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The Other Room


After visiting The Other Room a week after its opening in July, we’d like to think that it is Singapore best kept secret but it looks more and more like that will be short-lived because it could well give the other cocktail bars a run for their money. Nestled on the side of the Marriot Tang Plaza Hotel (the entrance is by the road exiting the car park), it really is a hidden gem and the black door with gold accents give a little hint of the slightly Gatsby glamour that is to come behind a gilded gate. Inside, teal, gold and dark colours transport you to another world, adding to the buzz and cool 1920s-Prohibition-Era ambience.

Behind the bar is award-winning and internationally renowned mixologist Dario Knox, who creates such an innovative range of cocktails from classics to new-age and his own special concoctions. He is the secret weapon that could well make The Other Room a cocktail institution in Singapore.

Why you should come here:

The cocktails are one of the best we have tried in recent months, and the presentation is just darling. Get this, the High Tea cocktail comes in a teacup fixed atop a wine glass stem – stunning and absolutely the right amount of quirk and class. Let’s just say that if Alice was on a date, this is where she would come – and so would rabbit, madhatter and all!

What we love:

Apart from any of Dario’s mind-blowingly creative cocktails we absolutely love the centerpiece of the art déco brass cocktail shaker sculpture that doubles up as a standing table. It also looks like a stage for a drunken night of cage dancing and with the fabulous old-world interiors, you almost expect a burlesque show to start!

UJ tidbit:

You’ll want to check out the flight of aged cocktails, we know you’ll be just as amazed as we were.

Dario Knox is also known as “The Wizard” and has a huge following in the world of cocktails. You’ll likely end up going back again and again just to try all his originals.


Cocktails start at $16++

Where:Singapore Marriot Tang Plaza Hotel

Hours:Tues – Sun, 6pm – late

Tel:+65 6100 7778

Visit The Other Room’s website

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