Singapore’s cocktail revolution has picked up pace in the last few months, with a batch of new bars where artisanal ingredients are the order of the day
By Evelyn Chen
A hotel lobby bar may not sound all that enticing, but Anti:dote, which opened at the Fairmont Singapore in December, is a worthy addition to the scene. In an airy space hung with a 26,000-piece borosilicate glass chandelier, a glitzy counter sets the stage for deftly mixed cocktails by Chicago native Tom Hogan (try his tangy, pineapple-meets-pisco Treat of Kings), all made with fresh fruit juices, house-made bitters and liquors, and herbs from the hotel’s garden. Bring an appetite with you: chef Carlos Montobbio’s modern tapas fare is exceptional (80 Bras Basah Rd.; 65/6431-5315).