Cocktail deliveries in Singapore: Manhattan, Barbary Coast, Jigger & Pony and more

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If you can’t go to the bar now, bring it home. Here’s how you can get Singapore’s best cocktails delivered straight to you

We’re only halfway through our lockdown and God knows we all need a drink. Need a cocktail, stat? We recommend either making your own or ordering a bunch of bottled cocktails in. Here’s a quick guide to Singapore’s best bars offering boozy takeout and deliveries.

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28 HongKong Street

Best known for: Remarkable cocktails made behind an unremarkable shophouse exterior. This laid-back speakeasy, left in the hands of head bartender Ronan Keilthy and general manager Justin Pallack, is dark, sultry and comfy for dates and a tête-á-tête.

What to order: If you need something strong like we do, order the 28 Mezcal Negroni, a smoky and bittersweet take on the classic. But if you’re up for something a little less heady and a tad less mainstream, the tart and complex Last Dragon is pretty something. It is made with the good stuff, like Old Duff Genever (of malt wine and grain spirit), Italian bitters, masala chai, lemon and Demerara sugar, and is a sure way to make your day.

For something a little more ambitious, get the 28HKS House Party Experience. Best for groups of four or more, whatever you need for a virtual party will be delivered to you, complete with a special Spotify playlist and 28 HongKong Street member to play host. Amp it up with some bar grub as well. The menu includes favourites like The BurgerHot Chicken Tenders and The Reuben.

Opt for pickup or delivery. Full menu here.

28 HongKong Street
28 Hongkong Street
Singapore 059667
Tel: +65 8318 0328

Atlas Bar

Best known for: Its beautiful gin collection, which is also billed as the world’s largest.

What to order: The bar is offering a selection of home cocktail sets, handcrafted bottled cocktails and a range of gin, including the exclusive St. George Atlas Orange Gin (S$48), for delivery. Those who relish the art of making fine tipple can opt for the cocktail sets, including those for gin and whisky, all complete with the necessary premium bar tools. An extensive selection of gin, wine and Champagne are available, too – we recommend the Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve Magnum NV (S$190) for date night.

Only available for delivery. Full menu here.

Atlas
Parkview Square
600 North Bridge Road
Singapore 188778
Tel: +65 6396 4466

Barbary Coast

Best known for: Deadfall, its version of the San Franciscan gritty dive bar, and The Ballroom, its more lavish and intimate watering hole that sits above the former. Run by industry veterans Celia Schoonraad and Michael Callahan, the rather chatty founding bartender of 28 HongKong Street.

What to order: The agave-strong No Sleep Coast (S$60) or Buttered Paloma (S$60), a carbonated concoction of brown-butter tequila and clarified grapefruit and lime. Each cocktail comes in a 375ml bottle, which is good for three or four serves, depending on how thirsty you are. We also highly recommend the Charcuterie & Cheese Board (starting from S$49; available in three sizes) and House-Smoked Butter and Fresh Bread (S$20).

Opt for pickup or delivery. Full menu here.

Barbary Coast
16 North Canal Road
Singapore 048828
Tel: +65 8869 4798

Employees Only

Best known for: Its uppity New York speakeasy attitude. That means a room full of Old World charm and Art Deco accents, bartenders with anachronistic parted hair and Golden Age renditions of the classics.

What to order: A flight of five 350ml bottled cocktails, which ranges from a Negroni (S$65) to a Cold Brew Martini (S$65), or the Aperol Spritz (S$75), which will come with 70ml of house prosecco, 350ml of Aperol and two cans of soda. Don’t miss out on the food either. We highly recommend Employees Only’s Smash Burger (S$18), Peri Peri Chicken (S$29) and pork sausage Cavatelli (S$26).

Opt for pickup or delivery. Full menu here.

Employees Only
112 Amoy Street
Singapore 069932
Tel: +65 6221 7357

Jigger & Pony

Best known for: Its homage to the 19th century. With an immersive atmosphere, welcoming service and classic drinks, Jigger & Pony is the place to be for a laid-back aperitif or two.

What to order: The bar, which just placed number one at the Asia’s 50 Best Bars awards, is well-stocked with everything you need for a house party. Take your pick from the Punch Bowls (S$200 each; good for 10), 450ml bottled cocktails (S$85) and food, which includes sister bar Humpback’s Seafood Feast (S$188) and Live Twice’s Beef Katsu Sando (S$36). Clear-cut Artisan Ice Cubes (S$9) are also available if you’re that particular about your cocktails.

Opt for pickup or delivery. Full menu here.

Jigger & Pony
165 Tanjong Pagar Road
Amara Hotel
Singapore 088539
Tel: +65 9621 1074

junior the pocket bar
Junior the Pocket Bar is run by Proof & Company

Junior the Pocket Bar

Best known for: Tanjong Pagar’s pocket-sized cocktail bar, as its name suggests. Fit for only about 10 guests, this bar by Proof & Company revises its menu every six months (sometimes tiki and sometimes, Asian), and always strives to serve in good faith.

What to order: The current Junior at Home menu features 10 Japanese-inspired bottled cocktails (S$44; 250ml) that will arrive chilled and ready-to-drink. We recommend the sake-based Rabbit which features aquavit and miso-roasted carrot, and the Crane, if you like the idea of Kyoho grape, sakura vermouth and Cognac.

Opt for pickup or delivery. Full menu here.

Junior the Pocket Bar
43 Tanjong Pagar Road
Singapore 088464
Tel: +65 8121 1462

Manhattan

Best known for: Its 19th-century speakeasy inspiration, which can be seen from the decor to the drinks. It offers a seductive Great Gatsby-eque version of that era and a vast drinks menu that tours its namesake neighbourhood. Each drink is expertly mixed with barrel-aged spirits from the bar’s very own rickhouse and topped with hand-carved ice.

What to order: A bottle of Rum Old Fashioned (S$78.50; 350ml), Chocolate Negroni (S$22.43; 100ml) or a flight of five (S$92.52), which will include the Aged Manhattan and Solera-Aged Negroni, a signature since the bar’s opening. Manhattan is also presenting a special Mid-Autumn Cocktail Series. Until 1 October, enjoy a set of snow skin mooncakes paired with four cocktails made specially for this season. The Lecce, for example, is a coffee amaro- and gin-based tipple that will go swimmingly with the Double Espresso and Marzipan mooncake.

Opt for pickup or delivery. Full menu here.

Manhattan
21 Cuscaden Road
Level 2, Regent Singapore
Singapore 249720
Tel: +65 6725 3377

MO Bar

Best known for: An inventive cocktail menu and its impressive views of the city skyline. It also offers daily afternoon tea sets and brunch on the weekends.

What to order: The Selection of Signature Cocktails (S$100) comes with six crowd favourites such as the coffee-infused Nomadic Forager (140ml) and T and T (100ml), a tequila and lemon verbena tipple served with East Imperial Tonic. Bonkey Monkey (S$18), a signature by Alice Cheongdam of Seoul, is also currently on the menu.

MO Bar
5 Raffles Avenue
Level 4, Mandarin Oriental Singapore
Singapore 039797
Tel: +65 6885 3500

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Native’s bottled cocktails

Native

Best known for: Sustainability. One of the world’s best bars (12th, to be exact), Native takes inspiration from all around us and forages for authentic ingredients locally.

What to order: Any of Native’s top six cocktails. That includes the famous Pineapple Arrack (S$48), a sweet and sour concoction of Ceylon Arrack (read: a Sri Lankan spirit distilled from the sap of the coconut flower), pineapple skin, old coconuts and Sri Lankan Spices. The bar also added Chasing The Dragon (from S$38) and Tree of Life (S$88) to its delivery menu – the former a Thai basil gin cocktail, and the latter a coconut-based concoction. Each bottled cocktail is good for six to eight serves over ice.

Opt for pickup or delivery. Full menu here.

Native
52A Amoy Street
Singapore 069878
Tel: +65 8869 6520

Origin Bar
Origin Bar’s 300ml Chocolate Rum Negroni can be purchased for S$40

Origin Bar

Best known for: Creative cocktails that are inspired by six key districts in Singapore: Orchard Road, Balestier, Chinatown, Little India, Boat Quay and Marina Bay.

What to order: Choose from a range of five bottled cocktails, which includes both signature drinks and new concoctions. We recommend the iconic Pacifiano (S$35), where kaffir lime is infused with Mancino Bianco, vermouth, Campari and natural Umeshu. But if you’d rather have something bold, opt for the Chocolate Rum Negroni (S$40), a heady mix of chocolate aged dark rum, Campari and vermouth. Bar manager Adam Bursik even shared a recipe for a delicious chocolate rum recently.

Opt for pickup or delivery. Full menu here.

Origin Bar
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
Lobby Level
Tower Wing
22 Orange Grove Rd
Singapore 258350
Tel: +65 6213 4595

Shin Gi Tai
Bottled cocktails at Shin Gi Tai are available in 300ml or 500ml bottles

Shin Gi Tai

Best known for: Being the Japanese-inspired cocktail bar that will whip you up whatever you want, whether it’s a classic Negroni, something extra fancy or something weird. Run by Anthony Zhong, a former Jigger & Pony bartender.

What to order: A Negroni (from S$80), Jungle Bird (from S$80) or bespoke cocktail, shaken or stirred; available in 300ml (four serves) or 500ml bottles (seven serves), with blocks of ice at a dollar each on request.

Opt for pickup or delivery. Full menu here.

Shin Gi Tai
179A Telok Ayer Street
Singapore 068627
Tel: +65 9477 8755

PS. Cafe Sipsy
Gin and wine lovers will be able to enjoy Sipsy’s value-for-money offerings

Sipsy

Best known for: Its wine and gin menu, we reckon. Sipsy is the very first wine and gin delivery service launched by PS. Cafe’s parent company, PS. Gourmet.

What to order: The cocktail bundles for Aperol Spritzes and Negronis, which come with all the fixings you’d need to concoct your own tipples at home. You can also choose from a selection of wines, gin and Champagne. Planning a pizza party with the family? The Bianca Funghi (S$28.90) and Green Goddess (S$27.30) are the best of the lot.

Opt for pickup or delivery. Full menu here.

PS. Cafe

The Old Man

Best known for: Being inspired by literature classic, Ernest Hemingway’s Old Man and the Sea. The Old Man, a Hong Kong import, offers cocktails that reflect Hemingway’s best work, but not without that distinct Asian touch. With techniques such as fat-washing, sous vide and rotary evaporation used, the cocktails are technically complex but warm you up like a giant hug.

What to order: If you like your negronis, but a lot stronger, get The Torrents of Spring, a heady (read: dangerous) mix of glutinous rice-cooked mezcal, whiskey, amaro nonino, Campari, pomegranate-beet shrub and uh, charcoal. For something lighter on the palate, we recommend For Whom the Bell Tolls (named after Hemingway’s 1940 novel), an easy drink of burnt butter rum, avocado, strawberry, cocoa nibs and Batavia arrack. And if you prefer drinking at the bar itself, here’s a tip: order anything but The Undefeated Beer. The Old Fashioned-inspired lager, done in collaboration with The 1925 Brewing Co., tastes oaky, fruity and above all, like a mistake.

Opt for pickup or delivery. Full menu here.

The Old Man
55 Keong Saik Road
01-04
Singapore 089158
Tel: +65 6909 5505

Tippling Club

Best known for: Fun, progressive cuisine by Ryan Clift, and world-class cocktails by Andrew Loudon, who took the reigns over from Joe Schofield in 2018.

What to order: The Jungle Bird (S$44) – a stirred cocktail of dark rum, pineapple, Campari and citrus – or the Titanic (S$44), which comprises marsala, scotch, white port and vermouth. Make the trip worthwhile with a Beef Pastrami (S$25) or better, a Family Sharing Roast (S$225), a feast of black truffle gratin, roasted pumpkin, apple tarte tatin and more.

Opt for pickup or delivery. Full menu here.

Tippling Club
38 Tanjong Pagar Road
Singapore 088461
Tel: +65 6475 2217

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