Specialty drinking houses to entice both mind and palate.
THE GREAT GATSBY
With its guard statues and gargoyles, Parkview Square has long been known as Singapore’s “Gotham building.” Inside, however, lies a world that’s straight out of The Great Gatsby. Enter Atlas, a grand Art Deco lobby and bar that will transport you back to the unabashed Jazz Age of elegance. The magniﬁcent space is decked with all the trappings of a baroque mansion—think gilded walls, plush sofas and velvet drapes—and a three-storey tall tower as its centrepiece, housing the world’s most diverse curation of gin. Atlas serves all-day drinking and dining deep into the night, so expect to savour exquisite gins (and tonics) with gourmet plates, alongside some world-class cocktails.
Make a reservation at The Other Room and chances are, you might get a table with the name “Al Capone.” Best known as The Godfather, Capone was king of the underground alcohol trade during the Prohibition Era—a rough yet resourceful time in 1920s America that has inspired The Other Room. So don’t expect any commercial labels here: This hidden drinking house inside Marriott Hotel boasts label-less glass bottles of rare and rarefied spirits that have been spice-, tea- and cask-finished by head bartender Dario Knox and his team of cocktail craftsmen. The result is over 150 one-of-a-kind elixirs, from a port cask-finished Ledaig 10 Year Old Whisky, to a pear blossom and yuzu-finished Monkey 47 gin. Tasting flights are best savoured at the start of your night, while decadent cocktails should take you well into the wee hours of the morning—fans of smoky flavours will be fast friends with Fidel Castro, a twist on the Rum Old Fashioned concocted with Palo Cortado cask-finished rum and Hoyo de Monterrery Epicure cigar smoke. Did we mention they have guns too? Red light guns, that is, to help you read the almost 50-page storybook menu in the dark.