There's never been a more appropriate time in history to start sipping on spritzes at 11am. Since 11pm nights are now out of the question, every waking hour can be aperitivo hour especially now that Bar Milano has made Keong Saik its home. The Spritz Bar menu is loaded with refreshing low ABV options – making them perfectly acceptable midday drinks, giving you the kick you need to get through the rest of the work-from-wherever day.
Whet your appetite with a classic Aperol Spritz ($20) or try its other creations rooted in Italian aperitivo tradition. There's also the Bianco Spritz ($20), a zesty, sweet and sour concoction topped with prosecco, the Lambrusco Spritz ($20) for those who prefer something on the sweeter side and plenty of other creations that are sure to suit your fancy.
Its warm and cosy interiors are inspired by the rustic tavernas of Europe, complete with vintage lighting and Italian hand-painted tiles rocking a peacock motif. The music changes depending on the time of day, but you'll hear everything from 1960s Italian pop to crooning covers of Top 40 hits.
As you nurse your choice of spritz – they come in pretty large pours – grab a couple of bites from its selection of antipasti. We recommend the whipped herb ricotta ($16) with roasted San Marzano tomatoes as well as the steak tartare ($18) with anchovy cream served atop a crusty slice of sourdough. For something even more indulgent, there's a range of Pizza Fritta, fried nine-inch Neapolitan-style pies. The dough tastes similar to a ham chim peng you'd get for breakfast, but instead of being stuffed with a sweet paste, it comes covered with options like mortadella and pistachio pesto ($20) or wild mushrooms and truffle ($24).