After 7pm over the weekends, Chinatown’s hippest enclave – Ann Siang Hill and Club Street – close its roads to vehicles to cater to all sorts of pedestrian merriment. And boy is there revelry: when choices range from rare whiskey and well-made cocktails to cult-followed craft beers, you know there will be some form of drinks-fuelled debauchery. We’ve put together an honest list of 17-and-a-half establishments – and some grub recommendations too – worthy of everyone’s patronage, starting from the top of the hill.
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PS CAFE | Located on a sequestered corner on the outskirts of Ann Siang Hill, one of PS.Café’s five outlets is a bar-cation of sorts for those looking for a quieter respite. Infamous for its no-children policy and an unfortunate accident of a female tourist falling off its open-air balcony and into a coma, the charming café sits right up there with the age-old adage: there is no such thing as bad publicity. If you are willing to shrug it off as a matter of unfortunate circumstances, its reliable European fusion fare and cocktail menu of 24 (not including the three sangrias, 11 wines by the glass, nine bubblies and nine beers) will meet you halfway, in massive portions. We recommend their well-balanced negroni that’s not too sweet or too bitter.