The Connaught Bar has become a cocktail destination for introducing artful drinks into the classic style service of hotel bars. Since 2008, under the watchful gaze of Director of Mixology Ago Perrone, the Connaught has demonstrated a consistent performance in offering a memorable drinking experience to its guests. Today, the team, led by Ago and his right hand man, Head Mixologist Giorgio Bargiani, continues to rework the classics into world-class signature creations.
Photo by Niklas Halle'n
ATLAS graces the ground floor of one of Singapore’s most iconic buildings, Parkview Square, in the history-rich Bugis neighbourhood.
A celebration of the grand Art Deco lobbies of Europe and the era’s rich culinary and beverage traditions, ATLAS offers a carefully curated all-day drinking and dining experience that continues late into the night.
Photo by EK Yap & Atlas
The Clumsies is an all day high-volume bar set in a townhouse in the center of Athens. Serving specialty coffee, casual food and low abv cocktails throughout the day and in the evenings their signature menu, they provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere, typical of Greek hospitality.
Native opened in 2016, focusing on exploring the region’s diverse cultural and physical landscape through the lens of drinks. At Native you'll find Singapore Gins, Indian Whisky and Sri Lanakn Arrack to name a few. This idea extends to the entire venue space inclusive of furniture, aprons, ceramics and music. Cocktails are based on ideas and inspiration linking tradition, time, location and forgotten cultures.
Inspired by the Golden Age of cocktails and fine drinking, Manhattan is reminiscent of a grand hotel bar, modern yet with a touch of old New York glamour and sophistication. Choose your tipple from artisanal spirits, classic and forgotten cocktails, meticulously crafted from the world’s first in-hotel rickhouse, with a remarkable collection of house-made ingredients, accompanied by gourmet bar bites.
Paradiso is a speakeasy style bar located behind a Pastrami Bar you enter through an old refrigerator. The design is a mix of wooden waves on the ceiling, white Carrara marble on the bar and jungle palmed walls. The cocktail menu consists of 25 signature drinks. Each one with unique glassware, garnishes and techniques focussed on surprising guests.
Jigger & Pony
Since its opening in May 2012, Jigger & Pony championed the movement of bringing back classic cocktails in Singapore. Named after the double-coned measuring device used by bartenders to accurately pour out spirits, Jigger & Pony pays tribute to the 19th century, when cocktail recipes were listed in “jiggers” and “ponies”. They define modern cocktail culture, through convivial hospitality, craftsmanship and inventive concepts.
Hiroyasu Kayama opened Benfiddich Bar in 2013 in an apartment in Nishi-Shinjuku. He harvests plants and herbs grown on his family's farm in the suburbs of Tokyo (which has been in their family for 150 years). He then uses all this produce to break down and rebuild liquors and absinthe. There is no menu at Bar Benfiddich, and each cocktail is bespoke which is partly why this bar has become so popular around the world.
The Old Man
This Ernest Hemingway–influenced bar is named after the author’s novel The Old Man and the Sea. The bar is famous for its I-shaped communal table, with a copper cooling strip lining the middle to keep drinks chilled and the eccentric portrait of Hemingway that is a focus of the space.
Tayēr + Elementary
Opened in June 2019 by renowned bartenders, Monica Berg and Alex Kretena, Tayer+Elementary is split into two different bar concepts. Elementary situated at the front of the bar, is a light and casual bar focussed on providing simple seasonal drinks and snacks. Tayer being a more progressive and experimental bar with a more elevated offering.
Photo by Bernard Zeija
Lyaness opened in March 2019 and is located on the former site of Dandelyan in the iconic Sea Containers building in London. An innovative, bright and high energy bar with a focus on key ingredients, the cocktail menu at Lyaness is designed to give guests more autonomy and allow them to discover their ultimate cocktail.
The Savoy’s American Bar is the oldest surviving cocktail bar in Britain, opening its doors in 1893. The American Bar enjoys a reputation that positions it at the forefront of the industry with a unique team, innovative cocktail menu and a history steeped in the British cocktail scene.
From the 19th to the middle of the 20th century, more than 4 million Europeans landed in Argentina. The cultural mix of the time brought newness, dynamism to Buenos Aires and created a veritable melting pot of bars and drinks. The Floreria Atlantico is in line with this golden age of Buenos Aires. You can drink alcohol from around the world: Cocktails are unusual mixtures, cultural mirrors of the mixing of the past century. Last but not least Floreria Atlantico is in the neighbourhood of Retiro and the bar is hidden below a flower and wine shop.
An adored Greenwich Village neighborhood restaurant and bar established in 1915, Dante celebrates the traditional way of community in New York City. With over 100 years of history, Dante honours the simplicity of gathering with friends over authentic Italian-Australian food and world class drinks. With the re-opening of the restaurant in 2015, Australian owners Linden Pride and Natalie Hudson seek to preserve Dante’s original heritage whilst constantly striving for innovation.
Maybe Sammy takes inspiration from the roaring fifties, the rebirth of cool, the era where fashion and fun prevailed. A time when The Rat Pack and Hollywood glamour were revered and admired. Their Signature Drinks are named after some of "the boys" favourite haunts on the Vegas strip. Take a look through the Mini Martinis list and you will instantly recognise their ode to the most iconic cocktails of all time.
Guests will be inspired in Artesian, (named after the original 360ft-deep well under the hotel). Here even the ice is special, produced using the very latest technology, creating ice that is purer, colder and with a higher density, making it last longer and your cocktails cooler. Artesian is at the forefront of the sophisticated London bar scene, creating a perfect blend of a fun atmosphere with an innovative approach to cocktails, created by the entire team in their laboratory.
Erik Lorincz teamed up with Mourad MazouzI (aka Momo) to create Kwant, a bar in the basement of Momo's restaurant in central London. The cocktail bar and lounge space play with light and have a tropical feel, inspired by the movie Casablanca and designed by Bambi Sloan. It also has a space to display Erik's vintage spirits collection and a lab for fermentation and distillation.
Photo by Stefano Agostino
Little Red Door
With a cosy, neighbourhood vibe, international crowd and quirky staff Little Red Door has something for everyone. Creative Director Rory Shepherd says "the international team is the key to its progressiveness and creativity. Learning from each others backgrounds and everyone having a voice is so important to us".
Salmon Guru opened up it's doors on the 1st of July 2016, on the historic Echegaray Street (originally called Calle del Lobo). Just like the 1960s cocktail bar decor, the menu is an eclectic mix. You’ll find perfectly executed classic cocktails alongside their in-house creations served alongside delicious sharing platters.
The Old Man
Helmed by Managing Partner Andrew Yap, The Old Man Singapore pays homage to Ernest Hemingway’s Pulitzer Prize-winning fictional work, The Old Man and the Sea. In the spirit of Hemingway’s ingenuity, each cocktail is an experimental concoction exuding a distinctly Asian touch, combined with culinary techniques to enhance classic recipes.
Le Syndicat, is the first cocktail bar using only French alcohol in order to showcase the diversity France has to offer and bring back long forgotten traditional liquors. Pouring French spirits while playing hip hop, is what they do and Le Syndicat is definitely a place to party. It's a Cocktail Club, where GrandPa’s spirits have gone gangsta!
Drink Kong is somewhere you can forget all the bad things that happened throughout your day. The menu is made in a way that you have to follow your instincts through colors and small descriptions. The design is inspired by futuristic Japanese/Blade Runner style, with neon lights, arcade games and a bar that pushes the boundaries of flavour. Their love of Japan is evident in the Omakase room where customers can experience private cocktail tastings.
Photo by Alberto Blasetti
The Dead Rabbit
Taking its name from an infamous street gang of the era, The Dead Rabbit is housed in a landmarked building dating back to 1828 in Lower Manhattan. The Dead Rabbit combines a first-story neighbourhood taproom serving craft beer, bottled punch and Irish whiskey, with a refined second-story cocktail parlour that offers 30 original cocktails. It has an extensive raw bar and dishes inspired by the British Isles, the locality and the era.
The Jerry Thomas Speakeasy arises from the idea of bringing back to light a forgotten classic mixing style. In 2010 a group of bartenders decided to open a small club in the heart of Rome in which colleagues, spirit afficianados, the curious and industry representatives could meet and share their expertise and knowledge. This was actually the first “secret bar” in Italy. After eight years, the “Jerry” is still a reference for the bartending industry in the region by seeking, sharing and spreading its knowledge within the Italian industry.
Scarfes Bar is inspired by the atmosphere of a drawing room and a sophisticated gentleman’s club. Art and books adorn the walls whilst a creative menu of cocktails and live music throughout the week adds to the exciting ambiance.