Felt like I couldn't stop there, so I ordered another Specialty Cocktail: the Earl Grey Martini ($18++). I appreciated how the subtle flavours of the chilled Earl Grey Tea really came through, despite the strength of the vodka. A dash of sugar syrup sweetened this cocktail just nicely without making it too saccharine sweet.

Would be back, though probably just for drinks as the food is on the pricey side. Other Specialty Cocktails here include:

β€’ Mango & Pepper Gin & Tonic ($19++): House-infused Mango Gin, topped with cracked black pepper
β€’ Hugalibre ($18++): Angosutra 1919 Rum, Fresh Lime, Ginger Ale

πŸ’³ Accepts credit cards
🌬 Air-conditioned seats available
β˜€ Al fresco seats available
πŸ’¦ Water is not chargeable

Rabbit Carrot Gun's Specialty Cocktails menu had me taking a second glance. They aren't discounted during Happy Hour... But I still went for these 2. Yes, even without the discount.

Started off with a Smokey Bloody Mary ($21++), which sounds like a match made in heaven. I enjoyed the Taste of Health from the tomato (lol) & also the woody, peatyness from the Old Young's Oak Smoked Vodka. The cheeky spice that hits you at the back of your throat is what I appreciate in a good Bloody Mary, too. In all, this was very enjoyable.

πŸ’³ Accepts credit cards
🌬 Air-conditioned seats available
β˜€ Al fresco seats available
πŸ’¦ Water is not chargeable

[Edit: The Trenchard Arms reached out to me to let me know they no longer exist, they're Rabbit Carrot Gun Restaurant & Bar now - so I'll repost this there]

Felt like I couldn't stop there, so I ordered another Specialty Cocktail: the Earl Grey Martini ($18++). I appreciated how the subtle flavours of the chilled Earl Grey Tea really came through, despite the strength of the vodka. A dash of sugar syrup sweetened this cocktail just nicely without making it too saccharine sweet.

Would be back, though probably just for drinks as the food is on the pricey side. Other Specialty Cocktails here include:

β€’ Mango & Pepper Gin & Tonic ($19++): House-infused Mango Gin, topped with cracked black pepper
β€’ Hugalibre ($18++): Angosutra 1919 Rum, Fresh Lime, Ginger Ale

πŸ’³ Accepts credit cards
🌬 Air-conditioned seats available
β˜€ Al fresco seats available
πŸ’¦ Water is not chargeable

[Edit: The Trenchard Arms reached out to me to let me know they no longer exist, they're Rabbit Carrot Gun Restaurant & Bar now - so I'll repost this there]

The Trenchard Arms' Specialty Cocktails menu had me taking a second glance. They aren't discounted during Happy Hour... But I still went for these 2. Yes, even without the discount.

Started off with a Smokey Bloody Mary ($21++), which sounds like a match made in heaven. I enjoyed the Taste of Health from the tomato (lol) & also the woody, peatyness from the Old Young's Oak Smoked Vodka. The cheeky spice that hits you at the back of your throat is what I appreciate in a good Bloody Mary, too. In all, this was very enjoyable.

πŸ’³ Accepts credit cards
🌬 Air-conditioned seats available
β˜€ Al fresco seats available
πŸ’¦ Water is not chargeable

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I missed Happy Hour, but I still enjoyed my pint of Passionfruit Wheat Ale ($14+) from Pasteur Street. Citrusy & fruity, there are hints of passionfruit & lemon, more so the former than latter so it isn't sour like a saison. A light & delicious beer that pleases the crowd, & which I would order again.

Sat at the bar counter with my back turned to the world; but before I immersed myself in some me time, I looked around & found the decor to be pretty simple. With various tones of grey & silver, the style is very metallic, almost like the interior of a spaceship.

One downside is that reception was pretty bad here.. I sat at the bar, not sure if it varies throughout the premises as they don't have a huge space). WiFi also isn't for public use, so I left after 1 beer. I'll probably return with a friend, or if I have offline work to do. 🍻

πŸ’³ Accepts credit cards
🌬 Air-conditioned seats only
🍽 Shopback GO partner
πŸ“Ά No free WiFi
πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Service charge applicable
🚫 No GST

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I've been wanting to pop by Almost Famous Craft Beer Bar for the longest time - finally did, albeit when happy hour was just over. Happy hour at this hole in the wall at CHIJMES is 4 - 7PM (Mon - Sat) / 2 - 8PM (Sun). Pints of craft beer go for $10+, premium craft beer for $12+.

Happy Hour or not, whatever you swipe your (linked) credit card for, you'll get cashback from Shopback GO! I actually didn't know this until I checked my phone after I swiped πŸ˜‚

πŸ’³ Accepts credit cards
🌬 Air-conditioned seats only
🍽 Shopback GO partner
πŸ“Ά No free WiFi
πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Service charge applicable
🚫 No GST

I intended to have just 1 drink, but was impressed by my 1st one that I had to order another. I chose the Green Hills of Africa #1935 ($17+), which has a base of rosemary-infused pisco. A refreshing turmeric & tamarind cocktail, it had citrus notes as well, which I thought was a great drink to end my night with.

I am excited to return to try the rest of their cocktail menu. Good cocktails are really growing on me lately, especially those with unique flavours which look & taste like much research, thought & effort have been put into them.

πŸ’³ Accepts credit cards
🌬 Air-conditioned seats only
πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Service charge applicable
🚫 No GST
πŸ’¦ Water is not chargeable
🍍 Look for the pineapple lamp - under which that's the entrance!

My first drink, The Sun Also Rises #1926 ($17+), mixes curry leaf infused Bulldog gin with copra fat-washed applejack. While gin infusions aren't new to me (I loved this one btw), fat-washing is.

Fat-washing is a technique that infuses a fatty flavor into an alcohol. I'm not sure if you're supposed to taste the fats (in this case, coconut oil - I could only smell, not taste it), but I couldn't & I hope it stays that way. Because I am very fat-averse πŸ˜‚

I liked the flavours of this cocktail. The well-balanced tartness & sweetness of the applejack was lovely. On top of this, the layered fragrance of the lime kaffir & sweet vermouth sous vide pandan leaves were somewhat comforting.

Before my drink even arrived, I was served a glass of cold water that was regularly topped up throughout my evening. As a perpetual thirsty hippo, I appreciated this so much. & the tidbits, dare I say, are very addictive.

πŸ’³ Accepts credit cards
🌬 Air-conditioned seats only
πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Service charge applicable
🚫 No GST
πŸ’¦ Water is not chargeable
🍍 Look for the pineapple lamp - under which that's the entrance!

I got lucky & was here just before peak period hit. It got real crowded by the time I left, such that many were standing & drinking - not that they seemed to mind, though.

One of the guys, Louis, saw that I was alone & came over to chit chat for a while. He was very friendly without bordering on intrusive. Made me feel very at ease. He also offered to explain the menu to me if I wanted, but I was in quite a mood, so I wanted some time to myself & that was cool with him too.

πŸ’³ Accepts credit cards
🌬 Air-conditioned seats only
πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Service charge applicable
🚫 No GST
πŸ’¦ Water is not chargeable
🍍 Look for the pineapple lamp - under which that's the entrance!

In search of The Old Man, I kept my eyes peeled for the single pineapple lamp outside (thanks Google) & when I found the wooden doors, I pushed them open carefully. As I peered behind the black curtains, I was warmly welcomed into the dimly lit premises. Was ushered to a bar seat, being a convenient party of 1 & the tables mostly had groups of 4 pax at least.

I was handed a nice tight menu of 9 cocktails. I read through them & was impressed by how thoughtfully crafted this menu is. While mostly gin-based, other cocktails use unique bases like Vermouth, Absinthe, Pisco & White Rum.

The ingredients of the cocktails here are also very bespoke, with infusions & sous-vide ingredients. & a lacto-fermented raspberry (what!). If you're someone who loves trying unique drinks, you might have difficulty choosing which ones to have. They all sound great.

πŸ’³ Accepts credit cards
🌬 Air-conditioned seats only
πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Service charge applicable
🚫 No GST
πŸ’¦ Water is not chargeable
🍍 Look for the pineapple lamp - under which that's the entrance!

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I ordered a glass of Somerton Cabernet Sauvignon ($10++ HH / $13++ U.P.); was shocked to find a glass of white wine delivered to me. They messed that up, but nothing unforgivable lah. Sent it back & got a glass of the correct wine shortly after.

Wine was not bad, so in all I'd return for Happy (Shucking or otherwise) Hour again.

πŸ’³ Accepts credit cards
🌬 Air-conditioned seats only
πŸ›‹ Bar & table seats available
πŸ“Ά Free WiFi (Funan is a Capitaland Mall)

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Took me a while to get acknowledged by the staff at The Oyster Bank - waiting at the "please wait to be seated" sign for almost 5 minutes didn't exactly give me a very good first impression to begin with.

Happy Hour here is from 12 - 9PM daily, & Happy Shucking Hour is 5 - 8PM on weekdays, 3 - 6PM on weekends. Double reasons to be happy. This was the reason why I came here in the first place.

πŸ’³ Accepts credit cards
🌬 Air-conditioned seats only
πŸ›‹ Bar & table seats available
πŸ“Ά Free WiFi (Funan is a Capitaland Mall)

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