The Republic Bar is in The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore and is acclaimed the world over for its extensive cocktail menu devoted to a narrative of historical anecdotes inspired by pop culture in the 1960s – including the influence over art, cinema, fashion and music. The 60s were marked by cultural and social revolution and saw the rise of style icons and the legends of rock music, as well as the international jet set, which led to a sophisticated era for cocktailing. The Republic bar concept pays homage to this era where freedom, expression and individuality were celebrated, with a cocktail and curated menu of vintage spirits that showcase flavours, ingredients and sensations inspired by the decade of the 60s.

When my host suggested that we have drinks and dinner at this eclectic bar, I instantly confirmed and was looking forward to experiencing its vibrancy. It did not disappoint and checked off all items on the list of a perfect evening. The sophisticated ambience with its modern and timeless allure took me back to a time that seemed to stand still. 

I ordered Hendrick’s gin with tonic & soda garnished with an orange twist. The drink was a delicious, liquid-flavoured bomb which hit all the right spots on the palette. While ordering this drink, it’s important to remember that like chips, you can’t have just one!

For dinner, I chose semolina-crusted calamari, a side of bruschetta and vegetable crudites salad from the menu and a decadent Gianduja panna cotta to end the delicious meal and a wonderful evening.

Verdict Drinks and dinner at the Republic Bar are the perfect way to end a long and tiring day! The ambience and vibe are excellent and uplifting as are the cocktails and food menu. I would strongly recommend a visit to this fantastic bar during a trip to Singapore. 

Fact Box

Hours: Monday to Sunday – 0900-1200 hrs

Price: On request

Contact: Level 3, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore, S039799