May 11, 2018
This underground ‘secret bar’ makes a great addition to Ann Siang’s vibrant nightlife scene. The bar is located behind an unmarked door and reached via the flight of stairs behind Oxwell & Co and across the laneway. The interior is visually very striking: raw concrete walls, clean and sleek furniture, and a dramatic art installation of a light fitting suspended over the bar and made up of thousands of overhanging bulbs, which looks a little bit at a cloud during an electrical storm. Owner Luke Whearty, formerly of Oxwell & Co, is in charge of the cocktails. There are some seriously innovative drinks on a menu which makes use of house-made meads and house-infused spirits. The Egg is a mixture of salted egg yolk liqueur, vanilla, star anise and hay, while the Chocolate Mint ticks a number of our boxes, blending cold brew cacao, mezcal and house-made mint Amaro with distilled mint ice. There’s a weekly bottled cocktail available, with past drinks including special fermented concoctions and other intriguing experiments, and something called ‘dangerous water’ on offer for the strong of heart and mind. They also offer an inventive omakase option, consisting of six customisable cocktails each paired with a different bar snack.