Born during the 2020 lockdown in Singapore, Sago House was set up by three industry veterans, Desiree Jane Silva (ex-28 HongKong Street and EC Proof), Jay Gray and George Abishek (Spiffy Dapper, among other venues) as a true labour of love. The interior was built almost entirely by hand, with 80% formed out of upcycled materials. While the pandemic delayed the opening, the team still managed to deliver a good number of bottled cocktails. Since 2021, customers can go to see the fantastic mural by Distort Monsters, a local Filipino artist, as well as try the latest drinks on any day of the week. The menu always features six classic styles of cocktails, but the actual drinks will vary on a weekly basis according to ingredients available in local markets. A recent favourite, Blackcurrant Affairs, comprises tequila, Caribbean pineapple, blackcurrant, Amaro Montenegro and prosecco. Add the tasty steak sandwich if you’re peckish, which rewards the three-flight stair climb to find the bar.