Manhattan

Photography by Regent Hotel

Words by Theodora Sutcliffe on 22-Sep-2016

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Address: 1 Cuscaden Road, 1st floor Regent Hotel, Singapore , 249715, Singapore
Tel: +65 6725 3377
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon-Thu 5pm-1am, Fri-Sat 5pm-2am, Sun 11.30am-3.30pm & 5pm-1am
Door: Make reservation
Style: Hotel bar
Recommended for: Cocktails, Spirits
Price guide: Middling
Food: Full menu

Review

On the first floor of the imposing Regent Hotel, this jewel-like enclave is what all hotel bars would aspire to if only they had the funds. Plush dark leather sofas are studded with bright cushions, wing chairs adorn an award-filled library and the raised bar dominates the room like a stage.

House-made bitters and infusions fill one glass storage room; the other, the Rickhouse, is lined with barrels of house-aged cocktails, many prepared by visiting luminaries, both distillers and bartenders. Be sure to try the solera-aged Negroni, aged two weeks in the first tier of four casks, 4 weeks in the second tier of 3 casks and then six weeks in the last tear of two casks.

The feel is all very Gatsby, and the Jazz Age Americana extends to the menu, which pays liquid and culinary tribute to different areas of Manhattan island, from Harlem to Hell's Kitchen. House Manhattans are served with house-made cherry brandy from a cocktail trolley tableside: service in general is impeccable without being excessively formal.

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