As one grows older, you no longer hang out at noisy bars and pubs where there are live bands or dance floor. It is a much more relaxing experience to hang out at a drinking outlet like the hotel lobby or jazz bar and lounges. I remember hanging out at the Oriental Mandarin bar since young as they had a grand piano and live piano music.
They have since renovated the bar and included a façade to separate the lounge bar from the other parts of the hotel restaurant and outlets.
The result is a much darker lounge with very dim lights scattered throughout the lounge.
One of the eye catcher of the lounge is the huge bar with counter seats where you can see the bar tender at work. The bar counter is lavishly lit with many different kinds of alcohol bottles. What doesn’t change is also the fabulous night view of the Singapore city scape from the window seats. You can see the entire commercial district lighted up from the lounge.
What is interesting is that the menu themed their drinks like different vacation locations with different names and strength of alcohol with the different pictures.
Every table was served vegetable chips and roasted spiced peanuts. The vegetables were nice savoury and crunchy while the peanuts tasted too strong on spices.
The dragon’s tale which has strawberry and aloe vera was very sweet
The lychee colada has lychee soda mixed with coconut cream which totally overpowered the drink and I could not taste the lychee at all.
The old fashion whiskey according to my friend was really too light and there was no kick at all.
Overall, I loved Mo Bar for their view and atmosphere and their service is also impeccable but I felt that their menu for non alcoholic drinks were also too little and in terms of taste did not taste good. In terms of alcohol, the only drink we has in the group was the whiskey and wasn’t great either.
Address: 5 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039797
Operating hours: 11 am to 1 am ( 2 am on Fri and Sat)