Three bars to check out at JW Marriott Singapore

Cool bars are in no short supply around the new JW Marriott Singapore South Beach but here are three you shouldn’t miss.
JW Marriott Bars
Photo by: Liu Hongde Media Bar
Time Out Singapore in partnership with JW Marriott Singapore |

Loosen your tie or kick off your heels, it’s time to unwind with your tipple of choice. Whether you’re looking for post-work drinks to celebrate the end of the workday or hunting for a hip new spot to hang out with friends, these three bars at JW Marriott have you covered.


Private conversations thrive in this intimate space that’s a hidden library dedicated to gin. Tucked away in a quiet corner away from the bustle of the hotel’s main lobby, this plush bar's design with four mismatched chandeliers and opulent trimmings scream a certain renowned French designer. 

Settle into one of its leather sofas and let the bartender mix you the perfect gin and tonic using artisanal, small-batch spirits from across the globe. He pairs Mom ($25), a berry infused gin from Britain with East Imperial Old World tonic for those looking for something sweet and refreshing. The Ink Dry Gin ($25) is another unique find with its pretty pale purple hue, pair it with yuzu tonic for a rejuvenating burst of bright, citrusy flavour.

Media Bar

This chic-yet-casual bar is the perfect place to catch the game over a pint of beer. Come during happy hour for draught beer from $8 or order from a range of bottled beers including The Chimay Blue Cap ($19 during happy hour, regular price $24) and Oakham Green Devil IPA ($19 during happy hour, regular price $24).

Don’t expect the typical deep-fried bar grub here, either. Media Bar’s menu is specially curated by Executive Chef Stefano Di Salvo, who regularly imports cheese from his own suppliers in Italy. That’s why you’ll find one of the best burrata cheese ($22) dishes on the island here – new to the menu in November alongside other satisfying bites like juicy cheeseburgers ($28) and truffle fries ($12).

Court Martial Bar

Attention! March on down to Court Martial Bar for heritage cocktails with a twist. Its signature drink, the Heritage Sling ($22), adapts the recipe from its neighbour and uses house-infused triple sec for a touch of spice. The notoriously sweet sling is also tempered with Tiger beer for a touch of bitterness and depth. It doesn’t get more local than that.

Aside from the Singapore Sling, the bar menu features a host of other redefined classics such as an Old Fashioned ($24) mixed with homemade pistachio syrup and barrel-aged cocktails that have been left in oak to mature for two to four weeks. 

The three bars are holding popups on November 2 (Media Bar) at Ocean Financial Centre from 11am-2pm, 4pm-7pm; and November 4 (Court Martial Bar) and 5 (Tonic) at Ion Orchard, Level 1 Atrium from 10am-10pm. Head on down to experience what they have to offer.

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