SINGAPORE BARS & CLUBS:
Bitters & Love
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    Bitters & Love, Singapore
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    Bitters & Love, Singapore
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    Bitters & Love, Singapore
  • Bitters & Love
    Bitters & Love, Singapore
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    Mint Julep at Bitters & Love, Singapore
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    Whiskey sour at Bitters & Love, Singapore
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    Cucumber, Skyy 90 vodka, Tabasco and St. Germain Elderflower liqueur

The buzz: The latest bespoke cocktail bar on the scene’s located along North Canal Road, a short walk from 28 HongKong Street.

The décor: Here’s a tip to finding the place first: the entrance is tucked behind new eatery Shoebox Canteen—it’s currently only open for lunch but will be opening for dinner come mid-February—with discreet signage on the mailbox. Opt for one of eight prime seats at the marble-topped bar counter so you can watch the bartenders in action or park yourself at a more private table at this slick yet comfy spot, with stripped bare walls and old-school floor tiling for an anti-establishment aesthetic in the vein of The Vault and Broadcast HQ.

The drinks: Menu, what menu? Instead, owner-barkeeper Din Hassan wants to encourage interaction with a personal touch, so explain to the bartenders what flavor profiles (fruity, sour, sweet or bitter) and spirits (there’s even hard-to-find booze like Monkey 47 gin and NZ Broken Shed vodka—made from whey) you’re into and they’ll whip something up for you; most drinks cost between $17-23 nett. Aside from concoctions such as an unusual Kaya Toast ($19), with dark Mount Gay rum, Earl Grey tea, fresh lemon juice, honey and kaya, and a spicy yet refreshing mix of St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, Skyy 90 vodka, cucumber, lemon juice and Tabasco ($19), they also do a mean version of the classic Penicillin ($22).

The food: Pad your stomach with very decent bar food like the B&L sandwich with jamón, homemade tomato jam and melted mozz ($8), Egg-ruption, crusted lava egg with truffle oil, paprika and Maldon sea salt ($6) and Rangers Valley 300-day grain-fed Wagyu beef cubes ($22); all great complements to the drinks.

The music: Upbeat jazz tunes and ‘90s hits.

The crowd: Mainly professionals who work in the area and trendy folk looking for the latest place to check out.

Why you’ll be back: It’s the ideal spot to be more adventurous with your tipple, you never know what you’re going to get. Plus, it’s a pretty relaxed place, despite its chic factor.

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Go shopping for the freshest ingredients and challenge the bartenders at Bitters & Love to come up with a delish drink with your selected fruits, herbs and spices. Play it safe or go bold, it's entirely up to you. Need ideas? They've concocted a dragonfruit martini and a pomegranate cocktail before (and they're no easy feats!). 
Phone: 6438-1836
Bitters & Love, 36 North Canal Rd., Singapore, 059292 Singapore

Nearest Train:

Clarke Quay

Opening Hours:

Mon-Thu 6pm-midnight; Fri-Sat 6pm-2am

Open Since:

December, 2012
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