Behind the Black Curtain: LadyBoss Reviews The Other Room, A Hidden Bar on Orchard Road

Ladies Nite promotions are a hot favourite for bars around town. The Other Room at The Marriot handed LadyBoss the Golden Key so we could gain entry to this secret bar. Shikin Hamid reports.

From spices to roots, teas to herbs, fruits to barks, coffee to wood, no two cocktails are ever the same at The Other Room.

The Other Room continues to make waves on the bar scene with the introduction of a carefully curated menu of one-of-a-kind, multi-sensory, cocktail concoctions, available nowhere else in the world.

Tucked away on the ground floor of The Marriot behind an unmarked black curtain and subtly-placed door bell, The Other Room is Singapore’s only authentic speakeasy concept bar.

Inspired by the darkness of the Prohibition Era, The Other Room is the shining result of what would happen if the Eighteenth Amendment was passed today.

From 1920 to 1933, the Prohibition in the United States was a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages. 

Fall in love with your libation of choice at The Other Room with their menu of crafts spirits in many different manners.

If you are adventurous with your cocktails, The Other Room provides a unique concept, blending the familiar with the unknown.

LadyBoss was invited to check out The Other Room, and these were the highlights:

#1 Shucks All Night

Ladies will also be served a complimentary oyster with every bubbly cocktail, and a platter oysters with every bottle of Champagne.

Oysters on the house? Why not! Taking the ‘ladies night’ concept to a sexier, more refined level, indulge in oysters all night.

Ladies can enjoy oysters on the house from 6pm to 9pm (and until 3am on Thursdays). Ladies will also be served a complimentary oyster with every bubbly cocktail, and a platter oysters with every bottle of Champagne.

#2 Secret Cocktail Menu  

 A concept led by Multi Award Winning Dario Knox with the astonishing team of Cocktail Craftsmen, The Other Room is the only place in the world to debut a new concept of in-house cask spirit finishing.

The Other Room presents a one of a kind cocktail experience with an astonishing number of choices, where each drink pays tribute to a classic from a bygone era: Pre-Prohibition, Prohibition, Post-Prohibition. One of the very few places in town where every drink is truly bespoke, with many spirits being aged and developed in-house.

Where each guest is known by name and no cocktail request is too complex, The Other Room aims to please with its enigmatic menu. Weeknights are never going to be the same.

#3 Multi-sensory Experience

Dario Knox,
who has spent years perfecting a unique new
selection of theatrical cocktails.

Nestled amongst Singapore’s luxurious shopping boutiques and prestigious hotels, enter The Other Room and you have magically stepped it an eccentric yet refined drinking den and respite from the real world.

The cocktail menu is a result of
 hundreds of experiments from ‘The Man
Behind’ – master cocktail evolutionist and
 multi-award winning bartender, Dario Knox,
who has spent years perfecting a unique new
selection of theatrical cocktails.

Some examples of cocktails include: Reversed Gin & Tonic – (a citrus-smoked Gin & Tonic made with a perfect pairing in house developed tonic), Hemingway’s Monkey (apparently Hemingway was one of the greatest bar flies of all time. This is one of his most favourite drinks, the Papa Doble, served with ‘the Monkey touch’).

With The Other Room’s reputation for providing delicious cocktails, and its positioning as a secret hideaway, we predict it will continue to be the talk of the town.

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