We’re going to be honest: the red velvet curtains that the old Q88 Wine Bar sported until recently was pretty tired, to say the least. Refurbished and reconceptualised, the space behind JW Marriott’s Lounge restaurant is now a sleek place to chill. With exposed concrete walls, lower lighting and more space, the formality of the previous bar has been gutted and replaced with a much more amicable ambience.
There aren’t any overarching themes at Bar Q88, but they’re not necessary. Its casual interiors and solid lineup of cocktails make it an easy hang out, and that’s all that’s required.
Bar Q88 has more than 40 wine options on the menu and you can try by the glass. Stop by during the regular happy hour – every day except Sunday – for a neat buy-one-get-one-free deal on certain labels.