Jigger & Pony

One of the first proper cocktail bars in Singapore, Jigger & Pony had to move from its original location at the end of 2018, but it was just what the doctor ordered. The new venue at the Amara Hotel in Tanjong Pagar is quite an upgrade. The clever design includes two bars: the mezzanine allows for guest bartenders without affecting normal service and gives a feeling of exclusivity, while the long communal table from Amoy Street, which encourages customers to interact with each other, did make its way over and holds pride of place right at the entrance. The new menu is actually a magazine and features 27 cocktails based on the classics but with fresh twists. What isn’t new is the hospitality, which is as warm and professional as ever. The bar food menu has also been revamped and offers a nice selection of snacks and charcuterie to go with the libations.