Your Weekday Guide To Singapore Cocktail Week 2016

Singapore Cocktail Week

Singapore Cocktail Week is returning this March 12th to 19th, and we can shamelessly say: finally!

After all, it’s the only time where drinking every single night of the week – without the fear of being branded an alcoholic by gossipy co-workers and family members – is seen as perfectly acceptable.

But still, priorities. With so much going on during the entire week, here’s a weekday itinerary featuring some of the most exciting happenings this Singapore Cocktail Week. Stop waiting for the weekend and head down for a tipple or two right after work.

Monday, 14 March: Hendrick’s Murder Mystery Night
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Hendrick’s may be known for being a quality gin, but did you also know that they throw incredible themed parties all around the world? On Monday, The Powder Room and Hendrick’s will be presenting Murder Mystery Night – a glorious evening of revelry, suspense and curious characters.

Hosted by Hendrick’s brand ambassador Tasha Lu, guests can expect an interactive session with specialty Hendrick’s cocktails and an original spread by The Black Swan’s head chef. There’ll be prizes for Best Dressed, Best Acting and more; this is one evening you don’t want to miss!

When: 7pm till late

Where: The Powder Room, 19 Cecil St, Singapore 049704, p. 6438 3757

Price: $100++ per pax

Reservations are required at Chope with a $50 deposit for confirmation.

Tuesday, 15 March: One Night Stand with Gareth Evans and Absolut Elyx
Singapore Cocktail Week

Stirring up his specially-created Absolut Elyx cocktails at The Powder Room is Global Brand Ambassador for Absolut Elyx, Gareth Evans, the UK winner of Diageo World Class Bartender of the Year 2013. Also known as the man behind the beverage programmes at restauranteur Jason Atherton’s establishments, Gareth has created cocktails for brands like British Airways.

When: 8pm to 12am

Where: The Powder Room, 19 Cecil St, Singapore 049704, p. 6438 3757

Make your reservations at Chope.

Wednesday, 16 March: World-Class One Night Stand with Charlie Ainsbury

Singapore Cocktail Week
Photo by Tim Thatcher

Join one of Australia’s best bartenders, Charlie Ainsbury, as he takes over The Powder Room on Wednesday. Having worked behind the bar at places like Sydney’s Bulletin Place, Vancouver’s The Diamond, and Melbourne’s Eau De Vie, Charlie has won accolades like Australian Liquor Industry Awards’ Bartender of the Year and Diageo Reserve World Class Australia 2014. Charlie currently co-owns This Must Be The Place, a 55-seat spritz and cocktail bar in Sydney.

When: 9pm till late

Where: The Powder Room, 19 Cecil St, Singapore 049704, p. 6438 3757

Make your reservations at Chope.

Thursday, 17 March: The Book of Ginesis
Singapore Cocktail Week

Singapore’s first specialty gin garden bar (and a go-to place for G & Ts) is The Rabbit Hole, who’ll be hosting The Book of Ginesis on Thursday. A 101 workshop on their signature botanical spirit, you’ll learn everything there is to know about gin – its history, styles, brands, and botanic character – from The Lo & Behold Group’s Group Beverage Manager Joshua Baxter. Highlights of the session include a live pot distillation demonstration, gin tasting, a gin martini master class, as well as receiving your very own DIY G&T kit.

When: 6pm to 8pm

Where: The Rabbit Hole, 39C Harding Rd, Singapore 249541, p. 6473 9965

Price: $89++ per pax

Tickets are available at Singapore Cocktail Week.

Bonus: $14 SCGW Cocktails at Loof  & OverEasy Orchard

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Big M, available at Loof and OverEasy Orchard

Enjoy $14++ Singapore Cocktail Week signature cocktails at all participating bars – including Loof and OverEasy Orchard -throughout the week when you purchase a wristband. Plus, you’ll also receive a 10% discount on all workshops and events, plus invites to the Opening Party and other exclusive events!

This article is sponsored by the Lo & Behold Group. 

Gary Lim


Deputy Editor

Gary is one of those proverbial jack of all trades… you know the rest. When not writing about lifestyle and culture, he dabbles in photography, graphic design, plays four instruments and is a professional wearer of bowties. His greatest weakness: spending more money on clothes than he probably should. Find him across the social world as @grimlay

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