Olde Cuban

Address: 2 Trengganu Street, #02-01, China Town, Singapore, 058456 , Singapore
Tel: +65 6222 2207
Email: Kelvin@oldecuban.com
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-12:30am, Sat-Sun 1pm-12:30am
Style: Speakeasy
Recommended for: Cocktails
Price guide: Middling

Review By Simon Difford on 2014-03-07

Firstly, so you have half a chance of finding this place, you should know you are looking for a speakeasy style bar, somewhere that wants to be hidden. So when you find the address ignore, the yellow plastic chairs in the (reputedly very good) eatery downstairs, and the sign telling you that the cigar shop is shut, and make your way up into this converted shophouse.

Upstairs, you'll be greeted by a warren of interconnecting rooms, rich with that comforting scent of cigars, and decorated with bookshelves laden with whisky and, yes, the compulsory Che Guevara pictures.

The Olde Cuban's collections of potables and smokables run to 200 cigars plus more than 100 whiskeys. The efficient staff will quickly locate and deliver your selection but don't expect to have a conversation about the fineries of whisky or cigars. Also don't come here expecting a cocktail speakeasy.

The leather armchairs and generally vintage feel is softened and modernized by brightly coloured walls and low tables. The Olde Cuban is predominantly populated by male business types and the atmosphere is a tad starchy.

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