Plus point: Service was with a smile - something I never take for granted, especially in Singapore. ๐Ÿ™‚ And I suppose it's good that the prices are pocket-friendly for cocktails, in a non-pretentious environment to boot.

๐Ÿ”น Holy Smokes ($19+): Monte Lobos Mezcal, Falernum, Mango, Basil, Lime
๐Ÿ”น Loose Lucy ($19+): Widges Gin, Bruto Americano, Cinzano 1757 Rosso, Rosemary

๐Ÿ’ณ Accepts credit cards
๐ŸŒฌ Air-conditioned seats only
๐Ÿ–ฅ Accepts reservations on Sevenrooms
๐Ÿ’ฆ Water is not chargeable
๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Service charge applicable
๐Ÿšซ No GST
โ†—๏ธ Located on the 2nd floor (gotta climb some stairs)

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I don't quite know how to describe the experience here, though - perhaps "eclectic" is most fitting? I'd expected hard rock music (in line with their themed nights), but the playlist ended up being a mix across genres. Not a bad thing (the music was fine), but I couldn't quite put a finger on what their identity is supposed to be. Maybe they're still figuring it out?

๐Ÿ’ณ Accepts credit cards
๐ŸŒฌ Air-conditioned seats only
๐Ÿ–ฅ Accepts reservations on Sevenrooms
๐Ÿ’ฆ Water is not chargeable
๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Service charge applicable
๐Ÿšซ No GST
โ†—๏ธ Located on the 2nd floor (gotta climb some stairs)

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Parliament Bar positions themselves as a dive bar, but IMHO it's not as rachet as any of the ones I've been to while living in the US.... & I mean that positively. Great to not need to worry about sloshing beer mugs & vomit fountains around you.

Pictured:
๐Ÿ”น Classic Highball ($18+)
๐Ÿ”น Salty Sally ($19+): Peddlers Salted Plum Gin, Lemon, Egg White

๐Ÿ’ณ Accepts credit cards
๐ŸŒฌ Air-conditioned seats only
๐Ÿ–ฅ Accepts reservations on Sevenrooms
๐Ÿ’ฆ Water is not chargeable
๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Service charge applicable
๐Ÿšซ No GST
โ†—๏ธ Located on the 2nd floor (gotta climb some stairs)

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Honestly, Shin Gi Tai needs no introduction. While they've mysteriously removed their official accounts from social media, their legacy more than lives on.

There isn't a standard drinks menu here, but several asked me after-the-fact: Did you get a Negroni? While it isn't my usual choice of poison (don't hate), I knew I had to. & I loved this one that Wong made for me.

On the flip side, there *is* a food menu.. But wait. It's titled "Bar Snack Menu"? How good can it be?

You'd be surprised, as I was. I'll share more in my next posts ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Hot Buttered Rum ($26++) was recommended by one of the friendly waitresses. I originally thought I'd stop at 1 Christmas drink, having had a few from the regular menu already... But this sounded too good to pass up.

I was pleasantly surprised.. I loved this even more than Eggnog! Super baffled - because I eat my kaya toast without butter (don't judge), yet I'd happily drink a litre of this warm, comforting buttery rum...? What sorcery is this!?

Perhaps it was the simplicity of this drink that won me over: Bacardi 8, butter, festive spices. & as I'd mentioned above, it's served warm. So past the creamy top that gives you a comical moustache, you get that warm fuzzy feeling inside that feels almost self-healing. Mana regen ftw.

Other drinks on Republic Bar's Festive Cocktails menu (available 5:30pm onwards daily, 'til 31 Dec 2022):

๐‘ด๐’–๐’๐’๐’†๐’… ๐‘พ๐’Š๐’๐’† ($26++)
Remy Martin VSOP, Shiraz, Citrus, Festive Spices

๐‘ท๐’๐’Š๐’๐’”๐’†๐’•๐’•๐’Š๐’‚ ($26++)
Telmont Champagne, Cointreau, Cranberry Juice

๐‘ท๐’Š๐’Ž๐’Žโ€™๐’” ๐‘พ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’†๐’“ ๐‘ช๐’–๐’‘ ($26++)
Pimmโ€™s No. 1, Lager, Ginger

๐Ÿ’ณ Accepts credit cards
๐ŸŒฌ Indoor seats only
๐Ÿ–ฅ Accepts reservations - I used SevenRooms
๐Ÿ’ฆ Water is not chargeable; neither are the dish of nuts served as nibbles
๐Ÿ“ Inside the Ritz-Carlton, Millenia

It's that time of year again... & Republic Bar has a Festive Cocktails menu with 5 options (at $26++ a pop) to get your Christmas spirit on. AvailableAvailable daily 'til 31st December 2022, from 5:30pm onwards.

I couldn't pass up Eggnog (pictured in the tall glass, next to the Negroni), as it is one of my favourite things about Christmas - especially the alcoholic variant. Creamy, sweet drinks deviate vastly from my typical go-to flavour profile for cocktails... But this is probably the only exception.

Expectedly, this is dangerously easy to drink. Quite reminiscent of when I'd put Bailey's in my milk & cereal, & sit at the back of the LT to inconspicuously slurp it up during class. But this drink is better, in part because it isn't as sweet as the "cereal milk" left behind post-meal.

The lightness in the whipped texture of cream & egg provides a comforting mouthfeel in every sip. & as you swallow, you get the warm contrasting depth of the dark spirits - Barcadi 8 & Michter's Bourbon. Of course, there is that touch of nutmeg for a homely Christmas feel... The warm hug that envelopes everything so nicely together.

I enjoyed this from start to finish, but am cognizant that I might be a little bit biased, festival-wise. Try it for yourself & pass your own judgement ๐Ÿ˜‰

๐Ÿ’ณ Accepts credit cards
๐ŸŒฌ Indoor seats only
๐Ÿ–ฅ Accepts reservations - I used SevenRooms
๐Ÿ’ฆ Water is not chargeable; neither are the dish of nuts served as nibbles
๐Ÿ“ Inside the Ritz-Carlton, Millenia

Republic Bar debuted on Asia's 50 best bars list in 2022 at an impressive 12th place.. & they're switching things up pretty soon with a new cocktail menu next week. Can't wait to check it out!

๐Ÿ’ณ Accepts credit cards
๐ŸŒฌ Indoor seats only
๐Ÿ–ฅ Accepts reservations - I used SevenRooms
๐Ÿ’ฆ Water is not chargeable; neither are the dish of nuts served as nibbles
๐Ÿ“ Inside the Ritz-Carlton, Millenia

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Miura ($25++)
Alipus Mezcal, Encanto Pisco, Pumpkin, Chartreuse Yellow, Simple Syrup, Citrus, Egg White

๐Ÿ’ณ Accepts credit cards
๐ŸŒฌ Indoor seats only
๐Ÿ–ฅ Accepts reservations - I used SevenRooms
๐Ÿ’ฆ Water is not chargeable; neither are the dish of nuts served as nibbles
๐Ÿ“ Inside the Ritz-Carlton, Millenia

๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ Satisfaction ($25++)
Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition, Irish Stout Reduction, Brewed Coffee, Cream

๐Ÿ’ณ Accepts credit cards
๐ŸŒฌ Indoor seats only
๐Ÿ–ฅ Accepts reservations - I used SevenRooms
๐Ÿ’ฆ Water is not chargeable; neither are the dish of nuts served as nibbles
๐Ÿ“ Inside the Ritz-Carlton, Millenia

๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ You Only Live Twice ($25++)
Ki No Bi Kyoto Dry Gin, Vodka, Dill, Lillet Blanc, Sakura Vermouth

๐Ÿ’ณ Accepts credit cards
๐ŸŒฌ Indoor seats only
๐Ÿ–ฅ Accepts reservations - I used SevenRooms
๐Ÿ’ฆ Water is not chargeable; neither are the dish of nuts served as nibbles
๐Ÿ“ Inside the Ritz-Carlton, Millenia

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Timeless Beauty ($25++, in the little glass)
Monkey Shoulder Whisky, Tropical Cordial, Pineapple Juice, Earl Grey Tea, Dairy

๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ Mr. Pickles ($25++, in the tall glass)
Widges Gin, Strawberry Vinegar, Raspberry Syrup, Lavender Bitters, Citrus, Egg White

Timeless Beauty was sweeter than I thought it'd be, but acceptable & delicious. Mr. Pickles was LESS sweet than it sounds, & I could honestly drink a litre of it. Haha.

๐Ÿ’ณ Accepts credit cards
๐ŸŒฌ Indoor seats only
๐Ÿ–ฅ Accepts reservations - I used SevenRooms
๐Ÿ’ฆ Water is not chargeable; neither are the dish of nuts served as nibbles
๐Ÿ“ Inside the Ritz-Carlton, Millenia

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Shanty ($25++)
Flor de Caรฑa 12 Year Rum, Pineapple Rum, Cointreau, Demerara Sugar, Tepache, Caramelised Pear Kombucha, Citrus

๐Ÿ’ณ Accepts credit cards
๐ŸŒฌ Indoor seats only
๐Ÿ–ฅ Accepts reservations - I used SevenRooms
๐Ÿ’ฆ Water is not chargeable; neither are the dish of nuts served as nibbles
๐Ÿ“ Inside the Ritz-Carlton, Millenia

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