisseurs say that gins with less than 42.5% ABV don’t have the flavour to stand up to tonic water or other ingredients in cocktails.
Bottles & Bottles is a homegrown wine retailer since 2004, boasting a wide variety of the finest wines worldwide. With a forte in being a mall retailer that reaches consumers directly with products that appeal to their lifestyles, the company has seen continued growth in the industry.
Bottles & Bottles now has nine stores in Singapore and is a favourite amongst locals and tourists. Visit their newest store at VivoCity to pick out a bottle or two among their curated wine labels.
In the heart of the CBD, busy office people pop by for fresh fruit juice and a wholesome wrap to fuel their day. As the day loses light, it's pleasure only as Bee’s Island Drinkery turns up the music and serves up strong, sour, and sweet cocktails for just before you head home.
Bee’s Island Drinkery on Telok Ayer Street is a cosy watering hole for those who seek booze, and beyond. Stay hydrated with freshly pressed juices in the day, and power down with fruity yet strong cocktails at dusk.
From Bordeaux to Burgundy and on to the New World, Grand Cru at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore offers top labels from vineyard around the globe, alongside a personalised shopping experience with their experienced sommeliers and wine specialists. Selecting wines should be easy and enjoyable. Their mission - Find it, love it and buy it.
Up your wine game as the store holds one of the largest numbers of top-scoring wines in Singapore. Their extensive network offers access to some of the ultra-rare wine collections from around the world.
Located at Alexandra Terrace, Brass Lion Distillery is Singapore’s first standalone micro-distillery specialising in producing high-quality small-batch craft spirits. In addition to being a distillery, it is also home to a tasting room, retail store and herb garden.
The brand debuts with the Brass Lion Gin — a tropical and distinctly Singaporean gin that evokes the island’s sense of place. This New World-style gin draws inspiration from the region’s centuries-old spice trade, which brought a plethora of Asian herbs and spices – together with indigenous varieties – to the island.
Founder Jamie's first foray into the world of spirits started with the opening of the legendary Chupitos Shots Bar in Clarke Quay, followed by The Beast Southern Kitchen & Bourbon Bar. A love of gin and experimentation, combined with the lack of local Singaporean spirits, led her on a journey to master the art and science of distillation under Master Distillers all over the world.
Embark on a tour of Brass Lion Distillery's entire space where you'll learn about the distilling process, how Brass Lion came about and the inception of the Singapore Dry Gin. Please visit this link to sign up for the tour.
Premium Japan Farmers Market is the first of its kind in Singapore to offer an extensive range of top quality vegetables, fruits, meat products, processed food products, and sake - all exclusively brought in from Japan.
You will also experience an unparalleled GO-ZEN bento experience presented by Japanese chefs, where you can look forward to creating your very own ready-to-eat bento box from a mouthwatering array of premium options, flown directly in from Japan to ensure freshness and quality.
Sixteen Ounces is a craft beer joint in the west at The Rail Mall, serving up six different unique craft beers on tap.
They also carry an expanding variety of over 20 bottled craft beers, plus craft ciders and organic sodas from all over the world.
They have served brews like Canada's Flying Monkeys Netherworld Cascadian Dark Ale (a dark roasty IPA) and Fourpure Brewing Co. Morning Star Vanilla Porter (with roasted aroma of caramel and coffee plus hint of vanilla) among many other unique brews.
With a rotating selection on tap, beer fans are in for a treat at Sixteen Ounces.
Thirsty is the leading craft beer shop in Singapore, offering the largest selection of the most sought after craft beers from around the world. Their latest & 5th outlet is now at Anchorpoint.
With Thirsty, you can create your own six-pack or pick up a mixed case from any of their stores or order craft beers online and get your beers delivered right to your doorstep.
At Thirsty Craft Beer Shop, they love craft beer and they are on a mission to introduce, educate and provide affordable access to delicious craft beers in Singapore. They curate and bring you the best craft beers from around the world.
As Singapore's leading importer and retailer of craft beer, they have stock more than 300 flavourful and aromatic craft beers that are nothing like the generic, mass-market, commercial beers that are commonly found elsewhere.