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.

No. 11 – A Martini Like No Other

On Martini Day, we thought it would be proper to tell you the story about the Vanguard No. 11, The Connaught Bar’s homage to the drink we all know and love.

Sidecar – A Bar of Love & Labour

Marking a historic moment for the Indian bar community, Sidecar (India) has just been awarded the 40th place in Asia’s 50 Best Bars, 2020. This is momentous for a few reasons: it puts the Indian bar community on the global map, bringing some well deserved focus to the region which is slowly but surely seeing…

Hiveball Project – Drinks with a Sustainable Heart

It’s 2020 and a behemoth transformation of society is taking shape as we speak. CoVid_19 is going to change our lives forever, causing a lot of us to re-think our current understanding of our worlds, our jobs, and how we go about doing them in the post-pandemic world. We are beginning to shift our perspective…

Ones to Watch – 2020

As we come into a new decade, take a look at who should be serving you your favourite drink in 2020.

Watering Holes – James Estes

A year ago (that’s right, A YEAR AGO) I asked James Estes to talk to Dram Attic about his favourite drinking memories. One year later, here we are, reading prose like poetry – liquid gold on paper. Read on as James Estes waxes eloquent about his favourite watering hole and what makes it so.

A Look at Barcelona’s Cocktail Dens

Two months ago, I returned to Barcelona after a gap of two years, to “scope the scene” for new bars and cocktail play. It seems there has been a metamorphosis.