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Time Out says
Taking over the space Mr Brooks used to occupy in Bangsar Shopping Centre is another 'speakeasy'-style cocktail bar opened by three friends, Daniel, Eugene and Wai Hung. To find the place, look for the pop-up barbershop by Othrs. Barbers on the third floor, and pull on the wall panel that's plastered with a Muhammad Ali poster. Once inside, you'll find a dimly lit and cosy space that draws inspiration from 'The Great Gatsby' – deep emerald green walls, gold accents, leather sofas and impeccable glassware all work to create a modern and romanticised version of a speakeasy joint.
At the bar, you'll find a range of house cocktails created by David Hans, who won the Giffard West Cup 2017 – so it's no surprise to find that several of their signature drinks feature Giffard's liqueurs. To begin, we recommend ordering Fairy Tales (RM46), a refreshing drink made with gin, melon liqueur, green apple, lemon juice and Calpis that starts off with light and sweet melon notes, before revealing a complex and lingering sweet-sour taste. If you like your drinks strong and simple, go for the Chocolat Fashioned (RM45), a take on the Old Fashioned made with Kraken spiced rum that's complemented with gula Melaka and a dash chocolate bitters.
For those who seek a balanced drink that has a little kick, opt for the Blushing Melon (RM40), one of the bar's top sellers made with Jameson whisky, wild elderflower syrup, winter melon tea, lemon juice, cucumber and rosemary. This is a drink that goes down easily – too easily, if you ask us.