Celine Asril •
17 Jan 2014 • 296 reviews • 15 followers
What hasn't been said about the tenth best bar in the world? It's a deceptively simple space that channels the Prohibition era more effectively than anywhere else in Singapore; dark and airy, with decor limited to marble table tops, wooden furnishings and gold-rimmed mirrors. The staff too make the place what it is and their detailed order-taking routine wouldn't be out of place at a Michelin-starred restaurant. Cocktails here are split into categories: The Fountain (fizzy), Barrel Aged (made on the premises and stored in French and American oak barrels), Old Familiar Friends (classics) and New Kids on the Block (creations from founder Michael Callahan and company). Essential choices include the Hard to Port (rye whiskey, allspice dram, porter reduction, lemon juice, egg white and bitters, $20) and Slip Me a Mickey (Brooklyn Gin, ginger-infused cognac, Fernet Branca and lemon, $20). Bar bites such as the mac and cheese balls ($12) and the po' boy sliders ($16) are almost worth the trip on their own.