Mon - Thu: 18:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat: 18:00 - 03:00
Enjoy and relax here at Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall located in Boat Quay where you can enjoy great company and cocktails to your liking in this cozy bar.
I sit on the fance with ah sams cold drink stall.. I was a little skeptical about this place after a collegue of mine invited us over. I though, maybe, this place is a little too hipster for me and i think my intuition was correct.
I have a few pet peeves about my evening there, and not all of them are directly the fault of the bar, but they could have made it a little easier to tollerate.
Firstly the place has no menu, which makes ordering very complicated. They should at least have a Top 10 cocktails list.
Secondly the place is very poorly lit and i coulden't see much apart from the view of boat quay, which was very relaxing. but would have been great if i could see the table top.
Thirdly, when i stood up, i noticed that i'd actually been sitting on some kind of melted chocolate. which stained my dress, i was already having a bad day and this didnt make things any better. I belive one of the bartenders noticed my fustration, however offrered no assistance.
And lastly, the bathroom was dirty..... as a woman in need to clean somthing off a tight dress, this was the worst thing that could happen.
one saving grace is that the drinks are rather tasty, I don't know their names, had somthing hich resembled an old fashion...
for the price, i would much rather go to a real legit bar. one with better service, better prices and a much more elegant ambiance.
While we find it hard to go a week without his signature Garderner (a subtle tangy-sweet gin, lemon, fresh basil cocktail with just a touch of syrup) served over crushed ice (the original way it was made), lately we’ve begun to find ourselves partial to his White Lady (a gin martini with Cointreau and lemon juice). For a night cap, the Negroni sums up any evening perfectly, especially when he presents it with the perfect twist-and-squeeze of orange zest. If you’re feeling bold, ask Sam to mix you up a Corpse Reviver #2, we won’t tell you more except that it’s generously laced with absinthe. Drinks from $10-$30.
I love it when cool new restaurants and bars start up in an area that is progressively becoming less filled with KTV bars. In this case it's back to Boat Quay...and the venue... Ah Sam's Cold Drinks Stall.
Firstly, I love the name. Nothing fancy, no shameless gimmicks or pretence... Just a title that pretty much does 'exactly what it says on the tin'.
Speaking of titles, there is currently no signage so please remember this address if you want to go: 60A Boat Quay. You'll arrive, stand around outside and awkwardly look at the dodgy 'Spa - Massage' sign at the entrance to the stairway and contemplate what passers by must be thinking you... But have no fear, the spa is on the 3rd floor...what lies on the second floor however is Ah Sam's, Singapore newest classic 'underground' cocktail bar.
You may recognise owner and bartender Sam Wong who was previously one of the star mixologists at Jigger & Pony on Amoy Street. A young Singaporean drinks-specialist with a warm smile.
Occupying a relatively small area, your choice of seating is either one of the coveted 8 seats around the bar itself or......
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