Amidst the party bars on Amoy Street comes this surprising find — a cocktail bar on the second floor of a shophouse helmed by Vijay Mudaliar. Formerly from Operation Dagger, this award-winning, very friendly bartender (he won the 2015 Singapore leg of the Diplomatico World Tournament) whips up cocktails featuring locally foraged ingredients and spirits sourced from the region. While most people get bugged out by the mention of ants in their drinks, be not afraid of the stellar Antz ($23, prices are nett). A concoction of Thai rum, aged sugarcane, coconut yoghurt, salt baked tapioca (this gives the drink an incredibly unique texture), soursop and weaver ants, this drink is a far cry from being gimmicky despite the fact that yes, you can see the Thai-imported ants on the leaf you're meant to eat before sipping on the drink. Also try the Invisible Man ($21) — served warm, it's an whisky-centric drink inspired by things you might find in a bin, featuring flavours of banana peel, ghee, vanilla tobacco and ginger. This is the perfect place for a fun week night out with friends — but only if they are adventurous drinkers like you are.
Avg Price: $45 per person
Photo by Burppler Jayne Tan