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Manhattan Bar Hosts Bartending's Best: The Connaught Bar, Blue Bar, Botanist Bar, and DUKES Bar

Manhattan at Conrad Singapore Orchard, renowned for its iconic status as a global cocktail institution, will be hosting a week-long celebration of the bar industry, coinciding with the inaugural arrival of The World’s 50 Best Bars in Singapore.

From 15 to 22 October 2023, Manhattan will host three exceptional collaborations that promise to deliver unparalleled experiences, bringing together the world's best bars, bartending luminaries, and fine spirits in the spirit of camaraderie and cocktail artistry.

15 October 2023: 50 Best Signature Sessions – Dark Spirits Brunch x Botanist Bar

On 15 October 2023, from 12 pm to 3 pm, Manhattan and Botanist Bar – both preceding recipients of the Michter’s Art of Hospitality Award as part of Asia’s 50 Best Bars and North America’s 50 Best Bars, respectively – will present a special edition of Manhattan’s famous Sunday Cocktail Brunch as part of the 50 Best Signature Sessions by The World’s 50 Best Bars.

The Dark Spirits Brunch embodies the vibrant brunch culture of New York City. It offers a luxurious buffet and a carefully curated selection of free-flowing cocktails in partnership with Matusalem, Torres, Remy Martin and Perrier. Vancouver’s Botanist Bar, distinguished for its fusion of science and nature, will craft a cocktail selection curated by their Creative Beverage Director, Grant Sceney, known for his innovative mixology.


The Manhattan team will create custom Bloody Marys, boozy milkshakes, and highballs at their iconic cocktail trolleys. The culinary offerings include a gourmet delicatessen counter, freshly shucked oysters, succulent seafood, and a variety of desserts.

Tickets for the Dark Spirits Brunch are available at S$158++ per person for three hours of free-flow food and cocktails.

16 October 2023: Friends of Manhattan with The Connaught Bar and Blue Bar

The celebration continues on 16 October 2023, with Manhattan’s signature Friends of Manhattan series welcoming two esteemed bars from London: The Connaught Bar and Blue Bar.

The Connaught Bar, ranked No.8 in The World’s 50 Best Bars in 2022, is a distinguished destination known for its world-class service and exceptional cocktail experiences. From 4 pm to 7 pm, Ago Perrone, Director of Mixology at The Connaught Hotel, London - joined by Bar Manager Maura Milia and Mixologist Riccardo Lugano - will bring the essence of London's cocktail excellence to Manhattan. Guests can savour The Connaught Bar's cocktail artistry, including signature concoctions such as the Connaught Martini, The Goodfellas, the Faraway Collins, and the Eclipse Code.

Notably, this collaboration reunites Ago with Manhattan’s Bar Manager Rusty Cerven - who used to work together at The Connaught Bar.

Following this, Blue Bar will transport the vibrant cocktail culture of London to Manhattan from 10 pm to 1 am. Renowned as the epicentre of mixology and cocktail innovation in London, this famed establishment will unveil its distinctive concoctions. Among its offerings are cocktails such as Raj by Night, Mirror Martini, the Roadrunner, and London to Singapore, all expertly crafted by Bar Manager Marcello Cauda and Head Bartender Giovanni Bruno.

Presented in partnership with Michter's Whiskey, Los Siete Misterios Mezcal, and Farmer's Gin, the two guest shifts feature inspired cocktails that blend the best of London’s cocktail culture at $28++ each.

18 October 2023: Friends of Manhattan with DUKES Bar

London’s legendary DUKES Bar brings its cherished DUKES Martini legacy to Manhattan for one exclusive evening. With over 70 years of acclaim, DUKES Bar is celebrated for its iconic Martini, meticulously prepared tableside, featuring frozen gin or vodka, a delicate touch of vermouth, and a twist of unwaxed lemon.

A beloved haunt of James Bond creator Ian Fleming, DUKES Bar approaches this revered classic with the utmost reverence. From 5 pm to 10 pm, DUKES Bar Manager Alessandro Palazzi, acclaimed as the "maestro of the martini" in the bartending world, will present his signature Martini creations with The Botanist Gin (all available at $28++ each).


To welcome the bar industry from around the world with open arms, Manhattan will extend its operating hours for the entire week from 16 to 22 October 2023, remaining open until 1 am each day.

For more information or to make a reservation, please email SINOD.Manhattan@ConradHotels.com or visit www.conradsingaporeorchard.com.


88 Bamboo Editorial Team