Singapore might be a small market but there are no signs that its cocktail culture is ebbing. Here’s our round-up of six bars in Singapore that you should check out when you’re in the Lion City. The Old Man We love a good story when we are out at the bars – better yet, a story you can experience. Cue Hong Kong cocktail bar The Old Man. Inspired by novelist Ernest Hemingway, the Singapore outpost of the top bar on the Asia’s 50 Best Bars list pays homage to the Pulitzer-prize winning fictional work, The Old Man and The Sea . If you haven’t been to the mother ship on Aberdeen Street on Hong Kong Island, take heart as this transplant on Keong Saik Road delivers a similar experience – and is twice the size. The decor is underscored by a mosaic of Hemingway, shelves of vintage crystal bottles, and the writer’s novels. Try The Sun Also Rises, named after Hemingway’s 1926 novel, an Asian-style negroni – a tropical concoction of coconut oil fat-washed applejack, curry leaf-infused gin, sweet vermouth sous-vide pandan leaves, and kaffir lime. Address: 55 Keong Saik Road, #01-04 Tel: +65 6909 5505 Where to buy the rarest whiskies off the rack in Hong Kong Madame Fan Bar Madame Fan sits in the NCO Club, a former non-commissioned officers club for those in the military service, an emotionally-charged heritage building. Its Madame Fan Bar plays up to that kind of energy under the charge of head mixologist Davide Boncimino, whose drinks are “good enough to eat”. Amid bold and luxe interiors in this 40-seater extension, the bar features 13 cocktails with an Asian twist; everything from edible garnishes to creative infusions are inspired by the best house-made ingredients and fresh produce from Madame Fan’s kitchen. For example, the Tián Mì Mì, based on Boncimino’s “drink-eat-drink” concept, is a cocktail where one is invited to take a sip of the concoction of smoked camomile, beeswax liqueur and black peppercorn cordial, and a bite of the amber honeycomb, before returning to sip. Address: THE NCO CLUB, 32 Beach Road Tel: +65 6818 1921 10 bars and restaurants to visit in Kuala Lumpur beGIN View this post on Instagram A celebration of gin - this could have been an abandoned workshop straight out from the well-thumbed pages of Dickens’ Great Expectations. @begin_sg 、 、 、 、 、 、 #travel #yolo #travel #vsco #travelling #vscotravel #explore #travelphotography #traveller #traveltheworld #sgdrinks #sgbars #cocktailbar #gin #smallbatch #craftspirits #asias50bestbars #asias50best #tbt #mixology #botany #aboutlastnight ##singapore #singapore #barculture #bars #worlds50best #worlds50bestbars #mixology #cocktails #cocktail #cocktailculture A post shared by Dennis She (@phattoamano) on Jun 21, 2019 at 3:19am PDT beGIN is a bar dedicated to the love for gin – an industrial gin wonderland that has a collection of over 50 gins from various countries. A pink neon light at the back of English pub The Penny Black is the sign you should look out for. Blink and you might miss it. Take the stairs up and arrive in a speakeasy featuring mood lighting, exposed brickwork, raw concrete walls and metallic high stools. A highlight of the bar is a gin flight that takes patrons through the highs and lows of gin consumption, starting from Genever, a wondrous combination of malt wine and juniper, and then emerging at the fourth and final one, Hendrick's Gin whose success catalysed the birth of many small-batch gins. Address: 27a Boat Quay, The Penny Black Upstairs Tel: 6538 0584 Vinyl records and cold war cocktails: 6 cool themed bars in Kuala Lumpur The Other Roof View this post on Instagram - All polished and ready for another great Saturday!! Love the way you shine, you sexy thing - A post shared by The Other Roof (@theotherroofsg) on Apr 27, 2019 at 12:57am PDT Few bars in Singapore have taken tea-infused cocktails to the extent the way The Other Roof has. Tea leaves are sourced globally and contribute to endless possibilities in terms of tea concoctions. Dario Knox and Macarena Rotger preside over this rooftop bar, which offers a great view of a neighbourhood formerly the home of clans. Partake in the rooftop experience by ordering The Other Mojito. This refreshing cocktail has been given a tiki makeover and is a blend of butter-washed rum, muchachita tea rum, chocolate and other usual suspects. If you intend to linger for much longer in the open skies, a food menu, featuring ham and truffle bikini, oysters with yuzu and ponzu, beckons. Address: 28 Ann Siang Road #Rooftop Tel: +65 6100 2882 JAM at SIRI HOUSE With the opening of SIRI HOUSE (a high-end social and dining space) in Singapore’s Dempsey Hill, Siamese luxe has found a home in Singapore. Aside from art, retail and a property sales gallery, the space is also home to JAM at SIRI HOUSE, which aims to elevate the home dining and drinking experience. Sunday Punch’s Mark Tay and Yap Hwee Jen, assisted by head bartender Kavinn Raaj, run a sophisticated bar programme comprising house made distillates and spirits; this bar is no stranger to culinary techniques and has its own flavoured foams, infused salts, tuiles, jellies and edible garnishes. We suggest Eastern Promises, a drink that lives up to its promise by way of a “lotus pond in a cup”; white rum is fat washed with white sesame oil before being blended-with sake and cacao white liqueur. A lotus seed pickled in Shaoxing wine, vinegar and soy, accompanied by a floating edible leaf, provides a nice bite to the cocktail. Address: Blk 8D, #01-02 Dempsey Hill, Dempsey Road Tel: +65 9667 0533 5 top spots in Kuala Lumpur for an immersive omakase meal Bar Intermezzo As hotels continue to push the envelope of what a contemporary hotel lobby bar should look like, we are stoked by Orchard Hotel Singapore’s Bar Intermezzo, whose enhanced design reflects the lush and vibrant tropical, botanical and agricultural provenance of historical Orchard Road. Back in the day, Orchard Road was filled with plantations, and cash crops such as pineapple and nutmeg flourished. Fast forward to 2019, and Bar Intermezzo, helmed by bar manager Jason Tuazon, has 12 new signature crafted cocktails that celebrate that past. View this post on Instagram Bar Intermezzo’s Pineapple - a really tasty, fruit-forward, punch-style combo of Plantation Pineapple rum, five spice, fresh pineapples and lime juice, topped off with a dash of Italian bitters. A post shared by Dennis She (@phattoamano) on Oct 18, 2019 at 1:46am PDT Try the Pineapple, a fruity and appetising punch-style cocktail comprising Plantation Pineapple rum, five spice syrup, fresh pineapple and lime juice. Line your tummy with their appealing selection of bar bites such as chicken drumlets with mala dip, satay and spam fries. A live band featuring a vocalist and pianist serenades the cocktail crowd in the evening from Monday to Saturday. Address: Orchard Hotel Singapore, 442 Orchard Road Tel: +65 6739 6668 Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .