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Singapore's Stunning Art Deco Bar

This stylish bar in Singapore brings Art Deco glamour to the fine art of drinking. By MERRITT GURLEY.

Published on Apr 26, 2017


GIN LOVERS and champagne sippers, time to get your Gatsby on at Atlas Grand Lobby and Bar. This stylish gin joint has opened in Singapore's Parkview Square, which many locals call "the Gotham building" due to its imposing stature and Batman-esque Art Deco style. The bar is right at home in this glitzy high-rise, channeling the era's roaring glamour in everything from its marble countertops to the rose-gold champagne room lined in many a rare bottle of bubbly, including singular vintages plucked from the private collection of local powerhouse family the Hwangs, who developed Parkview Square and own Atlas.

Parkview Square
Parkview Square looms. Courtesy of Atlas Bar.

The centerpiece of the bar is a 25-meter-tall, ceiling-high bronze tower displaying the bar's gin collection, which at more than 1,000 bottles is one of the most robust in the region. This anthology, curated by master of gin Jason Williams, will be at the heart of Juniper Society, an educational club for gin enthusiasts that Atlas is launching later in the year (2017). Head bartender Roman Foltan, who worked at Artesian in London's The Langham, is bringing his European panache to the cocktail menu, with old-timey classics like the Florentine Negroni, made with a 1920s Florentine London dry gin, 1930s Italian vermouth and vintage Campari, harkening back to the golden age of drinking. Teetotalers need not despair: there is also all-day dining and an espresso bar. If you feel like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders, this is just the place to lighten up.

Atlas stocks more than 1,000 bottles of gin. Courtesy of Atlas Bar.; cocktails S$22–$50.


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Atlas stocks more than 1,000 bottles of gin. Courtesy of Atlas Bar.
  • Jason Williams, Master of Gin. Courtesy of Atlas Bar.
  • The bar's signature martini. Courtesy of Atlas Bar.
  • Family Collection Champagne - 1907 Heidesieck & Co Monopole "Gout Americain". Courtesy of Atlas Bar.
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