The Lounge Bar, located on the second floor of the beautifully restored shophouse and tucked away on Duxton Road, is curating Singapore’s finest Savoie inspired cocktails. With access to over 40 herbs flown directly from the stunning French Alps, The Lounge Bar is the Lion City’s first drinking establishment offering such a dedicated selection and bringing a little slice of the alps to Asia.
The bar is part of JAG Restaurants Pte Ltd and owned by fine-dining industry veteran Anant Tyagi and Michelin Starred Chef Jérémy Gillon. Resident alco-alchemist, Yong Siang Neo a.k.a. Y.S., has been hand-picked to tailor the menu – his only instruction – to keep the provenance of ingredients at the forefront, in line with the restaurant’s vision and to source independent, small-batch craft spirits.
Herb-Inspired Concoctions In a league of its own, The Lounge Bar cocktail program is a delicious, if somewhat potent, an ode to Chef Gillon’s hand-selected herbs.
Menthe Poivrée – Imagine an aromatic blast of peppermint, thyme the moment you pick up this Islay led cocktail. A generous dram of Smokehead whirled around with Montenegro, Branca Mentha, Campari, Carpano Antica formula and Angostura Bitters is sublime.
Hyssop – if you’re craving a slightly bitter pour, look no further. The carefully calculated formula of this minty herb with high tannins with infused rum, St Germaine liqueur, Peychaud Bitters, pillow-soft egg-white, a dash of lime juice and simple syrup – simply addictive.
Agastache – this thoughtful creation is a complex mix of this licorice, almost star anise-flavored herb, with beautifully distilled pisco. Add the slightly smokey Pierde Almas Mezcal, Aperol, whisked egg white, lemon juice, grapefruit bitters, sage syrup and you’ll reach new highs!
Thilleuil– see the distinct floral flavors of this beautiful cocktail come together before your eyes. This uniquely aromatic herb is elevated with a pour of the smooth Ben Nevis 10-year-old single malt Whisky, a dash of Suze Gentiane, Umeshu Kanjuku Ume, Jasmine Green tea, lemon juice, and egg white.
Sapin – the striking pine tree fragrance of the herbs hits the palette immediately. Blended with infused vodka, blueberry puree, lime juice, maraschino syrup, Prune Eau De Vie and egg white, this stunning cocktail is impressive.
Surreau – another must-sip is influenced by the elderberry herb served with an exceptional combination of luxurious Pierre Ferrand Cognac, Champagne, Raspberry puree, Eau De Vie, lemon juice, and a splash of homemade syrup.
In addition to the bar’s signature selection, the classics have been embraced and elevated to greater heights with the help of craft spirits. Personal recommendations from Y.S? The highly potent The Corpse Reviver No. 2 and Sazerac.
The Corpse Reviver
The Lounge Bar Ambience
The Lounge Bar is an intimate, elegant and warm den inviting guests to find their favorite spot and settle down with a luscious cocktail. Be it a girls night out, a romantic couples evening or whisky with the lads, the modern design suits all occasion and parties. Two Chesterfield sofas have been placed for slightly larger groups while a handful of low tables is perfect for more private drinks. High stools at the bar give guests a direct view of mixologists muddling, blending and shaking away as the pour perfectly executed cocktails.
Total Seating: 23 guests
• Bar seating capacity – 5 guests on high bar seats
• 5 Lounge Tables seating capacity – 18 guests
• Four seater Chesterfield and a six-seater Chesterfield
Dedicated Bar Bites Complete contrast to RESTAURANT JAG, the bar menu, also created by Chef Jérémy, offers an excellent selection that perfectly matches the drinks menu. Absolute musts from a French kitchen include the Beef Tartare, Croque Monsieur, Grass-Fed Striploin to Savoie specialty such as Farçon Savoyard while the delicious Braised Smoked Parsnips and Vegetarian Risotto are simply divine.
The Lounge Bar Drink Tab? Rivaling the region’s finest cocktail bars, The Lounge Bar not only designs delicious drinks but serves it at a fraction of the cost. It’s Signature cocktails hand-crafted using one-of-a-kind, rare herbs, and only independent craft spirits are priced at $18.
The Classics – French 75, Corpse Reviver #2, Negroni, Old Fashioned, Sazerac, Whiskey Sour, Espresso Martini – can be enjoyed at $18 a pour.
If a favorite cocktail is not spotted on The Lounge Bar menu, Yong Siang will happily oblige.
Finally, The Lounge Bar boasts a well-curated Whiskey menu featuring American, Japanese, Irish, Scottish labels. Carefully-selected Tequila, Mescal, Gin, Vodka and Rums from boutique distillers are carefully sourced and an impressive wine selection of over 230 expressions and 25 sake expressions are available inviting aficionados to further expand their palates.
76A Duxton Road Level 2 Singapore 089535
Reservations and inquiries can be made at +65 9686 5440
Dress Code: Smart Casual (shorts and flip flops are not recommended)
Tuesday – Saturday 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Closed on Sundays, Mondays and public holidays except for those that fall on Fridays and Saturdays, the following Monday will be closed.
Website : http://www.theloungebar.sg
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