Regent Singapore, Level 2
First impressions: Glamorous, modern, sophisticated and sexy.
The Chosen One: The Princess Cut ($23), a sweet and floral drink with house-made hibiscus syrup, rosewater and Champagne. Another favourite is the Box Office Smash ($23), a combo of bourbon, ginger-apple syrup, lemon and organic mint, served with a pot of salted caramel popcorn.
The Cheapskate: The Knickerbocker Lager, brewed exclusively for Manhattan ($15).
Bite on this: Chef Nicholas Trosien has created a simple but delicious menu of bar bites. The Shrimp Ceviche Taco ($20) and the Maine Lobster “Roll” ($26) are not to be missed.
Last but not least: The bar boasts the world’s first in-hotel rickhouse featuring over 100 American oak barrels. There’s also a special “Ingredients Room” – also known as head bartender Ricky Paiva’s cocktail-making playground – which has shelf upon shelf of jars full of cool stuff – wild cherry bark, smoked sea salt and pickling limes, to name but a few.