Dead End Paradise – A Hedonistic Comeback in Beirut

Only 6 months after a devastating explosion ravaged the city of Beirut on August 4th 2020, Jad Ballout and his team have rebuilt their dreams as Dead End Paradise – a hedonistic tiki-inspired bar “that may not exist tomorrow”. 

What Makes The Connaught Bar the Best In the World (Op-Ed)

It’s been a journey worth watching, and one worth applauding. As someone who has watched this steady climb to the top from front row seats, I can see why the accolade of World’s Best Bar 2020 has been conferred upon this team by The World’s 50 Best Bars. Here’s what I can tell you…

Memoirs of a Migrant Culture In The Heart of Singapore

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”, but it was a time when they did not lose hope and grabbed every silver lining. 2020 has been a rough year for everybody but the bar industry has shown a special resilience in the face of adversity, and we at The Dram…

Live Twice – Tokyo Reimagined in Singapore

The year is 1960 in Tokyo and a young man is seated in a dimly lit corner of the bar, under the soft glow of a lamp, flipping absentmindedly through the pages of Aizu Yaichi’s Rokumeishu.