Cllub Caffe cocktail from 28 HongKong Street

Revving up Singapore’s cocktail game with a brand new concept, we have 28 HongKong Street — the pioneer and stalwart to Singapore’s bar scene.

Speakeasy bar at Clarke Quay

This place sets the standard for an exuberant night, and I’m not just talking about their cocktails. The journey begins from an unassuming shophouse, marked by a ’28’ on the beam. Upon entering, you will be greeted by a vintage and classy looking reception, dimly lit by warm candle lights, before being greeted and granted access to the lively bar. 28 HongKong Street’s minimalistic Japanese facade is instantly juxtaposed by the intricate design of the bar, with details carved into every corner of the interior.

Photo: Accela Comms

28HongKong Street’s new menu

New at the bar is ‘The 28HKS bar crawl’, a considerately crafted menu consisting of four different themes:

  • Sin & Misery — get wasted at this elegant and classy hotel bar
  • Halogen — an exciting 90s inspired nightclub experience; dance away to your favourite retro tunes!
  • Brenda’s Bad Hand Bar — give your night a boost at the new Honky Tonk country bar right here!
  • 28 HongKong Street — a tribute to the heart of Singapore’s cocktail scene

This four-part menu aims to let guests bar “hop” around the world while seated in one place. Each menu brings to you a wide variety of exciting flavours.

Halogen — an electrifying 90s nightclub experience

The Halogen has to be my personal favourite menu — with bright and refreshing flavours that sets you in the mood to party.

The Brass Butterfly ($25) is the perfect starter to your night. Bubbly and fruity, the drink led with the crisp acidity of Prosecco, complemented by the melon sencha, and ended off with a lasting floral sweetness from the gin

Meanwhile, Cllub Caffe ($25), from the same menu, was extremely creamy. Its sweet hazelnut flavours balanced well with the cold brew coffee and Buffalo Trace Bourbon.

Sin & Misery – An elegant and classy hotel bar to get wasted at

Under Sin & Misery, the 28 Bees Knees ($25) reminded of a garden, with sweet honey and lemon flavours on an Amass vodka base that gives the drink a floral aftertaste. This drink is on the lighter end, suitable for lighter drinkers!

Brenda’s Bad Hand Bar – The wild west

For diners who enjoy a more complex profile, we recommend the Pickleback Sour ($25) from Brenda’s Bad Hand Bar. This drink starts off tart, enticing you for a second sip. It is well balanced with a touch of saltiness, and a bittersweet aftertaste. Somehow, the fresh vegetal taste of the cucumber ties everything together, resulting in a plethora of flavour in every sip.

28 HongKong Street – A tribute to Singapore’s cocktail scene

If you are feeling feisty, you should give the Guava Spicy Margarita ($25) a shot. The staff were not joking when they said that it was spicy. The initial sip really wakes your soul up with an exciting spice. However, the spice quickly slides into a refreshing guava soda — one with a good alcoholic kick to it.

To complete your cocktail experience, 28 HongKong Street has even sweetly curated specialised Spotify playlists for each of the menu that encapsulates the energy of each concept.

A little bonus feature for diners who need to frequently go to washroom to freshen up — they have scented candles and warm individual towels prepared. Talk about service-oriented!

28 HongKong Street

Location: 28 Hongkong St, Singapore 059667
Tel: +65 8318 0328
Opening hours:
Mon-Wed: 6pm-1am
Thu-Fri: 6pm-2am
Sunday: Closed

*This article is written in collaboration with 28 HongKong Street, but all opinion are my own

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