Popular urban izakaya Neon Pigeon is back again and has reopened on Carpenter Street!
Inspired by the world of flavours found in the hidden spots of Tokyo and the underground culture of buzzling cities like New York and Hong Kong, the establishment is a vibrant social house offering great value for money and the soul of a japanese izakaya with a punch of urban grit.
Forget about the outside world for just a while... Step in the new Neon Pigeon, grab your favourite cocktail, take in the vibe.
Immerse yourself in the Capital Kitchen experience at Zouk. Transformed into a unique and intimate space, the elegant lounge oozes both familiarity and novelty. Wine and dine in a space fondly remembered for lively tunes and ebullient nights, with a delectable array of dishes and platters alongside a selection of spirits, wines, sake and cocktails.
Limited seats are available per day and reservations are highly recommended.
Malts is a premium whisky bar, nestled in a cosy spot within Marina Square and it is the perfect place to celebrate life”s simple pleasures with beautifully prepared food that pairs wonderfully with fine whisky.
Created for whisky lovers who are looking to expand their horizons into the wonderful world of whiskey. enjoy your evening with Malts' wide range of whiskies. Join them for a beautifully prepared meal and great whisky under the lighting clouds.
"too much of anything is bad, but too much good whisky is barely enough" - mark twain
Swing by Malts for a relaxing time of fine whisky and delicious food!
A new chapter to a distinctive and unforgettable whiskey adventure story opens this month with the launch of The Whiskey Library. Ensconced within the ornate and luxurious interior of The Vagabond Club, Singapore’s preeminent luxury boutique hotel with 41 individualistic and elegantly appointed rooms and suites, the Whiskey Library offers over 1,000 bottles of thoughtfully curated rare and refined award-winning whiskies from around the world, and comes with a Membership Programme to beguile guests with a love of whiskey and give them access to the captivating vagabond experience.
Adventure awaits within the vintage art deco exterior of The Vagabond Club. Each room within the luxurious hotel is an oasis of comfort and calm bathed in natural light, bearing the touch of the genius French designer Jacques Garcia, executed in his renowned over-the-top, maximalist panache with Parisian-chic flair.
With the unique Membership Programme, guests who sign up will enjoy 10-room nights at The Vagabond Club (fully transferrable) as part of the S$3,000 annual membership fee.
Members will also have privileged access to 80 lockers, each with its own gilded and tasselled key, evocative of a bygone era of old world charm and hospitality, kept on-site in a specially designed wood-crafted armoire placed in a private space at The Vagabond Club’s salon.
Each locker will store up to 15 bottles of whiskey. Members can bring one of their own bottles for every two bottles purchased at The Whiskey Library. Members will also enjoy special bottle pricing, access to the Vagabond Club gym and reserved seating at regular Whiskey Club events and experiences.
Each bottle at The Whiskey Library has been carefully collected from the finest distilleries from Scotland, Ireland, Japan, the US and other countries around the globe, with the collection comprising predominantly single cask and limited-edition bottles. Just as with a great literary work, each bottle is a unique work of art that stirs the imagination, beguiles the mind and excites the spirit.
The creator behind The Whiskey Library is luxury hotelier Satinder Garcha. Motivated by his love and passion for artistry, Garcha has spent two years bringing his dream to realisation.
Designed for what Garcha calls “a club for vagabonds seeking a unique and hidden experience”, the warm and beautifully appointed Whiskey Library hosts up to 75 guests who, while relaxing and enjoying their whiskies, will be entertained with bespoke experiences such as specially curated sung and told Jazz stories, intimate theatre, book readings, artist evenings, musical showcases, and even independent film premieres. Guests will also be able to enjoy delightful small bites prepared by the Chef de cuisine at The Vagabond Club.
In keeping with the theme of artistry and luxury, the vitrines housing the whiskey collection and other crafted white spirits were designed and hand-crafted by local woodsman Mr Ng – one of the few remaining craftsmen in Singapore who continues to create unique furniture pieces. Designed to enhance the decadent elements of the hotel surrounds, the armoires feature brass claw feet to complement the similarly brass Allahbuksh-designed Rhino reception desk.
Akin to the Allahbuksh family from Rajasthan who crafted the enchanting Banyan Trees at The Vagabond Club, Mr Ng has contributed much to the artistry ambience in Garcha’s hotel portfolio.
Bespoke elements such as artisanal ice and an international selection of the finest of cigars, together with the extensive collection of whiskeys, bourbons, and other crafted spirits bring a truly complete and unique experience to guests of The Whiskey Library.
The Belljar is a shelter from the mundane flurry of the daily grind.
Their beliefs in delivering a crafted, contemporary culinary experience combine an attention to detail with a passion for knowledge and innovation.
Their devotion to share and advance the study of marrying spirit and food manifests through specialised training programmes and dedicated service experiences. They are a space for creative event solutions and customisable experiences.
At Highball, they want to bring the ‘Highball’ spirit to a wider audience, and to make it a lifestyle… your lifestyle. They celebrate its core values; a complementary marriage of spirit and mixer, available to anyone, anytime.
Situated near the beautiful heritage houses at Spottiswoode Park, they are minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the CBD area, amidst a mosaic of funky cafes, restaurants bars and traditional coffee shops. Expect an unpretentious, right-at-home experience over some simple yet flavourful drinks, topped with thoughtful and non-intrusive service by owner/bartender, Kino, and her all-female crew.
They encourage you to indulge in a highball, or luxuriate in a fancy cocktail. Here you will not be judged on your choice of drinks. They only ask that you enjoy them, and your experience with them.
Like its namesake, Bourbon Street is a purveyor of the finest Bourbon in Singapore.
Bourbon Street is also a tribute to the rich spirit of the Louisiana neighbourhood, serving up good o'l soul food such as Chicken & Waffles and Seafood Gumbo paired to perfection with its drinks and cocktails, all at our snazzy venue for an authentic southern experience.
The Quaich Bar is one of the most exquisite whisky bars that you will find in Singapore. They are pleased to have been recognised as “a Great Whisky Bar of The World for outstanding presentation, promotion and knowledge of great whiskies from around the world,” according to The Whisky Magazine, the standard bearer for whisky connoisseurs the world over.
It is a hidden space that provides a quiet respite from the hectic Singapore. Chief Sommelier and co-founder Daisuke Kawai describes La Terre’s ambiance as calm and soothing, where you can taste interesting Wines and Whiskies.
The name La Terre, “the earth” in French, recognizes the soil as the origin and one of the most fundamental factors in wine making. It as well indicates going back to the origins, celebrating every moment while tasting the best quality wines and whiskies that Kawai prepared for his patrons. He is not trying to change the way a wine and whisky bar is operated with La Terre.
New Japanese tapas and sake bar Bōruto takes up residence in South Bridge Road, just a stone’s throw away from the CBD.
Styled as a modern izakaya, the double-storey establishment is opened by Chef Patrick Tan, who also owns Tamashii Robataya, the premium Japanese robatayaki restaurant located nearby.
Meaning “vault” in Japanese, the bar’s name is a nod to the premise’s past life as a bank. Upon stepping in, you are greeted by a feature wall on the left, where huge sake barrels imported from Japan are displayed from floor to ceiling, representing some of the brands carried at the bar. The décor whispers industrial chic; a stylish and inviting interior made cosy with dim lighting, dark wood tables, black leather chairs and steel stools sitting atop a raw, concrete floor accented with brass inlay strips.
Creating a unique and exceptional experience for each guest, UsQuBa derives its name from the Gaelic Usquebaugh, meaning Water of Life, or simply, whisky.
Chef Guven joins UsQuBa with his love and familiarity of Scottish ingredients, and adds his own unique creativity. He will take the highest quality Scottish produce, prepared with French technique, and will add an Asian twist.
Restaurant Manager Mark Mottram brings a well-developed knowledge of Scottish food, gained from working in Edinburgh and Glasgow over the last few years. Having run his own restaurant previously Mark is keen to provide a level of service that is unsurpassed in Singapore.
Young Bar Manager Fong Chan Teng developed a passion for Whisky after tasting a Macallan 25 Years Old Sherry Oak. With a twist of fate, he joined La Maison Du Whisky as Bartender and shortly after was in charge of the Bar. It was during this period that he followed his passion and developed a real in-depth expertise in everything to do with Whisky.
At Sum Yi Tai, they pay tribute to the decadent glamour of 1980s Hong Kong.
Sum Yi Tai (meaning "Third Wife" in Cantonese) brings Cantonese food into the realm of designer bars. While their Tapas Bar on the ground floor serves Chinese tapas, their Dining Club offers more traditionally portioned dishes. They also have a Private Rooftop Bar with a fabulous CBD view. Their wide range of whiskies, wines, & sakes ensures a great night on the town, not to mention our Chinese inspired cocktails. Music wise, Sum Yi Tai charms the crowd with Cantopop tracks that stir up 1980s nostalgia.
Sum Yi Tai is created, owned & managed by Coterie Dining Concepts, an F&B concept design & management house determined to alter the settings in which we enjoy good ol' Chinese food.
Think bare-brick walls, concrete floors, beer on tap, the best of rock sounding through the system, and lots (and lots) of whiskies.
Sample 100+ variety of whiskies from around the globe - have it neat, on the rocks, or with a beer chaser. 3-4 ever-changing cocktails. Sapporo on tap. Beer pong. They also have a selection of sodas for designated drivers in the house.
Smoke & Mirrors is a destination rooftop bar atop one of Singapore’s most historically and culturally significant icons. The unblocked panoramic view of the Padang and Marina Bay is reason enough to visit.
Upon entering, one will be floored by the stunning sculptural bar, anchoring the space which is designed to allow for the seamless transition between the indoors and outdoors.
With plenty of woods, copper tones and warm lighting, the bar exudes a magnetic intimacy. The service reflects this persona too; discreet and engaging.
Once a billiard hall, Bar & Billiard Room is today a bar that offers some 400 hand-selected whiskies, with many limited editions and labels imported just for this establishment. Among them include ones from Scotland, Japan and the US. Lending its influence to the cocktail menu, the single malts have also gone on to inspire whisky-based beverages.
On Fridays and Saturdays, live jazz performances offer a touch of old world glamour to the setting. Come Sunday, the champagne is popped and becomes an invaluable addition to the buffet brunch. Expect a spread featuring fresh seafood, cold cuts and signature carving favourites.
Regarded as the oldest existing bar in its original location in Singapore, Bar & Billiard Room is an institution within Raffles Singapore. It occupies a standalone building built in 1896, and was the first in the country to have a lady bartender stirring up a storm in the 1920s. Inside, chandeliers hang elegantly from the high ceiling, illuminating floor tiles which are replicas of the original. One of the five original billiard tables from the turn of the century can be found there, where guests are welcomed to play a round or two. Picture windows look out to the surrounding thick foliage, interrupted by elegant cast-iron frames that compose the terrace.
Lin <林> has opened its doors to the public for the very first time. Located on the rooftop of Link Hotel at 50 Tiong Bahru Road, Lin <林> overlooks the vibrant coloured shop houses and shows a clear view of the sky. Housed in a 1960s-era building, the legacy of this building lives on and its old building charm preserved.
Lin <林>, short for “Shu-Lin”, which means 'forest' in Mandarin, is a contemporary Asian alfresco rooftop bar and specialises in authentic Asian-infused cocktails, premium whiskeys, international shooters and specially selected beers paired alongside with Asian bar snacks. Lin <林> prides itself on creating some of the most unique Asian cocktails such as Tom Yum Gong, Dragon's Gate, and 7th Beauty using Asian ingredients such as chili padi, lime infused plums, dragon fruit & chinese dates.
For guests seeking an up-close experience with the bartenders, a special menu is created whereby bartenders prepare special mixology cocktails in front of the guests. For guests who are undecided, they would just need to let the mixology bartenders know what flavours they feel like having or their preferences, and the bartenders would be able to create something customised just for them.
In line with its Asian themed interior, Terracotta Warriors are placed strategically at Lin <林>.
Other Asian elements such as Buddha heads and bamboo plants are fitted onto the planter box along both sides of the bar. The bamboo plant has a long history in ancient China, when it was used for almost everything such as bows, arrows and household items. Even the bar table legs are customised to resemble the bamboo silhouette.
However, the main feature of Lin <林> is its majestic golden entrance which guests will first take note of when they enter the premises.
At Lin <林>, there are covered areas for guests who prefer a slightly more private setting. For people who would like an al-fresco experience, there is an outdoor area that consists of hexagonal bar tables and fairy lights overhead. Alternatively, if some would like to have a chat with the bartenders, bar stools are placed in front of the bar for guests to enjoy a drink while chatting with the friendly bartenders.
For easy listening, Lin <林> plays a repertoire of top 40s, R&B, and classic chart hits.
Diageo Global Travel together with DFS Group have launched the Johnnie Walker House retail showcase within DFS Group’s new wines and spirits flagship store in the central atrium of the departures concourse at Singapore Changi Airport, Terminal 3.
The establishment of Johnnie Walker House Singapore marks the seventh addition to the expanding international network of whisky embassies. This follows the success of existing flagships in Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul and Chengdu, as well as travel retail theatres in the airports of Taipei and Mumbai. The milestone also celebrates the first Johnnie Walker House in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
The design of Johnnie Walker House Singapore is inspired by the combination of two elements. The first draws from the rich, progressive travel heritage of epic ocean voyages that took Johnnie Walker from the four corners of Scotland to the four corners of the world, making it the world’s first global brand. The second is the evergreen custom in luxury retail of using trunk shows to provide tailored, exclusive experiences to valued clients.
When travellers step into Johnnie Walker House Singapore, they are transported into a retail theatre of a larger-than-life luxury steamer trunk. Designed and built by award-winning Singapore-based design agency Asylum, the highly tactile environment of leather, copper, marble, bronze, wood and steel finishing, brings to life the history, provenance and pioneering spirit of Johnnie Walker.
To commemorate the inauguration of the Johnnie Walker House Singapore, a limited edition of the Johnnie Walker Blue Label will be exclusively available at Singapore Changi Airport. The ivory-coloured ceramic bottle puduced by Wade features the landscape of Scotland and the skyline of Singapore in the brand’s hallmark Willow design. The collectible was illustrated by Dawn Ng and pictorially depicts the historic journey of Johnnie Walker from Scotland to Singapore – from the time John Walker & Sons was established in 1820, in Kilmarnock, to 1885, when the Johnnie Walker whiskies had made their way to Singapore as one of the world’s first modern luxury icons.
The latest edition to the Keong Saik district is an urban Izakaya, Neon Pigeon.
Inspired by the world of flavours found in the hidden spots of Tokyo and the underground culture of buzzling cities like New York and Hong Kong, the establishment is a vibrant social house offering great value for money and the soul of a Japanese Izakaya with a punch of urban grit.
With a selection of starters (appropriately named ‘Bird Feed’), soups, greens, seafood and meats, Japanese snacks are given a modern and in-house twist at Neon Pigeon. The Izakaya-style menu, designed for tastings, serves up dishes in ‘small’ or ‘large’ portions and you are recommended to order six to eight small dishes to share between two people.
A look at the menu and you will notice the heavy use of classic, no-frills Japanese flavours in the condiments and among the assortment of "Bird Feed", is a cold dish of Chilled Cucumber with home-mixed crushed chilli peanuts, nori (seaweed) and goma (sesame), as well as the Tsukune Sliders, an east-meets-west combo of a Japanese meatball patty and a western slider bun, coupled with pickled kyuri (Japanese cucumber) and tare (soy basting sauce) aioli.
Keeping up with the fun-sharing concept, Neon Pigeon also offers a large format dining option of Barbecued Pork Shoulder for groups of four to six. With a two-day advance order required, the hearty fare of pork shoulder is slow-cooked for 20 hours and served in a black pepper teriyaki glaze, with a ginger scallion dipping sauce, bibb lettuce wraps, steamed buns, a spring onion salad, onigiri rice cake, kimchi and pickles to complement.
Also an integral part of the concept’s underground vibe is the Neon Pigeon bar. The bar’s Japanese-inspired drinks list includes a selection of Japanese beers and whiskeys, each a representative of different prefectures, as well as a curated list of spirits and Japanese inspired speciality cocktails. These include Throw A Kyuri-Ken, a vodka-based cocktail with a refreshing touch of lemon juice, yuzu and cucumber, as well as Harajuku Girl, a mix of gin, shiso leaf, and plum bitters.
The bar also houses a selection of sake of varying fragrances and complexity, including a range of Junmai, Daiginjo, Ginjo and Honjozo sakes, that were all hand-picked from sake distilleries across Japan to complement the dishes offered at Neon Pigeon.
Specially designed by US-based EDG Interior Architecture + Design, the Neon Pigeon space at The Working Capitol building on Keong Saik is built to own the vibe of a hidden spot off the main street only known to the locals, as a veiled corner of an urban metropolis. The exterior shows only a fluorescent pink pigeon, lit when in business, while the interior is paved with raw elements of steel and bricks that are softened with sophisticatedly designed wood finishing, giving the social hangout an urban grit with comfort and familiarity – an atmosphere reminiscent of Shibuya district in Tokyo or East Village in New York. A semi-open concept kitchen is also featured, with the action in the kitchen open for a close-up view.
A final and crucial touch to the space is the loud graffiti work plastered on the walls of the interior that gives the restaurant a touch of the underground New York City vibe. The team had specially commissioned local visual artist, ZERO to create these murals.