Single-focus bars for the discerning drinker
The Bird Southern Table and Bar
The hyped-up import from the US giddies up to Marina Bay Sands with a menu of hearty Southern classics and a gold mine of bourbon and rye. Go for a dram of Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel ($30) to sample how bourbon should taste like, then order a cocktail like the Watermelon Sling ($24) – Death’s Door white whiskey, Aperol, rosemary and watermelon juice – to go with your fried chicken ($35-$45). Better yet, spring for a measure of rare bourbon if your wallet’s up for it: the AH Hirsch 1974 16-year Reserve clocks in at a cool $600 a shot.