What to imbibe: Coal, Mad Dog, Solera-Aged Negroni
Topping Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2017 list and No.7 in the line-up of the World’s 50 Best Bars for 2017, Manhattan is on its way to becoming a grand dame in the long tradition of grand hotel bars that is swiftly shifting the fickle tides of fashion and taking punters by storm. Drawing inspiration from the golden age of cocktails and fine drinking, Manhattan is a modern iteration of old New York glamour and sophistication. The bar’s outstanding arsenal includes the world’s first in-hotel rickhouse, which stores spirits barrelled by a revolving door of renowned mixologists from around the world, and a melange of house-made
ingredients that have been aged, preserved and infused in every manner possible. While the menu since its founding in 2014 had placed New York’s diverse districts in the spotlight, Manhattan celebrated its third anniversary with the unveiling of a menu that takes guests on a journey through time. Faithful to their ethos of redefining classics, cocktail savants can drink their way from New Amsterdam (1520s to 1650s) to the Bright Lights, Big City (1980s to 1990s).
“Still makes some of the most creative cocktails in town.” — Weiwen