Cool Cats is now officially open at The NCO Club. An energetic live music venue and speakeasy cocktail lounge, toast to swingin’ good times with a series of cultured spirits and premium entertainment acts.
Club L’Opera has a one of a kind luxurious atmosphere that is perfect for refined, live music performances with finely tuned C2 Yamaha Grand piano.
To date, the founder, Mr. Katsumi Mizutani’s love for art heritage and fine antiques has embraced all forms of classical, Jazz, traditional and modern performing arts which has brought joy to L’operetta Group’s existing clientele and will continue to do so for those who have a great love for artistic performances.
The unique quality of the venue is the foundation for Club L’Opera’s potential to become a leading venue for true music lovers, where customers from any background can enjoy carefully selected wine and premium whiskey in a lavish listening environment, reminiscent of a quaint 1920's Opera theatre.
Fans of the famed Montreux Jazz Festival, which was last here in 2005, will rejoice knowing that it's returning to Singapore with the Montreux Jazz Cafe. Opening at Pan Pacific Orchard in September 2016, the 500-seater outfit is the first in Asia—the cafe has outlets in Abu Dhabi, Geneva, Montreux, Zurich and Paris.
Launched by festival founder Claude Nob, those who are unfamiliar to the cafe should expect live music and bistro fare set in a semi-casual and sophisticated space. Unsurprisingly, the menu features items named after famous jazz legends such as the B.B Burger, Coquelet Facon Quincy Jones and Ella's Cheesecake. Live music performances will include a local and regional line-up, but it's not all retro soul on show. Genres like rock, pop, hip-hop and world music will be thrown into the mix, too.
The Singapore branch of famous American-Eclectic New York City bakery and restaurant with Southwestern accents has recently opened.
Clinton Street Baking Company, Singapore is comfortable and cosmopolitan. In the morning, it smells like blueberry muffins and fresh ground coffee. Throughout the day, there is the scent of buttermilk fried chicken and vanilla waffles, pancakes and maple butter. All day and night, it sounds like Latin-southern-blue note jazz with a New York vibe that you can feel the second you walk in.
When they began, Neil and Dede were a small wholesale baking company with a storefront and a few loyal neighborhood customers who lingered over coffee and muffins and tapped out on their laptop keys (before smartphones were born).
These days, most folks know Neil’s pancakes are voted best in the city, but it’s his savory roots that ground the menu and make them proud. People call it “comfort food,” but what they are dishing out is American Classics made with the highest quality ingredients, locally sourced -- whenever possible -- with lots of love (and butter).
Kids Performing Academy of the Arts is a school developing children in the art of performing. Courses in performance training include singing, dancing, acting and stage performances.
Kids Performing also creates and produces young artistes and groups for performances.
They have courses for students of all ages, from pre-schoolers to adults. Kids Performing has developed trademarked courses JazzKids, UrbanKids BroadwayKids and TeenStars. These courses produces quality performing groups that perform regularly in events and in concerts. TeenStars is a program for teens’ training in musicals, plays, television and stage performance. Pre-school children age 3-6 years old attend performance training classes TwinkleStars and PopStars.
Kids Performing Academy also conducts a successful program in preparing primary school students towards Direct School Admission auditions and interviews.
From the good folks at Unlisted Collection, LongPlay is a hip new bar and lounge that transports you back in time with their curated collection of vintage records, classic tipples and casual nibbles. Nestled between Haji Lane and Arab Street, LongPlay offers a cosy chill out where guests can indulge in old school aural pleasures and fresh nostalgia.
Named after phonograph records, LongPlay brings the groove into its enclave situated between Haji Lane and Arab Street. With its assortment of over 3000 vinyl-only titles in tow, audiophiles can expect records from the glorious eras of the 1950s to the 1970s spanning across genres such as Jazz, Motown, Blues and Glam-rock.
Featuring state of the art sound system such as turntables from Wilson Benesch, that deliver impressively rich yet neutral sonic performance, award-winning amplifiers from Jadis providing superb smoothness and highly accurate wide-dispersion speakers from ATC that brings out the best of vinyl. The lounge makes for a perfect space for music aficionados looking to immerse in the vinyl experience. Guests looking for something more upbeat can also stick by the bar. With the open concept kitchen and bar providing full view of the bartenders and staff in action, the bar makes for easy conversations between guests and staff.
The cocktails at LongPlay pay homage to iconic musicians and quintessential tracks from the past, with subtle and playful references in the garnishes or in the choice of spirit that best reflect the icon. A selection of craft beers, wines and spirits are also available on the drinks menu while fuss-free, flavourful bar snacks are available to satiate peckish demands.
To satiate peckish demands, LongPlay offers an approachable menu that serves up fuss-free yet flavourful bites while the cocktails pay homage to iconic musicians and quintessential song tracks from the past.
The Bar & Billiard Room at Raffles Hotel marks a new era with its return to a storied and sophisticated, yet relaxed bar and lounge specialising in whisky, original and imaginative cocktails, craft beers and high quality cigars.
Noted as the oldest existing bar in its original location in Singapore, the Bar & Billiard Room will now present up to 400 curated whiskies alongside an entirely new cocktail list and bar menu.
With a beautiful room and outdoor covered terraces, the unique and historic setting at Bar & Billiard Room naturally lends itself to the new evolution. The Bar & Billiard Room will also serve as an everyday meeting place as well as for special occasions.
Christoph B. Nyfeler shares his 16 years of whisky experience as Raffles Singapore’s Resident Whisky Expert. Of the 400 hand selected whiskies, many are limited editions and directly imported for the bar. The whisky list boasts a strong Scottish presence with a good selection of American bourbons and Japanese whiskies rounding off the collection.
To add special interest, Christoph will host whisky events such as whisky appreciation masterclasses and whisky dinners regularly. He can also create exclusive whisky pairing menus for groups and corporate events of up to 20 people. You can share your individual taste preferences with Christoph who will then customise a dinner menu where courses are paired with different types of single malt whiskies.
Equal attention has been given to the new whisky-led cocktails created by Raffles Singapore Restaurant and Bar Operations Manager Randolph Velasco and his award-winning bartenders. With special skills and knowledge of infused liqueurs and house-made bitters, the team have based the bar’s new concoctions on classic cocktails with a modern twist in Menu highlights include the BBR 1896, a nod to the year the Bar & Billiard Room was established. The complex cocktail is a delight for the senses; the bourbon is first fat-washed in butter for a creamy mouth feel and savoury flavour, mixed with Angostura bitters, smoked with chamomile tea leaves for a subtle, floral aroma and finally garnished with a slice of orange peel.
The Old Nick was a favourite tipple for navy officers who needed some liquid courage before heading out to sea. The Bar & Billiard Room’s version is a combination of Scotch whisky, thyme liqueur, Dom Benedictine, orange and lemon bitters. The comprehensive cocktail menu encompasses other base spirits such as gin, tequila and vodka as well. Look forward to the Miss “H”, Randolph’s take on the ubiquitous martini featuring kiwi, Cointreau, lime, and muddled kiwi fruit.
Bar bites include a selection of sophisticated nibbles and more substantial sharing plates. An array of cold and hot dishes can either be enjoyed as an accompaniment to drinks or as full-fledged meal. Menu highlights include Crabmeat Cigars, shredded fresh crab meat wrapped in vine leaves.
For a sweet finish in keeping with the bar's theme, Chocolate Whisky Stones are available in three different flavours – dark, milk and white chocolate. The chocolate is first melted down and infused with whisky before being placed in moulds to resemble the whisky stones commonly used to chill the spirit without diluting the drink.
The Bar & Billiard Room also houses one of the five original billiard tables from the turn of the century and you are invited to have a game over drinks. On Friday and Saturday evenings, the bar will feature live jazz.
Stepping Out Studios believes that dance should be fun and accessible to everybody. Their 100% exam pass rate speaks for itself, but it is not what drives them, it is simply a consequence of having highly qualified and experienced instructors, properly fitted and stunning studios with motivated students.
They have classes for all ages, starting from just 2 years old ranging from Melody Bear, Ballet, Tap and Jazz.
Their Studios are the ideal place to set up a variety of dance sessions, workshops and events for the enjoyment and participation of all.