GET SERVED BY Women BAR­TENDERS

You may not have no­ticed the quiet revo­lu­tion, but some of Sin­ga­pore’s best bars are fronted by women bar­tenders – one even has an all-fe­male team – and they bring a dis­tinctly ami­able and am­i­ca­ble touch to the scene.

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Some of Sin­ga­pore’s best bars are fronted by them, in­clud­ing one where all the bar­tenders are women. Time to get your round in.

KINO SOH, 31, HIGH­BALL GO FOR: A CEL­E­BRA­TION OF SIS­TER­HOOD

Sin­ga­pore’s fi rst and only bar with all­women bar­tenders is an in­ti­mate gem in Kam­pong Bahru. High­balls (spirit plus non-al­co­holic mixer) are their spe­cial­ity (natch), but ex­u­ber­ant founder and head bar­tender Kino Soh says the tight-knit fourmem­ber team has no prob­lem whip­ping up other be­spoke cock­tails on re­quest.

Not all of us are al­co­hol afi­ciona­dos, and drink names can be as con­fus­ing as the beef be­tween Nicki Mi­naj and Cardi B, but her menu is de­signed to be friendly. “We put con­sumers be­fore the craft. The menu is such that ev­ery­one can eas­ily un­der­stand the drinks and pro­nounce the names. I have been to bars that made me feel un­com­fort­able and in­tim­i­dated, so I am try­ing to achieve the op­po­site of that,” says Kino, a foodie on her days off .

Try the Jim Beam Citrus High­balls ( lower in ABV) that show­case spe­cial round ice cubes. Kino’s sig­na­ture is a fruity con­coc­tion called Xoxo with French gin, white peach, yuzu and tonic, smoked with laven­der. Fri­days are hot; week­day happy hours are 4-7pm.

79 Kam­pong Bahru Road

From left: Ta­tiana, Anna, Kino and Clare.

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