The Wise King
Time Out says
Cosy cocktail bar hidden off the Central Escalator
The Wise King is an independent venture set up by industry veterans Joe Villanueva (currently the senior manager for bar and concepts at Shangri-La Hotel) and Sandeep Kumar (a two-time Bacardi Grand Prix National Champion). Here you can sip creative cocktails in the cosy lounge which include spirit-forward Negronis like the Mandarino Negroni ($128) made with local N.I.P gin with Mancino Vermouth, Mandarinetto Isolabella, and Rinomato Americano Bianco, or the claypot aged Olla De Barro Dos ($128) made with vermouth bianco, Rinomato Americano, brandy, and brined gherkin (dill pickles). Other refreshing serves include their signature Pickled Margarita ($118) and a Bloody Maria twist called Anger ($120), made with porcini mushroom-infused tequila, served in a red pepper rimmed glass.
25 Staunton Street
Entrance on Tseng Wing Lane next to Pure Fitness