Thursday, January 3, 2013

Bar Stories @ Haji Lane

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Have you heard of Bespoke Cocktails? It means walking into a bar and the mixlogist will customise your drink depending on your mood and taste. I have not been to one until recently when I met Maureen for a drink at Bar Stories before our tasting session in the evening.

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Located among the rows of shophouses at hip Haji lane, the quirky bar located at the 2nd floor maybe a bit difficult to spot. Upon settling down in the bar, we were wondering what to do as there was no menu around. The owner who was a table away spotted us and probably he could tell from our confused face, came over and asked whether it is our first time at Bar Stories.

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After giving us a brief introduction of the place and checking what sort of taste/flavours we like, the owner asked the mixologist to mix a cocktail for each of us.

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Maureen who is crazy with Ispahan requested for her cocktail to come with lychee and rose syrup. As we are not really an alcohol person, the cocktail is a bit too strong in alcohol content for us. We preferred it to be sweeter.

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(photo credit: www.misstamchiak.com)

Noticed that Maureen did not finish her drink, the owner made her another glass of cocktail that was more refreshing and sweeter with berries and grapes flavours partying in the glass.

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As I preferred sour taste, the mixologist made me a passionfruit inspired cocktail. The cocktail was much refreshing and easy to drink compare to Maureen's Ispahan inspired cocktail.

I really like the concept of bespoke cocktails. The excitement and thrill of a different customised cocktail depending on one's mood and taste. The hidden cocktail bar is a nice chill out place away from the crowd with each cocktail ranges from $20 to $24.


Bar Stories
57A Haji Lane
Singapore 189248
Tel: +65 62980838
Website: http://www.athousandtales.com/
Nearest MRT: Bugis (EW Line, DT Line), Nicoll Highway (CC Line)

Opening Hours:
Sun-Thu: 3pm - 1am
Fri-Sat: 3pm - 2am

Direction:
1) Alight at Nicoll Highway MRT station. Take exit towards The concourse. Follow the overhead walkway all the way to Keypoint. Turn right into Jalan Sultan Road. Turn left into Pahang Street. Proceed on into Baghdad Street. Cross Arab Street onto Haji Lane and walk to destination. Journey time about 15 minutes.

2) Alight at Bugis MRT station. Take exit B. Cut across Raffles Hospital. Turn left onto North Bridge Road. Cross the road at North Bridge Road and turn right into Haji Lane. Journey time about 10 minutes.

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