New places to drink cocktails, whisky, beer, and wine in Robertson Quay, City Hall, and South Bridge Road
Whether its German beers, Japanese sake or creative Asian-inspired cocktails, June’s newest bar openings are sure to please even the most picky drinkers. In this month’s edition of Hot New Bars, we zero in on four of the buzziest new establishments that are open in June. Get thirsty!
Set within a beautiful conservation building on South Bridge Road is this duo-concept space showcasing Asian-influenced tapas, as well as a fully-fledged bar program. Like its tapas menu, you’ll find that the Asian-inspired cocktails here are a visual treat as well. Highlights of the bar program include novel cocktails like the Tom Yum Bloody Mar ($25) that features vodka infused with tom yum broth, garnished with lime leaves, lemongrass, and bird’s eye chilli; and the “Mango Sticky Rice” ($25) – a seasonal dessert rum cocktail with coconut foam, chewy glutinous rice, and ripe mango slices.
Muse Amuse, 289 South Bridge Road Singapore 058835. p. 8500 0588. Open Mon-Sat 12pm-12am. Closed on Sun.
Summerlong’s “city beach” concept aims to bring a little slice of beachside living and a little Mediterranean soul to the rather urban Robertson Quay. Of course, with its links to Neon Pigeon and Fat Prince, you can expect some stellar cocktails from the group’s Bar Manager, Symphony Loo. On the menu you’ll find a lineup of tropical tipples like the refreshing Medius Terra Fizz ($15) made with rosehip gin, lemongrass, ginger, and soda, along with more spirit-forward libations like the 3 Continents cocktail ($21) made with three rums, pineapple and passionfruit, and served in a coconut shell. For something truly refreshing, opt for something frozen like the complex and refreshing Greek Elixir ($19) with ouzo, lime and herbs.
Summerlong, #01-04, 60 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238252. Open Tue-Fri 5pm-12am, weekends 11.30am-12am. Closed on Mon.
Ishizuchi Sake Bar
Emporium Shokuhin has made it easy to get your fix of a variety of Japanese foods in one convenient location. Newly entering the fray is Ishizuchi Sake Bar, set within the emporium’s liquor store. The bar provides patrons with a wide assortment of drink-in and takeaway sakes that can be enjoyed with a selection of Japanese small plates.
Ishizuchi Sake Bar, #01-18 Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594. p. 6224 3433.
With hundreds of craft beers infused with fruit, chocolate, and honey to choose from, it’s nice to go back to the basics sometimes. The German beer institution, Paulaner Bräuhaus, has just reopened its flagship microbrewery at Millenia Walk after a two-month long renovation. All beers here are brewed to the German Beer Purity Law standards – the only ingredients are malted malt, hops, water and yeast. Expect classic German beers like weissbier, drunkel, and Munich lager.
Paulaner Bräuhaus, #01-01 Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039596. p. 6883 2572.