Cage-enclosed chandeliers hang from the high ceiling in this narrow, chic bar – hence the name. Taking up the entire block from Mee Lun St to Shin Hing St, plush purple couches and high-stools dominate the interior, together with an enormous, sprawling mirror – perfect for admiring yourself in.
After buying a vast wine collection from French restaurant Qing, which formerly occupied the premises, Cage stocks a great wine list, ranging from its impressive twelve that are served by the glass, to its bottles of 1973 Chateau Petrus, going for a ‘mere’ $12,000 each.
There’s occasionally live music on Wednesday nights, but otherwise the entertainment is of your own making – like making endless jokes about what to do in cages, or watching the locals roll down the cobblestone street outside.
The Cage crowd changes throughout the night, from the local suits looking for a post-work drink to the diners (Vietnamese fusion served until midnight) that pop in between 8pm and 11pm. Come the weekend, the place gets ready to heat up, particularly on Friday, where a more gay-friendly crowd rolls in.
3 Mee Lun St