It is no big secret that I love to drink. But age catches up, I started to realise that I am no longer happy with just drinking. Don’t get me wrong, nothing wrong with drinking any alcohol that is convenient and affordable. But as I start to appreciate the art of making cocktails that are with precise measurements and artisanal spirits, I will seek out good cocktail places. As I go bar crawling, I also discover that the personality of the one who make your drinks does make a huge difference. So here is it, the list of bars with cute bartenders who make great cocktails. I have specially curated this list for all who want to have a great night out (Hen’s Night/ Girls’s Party/ Chill out) as well as to make sure every calories that you consume is super well worth it!
If you are looking for a night of positivities and inspirations, this is the place. Vincent started bartendering at a watering hole before heading to Waku Ghin where he learnt the real art of making cocktails with his Japanese master. With a high expectation of himself and the services provided to his customers, you can be sure that he is there to make sure you enjoy your cocktail. Follow him on instagram for your dose of positive pills
I wonder if that is the strategy of Gibson to employ cute bartenders behind the bar. Behind having a list of specially created cocktails, Aki Eguchi, has with him a team of good looking bartenders that make great cocktails. From old fashioned to Botanic Gardens, something classic to something both delicious and beautiful, Gibson Bar got you covered.
Yes, I know, people go Esplanade to watch musicals and performances but do you know that just a hike up to the rooftop, you will be rewarded with a beautiful city view and lovely cocktails? For people who love fruit based cocktails, this is the place to go. Both Uno Jang from THE LAND OF KIMCHI and Satoshi Iwai from THE LAND OF SASHIMI are great mixologists that make cocktails using the freshest ingredients that they can find. I have tried a gin based cocktail with tomato and passionfruit that left me with nothing but praises. As many would know, tomato is not an easy ingredient to pair with, all I can say is, please go and try it yourself.
Atlas Bar, easily the bar with the biggest collection of gin bottles that you can find in Singapore, there is this bartender with beautiful features and mane that will make many girls green with envy. Mind you, Alastair Tan aka Al is not just about good looks, he makes really well balanced cocktails. Make your table reservation as it might get crowded during the weekends.
Alastair Tan, Atlas Bar
Parkview Square, 600 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188778
Tel: +65 6396 4466
From the land of the Rising Sun, Gento Torigata, is an explorer. Having worked in Sydney for a period of time, Gento gained experiences that he has brought over to D2TLLRY. He might look very serious when he is making your cocktail but after that, you might be surprise that this chap is a fine person to chat up with. If you like coffee as well as Tequila, try the Black and White cocktail here – Tequila infused with Brazilian specialty coffee bean.
The Duo, Jerrold Khoo and Josiah Chee, might look young but you will be surprised by their knowledge with spirits, especially whiskey. Well, Flagship might be a whiskey bar but cocktails here are equally impressive. Some of Jerrod’s signatures are Chai Negroni, passionfruit daiquiri, bramble, last word and elderflower sour while Josiah Chee has this competition drink made with oriental vermouth that left a deep impression on me.
Jerrold Khoo, Josiah Chee, Flagship
20 Bukit Pasoh Rd, Singapore 089834
Tel: +65 9011 8304
Christian Hartmann, owner cum Bartender of Vasco is not just all about height and good looks. Yes, I know it is a waste that he is not a model but well, he makes great cocktail behind the bar and is definitely an eye candy to many. So sit back and enjoy some of his signature such as the Pisco Sour or Cusco Puta if you like something with a hint of spiciness.
If you are in town and you wanted a good Gimlet, Kuvo is the place to go. Yutaka Nakashima is said to be a master of many bartenders so you can trust him for some beautifully balanced cocktails.
Yutaka Nakashima, Kuvo Singapore
321 Orchard Road, #02-01, Orchard Shopping Centre Singapore 238866
Tel: +65 6733 8272
Not only has Gin aka Boo Jing Heng won the Singapore winner of the Diageo World Class Competition in 2016, he is the person to go to if you are looking for some good cocktails and recommendations of another bar to go to.
One of the most sincere and genuine person that I have met, Gwendolyn Wong is fun and interesting to talk to. True to her roots, Gwendolyn Wong created an array of chinese herbal inspired cocktails. Think of Dong gua Cha (冬瓜茶), Herbal Soup with essence of chicken and such, she would blow your mind away with her creativity. Remember this is a list of cute bartenders who make good cocktails so yes, the cocktails she concocted are just as wonderful! Follow Gwen on instagram where she share bits and pieces of her daily life.
Gwendolyn Wong, Cache Bar
27 Club St, Singapore 069413
Tel: +65 9678 0027