New bars to check out in Singapore
Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012
Beer, wine, or whisky – whatever your poison, we’ve got you covered.
(Psst – there’s even absinthe available at one of these places!)
Balls Will Roll
We’re calling it first: newly opened watering hole, cheeky Coq & Balls, is gonna go places.
It’s got the raw, industrial décor down; the service is ace; the atmosphere unpretentious and casual, and if you like your beer imported and your cocktails strong, you need to meet this one, stat.
These guys are really new – they literally just opened over the weekend – so expect them to add more to their steadily growing list of craft beers, ciders, and Japanese-Western fusion menu.
Coq & Balls, 6 Kim Tian Road, Singapore 169246. Open daily 5pm-12am.
Whiskey Lovers Unite
Okay, we get it. Driving out to Sentosa always seems a bit of a stretch (when everything else is 10 minutes away), but if you’re wild about whiskey, you won’t want to pass on Asia’s largest whiskey bar.
Located at Resorts Word Sentosa, Quaich Bar @ Resorts World Sentosa offers over 1,000 labels of fine whiskies. Over 95% of the labels are from Scotland with the rest from Wales, Japan, India, America, and South Africa, and include everything from artisanal distilleries such as Springbank to the almost extinct region of Campbeltown.
There are some pretty cool highlights too: you get to create and bring home your own whisky blend; there are monthly master classes and tailored in-house Scottish tasting tours, and there’s also a by-invite only extra exclusive Golden Cask Lounge for true whisky connoisseurs.
Quaich Bar @ Resorts World Sentosa, 26 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts World at Sentosa Waterfront #01-293, Singapore 098138, p. 6686 3313. Open Tue-Thu 3pm-1am, Fri & Sat 3pm-2am.
Rendezvous at Gemmill Lane with O Batignolles, a cozy French bistro owned by Parisian-born couple Antoine and Marie. This wine-savvy duo work directly with independent vineyards in France to offer great wines at extremely affordable prices – between $7-12 a glass. Their current menu features 14 French wines, some of which are exclusively available at O Batignolles.
They also serve a selection of French classics including Croque Monsieur, chacuterie and fromage planchettes, salads, and main courses. The street café is also open for traditional Parisian Brunch on weekends with choice of Royal Brunch with Champagne.
O Batignolles, 2 Gemmill Lane, Singapore 069247, p. 6438 3913. Open daily 12pm-12am.