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Employees Only

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  1. Employees Only
    Photograph: Emilie Baltz
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    Photograph: Emilie Baltz
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    Photo: Emilie BaltzThe Provencal
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    Photo: Emilie BaltzLamb Chops Wrapped in Bacon
  5. Employees Only
    Photo: Emilie BaltzHand-chopped Beef Tartare

Time Out says

Beyond a pink neon sign that flickers ‘Psychic’, you’ll find a bar that will take you back to the Prohibition days of the US. Choose to have your fortune read or squeeze through the mingling crowd to the back of Employee’s Only for a table – like the original New York cocktail institution of the same name, this local off-shoot is a favourite among F&B folks to gather and unwind.

‘Authenticity’ is this watering hole’s calling card. Steve Schneider, a veteran with 13 years of experience and multiple accolades under his belt, is tasked with educating the bar team on the techniques Employees Only is famed for. The free-pouring style of crafting a tipple, for example, is one of the things fresh hires learn when they start as apprentices. And tucked at the back is the kitchen that issues out a Modern American menu – think hand-chopped steak tartare ($29) and bone marrow toast ($16).

Read our interview with the guys behind Employees Only. 

Updated May 15 2023


112 Amoy Street
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri, Sun 5pm-1am; Sat 5pm-2am
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