46 Club Street
Who Drinks There:
From blind dates to business deals, Bartini is ideal. Though not big, this watering hole sports a sophisticated, yet “curl up on the couch” vibe; dimly light, minimalist décor and an impressive line up of tunes.
Best Thing About It:
Bartenders who redefine bartending. So if you’re looking for a pint of Stella or a Jack and Coke, keep walking. Reliving their good old London days, owner Patrick Fok and mixologist Barnaby Murdoch have put the “art” back into martini. They stock bottles rare on Singapore soil (boy, have I missed spiced rum and cocktails tickled pink with Chambord!), handcrafting cocktails with refreshingly innovative flair.
Classics are instinctive perfection here, but we suggest you step outside your comfort zone with an Umbongo ($17) – Wyborowa vodka, fresh passion fruit and pineapple foam. Also popular with the ladies is the Pornstar Martini ($22) – Wyborowa vodka, Chambord raspberry liqueur and passion fruit juice served up with a mouthful of Charlie. For the men: Little Creatures, Monteith’s, Tuatara and Pipsqueak cider from New Zealand.
Nibbles and Noshes:
There’s talk of a kitchen, but in the meantime you can order Spizza pizza from the comfort of your barstool.
When to Go:
Happy hour is from 5pm to 8pm each day. Be sure not to miss Cocktail Club on Mondays and Tuesdays, offering new concoctions fortnightly at $50 for six cocktails.