The Secret Mermaid
May 11, 2018
The Secret Mermaid is located in the middle of an MRT walkway on one of the busiest thoroughfares in town, but it doesn’t feel bustling or crazy, instead there’s a sense of being insulated from the world outside. Howard Lo and Tyler Hendrie have created a cool bar with an industrial vibe, the exterior of which acts as a kind of shield against the urban roar outside. The bar, a sushi and salad joint by day, changes gear come evening when the signage is flipped and the music kicks in. This place stocks an enviable range of things alcoholic. There’s a vast range of American spirits – whiskeys, ryes, bourbons – to choose from which can be served straight or in cocktail form. They have a small selection of classic drinks like the Sazerac available as well as an Appalachian Picnic. If you fancy a beer there’s a dinky list of American craft beers to choose from but it’s the exciting range of spirits which really pulls people to this place, that and the brilliant service.