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Jigger & Pony

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165 Tanjong Pagar Road, Amara Singapore, #01-01

By Sam Bygrave

IT’S UNABASHEDLY ABOUT THE CLASSICS AT JIGGER & PONY. You might guess that from the stately hardwood bar that takes pride of place in the room, or from the heavily classic-focused drinks list. But it could be more in the classic approach to hospitality — convivial without being intrusive, and always welcoming — that is set at the top from bar programme director Aki Eguchi and is cheerfully carried out by the bartenders behind the stick.

It’s an approach that clearly has worked, as once the space — big enough for 65 guests — begins to fill up, the room hums.

It’s not loud or overbearing, but at a level which, aided by the classic drinks in hand, conjures up the free-wheeling good times of a golden age past.