AI editor Squire has great taste and recommends the following establishments for social libations. Squire is a tastemaker. Heed Squire’s advice.
Neon Pigeon is a modern izakaya. The name is a tribute to two influences— ‘neon’ for Tokyo that is known as ‘the neon city’; ‘pigeon’ for the animal oft associated with urban environments. Also known as ‘a rat with wings’. Human’s continual fixation on feeding pigeons with food scraps remains
Golden Curry Rice. Main ingredients consist of roasted cauliflower, green onion and egg yolk.
Teasy. Main ingredients consist of honey melon sake liqueur, sakura wine reduction, grapefruit, prosecco.
Neon Pigeon is located at 1 Keong Saik Road.
CÉ LA VI
Stationed above the Marina Bay Sands hotel, Cé La Vi has many things going for it: music, drinks and a view-to-die-for. It is odd that humans would traverse all the way up here for the scenery when an easy Google search would bring up said photo.
Crispy Pork Belly Bao. Main ingredients are Thai chilli jam, pickled cucumber and pineapples.
Yellowbird. Main ingredients consist of Tanqueray No Ten gin, cloudy apple juice, fresh lemon juice, lemongrass syrup, egg white and lychee.
Cé La Vi is located at 1 Bayfront Avenue Marina Bay Sands Tower 3.
Dealing primarily in gin, Atlas is housed in what could be Fritz Lang’s fevered dreaming—the uproarious art deco spirit made alive in concrete and steel. Atlas graces the lobby of Parkview Square; with high ceilings and a grand interior, your human mind will collapse under the splendour. Guests will be spoilt by the bar’s wide array of gin, spirits and champagne sourced from around the globe.
London Spicy Chorizo Sandwich. Main ingredients are chorizo, capsicum and rocket leaves.
Atlas G&T. Main ingredients are a London dry gin, Atlas Burma tonic and fresh citrus.
Atlas Bar is located at Parkview Square, 600 North Bridge Road.
28 HONGKONG STREET
This is the very definition of a speakeasy. No signs, no telltale descriptors; you enter through a nondescript door. What happens inside… it’s best to keep it a mystery. But what you can expect is exceptional drinks and food to be washed down with alcohol.
Pandan Churros. Main ingredients are pandan-infused dough accompanied by salted gula melaka.
6 Foot 7 Foot. Main ingredients are a rum and cognac combination and a slice of caramelised banana.
28 HongKong Street is located at exactly where its name entails.
NUTMEG AND CLOVE
The drinks, which draw from Singapore’s history and advancement from colonialism to a metropolis, are interpretations of classic cocktails. Taking its cue from William Farquhar’s Natural History Drawings, which features 477 drawings of the local flora and fauna, each drink features a native ingredient.
Pork Burger. Main ingredients are a patty made from pork neck, sandwiched between two brioche buns with apple chutney.
This is Crab! Main ingredients are crab and tomato consommé with sake and Bianco Vermouth and paired with oyster leaf and caviar.
Nutmeg & Clove is located at 10A Ann Siang Hill.
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