last reviewed on 05-Oct-2011
Basement, The Club, 28 Ann Siang Road, China Town, Singapore, Singapore
Tel: +65 9026 3466
Website: Not supplied
Style: Lounge bar
Recommended for: Aperitivos
Mike Soldner opened this intimate lounge space in May 2011 in the pretty colonial building that also houses The Club boutique hotel. (Like the other spaces within the building, it is independent of the hotel.)
B28 is a quirkily elegant place, with white leather sofas and banquettes, a glowing resin bar with booths adjoining the bar top, a packed bookcase grandly entitled "Whisky Library", and lockers for members or regulars to store their own bottle of the amber nectars from Soldner's impressive collection.
Yet B28 isn't all about the bottles. There's an extensive list of whisky cocktails, which the able staff mix well, a decent selection of wine and some fine craft beers, including Little Creatures and Hitachino Nest.
On Fridays, the piano in the corner comes into its own for live bands. On Mondays, the place is reserved for members, who have their own keys to let themselves in. Again, no shorts or flip flops, thank you.