What to imbibe: Summer in Paris, Bohemian Aristrocrat
The Atlas identity is inextricably linked to the Art Deco “Gotham” building it is housed in. Gracing the ground floor of this iconic building in the historic Bugis area, it is a paean to the joie de vivre of the pleasure-seeking Jazz age and a celebration of the culinary and drink traditions of Europe and America during the Roaring Twenties. With a bar led by Roman Foltan and Carla Soares, both formerly of London’s award-winning Artesian at The Langham, guests can wine and dine all day and night. The beverage programme here boasts elegant European cocktails, one of Asia’s finest collections of spirits and champagne and a thoughtfully curated tea and coffee service. Fun facts: Atlas has more than 250 champagnes, and 1,000 gins displayed in its towering gilded bar. This is the sort of place to let your inner Dorothy Parker out. After all, the poet with caustic wit did enjoy her fair share of gin cocktails.
“The art deco lobby is a visual treat. And you can’t go wrong with the classic Negroni here.” — Weiwen