Where: Telok Ayer Arts Club,
2 Mccallum Street. Tel: 6221 0712 What: Taking over SPRMKT, the new Telok Ayer Arts Club weaves art, music, food and drink without pretension. Hassan leads the bar programme with all-day low ABV drinks (from $10), and a more complex South East Asian menu (from $20) at night. From the reinvented classics, White Lady impresses with its incorporation of curry leaves, while a Bloody Maria uses chilli crab sauce to balance thyme-infused Jose Cuervo and the sweetness of cherry tomato.
Kamil Foltan Where: The Indigenous Bartender Headquarters (IB HQ), 774A North Bridge Road. Tel: 9025 3234 What: Together with wife Zurina Bryant, Foltan’s new venture is part research lab and part cosy bar, opened five nights a week. The cocktails (from $22) are pure delight, with meticulously researched ingredients used judiciously with no extraneous flourishes or wasteful garnishes. Osmanthus Gimlet with London Dry Gin has just the right balance, while gentle Perrier melds together blended malt whisky and hibiscus falernum in the Bunga Raya. Dario Knox
Where: The Other Roof, 28 Ann Siang Road.
What: The restless Knox is never short of creativity, and this sister outlet of The Other Room is a tea-infused concept that takes cocktails to the next bespoke level. The 150-seater rooftop bar serves up light, tasty fare and cocktails that derive from bespoke leaves and blends, such as the honeytella, used to finish rum or whiskey. Of special mention is the Nordes Gin finished with 50 Shades of Earl black tea ($18/glass). The Bloody Mare ($22) is not to be missed, using Gin Mare and matcha based salts to elevate the savoury tomato base.