New cocktail bar concept inspired by the back rooms and nightclubs of 1970’s Manhattan
April 6th, 2021
Recently relaunched cocktail and spirits bar Roxy features a concept inspired by the backroom bars and rock nightclubs of 1970’s Manhattan. Occupying a compact space hidden behind sibling restaurant Miss Fitz Kitchen + Bar at Singapore’s The Sail at Marina complex, Roxy entices guests seeking a sophisticated yet characterful hidden den for imbibing spirit-forward drinks amid a vintage decor of retro NYC nightlife memorabilia. Roxy can be accessed either via an unmarked door in the loading dock of the Sail at Marina Bay, or down a passageway pasted with old concert posters of the 1970’s classic rock, punk, and glam bands at the back of Miss Fitz Kitchen & Bar.
Guests can select drinks from a menu grounded on the spirit-forward, classic cocktails – categorized under signature cocktails, classic cocktail flights, and boilermakers (beer+shot combos). Highlights from the signature cocktails (named after iconic NYC nightclubs, 1970’s songs, and classic drinks from local neighborhoods) include the “New York Dolls Sour” – a creamy, bourbon-based whiskey sour with a refreshing hint of apple from adding Laird’s Apple Brandy; and “Jean Genie”, named after the famous David Bowie song, a take on the classic daiquiri with a pear twist and full powdered sugar glass.
Cocktail flights feature three variations of a classic cocktail – head bartender Tash Nayar guides patrons through the evolution of the cocktails using different base spirits in the process. The flight concept is exemplified by the Negroni variations – the original Italian Negroni evolves into the American Negroni – and finally to the American version of the Boulevardier. Other flight examples include variations on the Martini and Manhattan.
(images credit Roxy)