Junior The Pocket Bar lives up to its name with its snug and cosy vibe – so compact, it's practically pocket-sized.
Located along the streets of Ann Siang Hill, this Korean-inspired bar invites you into its vibrant, neon-lit sanctuary through unassuming doors. Don’t forget to look up and around to check out its vibrant ceilings plastered with contemporary Korean motifs.
By now, it's probable that the unmistakable Korean flair in every aspect of the bar has captured your attention. For those arriving after dinner, grab a small snack such as the crispy cauliflower drizzled with cucumber yoghurt ($12), signature homemade meatballs served with sourdough and mash potatoes ($20), and spiced chickpeas ($7). And for those showing up with an appetite, you will be glad to know that you will be able to find more than just bar bites here. Go all out and indulge in the naengmyeon – cold noodles in seafood broth ($26) – a refreshing starter to a night of feasting. There’s also tteok-guk – rice cakes in beef bone soup ($28) – for something warm and hearty.
Junior's cocktail menu is a breeze to navigate with its cleverly named drinks that succinctly capture the essence of each beverage. Fruit-enthusiasts, opt for Pear – a concoction of Jura whisky, Gentian and pear sherry. If you’re into Korean classics, then the makgeolli is your go-to. Junior’s makgeolli is essentially what you know the drink to be, but with a slight twist – an infusion of their house-made seasonal tepache and your personal choice of spirit. And kimchi lovers, there’s no excuse – indulge in Kimchi – featuring a punchy mix of Roku Gin, kimchi tomato cordial, mezcal, and sherry. All cocktails are priced at $26 per pop.