Nothing tacky about Singapore’s Taki Taki Chinatown, Singapore
With a name like Taki Taki, which means ‘cheers’ or ‘to lift up’ in Fijian, you just know you’re in for a cracking time at this Singaporean tiki bar. A vibrant mural dominates the small space that opens to a balcony, creating a vibe that is relaxed and friendly – the bar staff even go out of their way to learn the names of thirsty patrons!
The rum-soaked cocktails – served in classic tiki glassware, of course – come highly recommended, but there are plenty of other options on the first-rate drinks list that aren’t fruity, flowery or super sugary. Bar snacks come in the form of satay char siu tacos and cheeseburger sliders, which go a long way towards soaking up the delicious yet deceivingly potent cocktails.
- Imagine you’re on a tropical island at this balcony bar on Keong Saik Road
- Sip on tiki classics, like mai tais or zombies
- As well as the classics, there are great signature drinks like the Nonya daiquiri, which blends spiced rum, palm sugar and coconut milk
- Later in the evening, there’s a party vibe with guest DJs and live music
- Trying to stay off the booze? Tuck into the food menu that takes inspiration from Singapore’s migrant communities