Mid-Week Wind Down: Second Offices for Discerning Tipplers
[Image source: Kee's at 21 Carpenter]

Mid-Week Wind Down: Second Offices for Discerning Tipplers

Our wind down list for this week includes newly opened venues and launched menus at outlets that are great places to work and host business meetings. Bring your kids along and work at Little Island Brewing Co.'s latest location, or visit the swanky Kee’s, which offers something for any time of day. For comfort fare, head to The Guild, while Altro Zaffreno is an excellent choice for hosting business groups. And if you’re feeling nostalgic, check out Atlas with its impressive art nouveau ambiance.

If you’re staying at home, scroll down to the bottom for a new drink available for online order."

New Openings

Kee's at 21 Carpenter
[Imagse source: Kee's]

Kee’s at 21 Carpenter is an all-day dining and drinking spot with something for everyone. Located within 21 Carpenter, part of Marriott Bonvoy Design Hotels, the Neo-Bistro & Bar offers modern European and Pan-Asian cuisine in a visually captivating atmosphere. With kitchen helmed by Michelin-starred Chef Andrew Walsh, start with tantalising small plates Tuna Tartare (S$18) and Citrus Kale Salad (S$18), then indulge in mains like the Pepper-Crusted Ribeye Steak Frites (S$40), Seafood Laksa (S$28), or the Mediterranean Sea Bream (S$40). For tipplers, are craft cocktails inspired by culture in the locale, including refreshing Rosé Spritz (S$20), savoury Spice & Sips (S$18) using tequila, and smoky Inkwell (S$24). Non-alcoholic options like Nourbon Tonic and Non 8 Torched Apple & Oolong provide refreshing alternatives. We heard it’s also the spot for a second office.

Kee’s is located at the corner of 21 Carpenter Street, Singapore 059984. For bookings, call +65 6373 6985 or email kees@21carpenter.com.sg. Daily, 7am-12am.

Little Brewing Co Gillman Barracks
[Image source: Little Island Brewing Co.]

Little Island Brewing Co. at Gillman Barracks introduces Singapore’s first vintage vinyl bar, where analog sound meets retro magic every Wednesday during Waxy Wednesdays. Enjoy rich, warm vinyl tunes played on legendary Technics MK5G turntables paired with vintage Altec Lansing A5-X speakers. Bring the family for indoor fun with mini Vespa scooter rides and a bouncy castle. Indulge in woodfire pizzas and exclusive dishes like the gluten-free Charcoal Pizzas (S$18-S$32), Nasi Kerabu with Rendang Daging (S$18) and Islay Wagyu Raclette Burger (S$28). Pairing with music and food is house-brewed craft beers (S$12-S$40), casual selection of wines, cocktails and non-alcoholics.

Little Island Brewing Co @ Gillman Barracks, 43 Malan Rd, 109443 Singapore. Happy hour all day from Tuesdays to Thursdays, Fridays from 12pm-6pm. For reservations, +65 6513 5088. Tuesdays to Saturdays, 12pm-11pm, Sundays, 12pm-9m

New Menus

The Guild on Keong Saik
[Image source: The Guild Singapore]

The Guild, a mainstay in Keong Saik, celebrates five years with 16 core and limited edition Young Master craft beers brewed in Hong Kong, a new cocktail menu, and comfort fare. Standouts include the Higher than Salted Lime (S$19, S$24 upsized), a draft cocktail showcasing Hong Kong's flavours, the Guildhouse G&T (S$13) with Greater Than gin, and nightcap a cocktail dessert with Stout ‘N Coffee Tiramisu (S$14). For food, savour the Black Pepper Glazed Pork Belly Sando, Alton’s Fried Chicken (S$30) and Good Ol' Mac 'N Cheese (S$17), while Palate Tinglers feature Chye Poh Hummus (S$13) for a local flair. With enticing promotions like 1-for-1 Guild Burgers and $1 Chicken Wing nights, The Guild is a go-to laidback watering hole for discerning drinkers and diners seeking quality and camaraderie.

The Guild sits on 55 Keong Saik Road, #01-01, 089158 Singapore, Mondays, 4pm-10.30pm, Tuesdays – Fridays, 4pm-11.30pm, Saturdays, 3pm-11.30pm, and Sundays, 3pm-10.30pm. For reservations, contact yumsik@theguild.sg or +65 9042 3900

Altro Zafferano's Terrace
[Image source: Altro Zafferano]

Altro Zafferano's Terrace revealed its 43rd floor al-fresco cocktail and bites menu to go with the unparallel views over Singapore skyline and harbourfront. Crafted by Group Beverage Manager Gilbert Fosson, classic cocktail riffs like the Nutty Nut (S$28), is a twist on the Old Fashioned, blend bourbon, frangelico, and almond milk. The Negroni 2.0 (S$28) with elderflower, apple and kombu add floral and savouriness to the Italian classic. For a tropical escape, try the Mango Tango (S$20), fusing chilli vodka with mango puree and Indian tonic. Complementing these libations are artisanal snacks by Executive Chef Andrea De Paola like the Cantabrian Anchovies (S$24) and Wagyu Beef Tartare (S$28), ideals as pre-dinner appetisers.

The new cocktail and snack menu is served at the Terrace of Altro Zafferano at 10 Collyer Quay, Level 43, Singapore 049315. +65 65091488. Mondays to Fridays, 12pm - 3pm & 6pm - 11pm. Closed Sundays.

Atlas Preservation of Fire 2024 menu
[Image source: Atlas Singapore]

ATLAS's latest cocktail menu by Head Bartender Yana and the ATLAS team, 'Preservation of Fire,' celebrates the art of bartending. Each drink embodies a historic technique: Carbonation, Temperature, Washing, and Infusion. Dive into the Carbonation chapter with the Priestley’s Company (S$28), a gin concoction inspired by Joseph Priestley’s carbonated water invention, or savour the effervescent Jubilee Royale (S$26). Discover the transformative power of Temperature with the Silver Bullet (S$25/S$120), a modern take on the Vesper Martini, or indulge in Lombardi’s (S$25) savoury notes. Explore Washing with the Electric Club (S$26), a butter-washed bourbon Old Fashioned, and Enfleurage (S$27), a butter-washed gin sour. Conclude your journey with Infusion and enjoy the non-alcoholic Age of Discovery (S$18) or The Debutante (S$25), infused with cherries using sous pression. Enjoy the cocktail history journey by going through the beautifully illustrated menu by Adrian Pack, taking inspiration from spirit advertisement posters that depict the revolution of drinks old and new.

Atlas is located on Parkview Square, 600 North Bridge Road, 188778 Singapore. For reservations, email press@atlasbar.sg or call +65 6396 4466. Tuesdays – Thursdays, 12pm-12am, Fridays & Saturdays, 12pm to 2am, Closed Mondays and Sunday.

New Beer

Lion Brewery Co Nitro Stout
[Image source: Lion Brewing Co.]

Lion Brewery Nitro Stout is now available in can, thanks for the brewery’s in-line canning technology. Initially brewed for Earth Day, the stout features roasted malt aromas and low hop bitterness, as well as a smooth mouthfeel that makes it easy to down. The brewery also boasts its commitment to sustainability by offering the eco-friendly packing that is easily recyclable. Enjoy the stout at home with the convenient can version that retains the same creamy cascade effect as they would from a draught pour.

Lion Brewery Nitro Stout 440ml can (4.5% ABV) is available online at S$100 for 12 cans.

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