Weeks ago, Singapore's entertainment venues such as bars, nightclubs, theatres, and karaoke lounges had to shut their doors in a nationwide attempt to curb the spread of the global Coronavirus (COVID-19). Last week, all F&B establishments took further hit when nationwide circuit breaker measures kicked in – this means dine-ins are prohibited until 4 May 2020 and everything is limited to takeaway or delivery.
The good news: Some of our favourite bartenders are rolling up their sleeves and batching Singapore's best cocktails in handy pouches and bottles so you can get your alcohol fix sorted within the confines of your home.
So if you're in serious need of a drink (and who isn't right now), join the movement to #savefnbsg and order takeaway cocktails from your favourite bars and restaurants in Singapore. In the meantime, #stayhome, #staysafe and #staythirsty.
The Old Man Singapore
After a long WFH day, what better way to spend the night than with a good read and one of The Old Man Singapore's iconic, experimental cocktails? Their seven signatures are now available for delivery including Little Wax Puppy, Papa Doble, Clear Old Fashioned, and The Sun Also Rises – all vacuum-sealed in pouches with garnishes included on the side and even ice, if you want.
If there's ever a time to hone your bartending skills, it's right now. The folks at Atlas have released their Home Cocktail sets complete with fine spirits, fresh garnishes and classic cocktail recipes. Tip: Grab their premium rose gold tinted bar tools and you can start slingin' cocktails on TikTok in style. If you're just here for the drinks, the Atlas Bar Shop also stocks a variety of bottled tipples priced at $18 for 100ml or $75 for 500ml, from craft gins to their famed Atlas Martini and Negroni.
Just because you're working from home doesn't mean you can't enjoy some "after-work" tipples. Unwind on the couch or out on your balcony with your usual stiff Negroni, Old Fashioned, cold brew martini or Manhattan from Employees Only – all pre-batched in 350ml ($80) and 700ml ($140) bottles, ready for takeaway or delivery.
On the way home? Swing by Dolcetto, Regent Hotel's lobby-level retail store and take home some of Manhattan's best cocktails. You'll find 350ml bottles of the Manhattan, Chocolate Negroni, and more going for $118, plus five variations of aged cocktails in 100ml bottles priced at $24 each.
Keep the #SGUnited spirit strong at home with some of Native's Southeast Asian-inspired concoctions, now available in bottles. Drop them a message to order their creative signature cocktails such as the flower-infused Foragers’ Garden and Hibiscus (each at $68) or the Pineapple Arrack and the Peranakan (each at $88), which even comes with a complimentary kueh salat. Each bottle serves about 6 to 8 portions over ice so you'll have plenty to get you through a WFH week.
Potato Head Folk
When the burger craving hits, we know these are the guys to go to. While you're adding the drool-worthy burgers from Three Buns to your Deliveroo cart, why not toss in some cocktails to-go as well? Choose from their extensive list of takeaway cocktails, from the Coconut Negroni to the Folk's Sangria, a perfect remedy to the hot and humid days spent at home.
Quench your thirst with one (or two) cocktails from Tippling club's A Guide to Modern Drinking menu. The whole list is now available for takeaway or delivery in sets of two for $25 for perishables and 500ml or 700ml bottles for non-perishables. Here's a perk: If you're within 3km of the bar, head bartender Andy Loudon will cycle down to your place to personally deliver the drinks.
The brainchild of local craft beer folks HopHeads and oyster bar The Oyster Bank, Kiki's Reserve offers classic tipples like the Negroni, Old-Fashioned and sangria alongside more creative concoctions like the Yuzu Osmanthus gin – all available from $20 for 120ml bottles and $70 for 480ml formats, ready to be delivered to your home.
The Elephant Room
Craving for some mod-Indian flavours from Little India but want to be a responsible citizen and stay in? No worries. The Elephant Room is delivering their signature tipples islandwide so you'll get to partake in their bestselling pink guava-infused gin ($105 for 700ml) or the Tekka for a delicious mix of fermented banana and Old Monk rum – all best enjoyed with their diverse selection of Indian dishes.
Sure you'll be missing the views but you still can indulge in the best brews from this sky high microbrewery while you Netflix n' chill. LeveL33 is offering its popular blond lager and Indian pale ale in cans priced at $6.90 for 330ml, as well as the special Brut Beer available in 750ml for $48 and 1.5L for $96. Get the scrumptious LeveL33 burgers while you're at it and you're set for the evening.
Shin Gi Tai
If you're as sad as we were when SGT closed its physical space, you'll be instantly cheered up when you hear the Japanese-inspired cocktail bar is now offering bottled cocktails for delivery and takeaway. Get your favourite negroni (from $80) or Yakuza Bad Boy (from $95) in 300ml or 500ml bottles or request for a special off-menu tipple on their website.