Who doesn’t love a themed bar. From the people who brought to life Yellow Brick Road and Wizards of Tribeca, comes Flying Monkeys (doggedly keeping with the Wizard of Oz theme), a contemporary cocktail bar on the eighth floor of Residensi Tribeca.
From their picture window you have a view of the gargantuan Tun Razak Exchange building across the road, but inside it’s a chic spot with artistic touches – like the mural of three flying monkeys – and sleek leather sofas, bar tables and matching modern stools, and a striking black and white chevron tiled floor.
The bar menu is split into four sections: A Riff on the Classics, Contemporary, Light and Easy, and Tipsy-Free. They’re pretty self-explanatory, and each section boasts some extremely creative concoctions: consider the Malaccan Fashioned for an Old Fashioned with Jameson Irish Whisky, pink grapefruit, and gula melaka; Winged Creatures for a variation on the Jungle Bird, made with Kraken Black Spiced Rum, pineapple, and lime; or the Negroni Savage, named after the man who produces the coffee they use in the Gesha Cascara-infused gin and espresso-infused vermouth, Mr Jamison Savage.
Outside of the classics, other standouts include Fifth Taste, an umami experience for the daring using Edinburgh Seaside Gin, Campari, homemade tomato cordial, and calamansi; the wickedly green Elphaba’s Brew, a light drink made with gin, NikoNeko matcha, a peach slice served as a brûlée, lemon, and soda; and the Empress Dream, a delightful flip made with Osmanthus and lemon (and named after the Dowager Empress Wu, China’s only female Empress). The Light and Easy cocktails are easy to drink, while Tipsy-Free comprises of a selection of four beautifully made mocktails.
Not forgetting bar snacks, guests are able to order a variety of tasty morsels to go together with their drinks – some fried, like the Morning Glory Chips, Drunken Wontons, and Salted Egg Chicken Strips; some Oriental favourites like the Pulled Beef Bao, and the Unagi Bao; or something sweet like the Chocolate Truffles, and Cheeky Churros.
Telephone No: +603 2713 1630
Operation Time: Tues – Thurs: 5pm – 1am; Fri – Sun: 5pm – 2am