Craft cocktail program inspired by the colorful past of restored riverfront warehouse
February 26th, 2022
Located on the riverfront of Singapore’s vibrant Robertson Quay precinct, The Warehouse Hotel occupies a meticulously restored iconic 19th-century warehouse. Originally built as a “godown” to service the spice trade, the premises later became associated with secret societies, seedy nightlife, and bootleg distilling. Under the direction of leading Singapore hospitality firm the Lo & Behold Group, a comprehensive refurbishment referenced local heritage while incorporating a contemporary design aesthetic – with the boutique hotel launching in early 2017.
Serving as a communal space the expansive entrance lobby features the hotel’s signature Po restaurant and Lobby Bar. Exposed brick walls on both sides of the entrance and soaring ceilings reference the building’s warehouse heritage – complemented by luxurious leather seating at both the bar and surrounding the lobby lounge.
At the bar, the cocktail program is inspired by taste influences from the three distinct eras of the warehouse’s past – from the original spice trade – the sleaze of the mid-century godown period, and the extravagances of the 1970’s and 80’s disco era. Signature cocktails that typify these influences include the Lady Luck – made with citrus vodka, roselle gin, honeybush, pineapple shrub, ginger, coconut, lemon ole, saccharum; Barbarella – a combination of hibiscus gin, elderflower, raspberry, egg white, earl grey; and the Havelock Highball – with amaro montenegro, espresso, orange, coffee bitters.
Lobby Bar Cocktails
(images credit The Warehouse Hotel)