Singapore's jazzy cocktail denSingapore
They say knowledge is power, and this speakeasy delivers in spades, serving up potent potions – if you can find it. Hidden among the cosmopolitan hustle of Keong Saik Road, the Library facade is an ever-changing pop-up shop. Whisper the password to the shop attendant (ask at the Study next door for the magic words) and step through a secret mirrored door into a clandestine wonderland. Let waves of moody blues and jazz wash over you as you take in the wall-to-wall display of liquor.
Here, cocktails aren’t the average fare – wildly imaginative and handcrafted to precision, they’re dazzling and delicious to boot. Get splashin’ with Shrub-A-Dub-Dub, a bubbly concoction of Ford’s gin, Amaro Montenegro, peach puree, lemon, ginger shrub, Moroccan bitters and a dash of Moscato D’Asti, served in a miniature bathtub (rubber ducky included). Drinks are hard on the wallet at around US$15 a pop, but who can say no to a tipple in a tub?
- Feeling like you’re back in the days of prohibition as you revel in secrecy and exclusivity
- Getting your lips around some of the fanciful cocktails on offer
- You may find the effort required searching for the pop-up store to reach the bar a little tiresome
- This place isn’t budget-friendly
We reckon it’s worth paying a bit extra for something special, and you’ll agree once you’ve tried these delightfully quirky cocktails.